Photo Developing

   Jessica French
   WSU Tri-Cities
     Fall 2006
Photo Developing
        The Camera Obscura
• Before the invention
  of photography
  people understood
  the role of light in
  recording images
• Camera Obscura ,
  from the Latin “room”
  and “dark”, was born
        Birth of Photo Processing

Early 19th century there was a race to discover the way to
  permanently record images caught by the camera
Joseph Niepce was the first to produce a lasting
  photographic image
Louis Daguerre invented the process that introduced
  photography to the masses, he called it daguerreotyped ,
  or the craze of having photos taken was known as
        Negatives and More
• Henry Fox Talbot was researching
  elements of photography and invented the
  photographic negative( called calotype).
  His negatives were different from the
  daguerreotype because they could be
      Collodion Photography
• Frederick Scott Archer invented a wet
  plate that was very sensitive to light and
  replaced the calotype negative in the
  1840’s – The quality of images the wet
  plates produced was very sharp and
In 1871, a new kind of photographic plate was
introduced that transformed photography.

Invented by Richard Maddox it was a gelatin dry
plate, and it was even more sensitive to light.

 This was important because now exposure times
were shorter, cameras could be hand held
instead of requiring tripods, and for the first time
successful photographs could be taken of
moving subjects.
  “You press the button, we do the

• This was George Eastman’s marketing
• He produced the first reliable point-and-
  shoot cameras
• Kodak was the company he founded
    New Developments In Photo Processing

• Digital Cameras and Photo Processing has been
  increasing over past few years
• It is easy, convenient, and relatively inexpensive
• The 35 mm camera still is used by many for
  photo processing
   Value of Photo
Pictures are tied to our
The Photo Developing industry allows us to
preserve pictures of our family, keep history alive,
have a chronology of important events, and keep
important evidence.
• Family is the main reason photo
  developing exists : We love our families
  and want to keep all the memories alive!
• Important people and events are kept alive
  through pictures and photo processing
  methods, which if they are from long ago
  are not up to current standards, but in the
  future pictures from today will be in history
  and other text books : Presidents, natural
  disasters, wars etc.
• Photo developing allows us to keep track
  of important life events : from birth to
  death, we can track the important life
  events through the pictures we’ve
  developed through all stages of ones life
• Photo processing allows us to have
  evidence in many important areas such as
  proof of accomplishing a task, car
  insurance pictures for an accident, quick
  access to develop pictures of convicted
  felons, and police will use it in many cases
  of abusive situations and theft.

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