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100 Cameras Will Photograph Berlin with Ridiculous 100-Year Exposure Times

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Long exposure photographs are usually measured in seconds or minutes. Use solargraphy, and you might measure in months or years. The longest we’ve heard of so far are photos spanning decades.

Well, those exposure times are relatively short compared to Jonathon Keats’s “century cameras”: they’re specially designed cameras that will take 100-year-long exposures!
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Why Founding Photog William Henry Fox Talbot Would Have Grokked Photoshop

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The origin of photography was artistic incompetence. On his honeymoon in 1833, William Henry Fox Talbot struggled to sketch the Italian countryside. He was assisted by a camera lucida, a device that projected the landscape onto a sheet of paper, but his untutored hand couldn’t follow the contours. So he conjured a means to record scenery chemically. He dubbed it “the art of photogenic drawing”, and in the 1840s popularized his invention with a book called The Pencil of Nature.
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