Camera Clues: A Handbook for Photographic Investigation

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University Press of Kentucky, Sep 29, 2010 - Law - 248 pages
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In Camera Clues, Joe Nickell shares his methods of identifying and dating old photos and demonstrates how to distinguish originals from copies and fakes. Particularly intriguing are his discussions of camera tricks, darkroom manipulations, retouching techniques, and uses of computer technology to deceive the eye. Camera Clues concludes with a look at allegedly "paranormal" photography, from nineteenth-century "spirit photographs" to UFO snapshots.

 

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This book opens with an engaging survey of the history of photography, including information on how to identify and date ambrotypes, dry plates, and other processes. The book also includes an ... Read full review

Contents

1 Introduction
1
2 The History of Photography
4
3 Historical Photo Mysteries
30
4 Photography and Identification
69
5 Investigative Photography
98
6 Trick Photography
120
7 Photographing the Paranormal
146
8 Paranormal Photographs
183
Landmarks in Photography
202
Notes
206
Index
227
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