Photography – Part 4 – Project 1: P. 146 Research Point

This first research point in the photography section asks us the read the introductory sections of The Pencil of Nature by William Henry Fox Talbot (available at and also as a PDF file here – both accessed 22/02/20) and answer the following:

Do you see photography as mechanical or creative? Can any process be both?

Having been interested in photography for many years, I have always believed that it is both mechanical and creative. In other words, both science and art.

In Talbot’s introduction to The Pencil of Nature, he mostly discusses the mechanics and chemical processes involved in … Read the rest