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The ABC of Photography – Calotype

Calotype

One of the earliest photographic processes, announced by William Henry Fox Talbot (1800-1877) in 1841, in which a negative image was recorded on a sheet of translucent paper coated with light-sensitive chemicals. The earliest surviving example is an image of a window at Lacock Abbey, made in 1835. Using the process, multiple positive images could subsequently be produced by contact-printing the negative.

 

Sources: Pixabay, Wikipedia, Susan Wingfield Lamar High School


 

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