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Fine art was very popular in the Middle Ages. Rich people in those days wanted to capture themselves on canvas, so that their descendants knew about them. To do this, hire artists who painted with oil or watercolors. The result can hardly be called realistic, unless the artist is the greatest master of this work. His Leonardo da Vinci did not live in every city or even in every country. More often, artists had an average talent; they had to look for other ways to get realistic images. Continue reading
The loud word in the history of creating a photo belongs to William Henry Fox Talbot. This briton worked for a very long time on his own way of creating photos. Later this method was called calotypy. It differed from daguerotype in many details. For example, photos Talbot initially consisted of a negative image. But when dipping them into a special solution in a dark room, the picture could be transferred to another carrier. In this case, the colors changed, the result was a normal black and white image. Continue reading
It is difficult for a modern person to imagine his life without a photograph – a miracle with the help of which one can resurrect what he already does not have in his memory. And for some, it is a profession, complex and fascinating, and sometimes dangerous.
It is to these people who look at life through the lens of their cameras and is dedicated to World Day of Photography (World Photography Day), which photographers around the world annually celebrate on August 19th. Continue reading