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Basic Photographic Materials and Processes, 3rd Edition by Nanette L. Salvaggio

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Chapter 13

Chemistry for Photographers

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Photograph by Jessica Peterson, Biomedical Photographic Communication student, Rochester Institute of Technology.

 

Edited by Paul A. Schwartz

Introduction

Photographers today have many choices regarding the materials and technologies available to them for exposing, processing, and printing images. In each of these steps, chemical substances play a key role in defining both the characteristics and quality of the images generated. At the time the camera shutter opens, light energy is focused on the image plane where a sensor is positioned. Digital cameras rely on an image sensor, a microelectronic semiconductor ...

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