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  • 1. The Influence of APhotographer:Louis DaguerreBy Olivia Steverson

2. You cant look to the camera to guarantee the truth, and its always been that way. -Louis Daguerre 3. Early Life and Panoramic Painting Daguerre was born in Cormeilles-en-Parisis, Val-dOise France on November 18th, 1787. He started apprenticing in architecture as a youngboy and continued until he developed an interest inpainting at age 16. He was the apprentice of Pierre Prvost, a famouspanoramic painter. 4. This is one of his morefamous panoramicpaintings. All of whichshow great tonal contrastand illusion of light. 5. Theatre Arts Later on in his life he began aninterest in theatrical illusion. He became a very well known andcelebrated theater designer. He is best known in the theater artsfor inventing the Diorama, atheatrical method of a canvaspainted on both sides was animatedby lights playing on the front or backalternatively. The Diorama opened for the firsttime in Paris, 1822 6. These are three sketch ups ofwhat the diorama looked likewhen Daguerre originallyinvented it. 7. Contribution to Photography Daguerre often used the camera obscura forpainting opportunities, but sometimes that wasntenough He partnered up with Joseph Niepce, one of thefirst photographers, and started coming up with aplan Niepces aim was to use light to create plates thatcould be inked and printed to produce real-lookingpictures of original works or scenes. The two inventors tried to create a device thatcould do just that. Niepce died in 1833 before any success was made. 8. This is the firstphotograph ever taken.It was taken by JosephNiepce 9. Contribution to Photography (continued) Even though Niepce had died, Daguerrehad learned many important things fromhis partnership. By 1837, he had worked out a way tomake their dream a success. His method was of covering silver-platedcopper sheets with iodine to make themsensitive to light, then expose them byplacing them in a camera and creating theimages with warm mercury vapor Even though with all of Niepce hard work,Daguerre named the invention after himself: The Daguerreotype 10. The Daguerreotype 11. Many amazing photographs have been taken with this invention. 12. Many photographers today use modified versions of the Daguerreotype because theybelieve it looks artistic, classy, and old fashion. 13. The End of a Legend Louis Jacques-Mand Daguerre died on July 10th,1851. His pictures were cherished and his legacy lived onwith his invention. In his memory, his name was on of the 72 namesengraved on the Eiffel Tower 14. Who influenced himLouis Daguerre was influenced by different people in different ways.His artistic influence was mainly by Panoramic painter, Pierre Prevost.Invention wise, he was influenced by the ideas of Joseph NiepcePrevostNiepce 15. Who he influenced Louis Daguerre did not just influence,but almost all photographers! If it wasnt for him, we wouldnt havesuch advanced photography now. He made almost all modernphotography possible. 16. This probably his most famous photography. It is a nice landscape, created with his daguerreotype.This photo is so famous because it was the first picture of a human being. If you look close you can seea man getting his shoe shined. My only problem with this picture is that it is very busy, but I guess when you want to try a newinvention, you dont think about composition. 17. I have the same problem with this one, even though this is a little better 18. I have seized the light. I have arrested its flight.- Louis Daguerre 19. Work CitedMary Bellis, Daguerreotype,, Guide, 13 May 2009, 10 March 2013.Louis Daguerre:Photo Pioneer,, Staff, 18 November 2011, 12 March 2013.Malcolm Daniel, Daguerre and the Invention of Photography, The Metropolitan Museum, 6 January 2000, 10 March 2013.Louis Daguerre, NNDB staff,, 24 September 2012, 9 March 2013.Louis Jacques-Mande Daguerre, Briticana Staff,, 20 February 2010 , 9 March 2013.