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Silver 2 Sensor : Episode 7 – calotypes

In the last episode we saw how daguerreotype process was famous for more than two decades and then brought down by the invention of the newly developed processes like calotype and tintype. In this episode, we are going to see about henry fox Talbot and his invention of calotype which paved way for the modern …

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Silver 2 Sensor : Episode 6 – Rise and Fall of Daguerreotypes

In the last episode, we saw how Louis Daguerre took pain to invent world’s first commercial black and white processing technique how it’s been given to the public for free. In this episode we will see the developments in the Daguerreotype era, and how this paved way for future of film photography. August 1839, Daguerreotype …

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Silver 2 Sensor : Episode 5 ( Dream of Daguerre )

In the last episode, we saw about how Niépce and Daguerre used various techniques like heliography and physautotype to process the images and to make them permanent. We also saw that after the death of Niépce , Daguerre continued working and found out a new method to process black and white photographs. He named it as …

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Silver 2 Sensor : Episode 4 ( View from the Window at Le Gras )

In the last episode, we saw how the idea of capturing images permanently, entered into the mind of Thomas Wedgwood when he was looking for a good teaching medium for children. During some unsuccessful attempts to make images using silver salts, he met Humphry Davy, a chemist who had a good knowledge in the use …

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Silver 2 Sensor : Episode 3 ( The Tiphaigne conception )

In the Last episode , we saw how 14th century had brought a revolution with the invention of Lens , diaphragm and photochemicals like silver nitrate and silver chloride. But we haven’t discussed what photochemicals are and what photochemical effect is. In 1694, William Homberg explained that some chemical compounds get darkened when they are …

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Silver 2 Sensor : Episode 2 ( Getting ready for a Revolution )

In the last episode of “Silver 2 Sensor (S2S)”, we saw how great minds of the past have developed the concept of Camera obscura (“Dark Chamber” in Latin) and used it efficiently in the field of astronomy and Art. During the start of 11th century, Silver nitrate (an important ingredient of film technology) was discovered …

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Silver 2 Sensor : Episode 1 ( Camera obscura )

Everyone is interested in photography. Here everyone means most of us are interested to either look at pictures or click them. Because, it serves as a unique medium that links art and science which helps us to  create and document a moment for a lifetime or more.  As soon as you get a digital camera …

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10 Quotes by Ansel Adams about photography

Ansel Adams is one of the pioneers in the field of Photography during its initial stages ( beginning of 20th century) . He is well known for his Black and white photographs especially in Yosemite National Park . During his period and after him  , a lot of his quotes were circulating among photographers and readers. Whenever …

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Photography – Beyond Hobby

I don’t have the expertise and knowledge to say I am a photographer. I am still a student who is in his learning curve to be a photographer. But lately I am seeing a lot of people coming into photography and uploading pictures on facebook. The stress filled environment, lonliness and lack of creative oppurtunitites …