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Capturing the Light: A true story of genius, rivalry and the birth of photography Roger Watson

Capturing the Light: A true story of genius, rivalry and the birth of photography

Roger Watson

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At the heart of Capturing the Light lies a small scrap of paper, the size of a postage stamp. On it you can just make out a tiny, ghostly image: the worlds first photographic negative.The captivating book traces the true story of a solitary EnglishMoreAt the heart of Capturing the Light lies a small scrap of paper, the size of a postage stamp. On it you can just make out a tiny, ghostly image: the worlds first photographic negative.The captivating book traces the true story of a solitary English scientist, Henry Fox Talbot, and his flamboyant French rival, the showman and entrepreneur Louis Daguerre. Both men invented methods of photography that would illuminate the 1830s and solve one of the worlds oldest problems: how to capture an image, and keep it for ever.Only one question remains: which man got there first?