“Photography to the amateur is recreation, to the professional it is work, and hard work too, no matter how pleasurable it may be.”
– Edward Weston (1886-1958, photographer)
This Week in Photography History
Oldest surviving image of the sun taken on April 2, 1845. This daguerreotype was created by physicists Louis Fizeau and Leon Foucault, who created many images of the sun at the Paris observatory in 1844 and 1845. The exposure time was 1/60. Although lacking the details of the sun’s surface obtained later through use of filters, a few sunspots are visible.
Henry Peters Gray~American Portrait and Genre Painter.
One of his notable canvases was an allegorical composition called “The Birth of our Flag” (1875)
Charles Emmons, Son of Catherine Brown Emmons, Scovill 1/6th-Plate Daguerreotype, Circa 1850 (by lisby1)