Camera Clues: A Handbook for Photographic Investigation

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University Press of Kentucky, Sep 29, 2010 - Law - 248 pages

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

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Acknowledgments
The History of Photography
Historical Photo Mysteries
Photography and Identification
Investigative Photography
Trick Photography
Photographing the Paranormal
Paranormal Photographs
Landmarks in Photography
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