1.) Identify and compare the first two viable photographic processes in terms of process, material object, and aesthetics.
2.) What is entailed in making a Wet-Plate Collodion negative? Why was this process so advantageous to the development of photography?
3.) What are the key differences as discussed in class between using the terms “Naturalism/Abstraction,” and “Realism/Idealism?” Which of these terms is most important to the drive (impetus/drive) behind the invention of photography?
4.) In your opinion, what is more important: the invention of dry plate/silver gelatin processes, or the invention of the Kodak ‘system.’ Explain your answer.