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    painter William Page. In 1839, Brady and Page moved to New York City, there they met and became students of Samuel F.B. Morse and Samuel P. Avery (Mathew Brady 's World - A Biographical Timeline). Samuel F. B. Morse was the inventor of the single-wire telegraph, co-inventor of Morse code, painter and pioneer of the daguerreotype in the United States. Samuel P. Avery was an art connoisseur and critic. These two men, inspired Brady’s passion for photography, and finally in 1844 Brady opened his own Daguerrean Miniature Gallery in New York City at 207 Broadway, at Fulton Street. At this studio Brady began making cases for daguerreotypes, making jewelry and taking photographic portraits of wealthy and famous Americans (Savas & Brady, 2008). In 1849, Brady opened his second studio in Washington DC, there he began photographing politicians and presidents. There he photographed eighteen of nineteen presidents that were alive during Brady’s life time, from John Quincy Adams to William McKinley. The only president that Brady was unable to photograph was William Henry Harrison, who died in office prior to his portrait session with Brady. In 1851, Mathew Brady 's daguerreotypes win a medal at the Crystal Palace Exhibition in London, gaining him international recognition. Brady’s continued success allowed him to open three more studios in New York City. In 1861, Brady gains permission from Abraham Lincoln, who brady had formed a relationship with during the two portrait sessions he had…

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    recognized the potential photography offered. Photographs were used in topography, architecture, biology, anatomy and physiology, botany, capturing exact details, which were missed previously when observed with the naked eye. Also, people craved to capture figures in a life-like poses, with their fleeting facial expressions, gestures; their exact likenesses. Daguerre 's or daguerreotypes became quickly available to almost anybody, as Daguerre sold his idea to the French government so that his…

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    Break a wall一 From painting to photography and photography to wildness At the beginning of photography’s history, the timing was indeed right for the invention of this technology and media. As Walter Benjamin observes in, “A short history of photography” : “The fog which obscures the beginnings of photography is not quite as thick as that which envelops the beginnings of printing. Perhaps more discernible for photography was the fact that many had perceived that the hour for the…

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    “I discovered about 150 dots is the minimum number of dots to make a specific recognizable person. You can make something that looks like a head, with fewer dots, but you won’t be able to give much information about who it is.”-Chuck Close. Chuck Close is a 77 year old artist, who is known for making realistic portraits of human faces using a grid technique. Most of the portraits he has created are non-life size. His “Big Self Portrait” piece, unframed, is 107-½ × 83-½ × 2. He has been through…

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    Daguerreotype to Digital Introduction In the 21st century, photos have been the core of people 's emotions as it shows the best and the funniest moments of our life. The images that we capture in our everyday life are the images that we look back to and smile. The word photography comes from the Greek word "light" and "drawing".photography is a process which takes fixed images using the light on a chemical surface. (Dorling Kindersley. 2007). In this report, I will be exploring the…

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    1. Identify the key technical characteristics of the Daguerreotype and Calotype processes. Illustrate your answer with examples of images form each technology, and say how they reflect its characteristics. (25%) Before the invention of the wet collodion process, which produces an unlimited number of copies of finely detailed images on paper and to print, by Frederick Scott Archer in 1851, there were two photograph processes previously: the daguerreotype and the calotype. The…

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    What Is Arago Argue?

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    protected by ordinary patent laws. He discusses the invention by the two men: the Daguerreotype. It is a machine that reproduces images received in the camera obscura onto copper plates. He noted that Daguerre should be well credited for the effort, time and money that went into recreating and fixing the images because with this new process, so many more opportunities outside of the art realm were possible. Arago makes numerous points about the potential applications that he sees for the new…

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    The daguerreotype, titled as “Postmortem portrait: man and woman holding deceased baby” is dated 1840-1860 (photographer unidentified, Harvard University visual information access.) It’s a daguerreotype of a couple with their dead baby. The frame seems to be made of wood or leather but it’s unclear since it is worn-out but the inner frame of golden color looks like a honeycomb. There are spots at some place of daguerreotype making it unclear. The shape of the picture is semi-circle from the…

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    beautiful pictures, drawings, objects, still life and any views. Louis Jacques Mande Daguerre and William Henry Fox Talbot invented separate processes in London and Paris called the daguerreotype and the calotype. They both implemented the camera obscura to make their inventions. Both Daguerre and Talbot were passionate about and envisioned reproducing nature into images. They both scientifically demonstrated how the effects of light sensitivity by specific salts could produce a…

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    hot water that would stop the light-sensitive material from continuing to react” (14) which then provided a clear still image. Daguerre completed his invention, which he would call the “Daguerreotype” and made a public launch in 1839. The Daguerreotype had the ability to produce an image on a highly polished silver surface. In January of 1839, Daguerre’s work was presented to members of the French Academie des Science. This marked the day that Daguerre would be recognized for the birth of…

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