History of Photo Notes February 28 Notes

History of Photo Notes February 28 Notes - Uses of...

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February 28, 2008 Uses of Photography in late 19 th Century-Scientific Purposes -Discourse between scientific photography and art photography is never very distinct Eadweard Muybridge -Englishman who moved to San Fran as an adult. -Had successful landscape/views business at photographer -Made earliest images of panoramic San Fran. -In 1872, Leland Stanford; place 25thous dollar bet that all four of horses hooves some time during a trot leave the ground. Hired Muybridge to document a horse running in order to settle issue and win 25thous dollar bet. -1877; faster form of the collodian process known as lightning collodian was invented. -1879; photograph of horse was documented (proved scientifically that all four hooves come off ground). Was a HUGE international phenomenon. Produced image by using a large aperture and having the horse run in broad daylight against a white background. Used drop shutter with 1/500 th exposures. Initially done with a line of 24 cameras in a row. Later did experiment again with house pulling a carriage. When it went over a certain point the carriage completed an electrical circuit that triggered camera. -1879-produced a device called Zoopraxiscope. Similar to device that a man-Henry Hale-
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This note was uploaded on 03/20/2008 for the course CNPH 240 taught by Professor Muellner during the Spring '08 term at Ithaca College.

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