The Art of Photography Has Changed Through The Centuries

Created on Feb 01, 2016 by Daniel Pinna
Taking photos wasn’t as easy then as it is today. People couldn’t just take selfies on a whim, and not just anybody could take a photo. Expensive heavy machinery and slow technology required professional photographers to capture a special moment in time.

Creating a photo was a time intensive event that relied entirely on the abilities of the photographer. Photography was considered a mix of science and art, and photographers made magic.

The Art of Photography Has Changed Through The Centuries

Studio portrait of Regina Goellz in 1917

Regina Goellz, 1917

Actors ALWAYS have looked good in photos - silent film actress Mildred Hillary Davis

Mildred Davis - Silent Film

Thanks to professional photographers like Gambier Curtis Reeks we have beautiful photos to remember the past

Gambier Curtis Reeks

The Queen of Fairies at 10 years old

Ballerina Elise Craven

B.J. Falk had a studio on Broadway and 22nd Street in New York that specialized on taking cabinet card portraits for actors.

Lillie Langtry - British Singer & Actress

Only professionals could capture historic events like the Coronation of King George VI and Queen Elizabeth

Coronation Day 1937

Nightlife in Niagara Falls in the early 1900s

Falls Street - Niagara Falls New York
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