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Analysis of Historical Photography

September 27th, 2011 Leave a comment Go to comments

The art of photography is a glorious one. Utilizing photography, you can keep hold of the greatest scenes from your life. Then you can look at them whenever you wish, to enjoy and treasure them. Moreover, you will be able to capture the stunning scenes of nature which are sources of freshness and beauty.

However, have you ever thought about how the concept of photography developed? As a matter of fact, photography as an art has been around for hundreds of years. Individuals have always been ardent admirers of beauty and they have always wanted to capture beauty of any kind. However, the technology available a few centuries ago was not as developed as it is nowadays, in the modern age.

This article will look at the past, to when photography arrived, and how its popularity has grown since then.

“Photography” as a phrase and concept was introduced by Sir Jon Herscel around the early 1830s, when the world came to know this brand-new concept. Photography is actually derived from two words: ‘photo’ and ‘graphein’ which means recording pictures with the help of radiation or light.

Photography is nowadays only about recording images with the assistance of light. The French painter and chemist Daguerre was first to produce a photograph. Traces of photographs have been discovered as early as the mid-to-late 1820s, which would suggest that such a technology did exist in some form before 1839 (i.e. which is when Daguerre produced the first recorded photograph).

Photography became very prominent in 1847 when photographs of the Mexican-American war were shown in the Americas, reaching the public. The public started to see the future of photography, and they came to know that this new technology was about to revolutionize their lives.

The first colored photographs – which were very basic – were published in 1861. This then generated a real interest in photography all around the world, due to it being such a new and amazing idea. Having said that, this method mainly involved tinting the photographs, which understandably doesn’t produce the same high quality result as we have with color photos today.

Photography equipment kept on improving – and the photos created also kept on becoming more impressive and remarkable (for the time) – until 1991 when the first digital camera appeared on the international scene.

This digital camera technology produced a very large interest, and then many people produced many colorful photos of their friends, family, and other scenes. Many more companies then started to produce a larger variety of cameras – ever maximizing their quality – which naturally resulted in the wonderfully high quality photographs that we have nowadays.

In the modern world, fashion and electronic media are all about photography. Due to all this, photographs today – especially their usage in advertising – has made people’s lives a lot more colorful and visually stunning!

Tristan Perry

  1. heather N
    September 27th, 2011 at 22:25 | #1

    forensic test nees answers to help study please?
    One might expect a forensic anthropologist to:
    a. Analyze human bones
    b. Look for kidnapped children
    c. Dig for historical artifacts
    d. Estimate a victim’s age and where he/she lived
    e. Both a and d

    2: Firearms Identification includes:
    a. ID of fired bullets
    b. ID cartridge cases before and after firing
    c. Ballistics
    d. Impressed Action marks
    e. All of the above

    3: What statement is true?
    a. No two firearms produce the same unique marks on fired bullets and cartridge cases.
    b. Study of bullets and cartridges can on tell you the type of gun it came from not the specific gun.
    c. Firearms normally change over time so the firearm test needs to be completed with in a year or so of the crime.
    d. All firearms leave consistent reproducible marks.
    e. Fingerprinting is more dependable and powerful in the identification of firearms.

    4: What country has the greatest firearms death rate, especially among the youth?
    a. Finland
    b. Great Britain
    c. United States
    d. Mexico
    e. Columbia

    5: In the FBI’s investigation of a missing person’s case, one major piece of evidence was a handwritten note on a piece of notebook paper with a brown-ish smudge. What unit(s) of the lab would have processed that evidence?
    a. photography
    b. biology and serology
    c. document examiners
    d. fingerprinting
    e. B,C and D

    6: The basic work of all forensic scientists is to
    a. collect, preserve and present evidence
    b. provide lots of clues to help solve crimes
    c. reconstruct and invent evidence relating to crimes
    d. be star witnesses in court cases for criminals
    e. take notes and pictures at the crime scene

    7: Criminals can use the internet to steal
    a. Games
    b. Information
    c. Spyware
    d. None of the above

    8: An expensive internet crime which sought attention more than money involved
    a. credit card theft
    b. plagiarism
    c. viruses and worms
    d. stealing private and secret files
    e. all of the above

    9: A network of computer used to launch spam or spyware is known as
    a. a bot
    b. phishing
    c. a worm
    d. spam
    e. all of the above

    10: When you receive an email asking for your personal data such as social security number, bank account numbers and passwords you might be the victim of a computer crime known as
    a. identity theft
    b. worms
    c. spam
    d. phishing
    e. two of the above

    11: A Trojan horse is a hidden computer program sent through email used to read your emails.

    12: The study of unusual deaths and sicknesses with no apparent cause would include what specific area of forensic medicine?
    a. cybrocrime investigation
    b. toxicology
    c. poisonology
    d. autopsy
    e. virology

    13: Pathology and toxicology would both be involved in the investigation of
    a. a suspected death from AIDS
    b. a death where an overdose of drugs is suspected
    c. a death due to severe burns
    d. an unidentifiable disease
    e. suffocation

    14: Toxicological analysis with gas chromatography would be important in a case
    a. relating to drugs
    b. relating to poisons
    c. unexplained death with no obvious wounds or disease
    d. suspected food or drug contaminations
    e. all of the above

    15: The toxicology (studies effects of drugs or poisons on the body) investigations would be take place in which case?
    a. the alteration of usual body temperatures after death due to drugs
    b. effects of smoking on the body
    c. automobile accident with a suspicion of drunken driving
    d. athletes who have unusual muscle mass
    e. all of the above

    16: The factors that create and maintain a fire are:
    a. oxygen and a fuel source
    b. heat
    c. power
    d. both a and b

    17: An arson investigator may ask about the color of the smoke:
    a. because the color of the smoke tells how dangerous the fire is
    b. to determine who set the fire
    c. to determine if something unusual was present to start the fire.
    d. because different color smoke can tell if someone was hurt in the fire

    18: When searching for blood evidence, it is important to use
    a. A partner
    b. A police dog
    c. a high intensity light source
    d. fingerprint powder

    19: Scaled photographs are:
    a. Photographs of evidence placed on a scale
    b. photographs with a ruler next to the evidence
    c. taken when size of evidence is important
    d. b and c
    e. all of the above

    20: Fingerprints are classified into which of the following groups:
    a. Loops, elipses and paralles
    b. Whorls, Loops and Arches
    c. Arches, Loops and Cycles
    d. Whorls, Circles and Arches
    e. None of the above

  2. bottleblondemama
    September 28th, 2011 at 03:27 | #2

    Think are cheating not only yourself, but your potential employers and the public by not studying the material and knowing it by heart and be able to answer these questions without posting them on a public forum.

    The above are basis questions that you need to know; if you don’t learn them now, you will not be truly qualified as a forensic investigator.
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  3. theoutcast09
    September 28th, 2011 at 03:29 | #3

    …i/d answer these questions just out of simple interest in learning.
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