William Henry Fox Talbot: Inventor of the Negative-Positive Photo Process

William Henry Fox Talbot was on his honeymoon at Lake Como in northern Italy in 1833. He was trying to sketch the beautiful lake and surrounding landscape, but grew increasingly frustrated with his lack of skill in drawing. He used a camera lucida and a camera obscura, two devices that use lenses to project an … Read more

William Henry Jackson: Pioneer Photographer of the American West

The history of the American West is filled with many characters and great personalities. How the West was won or lost, depending on which side you were on, can be told through the lives of many people. Not all of them were cowboys, outlaws, gamblers, or lawmen like those often depicted in movies and novels; … Read more