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Introduction and Picture Credits
The birth of photography
The first practical process
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19th century acid actinometer albumen print amateur became bromide Brownie camera Calotype Calotype process camera obscura carte de visite celluloid chemical chloride Claudet coating collodion positive colour combination print compound Daguerre Daguerre's Daguerreotype Daguerreotype process darkroom detail developed dry-plate early photographic engraving exposed exposure ferrotype film G. W. Wilson gelatin dry plate gelatin emulsion George Davison glass plate graph graphers half inches hand cameras Hippolyte Fizeau improved Julia Margaret Cameron lens lenses light light-sensitive silver London mercury method Museum Muybridge Niepce paper negative patented pellicle Photogenic drawing photographer unknown photographic materials photographic process photogravure print plate camera plateholder Pocket Kodak camera popular portrait portraiture preparation printing plate printing process produced published record Robert Adamson rollholder sensitive material shutter silver iodide silver nitrate silver salts Sir John Herschel sold solution stereoscopic studio successful suitable surface technique Top left transparent vapour W. H. F. Talbot Wedgwood wet-collodion process