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Chemical Photographic Processing: How the Polaroid changed t

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Eve Wallack

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Transcript of Chemical Photographic Processing: How the Polaroid changed t

Chemical Photographic Processing:
How the Polaroid revolutionized the photographic process

By Eve Wallack

A New Era of Modern Photography
How the Polaroid Works
The First Chemical Process' of Photography 1820's-1870's
The Problem
All photos needed to be developed in a dark room because of photographic material is light-sensitive
The History Of Photography
There are two elements that are necessary to create a photograph: the optical device and chemical process
long exposure times , complex development processes
The Impact of The Polaroid
the introduction of the polaroid swept the nation

The principle of photography dates back to the mid 16th century

the camera obscura "dark chamber" were the first devices that could be used to record images
the first camera existed at least 250 years before the chemical process for recording it's image was discovered
Louis Daguerre
William Henry Fox Talbot
It was impossible to see your photos until they were developed
polaroid's were an instant success
Where Is Polaroid Now?
Polaroid cameras have been overtaken by digital photography
the company filed for bankruptcy twice in the 2000's
Nonetheless, Polaroid camera's revolutionized the industry of photography.
Fredrick Scott Archer
light sensitive materials coated on a base material
required professional know-how
factory produced dry coatings
freed the camera from tripod
60 times more responsive
George Eastman invents the 1st consumer camera
silver bromide suspended in gelatin
It wasn't until 1972 that Edward Land, inventor of the polaroid, solved this problem and revolutionized photography for years to come.
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