Monday, October 30, 2006
William Henry Fox Talbot - My Heroes (cont.)
While Fox Talbot didn't invent photography he did invent and patent the calotype, where the the paper negative was printed onto a sensitized sheet placed underneath. The negative meant that the print could be reproduced as many times as you wished, this process was the forerunner of the modern film negative. All this by 1835 four years before Daguerre exhibited his "Sun" pictures. To learn more about the father of modern photography click here.