Elsa Dorfman (born April 26, 1937) is an American portrait photographer working in Cambridge, Massachusetts. She is known for using a large-format Polaroid camera. It's a fine and well-timed portrait of her life and work. Since she has extensive experience, it is also a historical depiction of photography from the time she started with black and white photography to the present day. Among other things, she used Polaroid's 20 x 24 big screen formats. There were only five copies of the camera and she had access to one that she rented for her portraits. Some of the famous people Elsa photographed are: Allen Ginsberg, AndrewLäs mer ->

"Kalotype", or "talbotype" was a developing process, developed from Henry Fox Talbot's previous image-developing process by using a different silver salt (silver iodide instead of silver chloride) and a developing agent (bile acid and silver nitrate) to produce an invisibly light "latent" image on the exposed paper. This reduced the exposure time in the camera to just a minute or two for subjects in bright sunlight. The transparent negative kalotype made it possible to produce as many positive pressures as desired by simple contact pressure, while the daguerreotype was an opaque direct positive that could only be repeated by being copied with a camera. OnLäs mer ->

A method of development invented by William Fox Talbot in the 1830s, the foundation was plain table salt. The images are reddish brown to brownish violet tones with a matte finish. Salt paper copies are sometimes called kalotypier, kalotypi is actually a later development of William H. Fox Talbot's developing process. The method was that a paper was prepared with saline made from ordinary table salt. Then brushed one side with silver nitrate solution, it creates a hardy surface of silver chloride that is photosensitive. The paper darkens when exposed to light and when the image appears clearly enough, the process is stopped with aLäs mer ->

Today I continued looking through my pictures on the computer. It's actually really hard to find new images that I'm happy with. I'd rather have tiveds theme or at least nature-themed but most of the pictures I took in Tiveden last year were so bad. First, I didn't succeed with the light, secondly, the previous lens doesn't fit very well on the camera so all images that aren't zoomed in have blurry vignetting. Therefore, I have also looked a bit at pictures I took with the Raspberry Pi camera but the camera is really difficult to set the focus on so even if the compositionLäs mer ->

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Me and my parents talked earlier this spring that I would exhibit my pictures in Bakstugan in Tiveden this summer. At first I felt like it was so far away in time and plenty of time to plan, then I got sick in covid-19 (pretty sure it was anyway) and then time has just passed. This week it occurred to me that Bakstugan usually open this time of year, but would they open as usual given the covid-19? It hasn't been talked about for a while, we've mostly talked about everyday things and how the pandemic affects us. Bakstugan opens its doors for the seasonLäs mer ->

In my quest to learn more about different photography techniques through the ages, I ended up among something that was popular in the decades around 1900 and called Carte de Visite (business card in French), in Swedish: business card portraits. These were small portrait photographs patented by photographer André Adolphe Disdéri (1819–1889) in Paris in 1854. Before that, methods that only resulted in one image were used, unless the development failed, there were admittedly more expensive methods where it was possible to create multiple copies and images in larger format, but now it was possible to make eight copies at once. The disadvantage of theLäs mer ->

William Henry Fox Talbot (1800–1877) is a key figure in the history of photography: was one of the first inventors of various photographic processes and established the basic principle of photography as a negative/positive process. Talbot was elected to the Royal Society in 1831 for his work on integral calculations and researched in optics, chemistry, electricity and other subjects such as etymology and ancient history. In 1832 he married Constance Mundy and the same year he was elected mp for Chippenham. In 1833, when he visited Lake Como in Italy, he made unsuccessful attempts to sketch the landscape. The fact that it was so difficultLäs mer ->

Jeannette Klute (1918 – 2009) was an American photographer, she worked with development at the Eastman Kodak Company and was a pioneer in the artistic possibilities of color photography. Klute also paved the way for women to work in the photography industry. Jeannette Klute was born in Rochester, New York in 1918. At the time, there were not so many career choices for women, they were largely referred to working as teachers or in health care. She graduated from high school in 1936, then applied to the Institute of Mechanics (now known as the Rochester Institute of Technology) in Rochester where she studied at theLäs mer ->

Note! The page will be updated as you go! It is unclear when the history of photography began, it depends partly on what one means by it, and partly it is a bit in the nature of things that documentation and image evidence are destroyed over time. Two basic principles can in any case be derived from antiquity: camera obscura image projection and the discovery that certain substances are visibly altered by exposure to light. There is no physical evidence or descriptions to prove that anyone tried to capture images with light-sensitive material before the 18th century (possibly the photographic process used to create theLäs mer ->

When I started looking for famous female photographers to present here on the page, I stumbled across something called Kodak Girls. It was women who were depicted on Kodak's advertising images from the late 19th century onwards. Most often they were anonymous women, sometimes known but they were rarely, always on the go with the camera ready. I thought it was an exciting phenomenon and searched a little further. George Eastman at Kodak invented a camera that was easy to carry with him, easy to handle and cheap to buy. This ultimately meant that Kodak had a whole concept of cameras, film reels and aLäs mer ->