Cameras

How Photography Used To Be

In a world of megapixels, point-and-shoots and expensive DSLRs, it’s easy to forget about the roots of modern photography. This beautiful video profiles Harry Taylor, a photographer who is celebrating the 19th-century methods that kick-started the craze.

Taylor took up tintype — a near-extinct form of wet plate photography — after the death of a loved one. He became hooked. This video shows exactly why: it’s a whole different side to photography, where patience is valued over action. [Matt Morris Films via Laughing Squid]


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