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Direct Positive RA-4 Reversal Prints

  Direct Positive RA-4 Reversal Prints. ft. Joe Van Cleave   A recepie You can make reasonable prints from some transparencies using Endura paper itself in a modified RA cross process. This is not for everyone, but is doable. The prints are rather high in contrast and have some mottle, but most low key scenes […]

History of camera shutters

In the past to make an image you needed a camera, a lens and some film. In the 1900s film was not as sensitive as in the 20th century. therefor a lens cap was sufficient for opening the lens and closing the lens as the shutter speeds were more than 5 seconds. Later on, films […]

Sharing the International Cultural and Visual Heritage of Daguerreotypes

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More than any other type of photographic image, from the moment of their invention, daguerreotypes were widely perceived as perfect reflections of reality. Daguerreotypes learned people to see the world photographically for the very first time, and still today we often regard them with a similar sense of wonder. We are attracted by their captivating […]