Two for the price of one this time. Before the 1860’s Photography whilst not new was still in it’s infancy. It could be pricey to get your photo taken . But the simple concept behind this image was going to change that. It not only usher in cheap studio prints but also led to the so called cardomania craze.
But without the man in the picture, photography might not have come into existence.
Continue reading A Brief History Of Photography By Objects – 11 – Photograph Of An English Gentleman – 1860’s
Our object seems to have little to do with photography at first glance. It predates photography’s first public demonstrations, but would move photography from two dimensions into the third. And the tech behind it is still in use today in 3D movies. But its early years were a bit like a 50’s 3D B Movie – A Tale of Monstrous rivalry and experimentation.
Continue reading A Brief History of Photography By Objects – 10 – Engraving Of a Device For showing Drawings Mid 1800’s
Apols for the delay here. As you might recall the golden fortnight is the 2-3 weeks that the Scottish schools get off before their counterparts in England . This year was a corker due to the weather. The scorching weather continued as we headed off properly on Holiday over the seas to Belfast. Continue reading Shooting in the Golden Fortnight Part 2- Belfast
Eight very different news and blog stories this week. We’ve a new camera, new films and new DIY periscopes !! We also look back at some vintage film and cameras too spanning from the USSR to NY and Europe. Continue reading THE READING ROOM – NEWS & THINGS YOU MIGHT HAVE MISSED (WEEK 9: 21ST – 27TH SEPT)
There’s been quite a lot of good articles over the last 7 days so picking is hard. But here’s my ten best film photography reads for the week. Continue reading THE READING ROOM – NEWS & THINGS YOU MIGHT HAVE MISSED (WEEK 6: 31st AUG – 6th Sept)
This is my take on the history of photography from the earliest days to now. In slight hommage to Neil MacGregor’s seminal A History of the world in a 100 Objects, I’m going to do this by using actual objects that still exist in the world. We begin with the first self portrait (aka a selfie) Continue reading A brief History of Photography by Objects – 1 – A self portrait of a Man 1839
Being a cheapskate generally means buying the least expensive option available. Or not buying anything at all. Plus, surely going for the cheapest nearly always means settling for the poorest quality ? Continue reading Cheapskate Photography – The Irresistible Allure – Guest Post by Dan James