Term - Daguerreotype

Daguerreotype SWPP Photographic Glossary

Saturday 22nd June 2024  

PermaJet - The Inkjet Paper & Canvas Specialists



SWPP

Glossary
 

Image Competition
Free entry for SWPP members.

Membership
Free Information Pack

Qualifications - An Overview

Daguerreotype

First practical and commercial photographic process, introduced by Louis Daguerre in 1839. The sensitive material comprised silver iodide, deposited on a polished silver plated copper base. A positive image was produced by camera exposure and mercury "development", which turned light struck halides gray white. The image was made permanent by immersing the plate in a solution of sodium chloride.



 

Information provided by: SWPP
More Photographic Terms

Contact SWPP

Reviews

The Society of Photographers Excellent TrustPilot

The Society of Photographers 4.9 stars

Update cookies preferences