Photographers by lauren murray

Non-Contemporary

Louis Daguerre - A non contemporary photographer who was born in France on 18th November 1787 and died 10th July 1851.

Daguerre was originally a successful panorama painter. Who partnered up with Nicéphore Niépce an inventor who created the oldest camera to date.

Daguerreotype first ever photo

After Nicéphore Niépce died in 1829 Daguerre kept experimenting but eventually looked out some help,

Daguerre then went on to show François Arago, a teacher at the french academy of sciences, who proved to be a valuable asset to the development of The Daguerreotype. Members of the academy were also allowed to study Daguerres techniques.

The Daguerreotype process - The process of making the first Daguerreotype successful was started with a silver metal plate placed in a light proof box after being buffed and polished and is sensitised to light over a solution of iodine and bromine. After the plate has been put into the light tight box it is put into the camera where it is then exposed to light through the lens. The plate is then left as long as it may need then after its been exposed long enough it is brought out to be developed over hot mercury then fixed with sodium thiosulfate.

First ever photo to capture a person.

Contemporary

Adam Elmakias - Born on June 25th 1989 in Madison Wisconsin, is a modern day photographer who travels all around the world photographing concerts and following bands as they tour their music.

Although Elmakias was raised in Wisconsin he has now moved back to Los Angeles California where he was originally born to start up his photography career.

Elmakias has followed around some of the biggest faces in the Metal and pop punk genre of music. He even runs his own competitions on Instagram every few months called 'Be a Photographer' and he uses this to spark creativity in young aspiring photographers minds by giving them small ideas to help with their inspiration.

Elmakias' shot

Elmakias also runs his own blog (listed below) and distributes monthly magazine with tips and tricks to help aspiring photographers.

http://www.adamelmakias.com

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