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Photography

Art, science and practice of creating durable images by recording light or other electromagnetic radiation

Photography is the art, application, and practice of creating durable images by recording light, either electronically by means of an image sensor, or chemically by means of a light-sensitive material such as photographic film. It is employed in many fields of science, manufacturing (e.g., photolithography), and business, as well as its more direct uses for art, film and video production, recreational purposes, hobby, and mass communication.

Typically, a lens is used to focus the light reflected or emitted from objects into a real image on the light-sensitive surface inside a camera during a timed exposure. With an electronic image sensor, this produces an electrical charge at each pixel, which is electronically processed and stored in a digital image file for subsequent display or processing. The result with photographic emulsion is an invisible latent image, which is later chemically "developed" into a visible image, either negative or positive depending on the purpose of the photographic material and the method of processing. A negative image on film is traditionally used to photographically create a positive image on a paper base, known as a print, either by using an enlarger or by contact printing.

Photography Media

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Rustam slays Qulûn. - Persian manuscript
Reis effendi, ou ministre des affaires étrangères. [6]
[Les noces de Pelée et de Thétis.]
Jonstonus Joannes - Taurus Castratus Bos; Verschnittener Ochs.
Magny en habit de viellard dansant dans l'opéra de Thésée: Berain inv.
Femme de qualité dansant.
Driade. J. B. Martin inv. sculp.
The Kingdome of Ireland devided into fower provinces…
Four drawings of insects.
Les peines et les plaisirs de l'amour
Ertinger Franz - Le Carnaval
Ertinger Franz - Thesée
Ertinger Franz - Les festes galantes
Ertinger Franz - Armide
Ertinger Franz - Psyché
Les festes de l'Amour et de Bachus
The Embassadors audience of leave of the Emperor.
Le moufti, ou chef de la loy
Mr. Hardouin dansant à l'Opéra d'Yphigenie.
De Vrede, als uit den hemel nederdalende, vertoond by het weder openen van dan Amsteld. Schouwburg
Basan Francois - La guinguette
Hutchinson, 18th governor of Massachusetts.
James the First, king of Great Britain.
Nancy Dawson.
André Jacob Roubo - Assemblages à trait de Jupiter et en flute.
[Piramo e Tisbe]
Closed green palanquin with umbrella, male passenger, four bearers in red robes, and one attendant
Mademoiselle Heinel, the celebrated opera dancer.
Barber shaving a man's head bald, one onlooker, white building in the background
El Bolero
Juan de Torquemada.
Carl Hermann Pfeiffer - Joseph Dorffmeister - Maria Medina Vigano
Carl Hermann Pfeiffer - Joseph Dorffmeister - Vigano - Terpsichoré
Jean Baptiste Madou - Bal masque
Boliero
[Maypole dance]
Marie Taglioni
Melle. Taglioni
Erment [Armant] et environs (Hermonthis). 1-4. Bas-reliefs du temple d'Erment; 5-7. Vue, plan et détail d'un édifice bâti des débris du temple; 8.9. Plan général des ruines et d'un bassin antique; 10. Plan des restes d'un édifice à Tôd.
Fanny Elssler in the favourite dance La cachucha. Designed by N. Sarony.
Canadian minuets (social dancing)
Game board
Wensley Dale knitters.
Minuet la cour
[Contredanses] L'anglaise
Ballroom dancing on British and American 19th-century music covers
Commedia dell'arte - Polichinelle et grotesques.
Mr. Mazurier dans le rôle de Polichinel vampire, Théâtre de la porte St. Martin
Amon-Ré, roi des dieux.
Flore et Zéphire. Alli Ssti. Adelaide Mersy, e Giovanni Rousset per la lora beneficiata la sera del 19 Maggio 1828
Costumes de Mme Bressant, et de Melle Esther, dans Je m'en moque comme de l'an 40. Revue.
San Iago. (Iles du Cap vert.). Jeune Dame suivie de son Esclave, Soldat noir et negresse.
Mademoiselle Taglioni
La Naiade
Mademoiselle Taglioni.
Sigr. Samingo and Madme. Brugnoli in the divertissement of Une heure à Naples.
[Fanny Elssler dancing the cachucha].
Portraits of Carlotta Grisi and M. Perrot: A scene in the ballet, called "Le rossignol," as performed at the King's Theatre
Melle. Fitz-James, de l'Académie royale de musique, rôle d'une asperge dans un ballet de légumes.
La sylphide
Madlle Elsler [sic] & Mr. Gilbert, in The spirit of air.
Costumes de Mazilier et de Mme. Alexis dans Guido et Ginevra: ou La peste de Florence, Opéra
Flore et Zéphire
Frederick Nash - Die Bajaderen aus Indien
Camargo. Lith. Destouches.
[Bavarian maypole dance]
Costume de Mlle. Bertin [sic] La sylphide. Edmond Sewrin del.
Melle. Pauline Leroux et Mr. Elie, dans la scène de séduction (3eme acte) du Diable amoreux (Ballet).
Les polonaises. Mazurkas
diable a quatre. Ballet d'Ad. Adam. Mazurka [Lithograph] Imp. Bertauts.
Cachucha.
Marie Taglioni [facsimile signature] La gitana
Fr. Chopin
A damsel going to early mass.
El jaleo de Xeres or La gitana as danced by Fanny Elssler. Lith. of G. W. Lewis, 136 Nassau St.
Ectocarpus brachiatus.
Fucus serratus., cyanotype
Furcellaria fastigiata.
Ectocarpus siliculosus.
Contents list.
Ectocarpus crinitus.
Fucus nodosus.
Contents list.
Laminaria digitata.
Iridæa edulis.
Ectocarpus granulosus.
Polyides rotundus.
Cystoseira foeniculacea.
Chordaria flagelliformis.
Porphyra linearis.
Lichina pygmæa.
Titlepage.
Contents list.
Ectocarpus littoralis.
Halymenia furcellaria.
Introduction.
Laminaria saccharina.
Laminaria fascia.
Cystoseira barbata.
Ectocarpus sphærophorus.
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