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1800-1914: Fixing the Shadows

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Documentary series exploring the history of photography. How a technical problem was solved in 1839, paving the way for practical application.

Documentary series exploring the history of photography - from daguerreotype to digital, from portraits to photo-journalism, from art to advertising.

This edition begins by looking at how the problem of 'fixing the shadows' was solved by two rival methods in 1839, paving the way for the practical application of what had previously been an abstract idea. It goes on to tell the story of the inventions of photography and how it became an integral part of the modern world.

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Wed 18 Mar 2009 03:50

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