Photography’s rapid evolution (1840–1850)

Zahid Parvez
3 min readFeb 9, 2023

The period between 1840 and 1850 was a time of rapid evolution for the art and science of photography. A number of notable events happened which has shaped modern photography.

The calotype process and multiple prints

The calotype (or Talbot) process was an early form of negative-positive photography developed by Henry Fox Talbot in 1841. The process involved creating a negative image on a sheet of paper coated with light-sensitive silver chloride. The negative would then be contact printed onto another…

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Zahid Parvez

I am an analyst with a passion for data, software, and integration. In my free time, I also like to dabble in design, photography, and philosophy.