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    Daguerre's birthday

    On this day, November 18, 1787.- Louis-Jacques-Mandé Daguerre was born.

    “The contemplation of things as they are, without error or confusion, without substitution or imposture, is in itself a nobler thing than a whole harvest of invention”

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    On this day in 1981 I was born.

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    Quote Originally Posted by illumiquest View Post
    On this day in 1981 I was born.
    Congratulations , junior !!!
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    happy birthday to the two of you !

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    Happy birthday Illumiquest and have a copper plate on me.

    “The contemplation of things as they are, without error or confusion, without substitution or imposture, is in itself a nobler thing than a whole harvest of invention”

    Francis Bacon

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    Do not for Mickey Mouse is today too
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    Mickey Mouse and Daguerre sharing the same birthday, now Fox Talbot would appreciate that.

    “The contemplation of things as they are, without error or confusion, without substitution or imposture, is in itself a nobler thing than a whole harvest of invention”

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    Louis-Jacques-Mandé Daguerre had nothing to do with the invention of photography. He was simply the Bill gates of his time but he backed the wrong horse. Talbot's positive / negative process is what we all use and celebrate.

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    Quote Originally Posted by David Allen View Post
    Louis-Jacques-Mandé Daguerre had nothing to do with the invention of photography. He was simply the Bill gates of his time but he backed the wrong horse. Talbot's positive / negative process is what we all use and celebrate.

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    Really? nothing?
    Care to elaborate.
    "There are a great many things I am in doubt about at the moment, and I should consider myself favoured if you would kindly enlighten me. Signed, Doubtful, off to Canada." (BJP 1914).

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    For the first decade and a half of photography (1839- ca.1855) the daguerreotype was THE dominant medium, not displaced until the advent of wet collodion. So to say that Daguerre had nothing to do with the invention of photography is at best horrendously misinformed. Certainly he was more a promoter than an inventor (he owed an intellectual debt to Nicephore Niepce among others), but he did make the connection between silver iodide and mercury as a developing agent, and he did get his process recognized and published before William Henry Fox-Talbot got his recognized. There is a tremendous amount to be said for being first to market, even if your product is flawed/inferior to its successors. And have you ever seen a real live daguerreotype? If you've ever held and contemplated one, you'd not be casting aspersions in his direction for his contributions to photography.

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