Talk: From Daguerreotype to Digital - A History of the Camera from 1839 to Today

Sunday 22 July 2018 2:00pm - 3:00pm
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Lewis Carroll, Edith, Ina and Alice Liddell, 1858. Image © National Portrait Gallery, London

Dr Michael Pritchard, Chief executive of the Royal Photographic Society, will look at the development of the camera from its origins in the 1830s, through the era of plate and film photography, and up to the introduction of digital photography and today’s smartphone.

Along the way, he will take a particular look at the cameras that were used to create the photographs in Victorian Giants, look at some the strange spy and disguised cameras that were produced, and show the types of cameras typically used by professional photographers and amateurs, along with some of the photographs they produced.

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