Check out this fascinating video made by Kirk Zamieroski and the American Chemical Society about the history chemical processes in photography!
The photographic process has undoubtedly come a long way since the beginning. What was then a long and grueling process that provided images that are fragile and difficult to preserve, we are now in an era when it’s click and print in a snap.
The history of photography is rich with chemical innovations and insights, producing hundreds of different processes to develop images in unique and often beautiful ways. But these historical images can be difficult to conserve, especially since each type of photograph requires a different preservation technique. While two photos could look very similar, they may differ chemically in dramatic ways. — Video Description
The Science Museum in London is set to play host to a showcase of some of the earliest known images taken by photography pioneers, selected from the collection of the world's oldest surviving photographic society.
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Humans always seek ways to improve an innovation. In the early days of photography, the project was to introduce color to Mr. Daguerre’s fascinating prints. Transferring reality onto wood or paper was one thing; it was another to produce a vibrant equivalent. Hand painting was an answer to this public demand for color before color photography was even invented.
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If you've ever seen any movie, you're most likely already familiar with that logo of a roaring lion that usually precedes the films produced by this Hollywood giant. Check out these fascinating behind-the-scenes images, starring Leo the Lion!
In 1951, the Festival of Britain was organized as a way of boosting the morale of its citizens just a few years after the Second World War ended. The festival opened on May 4 and was basically a celebration of the British arts, science, and history. One of its most popular attractions was the Telekinema, described as a "state-of-the-art" cinema operated by the British Film Institute and seated up to 400 viewers.
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Endowaty takes us on a nice walk in the woods and up the mountains with photographs taken with the Lubitel. He tells us about his dreamy and symbolic multiple exposures in this brief but insightful interview.