Daguerreotype Essays

  • Matthew Brady's Photography During The Civil War

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    Matthew Brady was born in Warren County, New York around the year 1823 . He was interested in photography and was introduced to the daguerreotype process ("Brady, Mathew B. (1823?–1896)"). Matthew Brady took portraits of many famous people including President Abraham Lincoln. After moving to New York, he began manufacturing cases for daguerreotypes, jewelry, and painted miniature portraits. Brady worked to build his skill and his reputation. In 1844 he opened his own art gallery in New York

  • Dante's Influence On Visual Art

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    The word Visual Arts in itself is a larger concept. Visual art is a modern but imprecise term for a broad category of art which includes a number of artistic disciplines from various subcategories of art like painting, photography, moving camera, sculptors etc, so it is impossible to define the meaning of the visual art in a simple context. This paper will deal with influence of Dante’s writing on the paintings of renaissance and the artist during that time. As Bryson mention that ‘Paintings is

  • The Pros And Cons Of Photojournalism

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    Introduction News images shape our culture in an extremely profound way. Photojournalism is a particular form of journalism that documents images in order to tell a news story. Like any other form of journalism, photojournalism has to follow a set of guided rules. But is no longer just ‘news image’. The photojournalist’s role in the earlier days of newspaper journalism was relatively straightforward – capturing a moment in time – a piece of reality. Ready to publish the truth to the public. These

  • Daguerreotype Image Processing

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    Daguerreotype image processing was created in 1837 by Louis-Jacques-Mandé Daguerre who was most famously known as a romantic painter, but quickly become the “Father of Photography”. Sadly the life of Daguerre and most of his work was lost in a fire that caught inside his laboratory on March 8, 1839. Less than 25 pieces are left of Dauguerre work between his paintings and photographs. Most of these are kept at various museums and galleries in England.  The Daguerreotype is created by the use of

  • Duality In Edgar Allan Poe's Poetry Essay

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    Poe is known for his poems of horror and mystery. Using the duality of his personal experiences, both devastating and pleasant, he produces literary works of art. The satisfaction in sadness surrounding Edgar Allen Poe’s life, as depicted in his daguerreotype, reflect the duality of the mood and tone conveyed in his poems as guided by his use of literary devices, such as in the poem, For Annie. In Poe’s poem, For Annie, the main character is thankful and relieved that the persistent illness, “the fever

  • How Does Photography Impact Society

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    In the 1839, Louis J M Daguerre released the born of photography, and the nature of art was becoming different since photography had changed the features of art. The main element to create a photo is light. Because of light, then that’s image. It’s totally different from the painting. Every painting has slightly differences when we looked at them even they were being drawn on the same thing. But photography does not contain this problem. The reality of photography is not based on the individual skill

  • Mathew Brady Essay

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    and is well known for his documentation of the Civil War. Brady won the highest award at the American Institute’s fair in 1844, 1845, 1846, 1849, and 1857, for his work called "The Daguerreian Miniature Gallery" where he showcased his cases for daguerreotypes, jewelry, and painted miniature portraits. During this time he began photographing well known Americans such as Edgar Allan Poe and James Fenimore Cooper. At the outbreak of the Civil War, Brady sought to create a photo-documentation of the war

  • Civil War Photography Essay

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    development influenced the types of cameras made, photojournalism, and the photos taken in the North, and South, during the beginning of the Civil War, through the 20th century. Photography is a skill that consists of staging, and using the process of daguerreotype. This digital/photography era progressed the introduction to the 21st century. The progression through the 19th and 20th centuries allowed for the progress and development of many different cameras, and types of photography. The process to take

  • Essay On Panoramic Photography

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    Panoramic Photography Essay Panoramic photography, which is essentially “an unobstructed and wide view of an extensive area in all directions” (Dictionary.com, 2015), has grown tremendously since its origins in the 1940’s and with the forever-growing technology of today there are many new and innovative ways of capturing large area panoramic images. In this tutorial I will be discussing panoramic photography and the history behind this photographic style. I will also be discussing the techniques

  • Camera Obscura Research Paper

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    In the early 1800’s, one major instrument in the quest to invent photography was the camera obscura. Latin for “dark chamber,” the camera obscura was a darkened box that had a hole in the wall. The hole provided a way to control light and, in turn, project an image onto the wall of the box. The upside down image was copied to then replicate the image. Due to the aforementioned, the camera obscura would be crucial in developing the photographic process. However, the process proved to be very complex;

