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Michael Wong's Blog – July 2013 Archive (3)

Petzval Lens: A Blast from the Past ....

In the 19th Century, the vast majority of photos were shot with the extremely popular Petzval lens. The lens was invented by Joseph Petzval in Vienna in 1840 and had a huge impact on the development of photography. Photos shot with a Petzval lens are immediately recognisable for their…

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Added by Michael Wong on July 25, 2013 at 23:18 — No Comments

Book: Raja Deen Dayal: Artist-Photographer in 19th Century India

During his lifetime, the path-breaking and prolific lensman Raja Deen Dayal (1884 1844-1905) was one of the most widely recognized photographers from the Indian subcontinent. Today he remains among the most celebrated figures from this earlier era.…

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Added by Michael Wong on July 12, 2013 at 23:32 — 3 Comments

Celebrating The Life and Legacy of Dr Norman Morrison (1869-1949)

This project took off in Shawbost when a ‘treasure chest of pre-WW1 glass negatives were discovered in the barn of a local lady, now sadly deceased. The negatives are the work of Dr Norman Morrison (1869-1949), who was born and raised in Shawbost.  A successful author publishing works on local…

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Added by Michael Wong on July 10, 2013 at 17:29 — No Comments

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