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Early Mourning Jewelry Last Sunday I bought a piece of photo jewelry to add to my collection at a local antique shop. One of the wonders to me about old photos is the stories behind them, both the provenance that...
Women in early photography There are so many recognizable names in photography. Joseph Niepce, the first to capture an image in a camera. Louis Daguerre, developer of the daguerreotype process. William Fox Talbot developed the first paper negative. And, of course,...
I just don’t understand the how some things are valued. I collect old cameras, old photographs, daguerreotypes, ambrotypes and tintypes. From auctions, ebay, antique stores and yard or garage sales. But by far most of my collection is from my own and...
How you approach saving, organizing and restoring requires a plan, and the plan must be formed with intent. Scanning Old Photos Trying to organize your old shoe box of photos requires you to scan or use a scanning service to digitize your photos....
Photoshop is expensive! Photoshop Elements not as much but still can be a bit pricey. And for many people, the vast majority of Photoshop features will never be used. The new direction Adobe has taken with renting rather than owning...
The early days of Photography From its beginning in the 1840’s, the commercial business of photography had limited applications and a very steep and sometimes dangerous learning curve. In 1839 Louis Daguerre introduced the first commercially viable photographic process called the Daguerreotype. The...

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When One Room is no Longer Enough The first public school in America is considered to be the Boston Latin School in 1635. Boston was well established and urban, so resources were available to provide a high-quality education. This was...
Do photographers depend more on expensive tools to express their visions than their senses? Is the quality of a photographer’s images lessened because they know most of the flaws can be fixed in Photoshop? What about the new $3000...

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