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Movie Night: A Tour Through the History of Photography (Chemist Andrew Szydlo)

August 22, 2020 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm


August 22, 2020
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm


HoustonPhotowalks Photography Club


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The Royal Institute has some of the most interesting YouTube videos about science, and one of my favorite speakers is Andrew Szydlo. He has a very unique delivery style and makes science entertaining (especially the explosions). This video doesn’t blow anything up, but he does spend about 30 minutes walking us through his camera collection and photography history.

Let’s have another movie night. We will catch up with friends, do a little chatting, then break out the popcorn and fire up the YouTube projector. If you have a film camera or two that you would like to show off, bring it for discussion! 🙂

From the YouTube description:

Andrew takes us on a tour of his vintage camera collection, explaining the physics and chemistry of photography along the way.

The tour is followed by a demonstration of the chemical processes of developing photographic paper by making a simple photogram. This video is the first of two videos exploring the history and chemistry of photography – the second part will be published next week.

00:00 – Introduction
03:55 – Pinhole cameras
05:10 – The first photograph
10:09 – The first cameras
19:35 – Henri Cartier Bresson
22:00 – SLR cameras
23:25 – Other interesting cameras
27:55 – Digital cameras
29:37 – Demonstrating the chemistry of photograms


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