Task 1.1.


Throughout this lesson, I have learn about the various inventors that contributed to the art of photography. With some to ashine a better knowledge about the history of photography, have chosen an inventor, I find very interesting. My research will show more hove he has contributed to modern photography.


I want to learn more of his inventors because I think these images are beautiful and makes me curious of the process. A Daguerreotype is not a photography like we know it, as a picture on a piece of paper. It is a strange and fascinating image that is both two and three dimensional. Daguerreotype is also referred to as a “MIRRORS WITH MEMORY”


To find out more about this inventor and his work I used internet                        For research


Daguerreotypes are an answer to the romantic struggle and got its start when the observation on that some chemicals were light sensitive.

Daguerre himself was an academic trained French painter. He experimented with photo in 1824 and produced his diorama paintings. This was low scale paintings that he put into the dark room, he gave the paintings light in different ways, this gave the paintings different mood for example, foggy, sun or darkness. He sold seats and it was like a theatre or a cinema.

Louis Daguerre was an entrepreneur and a showman interested in display and presentation.Daguerre fixed his pictures on a mirrored metal plate, unlike the negative/positive process, Daguerre produced one-off images like a polar vide. The image is contemporary, and it produces an experience that is unique.In the 19th century it was preferred to as a “mirrors with memory” a good description on wat daguerreotype is.

Daguerreotype is not like a normal photograph, the light operates different on a daguerreotype, the silver grey on the image sits up on the top of the surface. What you see is light reflected thru an image, the people on the image don’t exactly look alive, but at the edge being present.

Because the plate that are in camera is the plate you shoot on also is the one that are displayed, you cannot make multiple reproductions from the original image. It is an intimate process, and the images was only for few of us.

The image is made on a polished copper plate that is highly reflective. Due to the reflective nature of it, you can only see the image come in from a specific angle. Daguerreotypes were meant to be handled for that reason; you need to move them about to find the image. If you view it from the wrong angle the image appears as a negative. They are also mirror images of the subject because they are viewed from the same side of the plate that originally faced the camera, the process of making the Daguerreotype was formalised and Daguerre himself wrote and distributed an instruction manual in 1839.

Whit the daguerreotype the photographic history begins to change. Because that this method was not able to reproduce and all development mostly are driven by fame and money, other inventors started develop the ide’ and it became a competition between several people to com up with the best innovation.

The daguerreotype process was the first practicable method of obtaining permanent images with a camera.