Shutter photography Although a range of different shutter devices have been used during the development of the camera only two types have been widely used and remain in use today.
Polishing[ edit ] To optimize the image quality of the end product, the silver side of the plate had to be polished to as nearly perfect a mirror finish as possible. The silver had to be completely free of tarnish or other contamination when it was sensitized, so the daguerreotypist had to perform at least the final portion of the polishing and cleaning operation not too long before use.
In the 19th century, the polishing was done with a buff covered with hide or velvet, first using rotten stonethen jeweler's rougethen lampblack.
Originally, the work was entirely manual, but buffing machinery was soon devised to assist. Finally, the surface was swabbed with nitric acid to burn off any residual organic matter.
Sensitization[ edit ] In darkness or by the light of a safelightthe silver surface was exposed to halogen fumes. Originally, only iodine fumes from iodine crystals at room temperature were used, producing a surface coating of silver iodidebut it was soon found that a subsequent exposure to bromine fumes greatly increased the sensitivity of the silver halide coating.
Exposure to chlorine fumes, or a combination of bromine and chlorine fumes, could also be used. A final re-fuming with iodine was typical.
Exposure[ edit ] The plate was then carried to the camera in a light-tight plate holder. Withdrawing a protective dark slide or opening a pair of doors in the holder exposed the sensitized surface within the dark camera and removing a cap from the camera lens began the exposure, creating an invisible latent image on the plate.
Depending on the sensitization chemistry used, the brightness of the lighting, and the light-concentrating power of the lens, the required exposure time ranged from a few seconds to many minutes. Development[ edit ] The latent image was developed to visibility by several minutes of exposure to the fumes given off by heated mercury in a purpose-made developing box.
The toxicity of mercury was well known in the 19th century, but precautionary measures were rarely taken. The silver iodide in its unexposed condition was insensitive to the red end of the visible spectrum of light and was unaffected, but the latent image created in the camera by the blue, violet and ultraviolet rays color-sensitized each point on the plate proportionally, so that this color-filtered "sunbath" intensified it to full visibility, as if the plate had been exposed in the camera for hours or days to produce a visible image without development.
Fixing[ edit ] After development, the light sensitivity of the plate was arrested by removing the remaining silver halide with a mild solution of sodium thiosulfate ; Daguerre's initial method was to use a hot saturated solution of common salt.
Gilding, also called gold toning, was an addition to Daguerre's process introduced by Hippolyte Fizeau in It soon became part of the standard procedure.
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To give the steely gray image a slightly warmer tone and physically reinforce the powder-like silver particles of which it was composed, a gold chloride solution was pooled onto the surface and the plate was briefly heated over a flame, then drained, rinsed and dried.
Without this treatment, the image was as delicate as the "dust" on a butterfly's wing. Casing and other display options[ edit ] Daguerreotype mounted on a box.
National Archives of Estonia. Even when strengthened by gilding, the image surface was still very easily marred and the silver was subject to tarnishing from exposure to the air, so the finished plate was bound up with a protective cover glass and sealed with strips of paper soaked in gum arabic.
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For example, an article published in the Boston Daily Advertiser on February 23, described the daguerreotype as having similar properties of the camera obscura, but introduced its remarkable capability of "fixing the image permanently on the paper, or making a permanent drawing, by the agency of light alone," which combined old and new concepts for readers to understand.
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