Magic of the Image: Photography Revealed (VHS)

Unfolds the history of photography, including the contributions of Joseph Niépce, Louis Daguerre, Fox Talbot, and the Lumières (Auguste, born in 1862 and Louis, born in 1864), with an emphasis on the processes involved in creating photographs. The chemistry of modern film development is described in detail, using computer imaging to illustrate the mechanics of the exposure and development processes. In addition, the recently rediscovered Niépce process is demonstrated for the first time on film, along with the daguerreotype process.

TRC audience: 
College/Adult
TRC subject: 
19th Century (1800-1865)
19th Century (1866-1899)
20th Century (1900-1945)
Multicultural Topics
Photography
TRC format: 
Audio-Visual