It’s World Photography Day today, the day when the world celebrates what marked the beginnings of photography, its history, the arts and different types of creative processes that make photography the amazing artform that it is.
Louis Daguerre and Joseph Nicephore Niepce developped the daguerreotype process which was the first type of photographic process and one of the earliest methods of capturing a permanent image. A positive image was recorded onto a silver iodide coated copper plate, developped by exposing it to mercury vapour and fixed with a strong salt solution.
It’s not surprising to learn that Daguerre was a physicist with a solid knowledge of these chemical processes. He sold his “Daguerreotype Process” to the French Academy of Sciences and full details of the process were gifted to the world on 19 August 1839.
We’ve come a long way since then, yet, black and white photography is still as attractive and appealing as ever.
So today, I’m celebrating the technical achievements in photography by sharing this image, a jpeg straight out of my X-T5 taken at ISO12800 in the Fujifilm film simulation Acros – for the love of analog film looks!
Check out this article in which I will share more on shooting in high ISO, grain and noise but for now, let’s celebrate beautiful shades of grey.
Have yourselves a marvellous Saturday and shoot awesome jpegs.
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