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Jul 23, 2014 12:15 |  #1

Well photography pals, this article appeared on BBC today.
Interesting read :D

http://www.bbc.com …e-man-who-froze-the-world (external link)


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Jul 23, 2014 16:07 |  #2

Cool bit of history!


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Jul 23, 2014 17:55 |  #3

Does anyone remembering using those flashcubes? The unit could only be used 4 times and then it was tossed out. It reminded me how expensive photography used to be. There were times that I couldn't develop photos or buy flashes and films until pay day arrived.

Today's photography is affordable for a wider range of income. How wonderful it is.


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Jul 23, 2014 18:23 |  #4

Flashcubes, yes, used them on an Instamatic camera. However I also recall the single bulbs used in a Pressman.


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Jul 23, 2014 18:24 |  #5
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eNTiTy wrote in post #17051675 (external link)
Does anyone remembering using those flashcubes? The unit could only be used 4 times and then it was tossed out. It reminded me how expensive photography used to be. There were times that I couldn't develop photos or buy flashes and films until pay day arrived.

Today's photography is affordable for a wider range of income. How wonderful it is.

I remember them....also sometimes they failed. It was expensive and still is!:D


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Jul 23, 2014 19:18 |  #6

eNTiTy wrote in post #17051675 (external link)
Does anyone remembering using those flashcubes? The unit could only be used 4 times and then it was tossed out. It reminded me how expensive photography used to be. There were times that I couldn't develop photos or buy flashes and films until pay day arrived.

Today's photography is affordable for a wider range of income. How wonderful it is.

Wonderfull indeed :D


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Jul 24, 2014 05:58 |  #7

eNTiTy wrote in post #17051675 (external link)
Does anyone remembering using those flashcubes? The unit could only be used 4 times and then it was tossed out. It reminded me how expensive photography used to be. There were times that I couldn't develop photos or buy flashes and films until pay day arrived.

Today's photography is affordable for a wider range of income. How wonderful it is.

yes, flash cubes and film and developing really added to photo costs




  
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Jul 24, 2014 10:08 |  #8

I'm more impressed by his high-speed shutters than by the flash work. A 1/4,000,000 of a second shutter speed is hard to imagine, and could only be done if the shutter had no moving parts.

http://edgerton-digital-collections.org/techni​ques/rapatronic-shutter (external link)




  
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Jul 24, 2014 14:18 |  #9

The following two observations, when put together, are particularly interesting:

• His [Edgerton’s] images became lauded not just as feats of technical prowess but as pieces of modern art.

• “Don’t make me [Edgerton] out to be an artist. I am an engineer. I am after the facts. Only the facts.”


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Jul 25, 2014 00:30 |  #10

Tedder wrote in post #17053486 (external link)
The following two observations, when put together, are particularly interesting:

• His [Edgerton’s] images became lauded not just as feats of technical prowess but as pieces of modern art.

• “Don’t make me [Edgerton] out to be an artist. I am an engineer. I am after the facts. Only the facts.”

He's not the only one....


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Jul 25, 2014 14:46 |  #11

20droger wrote in post #17054685 (external link)
He's not the only one....

Did you know that once, as a guest at a dinner party also attended by Sergeant Joe Friday, Harold Edgerton prefaced an anecdote by saying, “The story you are about to hear is true”?

The rest is TV history.


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Jul 26, 2014 03:28 |  #12

frozenframe wrote in post #17051706 (external link)
Flashcubes, yes, used them on an Instamatic camera. However I also recall the single bulbs used in a Pressman.

Yep, I was a young teenager then, still in school and couldn't afford much. I was so happy to own my first camera. It was one of those that used the 110 cartridge.

...Wow, I feel very old now :(


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Jul 26, 2014 13:38 |  #13

Nice article. Thanks for posting!


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Jul 27, 2014 14:42 |  #14

seres wrote in post #17057620 (external link)
Nice article. Thanks for posting!

Thanks ! :)


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