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Posts tagged ‘Photography’

Photographs that display cool vintage lifestyles, or photos from distinguished, talented photographers

Post-Mortem Photography

Historically you can find numerous cultural traditions that we might find odd today, such as taxidermy animal hats, professional mourners, and cheese rolling festivals (yes those…

Colorizing Postcards

Photo postcards used to only be in black and white. While black and white is all well and good, postcard publishers quickly wanted to add a…

How Do Halftones Work?

If you look closely at old advertisements from vintage magazines, you will notice something interesting: the image is comprised of tiny dots of different colors. The…

A 17th century illustration of a camera obscura.

The First Photography

The 19th century saw the invention of, at the time, an incredibly new and exciting media: photography. The first surviving photograph was taken by Joseph Nicéphore…

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