Thursday, 24 February 2011

Victorian Portrait Studio

     This is a reconstruction of a Victorian portrait studio at the National Media Museum in Bradford.  The studio would have been designed to let in as much natural light as possible and the sitter would have had to keep still for several seconds during long exposure times.  I wonder what a Victorian photographer would make of a tiny modern digital camera.

1 comment:

  1. I visit this museum quite often, saw the recent Land exhibition. Oddly yesterday I bumped into a photographer using a large format camera, he let me under the hood to have at look at the inverted image. I started photography in the days of film and I would not want to go back, though I would not mind an old school studio with lots of natural light though.