shrewd businessman; inventor of KODAK; extraordinary marketer; made the process of owning a camera and making pictures accessible to the public; invented celluloid plastic film
Thomas Alva Edison
Owned an invention studio; oversaw William Dixon's work on motion pictures; invented the phonograph
trained by Paul Deloroche; traveled aborad to sell marketable pictures (carte de visite); founding member of the Photography Society of London; traveled to Crimea to photograph the Crimean War
met Matthew Brady and became interested in photography; wrote Editorials for the Glasgow Sentinel; modernized Brady's print methods to include prints that could be painted over.
Helped Talbot produce and advertise the calotype process; helped produce the Pencil of Nature.
John Frederick William Herschel
Originally an astromer; worked with optics mainly; developed hyposulfate (fixer); coined words such as: photography, negative, positive, snapshot.
David Hill & Robert Adamson
Used photography to document the event of Scottish citizens breaking away from the Free Church of Scotland and made these pictures into a giant painting; photographed landscapes of Edinburgh
Japanese man who inherited Raimund von Stillfried's (who inherited it from Beato) studio; sold most of his photographs to the West.
Gustave Le Gray
Famous for using combined negatives of ships; trained by Paul Delaroche; ran a school of photography; his greatest contribution was the dry waxed paper negative
John Dillwin Llewelyn
Married to Talbots 1st cousin; was a Welshman who frequently used the calotype process (at the time this was very expensive because of Talbot's patent); made the photograph Thereza, of a little girl looking through a microscope.
Louis Lumiere and Antoine Lumiere
invented the compact cinema camera to compete against the much inferior model marketed by Edison; used the model of a sewing machine as a blueprint for the feeder of the film.
former wood engraver turned photographer
Samuel F.B. Morse
One of the first photographers in America; became a teacher of photography in America; traveled Europe and collaborated with Daguerre and others
Interested in the creation of motion pictures; took a lot of action photography; took the first known pictures of a horse in full gallop
Brother of Nadar; was sued by his brother for name infringement because he tried to make money off of his brother's name
Frenchman; owner of the balloon, Le Geant; owned his famous "Nadar" studio in France; took the first photographs from a balloon
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