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Note to Ed. This needs going through and tidying up and the links checked (Oct 2016) Split into books and journal articles 1) Primitive photography by Alan Greene DIY cameras, lenses, calotypes (French variant), waxed […]

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Making a Salt Print (Video)

Making a gelatin-salt print from a calotype by Wlodek Witek…

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Developing a Calotype (Video)

Developing a Pélegry method calotype by Wlodek Witek…  

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Adamson Thinks He Knows Some Things Others Do Not

Adamson thinks he  knows some things others do not… by Rob Douglas You ask “can it be kept secret “ I can only say that Adamson says the manipulation is very liable to go wrong […]

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Kirk, Herschel & Maclear

Sir Thomas Maclear (1794–1879) was an Irish-born South African astronomer who became Astronomer Royal at the Cape of Good Hope. Maclear would later became a good friend of David Livingstone. Maclear arrived in Cape Town […]

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Adamson’s Process

The commonly held view is that the process used by Robert Adamson for his calotype work with David Octavius Hill is unknown because Adamson wrote nothing down and died very young, at the age of 26, […]

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