PHOTOGRAPHY: The Groundbreaking Moments

PHOTOGRAPHY: The Groundbreaking Moments

FLORIAN HEINE    Book Number: 80912    Product format: Paperback

Before the invention of photography, artists experimented with mirrors, optical devices and the camera obscura to create images which they could then sketch and paint over. It was a way of dealing with perspective and proportions. The foundations of photography were made in the early 18th century with the discovery of the light sensitivity of silver salts, although the method of setting the formed images had not then been solved. In 1834 William Henry Fox Talbot succeeded in creating the first photograms on paper and a year later, using his camera obscura, succeeded in taking a photograph of part of his own house 'the first known instance of a house painting its own portrait.' However, many others also had claims, including Louis Daguerre and Nicéphore Niépce, and though Daguerre's method was initially more successful, by 1856 it was clear that the negative-positive method invented by Talbot was the preferred process. In 1907 the Luminière brothers began to market a process of colour photography, but it wasn't until Kodak and Agfa produced three-layer colour films in 1936 that it became more widespread. This fascinating book explains the history of photography, and examines the various genres, such as landscapes, portraits, animal, fashion, nude, war, night and photojournalism. Packed with photographs, this is a superb history of a subject that we now take for granted. Softcover, 192pp. Colour and b/w illus.
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