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Camera Clues [electronic resource] : a Handbook for Photographic Investigation.

By: Nickell, Joe.
Material type: TextTextPublisher: Lexington : University Press of Kentucky, 2010Description: 1 online resource (242 p.).ISBN: 9780813126913 (electronic bk.); 0813126916 (electronic bk.).Subject(s): Legal photography | Photographs -- Dating | Photography in historiography | Fine Arts | COMPUTERS -- Digital Media -- Photography | PHOTOGRAPHY -- Reference | TECHNOLOGY & ENGINEERING -- Imaging SystemsGenre/Form: Electronic books.Additional physical formats: Print version:: Camera Clues : A Handbook for Photographic InvestigationDDC classification: 770 Online resources: EBSCOhost
Contents:
Cover; Title; Copyright; CONTENTS; Acknowledgments; 1. Introduction; 2. The History of Photography; The Development of the Photographic Process; Daguerreotype: The First Practical Process; Ambrotypes: The Early Wet-plate Process; Tintypes: Later Wet-plate Photos; Glass Negatives, Paper Prints; Dry Plates and "Snapshots"; The Kodak and Roll Film; Popular Photography; 3. Historical Photo Mysteries; Identifying and Dating Old Photographs; Originals, Copies, and Fakes; Case Studies; 4. Photography and Identification; Photographs for Identification Purposes; Identifying People in Old Photographs.
5. Investigative PhotographyPhotographing Evidence; Spectral Techniques; Surreptitious Photography; Legal Concerns; 6. Trick Photography; Combining Images; Other Camera Tricks; Additional Darkroom Deceptions; Retouching; Computer Technology; Detecting Trickery; 7. Photographing the Paranormal; Spirit Photography; UFO Snapshots; Pictures of Legendary Creatures; Photos of Other Paranormal Subjects; 8. Paranormal Photographs; Miracle Pictures; Photos by Spirits; Psychokinetic Photographs; Appendix: Landmarks in Photography; Notes; Index.
Summary: Nationally known historical investigator Joe Nickell tells us how to identify and date old photos and how to distinguish originals from copies and fakes. He addresses forensic application, "surreptitious photography," and legal concerns. Particularly intriguing is his discussion of camera tricks, darkroom deceptions, retouching techniques, computer technology, and trickery detection. Nickell concludes with an exciting look at "paranormal" photography: alleged photographs of ghosts, UFOs, and legendary creatures, "miracle pictures," and psychokinetic (ESP-produced) photos.
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Cover; Title; Copyright; CONTENTS; Acknowledgments; 1. Introduction; 2. The History of Photography; The Development of the Photographic Process; Daguerreotype: The First Practical Process; Ambrotypes: The Early Wet-plate Process; Tintypes: Later Wet-plate Photos; Glass Negatives, Paper Prints; Dry Plates and "Snapshots"; The Kodak and Roll Film; Popular Photography; 3. Historical Photo Mysteries; Identifying and Dating Old Photographs; Originals, Copies, and Fakes; Case Studies; 4. Photography and Identification; Photographs for Identification Purposes; Identifying People in Old Photographs.

5. Investigative PhotographyPhotographing Evidence; Spectral Techniques; Surreptitious Photography; Legal Concerns; 6. Trick Photography; Combining Images; Other Camera Tricks; Additional Darkroom Deceptions; Retouching; Computer Technology; Detecting Trickery; 7. Photographing the Paranormal; Spirit Photography; UFO Snapshots; Pictures of Legendary Creatures; Photos of Other Paranormal Subjects; 8. Paranormal Photographs; Miracle Pictures; Photos by Spirits; Psychokinetic Photographs; Appendix: Landmarks in Photography; Notes; Index.

Nationally known historical investigator Joe Nickell tells us how to identify and date old photos and how to distinguish originals from copies and fakes. He addresses forensic application, "surreptitious photography," and legal concerns. Particularly intriguing is his discussion of camera tricks, darkroom deceptions, retouching techniques, computer technology, and trickery detection. Nickell concludes with an exciting look at "paranormal" photography: alleged photographs of ghosts, UFOs, and legendary creatures, "miracle pictures," and psychokinetic (ESP-produced) photos.

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