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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...

Frank, Robert

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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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...Robert Frank was born in Switzerland in 1924. He had already lived and worked as a photographer in the USA when he managed, with the influence of Walker Evans, to secure a grant to travel around the country to photograph its people...

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...

Alternative Processes

David Präkel

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...

Cartier-Bresson, Henri

David Präkel

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...

Camera

David Präkel

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...

Cameron, Julia Margaret

David Präkel

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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...Whisper of the Muse (1865).Cameron’s short photographic career, covering just over a decade towards the end of her life (1815–1879), has been hugely influential. She moved in a circle of writers and artists, buying her home next...

Maxwell, James Clerk

David Präkel

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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...Creating a colour image by adding red, green and blue colours in the correct proportions that they were reflected from the original image – additive synthesis – was first demonstrated by James Clerk Maxwell (1831–1879) in 1861. Most...

Edgerton, Harold 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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...Harold ‘Doc’ Edgerton (1903–1990) has become known as the father of flash photography. He investigated turning electric motors with the pulsed flashes of light from a stroboscope as part of his doctoral work. The stroboscope (flash units...

Land, Edwin H

David Präkel

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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...In 1945, Edwin H Land (1909–1991) was already a successful businessman and research scientist, having founded the Polaroid Corporation on his development of a synthetic light-polarising material. On a trip, Land’s young daughter asked why...