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Adams, Ansel

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David Präkel has enjoyed a successful and diverse career in journalism, photography and education. He has taught photography at all levels in the UK and America, at the prestigious Kodak Imaging Training Centre and in his own training workshops in Northumberland. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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...Adams was born in San Francisco, in 1902. His childhood love of nature never left him, although his career was originally marked out as a pianist. Photography gave a much needed structure and discipline to his life and he enjoyed success...

Albumen Print

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David Präkel has enjoyed a successful and diverse career in journalism, photography and education. He has taught photography at all levels in the UK and America, at the prestigious Kodak Imaging Training Centre and in his own training workshops in Northumberland. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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...Albumen prints are relatively easy to identify as many show tiny surface cracks and a tendency for the albumen to turn yellow-brown, giving yellow highlights. Both features are visible in this cabinet print from 1883 taken by photographer T...

Stieglitz, Alfred

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David Präkel has enjoyed a successful and diverse career in journalism, photography and education. He has taught photography at all levels in the UK and America, at the prestigious Kodak Imaging Training Centre and in his own training workshops in Northumberland. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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...Alfred Stieglitz (1864–1946) was one of the most important and influential individuals in the development of photography as an art form in the twentieth century. He fervently supported the pictorialist style, going so far as to declare...

Alternative Processes

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David Präkel has enjoyed a successful and diverse career in journalism, photography and education. He has taught photography at all levels in the UK and America, at the prestigious Kodak Imaging Training Centre and in his own training workshops in Northumberland. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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...The major photographic processes are the common film and digital imaging methods in use today – colour negative and reversal, black-and-white film and digital photography – many involving imaging based on silver halide chemistry....

Arbus, Diane

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David Präkel has enjoyed a successful and diverse career in journalism, photography and education. He has taught photography at all levels in the UK and America, at the prestigious Kodak Imaging Training Centre and in his own training workshops in Northumberland. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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...A Family on the Lawn one Sunday in Westchester, New York, 1968.Born Nemerov in New York in 1923, Diane Arbus married young. She joined her husband Allan Arbus in a fashion photography business, working largely as stylist/ artistic director....

Atget, Eugene

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David Präkel has enjoyed a successful and diverse career in journalism, photography and education. He has taught photography at all levels in the UK and America, at the prestigious Kodak Imaging Training Centre and in his own training workshops in Northumberland. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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...Born in Libourbe, France, in 1857, Atget settled in Paris in 1890. He began photographing its streets and people, supplying images to fellow artists whose practice was to paint from photographs. American photographer Berenice Abbott...

Barnack, Oskar

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David Präkel has enjoyed a successful and diverse career in journalism, photography and education. He has taught photography at all levels in the UK and America, at the prestigious Kodak Imaging Training Centre and in his own training workshops in Northumberland. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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...Left: Portrait of Oskar Barnack (1879–1936). Below: Oskar Barnack’s Eisenmarkt, 1914. Bottom: Oskar Barnack’s Flood, Langgasse, 1920.In 1911 Oskar Barnack was head of development for the Leitz optical company in Wetzlar, Germany, when he...

Cartier-Bresson, Henri

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David Präkel has enjoyed a successful and diverse career in journalism, photography and education. He has taught photography at all levels in the UK and America, at the prestigious Kodak Imaging Training Centre and in his own training workshops in Northumberland. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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...Cartier-Bresson’s name will forever be associated with the photographic idea of the ‘decisive moment’. The phrase, however, came from his American publishers; an improvement of the literal French translation of Images à la sauvette...

Calotype

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David Präkel has enjoyed a successful and diverse career in journalism, photography and education. He has taught photography at all levels in the UK and America, at the prestigious Kodak Imaging Training Centre and in his own training workshops in Northumberland. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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...Fishwives and Fishes waxed calotype negative and salt print positive by important Scottish photographic pioneers Hill and Adamson.The calotype is sometimes referred to as a Talbotype after its inventor William Henry Fox Talbot. Fox Talbot...

Camera

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David Präkel has enjoyed a successful and diverse career in journalism, photography and education. He has taught photography at all levels in the UK and America, at the prestigious Kodak Imaging Training Centre and in his own training workshops in Northumberland. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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...Camera comes from the Latin phrase ‘camera obscura’, which translates simply as ‘darkened room’ or ‘chamber’. It was known and recorded as early as the eleventh century that a pinhole in the covering of a window of a darkened room could...