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Tuesday, February 14, 2012

This Week in Photography History


Quote Of The Week
“Photography is the easiest thing in the world if one is willing to accept pictures that are flaccid, limp, bland, banal, indiscriminately informative, and pointless. But if one insists in a photograph that is both complex and vigorous it is almost impossible.” – John Szarkowski (1925-2007, photographer and curator)

This Week In Photography History
21-1Clyde Tombaugh discovered the dwarf planet Pluto on February 18, 1930 through examining photographs of the section of sky beyond Neptune.

Photographs were taken over a period of time using an astrograph, essentially a telescope for celestial photography, thirteen inch long with three elements set for f5.3. By using a machine that rapidly switched between photos, he identified the one moving object as a new planet.

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