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Dr. Stefan Hughes's Blog (3)

'Catchers of the Light' - A Magnum Opus on the History of Photography

I am writing to inform members of the imminent appearance in print of a magnum opus related to the History of the Photography, called 'Catchers of the Light', which tells of the 'forgotten lives of the men and women who first photographed the heavens', of which one eminent Professor of Astronomy recently wrote:

"It is rare to find a magnum opus in…

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Added by Dr. Stefan Hughes on June 23, 2013 at 14:30 — No Comments

The First Frederick Scott Archer Biography

Included in the 'Catchers of the Light' - a History of Astrophotography is a chapter on Frederick Scott Archer. As such it represents the first biography of this much neglected pioneer of photography; based on research into contemporary documentary records, which correct many of the errors and inaccuracies found in the usual sources.

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Added by Dr. Stefan Hughes on August 20, 2012 at 7:30 — No Comments

eBook: 'Catchers of the Light' - A history of astrophotography

I am writing to you about a book I have just completed after six years of research and writing. It is called the Catchers of the Light and is a History of Astrophotography and tells the story of the 46 men and women who did most to master the art of celestial photography as it was known during its early days; and whose pioneering efforts have made it possible for us…

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Added by Dr. Stefan Hughes on August 18, 2012 at 10:30 — 1 Comment

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