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From 1822 Until Today - Technology of Photography

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The extraordinary technological progress in photography that has occurred in the last 184 years will be reviewed. Tony Kaye will describe the black and white and the colour negative positive processes, and introduce the concept of colour management in modern digital systems. He will challenge the audience to reflect on the question, ‘What has changed in 184 years of photography, a little or a lot ? Are the changes fundamental or just technology substitution?

Tony’s interest in photography and imaging started at the age of 11 with his parents’ Kodak Brownie 127 camera. His first degree was in physics and his doctorate was in astronomy, where he specialised in detecting faint light using photographic materials and photographic materials used in conjunction with image intensifiers. He joined Kodak in 1978 directly from university and has specialised in the negative positive process throughout his career. His current role within Kodak is Quality Leader Colour Negative Films, for the European African and Middle Eastern Region. Recently his interests have broadened to include both digital capture and digitisation of film via scanning.

The lecture is for anyone interested in science and photography. Suitable for A-level students. Admission is free.

There is no booking, so come early to get a good seat! Doors open at 18:30. Please advise us if you intend to bring a group (more than six).

Note: Please use the entrance on the Panton Street side of the Dept (not the entrance facing the Scott Polar Research Institute). For more information, please visit www.soci.org, or contact: Andrew Howe T: +44(0)1223 228 022 E: andrew.howe@kodak.com

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