Wednesday, September 26, 2012

Research photography in the 1800's

Daguerrotype is an image that is highly detailed posted on a sheet of copper with a coat of silver without the use of negative.A daguerreotype resembles mirror because its reflecting on sliver plate which has set at an angle reflecting a dark image.This daguerrotype was prominent from 1840 to 1885.Camera obsura was replacing the process of daguerrotype.

2. What is an "albumen" print? What was the main "ingredient" of the albumen process? When did the albumen process die out?

An albumen is a process developed a photo print of negative on paper.The main ingredient was in a egg whites to fuse it with the paper.The albumen process stop during or around the 1920's.
3. What is a "stereograph?" When were they popular?
Stereograph is a way to show depth in many pictures by 2-d images together to make it appear 3-d.It was popular around the 1860's. 

4. What is a "carte de visite?" What were they used for?
It was a smaller version of an albumen print and to use it like a postcard.

5. Who were Matthew Brady and Alexander Gardner? They both are notable for what type of photography? When were they active? Post two noteworthy photographs for each photographer.

The great Matthew was a the father of photojournalism in the 19th century and Alexander was a civil war photographer with Matthew.Both of them were know for going into war and taking photo's for audiences.They were active in the 1860's which stilled continued farther along.

Matthew Gardner photo
Alexander Gardner photo