SPIRITOGRAPHY - IN HIS OWN WORDS
Taken by me at Evergreen Cemetery (one of the oldest in California) in front of a headstone.Digital, 68 Degree temp., NO Flash, Day Light. © 6CENTS
This is an article by spirit photography master, Jim DeCaro!
I was tickled to find this and I hope you enjoy reading it as much as I did!!!!
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History of Spirit Photography
In 1839, the first publicly available camera, or "Daguerreotype," was introduced to the world. This cutting-edge invention could actually capture what the eye saw and reproduce it on a plate. The new invention was an instant success, and people around the world were scrambling to get one.Spirit photography got its start about two decades later when in 1861 Boston-based photographer William H. Mumler took a picture of himself and "discovered" a ghost had appeared in the photo with him. Mumler began charging his customers for a séance/photography session and was making quite a bit of money in doing so. He was later exposed in the courts in 1872 as being a fake. Early cameras required the subject to sit motionless for periods of 60 seconds or more while the camera shutter remained open. During this time, the photographer's assistant, dressed in a flowing robe or cloak, could sneak into the scene behind the subject for ten or 20 seconds and then leave. When the picture was developed, a semi-transparent apparition would appear.
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