Meeting - October 2011

Friday, 28 October 2011 - 7:30pm
From Pinholes to Pixels
Ray Sturdy F.R.G.S.

A PowerPoint presentation on the History of Photography


From Pinholes to Pixels was the subject of a talk given at the Society's October meeting by Mr Ray Sturdy F.R.G.S. who is well known in the area for his meticulously researched and interesting talks on numerous subjects. This particular talk was of interest because it dealt with the generation of the first "pinhole" image by Frenchman Nicéphore Niépce in the 1820's followed closely by Lois Deguerre and William Fox Talbot's developments in the in the 1830s. The name Photographie was created by Hercule Florence.

Ray's talk was of course photographically illustrated and included some of the earliest recorded pictures right through to today's digital images which now allow many of us to easily take, manipulate, transmit and store our photographic efforts.

Brian Sadler