  • Emily Dickinson's A Quiet Passion

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    “This is my letter to the world, that never wrote to me...” -Emily Dickinson Why are people so enamored by Emily Dickinson? She guards the independence of her heart and soul with her poems and her words. The person she is, the words she writes, and the people she grows up with, watches her struggle through pain rebellion, and introvertedness. The film, “A Quiet Passion,” shows her life story throughout her later teenage years to her 50’s and how she sculpts her life by her poems, her beliefs, and

  • Ironclad Battleships Essay

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    street scene from his apartment window using a camera obscura and his invented daguerreotype process. The same year, William Henry Fox Talbot (1800-1877), an Englishman developed a photographic process that produced paper negatives and prints. During the next twenty years, much before the civil war, photography was developed to a great extent in Europe and America. In 1847, during the Mexican -American War few daguerreotypes were taken of army officials and troop movements. The British Government, during

  • Jim Harrison's Poem Brutish

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    Folly, poet Jim Harrison’s little black spaniel, hung around his place with a blue Kong chew toy, oblivious to the fame of writer seated next to her. Harrison’s 50 years of writing have earned him comparisons to Faulkner and Hemingway. “You like a mister,” he said to the dog. “She thinks that all people who come here come here to see her.” I’d come out from Los Angeles, having asked Harrison if we might spend some time birdwatching around his property. He loved birds, and they show up often in his

  • Camera Obscura History

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    Focusing in on the blurry display of the sunset, and then click! All of the beauty of the sky was captured within that one moment, which will stay in vivid colors forever. Photos are a very important artifact in people’s lives that preserve memories and keep history in a single image. Without the many innovations that many photographic techniques and cameras went through in history even from the earliest inventions, then people would not have the cameras and that the world sees today. This simple

  • Character Analysis Of Uncle Marcos

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    recollecting her Uncle Marcos, whom of which she had not seen in two years, and recalled a photograph of him. “His was the only perfectly clear image she retained from her whole childhood, and in order to describe she did not need to consult the daguerreotype in the drawing room that showed him dressed as an explorer leaning on an old-fashioned double-barreled rifle with his right foot on the neck of a Malaysian tiger, the same triumphant position in which she had seen the Virgin standing between plaster

  • Allegory: The Suit And The Photograph By John Berger

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    Allegory is defined in lecture as a symbolic story which refers to a photograph called The Two Ways of Life. This particular photograph was produced in 1857 by Oscar Rejlander and is 17 inches by 30 inches in size and was first exhibited in Manchester England in 1857. This photograph represents two young men in the middle which seem to be heading in different directions. The young man on the left seems to be heading towards the pleasure side of life and the photo shows people eating, drinking, gambling

  • Analysis Of Migrant Mother By Dorothea Lange

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    memories, event, and the moments. We take pictures for memorizing the moment or just want to see it later. Before camera that print out the photograph realistically, many cameras and print out methods developed for several decades. Camera Obscura, Daguerreotypes, calotypes, and Camera Lucida. Photographer used darkroom to print out a photograph. It needed a lot of materials and chemicals to print out one photograph. It also needed to spend time to exposure light for better photography. Photography is

  • The Prestige By Alfred Borden Analysis

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    Christopher Priest’s novel The Prestige centers on the secrets and plots of two rival magicians: Alfred Borden and Rupert Angier. Early in Borden’s magic career, he devises an act known as The New Transported Man. His fame along with his wealth skyrockets and he is deemed the greatest magician. However, to reach this level in his career, he sacrifices many aspects in his life in order to protect the secret of his best act: Alfred Borden is in reality a pair of twin brothers. Borden makes additional

  • Camera Lucida Case Study

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    Patterson’s media archaeological method encourages looking beyond the obvious use of a device to find alternative applications. The camera lucida was clearly useful beyond the arts. Microscopists, biological taxonomists and paleontologists, also employed it and in many instances is still a viable tool in those fields. The botanist (astronomer and chemist too) Sir John Herschel notably employed one for recording plant specimens and landscapes. It is particularly helpful in translating images from

  • Positive And Negative Effects Of Photography

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    Photography has been around since the fifth century. Since then, this profession has advanced greatly throughout history. The word “photography” was created by a combination of Greek Root words, “photo”, meaning “light”, and “graphia”, meaning “writing” or “drawing”. We, as humans, have always been fascinated by the concept of being able to capture a moment within a picture and create a memory to keep and look back on. Photographs help us recall our past and can trigger different emotions from that