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Photography History as Told by George Eastman House

by . December 26th, 2014

Despite all the technical advancements in photography—many of which we all enjoy today—there are still photographers who stay true to the olden methods of the art of image making. As someone who has to sit through hours of photography history and found them fascinating, it is great to see that there are still those who want to explore the roots of photography. George Eastman House, a museum solely dedicated to photography (and one of the world’s oldest and largest film archives), has created this series discussing the many photographic processes.

The series features many photographic processes that are becoming harder to find lately in this ever-increasing digital world. From the humble beginnings of photography, to the Cyanotype, Daguerreotype to Talbot’s processes and more, the famed museum pays homage to the forefathers of photography and their innovations. They have also included color photography as well as the digital camera that we all have today. Dubbed as Inventions of Photography, the series is split into 12 webisodes. Each episode in the series is cut into significant advancements and runs for about 3 to 6 minutes.

Every episode is a just filled with information. Those who enjoy not just doing photography but also the history of it would be extremely pleased. Not only that, each episode is filled to the brim with information; it also features outputs, demonstrations, and interviews from historians and curators.

It is really interesting to see these processes be discussed and hopefully it would pique the interest of many photographers in various levels. Hit jump to watch the whole series. Do not forget to check out the George Eastman House website for more information about photography, the museum’s exhibits, and their collections as well.

What do you folks think? Did you learn a thing or two about the various processes in photography? Share your thoughts at the comments section below!

ABOUT THE AUTHOR:

Patrick Jude Ilagan is a graphic designer/photographer hailing from the vast jungles of urban Manila. Always on the look out for visually appealing stuff he scours the internet and the bustling city in search of inspiration. His tools for mass creation is a Canon 500D along with a wide array of lights and lenses plus a 4 year old (but still fighting) laptop. Check out his work on Tumblr.

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