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an invisible image on the x-ray film which becomes visible after it has been processed in the manual or automatic processor


n. an early photograph produced on a silver or a silver-covered copper plate; also : the process of producing such photographs (named for Daguerre of Paris who first published such photos in 1839)


a photographic process in which a positive image is made by shining light through a negative image onto a sheet of sensitized paper

trompe l'oiel

trick the eye; creat illusion of 3D on 2D surface

cliche verre

a process to create images using glass; negative and could be scratched away

genre scene

In the pictorial arts and sculpture, the casual representation of everyday life and surroundings. Also a type, style, or category of art.


refers to the creation of photographs by amateur or unknown photographers who take everyday life and common things as subjects


The photographic process in which glass plates were coated with egg white and silver nitrate solution to be used as negatives. This process was most used during the Civil War.

wet plate collodion

photographic process that allowed for short exposure times and quick development of the print

carte de visite

a small visiting card portrait, by Parisian photographer, Andre Disderi- he found a way to take 8 images on one plate

orthochromatic film

Early black-and-white film stock, sensitive to blue and green (and, much less so, to yellow) but not to red or orange; replaced monochromatic film which was sensitive only to blue.

panochromatic film

is a type of black-and-white photographic film that is sensitive to all wavelengths of visible light. A panchromatic film therefore produces a realistic reproduction of a scene as it appears to the human eye. Almost all modern photographic film is panchromatic


A photographic style and philosophy that sought to make the aesthetic photograph more like the unique handmade quality of painting, to be regarded as a persuasive expression of personal temperament and choice.

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