Introduction To 6 Photographic Processes By The George Eastman House

Today, most of us shoot digital which is an electronic process, but not that long ago, the photographic process was chemical in nature.

The George Eastman House created a series of short movies explaining the history and context of each of the major chemical processes. Starting with the Daguerreotype, through Collodion, Albumen Print, The Woodburytype, The Platinum Print, and finally the Gelatin Silver Print which is similar to the process used in black and white movie reels and modern 35mm film.

Introduction To 6 Photographic Processes By The George Eastman House

It is a great resource if you are seeking to learn a bit more of how photography was just ten years ago (but also 200 years ago). It is packed with interesting facts like the usage of eggs for producing Albumen Prints.

The Daguerreotype

The Collodion Process

The Albumen Print

The Woodburytype

The Platinum Print

The Gelatin Silver Print

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  • marko

    great videos

  • michael

    WOW I love the history of photography. I found these videos facinating,

  • http://www.markedlymacro.com/ Matthew Rice

    Watched all of them! Absolutely fascinating! If only I could mimic these old processes…