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PH_101 Photo History & Concepts

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Latent Image
an invisible image on the x-ray film which becomes visible after it has been processed in the manual or automatic processor
Daguerreotype
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)
calotype
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.
vernacular
refers to the creation of photographs by amateur or unknown photographers who take everyday life and common things as subjects
albumen
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
Pictorialism
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.