This is a project I need to explain.
It will be around 250 words
This is a project I need to explain. It will be around 250 words
Hi Everyone!I decided to do my part in the project on the rise of photography in the modern world. I personally think it is incredible how now we can take a photo at any moment of the day because of our smartphones, however, it was not always like that. Photography is dated all the way back to the fifth century B.C.E. It was not until the 1800s that photography became very popular. In 1851, the wet collodion process was invented which allowed for glass negative photos to be created in print style. Collodion is a solution of nitrocellulose in alcohol and ether. When the solvents evaporate, a plastic-like film is formed. At one point, this process was almost universal and it reigned as the top technique for almost thirty years. Another important invention during this time was the albumen paper created by Louis- Desire Blanquart-Evrard. This paper was what the glass plate negatives were printed on. In 1854, photography was revolutionized yet again by Andre-Adolphe-Eugene Disderi, he created what later was called the carte-de-visite. This was different because of the size of the mounted albumen print. Disderi was able to use a four-lens camera to produce eight negatives on a single glass plate (Photography 5). Each picture was allowed to be posed separately, or use different exposures at the same time. However, this allowed photographers to be able to sensitize only one single sheet of glass instead of eight at once. Some later inventions included the dry plates, the motion picture, and the Kodak Camera. In the early 1900s to mid-1900s the genres of photography became popular including portraits, landscapes, and social documentation. These genres are still popular today with the use of mass media, photo news, family portraits, and the use of photos as home decor. My question to you would be: How important do you think these inventions are to us in the modern world? Do you think photography will continue for centuries to come? How can we preserve these special memories forever? (P.S. I am still looking for someone else to do a part of the project with! I was thinking the rise of the film would pair nicely with this! Please email me if you are interested! I have a busy week so I am trying to get ahead on my assignments!)