Her Majesty, Queen Elizabeth, Photographer

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  1. CraigK

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    I was reading a book about photography in the Victorian period and learned that Queen Victoria's husband Prince Albert was quite a shutter bug... he even had a darkroom constructed at Windsor castle.

    Does anyone know if there is still a darkroom there?

    I understand that Queen Elizabeth carries on the tradition of royal photography. I saw a photo of her the other day shooting with her Leica, (not sure which model) and started to wonder about her photos. Does she shoot slide or print film, colour or black and white? One would think she shoots Ilford for B+W:smile:. Does she make her own prints or send them to the local one hour lab? Is there a royal printer? does she she have a flickr account:tongue:
     
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    There is quite a tradition of photography in the royal family.

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Antony_Armstrong-Jones
    http://www.npg.org.uk/live/search/p...rl+of+Snowdon)&LinkID=mp05764&role=art&page=1


    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Patrick_Anson,_5th_Earl_of_Lichfield
    http://www.npg.org.uk/live/search/person.asp?LinkID=mp60444&role=art

    Armstrong Jones was an exceptionally good portrait photographer.
    Lichfield was more into advertising and commercial. He shot Pirrelli calendars.

    I hear that many rooms in Windsor were blacked out. However, that may just have been soot from the fire:D
     
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    I remember seeing an article on Prince Andrew with his 8x10, along with a couple of his contact prints in a British magazine from some time in the early 80's. I think his camera was a Gandolfi, but I can't be sure.
    Mike
     
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    She doesn't shoot anything exciting, just heaps of corgi photos. As for film, that would be Royal-X pan of course!

    Tony
     
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    Somehow, I would have thought she would prefer to shoot a Diana, or at least a Meg. Just a thought. Cheers!

    Paul
     
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    Queen Elizabeth is very keen on photography, I know for sure that she has shot black and white as I have printed 2 images for her.

    ~Steve
     
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    Tell us more about it! Do you have a Royal Decree in your name? :wink:
     
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    I thought Prince Charles had a Diana, but he got rid of it and got a Horseman. :D

    PE
     
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    whats a royal decree? and um there isnt much to tell I was asked to print 2 images for her and not talk about the job while it was in the lab... and off i went and printed it and it was sent to her.
     
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    Wasn't her sister, Princess Margaret, married to a professional photographer, Lord Snowden, for several years?
     
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    Or a fancy Sir Stephen Frizza :wink:

    That's a really cool copyright notice, © Her Majesty The Queen
     
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    LOL...

    warning: Royal Joke.

    On the day of their wedding, Prince Charles and Camilla cheked into the wedding night hotel.
    The receptionist asked: Would you like the Bridal suite?
    Camilla replied: Don't called me sweet and I can manage holding onto his ears thankyou.
     
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    Stephen, looking at your location you sure that was Queen Elizabeth II and not Priscilla Queen of the desert? :wink:
     
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    PE you'll be tried for treason for your remark. Besides everyone knows that Camilla's only a show pony
    Mike
     
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    Old Nag would have come to mind more readily:D
     
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    Talking about a different sort of Queen...guitarist Brian May (of Queen, of course) is a 3-D stereo photograph fan. He often posts images on his site from time to time. And he's also recently picked up his PhD in Astronomy. Way to go, Bri...
     
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    From my old university, no less. One of the more awful ideas of the Student Union while I was there being to put a statue of Brian May up in Beit Quad - presumably as a monument to what you could achieve by not finishing your studies or something; it was never terribly clear. Fortunately Imperial's SU was considerably less right-on than many and the idea died the death it deserved...
     
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    I understood that Her Maj also uses a Rollei 35.
     
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    CANONS TO THE LEFT OF ME . . .
     
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    Here's Her Maj. with an earlier camera.

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