Wedding portrait
Wedding photography as a general genre is interesting because it combines two styles at once - reportage and staged portraiture. Wedding portraits occupy the most important and significant place in…

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Photo collage
The word “collage” itself comes from the French “collage”, which means “sticking” and implies some artistic result (a work of art or graphics) created using this same sticking - objects,…

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Victorian headless portrait (genre of a photoless portrait in photo art)
In the XIX century in the Victorian era in England, thanks to the skills and abilities of the masters of photo art in the pictures, the head was separated from…

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History of the first photo album

A photo album is a true family value that is inherited from parents to children. However, in reality, even a very high-quality photo album cannot serve for more than half a century. Therefore, after this time, the photos should be moved to the new album to prevent them from being spoiled and saved for posterity.

The first album for photographs was an ordinary book in which test photographs were placed. It could include pictures of relatives, but such a book could not be attributed to family photo albums.

The first ever album for photos
The first albums began to appear almost immediately after the invention of the photo. Just a year after the first photographs appeared in 1840, English scientist William Talbot made the first ever album for photographs. In 1846, he made a book with photographs as illustrations entitled The Pencil of Nature. There were pictures of architecture and beautiful landscapes.

Albums for collections
Due to the fact that the photo process was gaining popularity, books for photos began to appear on store shelves.

In the 50s. Cartes-de-Visite appeared in France of the nineteenth century – photos of 11.4 cm x 6.4 cm in size, which were attached to a business card. They were in great demand: they were collected, stored, sent to each other, exchanged, etc. A special tight-bound album was created specifically for collectibles. It was equipped with pockets and slots for cards.

Interest in collecting from the society increased, the albums on sale did not give the opportunity to keep newspaper clippings or letters. In this regard, albums without pockets and slots with thick sheets of cardboard appeared. History of the creation of the first photo album

Creative approach to photo albums
In 1873, a Canadian newspaper published an article where readers were offered several ways to make an ordinary album for photographs unique. From this point on, photo albums began to appear in the living rooms of wealthy people and became part of the decoration of the room. The popularity of this item is reflected in its appearance and quality.

Now with the advent of digital photography photo albums faded into the background. But they are still in demand.

Beauty portrait
“Beauty” is one of the most modern and brightest genres of photo art, which pays special attention to the beauty and personality of the make-up of the model. Beauty photography…

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Photographic installation
Photomontage (the word comes from the ancient Greek, meaning “light” in translation, and the French word “montage” - assembling, lifting, installation) - this is getting photographs by compiling them from…

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The history of underwater photography
Underwater photography - film and photography of various objects located under water. Such shooting is carried out with the help of a special waterproof technique or a conventional photo or…

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Reportage photography
The word “report” familiar to many came from the French “reporter” - “carry”, and English - “report”, which literally means “report, report”. It is easy to guess that, in the…

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