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 ->