National Media Museum

National Media Museum

Kodak Gallery

George Eastman (1854 – 1932) – the founder of the U.S. photographic industry, Kodak’s founder and inventor in the field of photography. His inventions and ideas contributed in a major contribution to the popularization and dissemination of photography: mechanical Wrap glass plates (1879 year), paper negatives ganglion (1884 year), cheap box camera Kodak film coil; nitrocellulose membrane coil (1888 year), cassettes charging the camera in daylight (1891 year), folding bellows camera Vest-pocket-coil Kodak film (1898 years), reversible membrane film 16 mm and 16 mm film camera (1923 year). Kodak cameras have given rise to different types of cameras to film coil – commonly called kodakami and manufactured by different companies

Photography was founded in the nineteenth century. Over the past time way to take pictures very much evolved. Until the end of the 90s was very common analogue photography. With the new age gave way to the mass of digital photography.

Tangibility and longevity

One of the easiest to realize the differences between analog and digital photography is their form. In the case of a digital photograph it is a record of the numbers – zeros and ones – immaterial digital form, in the case of the first – older – we have to deal with the subject, something that you can take to your hand and see with the naked eye, keep in hand a photograph – the result of our work. Tangibility of digital photography begins only after printing photos, and this is  a rarity today.

Such a comparison may seem purely philosophical, but has a direct impact on the process of shooting, even for archiving. Negative and slide  they are real and unique originals,  meanwhile digital recording allows to prepare countless backup, identical to the original, which can be stored in many places, significantly increasing the chances of survival of at least one of them. These are copies of the same, containing exactly the same data. Photography on the film does not give such opportunities – plus for the digital photograph.

The unquestionable advantage over analog photography is a digital age, which translates into a rich variety of second-hand equipment. When it comes to digital cameras do not think anybody is looking for old models.

Film Cameras are manufactured from a hundred years and during that time have undergone several revolutions, there are many typical analog cameras, medium format, large format, digital SLRs, Polaroids, compacts. All these cameras photographed in a different way, achieving a different result. And all this, the price of intermediate digital compacts. What’s more – because we are talking about cameras that are quite old, they do not lose their value as fast as modern models (a bit like buying used and new cars). Age is associated with increased susceptibility to failures, but this is usually mechanical equipment, so the repair does not have to mean expensive replacement LCD screen or motherboard. Plus for analog.

Taking all this into consideration, I think that we should celebrate the wealth of tools and choose the one that best fits the task, our mood and the desired result of our work.

my pics from the trip :

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link to page about the history of photography

http://www.all-art.org/history658_photography8.html

Copper Horses exhibition by Chris Harrison

Photographer shows by his photograph relationship with his father. He tells stories of his childhood, subject of his photographs are the tools of work which had treated with great respect by placing them in a central position of the frame. Also drew attention to the quotes placed under Photos they took form of dialogue between the photographer and his father. Chris imagined that his dad was a deep-sea diver who had adventures every day, in fact, his dad was a factory worker who worked hard for his family. This exhibition is a form of honoring the hard work which executable his father.

National Media Museum  –  http://www.visitbradford.com/thedms.aspx?dms=3&feature=1143&venue=1581635

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