Ilse Bing: Working Methods
Like many photographers of the 1930s, Ilse Bing was self-taught in terms of technique and composition. Photography attracted her as a new visual language appropriate to the modern age and she rapidly developed an idiosyncratic style and a high degree of technical expertise. She was one of the first photographers to adopt the revolutionary small-format Leica camera, and in Paris in the early 1930s she was one of the few to make exclusive use of it.
Julia Margaret Cameron: Working Methods
Julia Margaret Cameron made albumen-silver prints from wet collodion glass plate negatives. She was innovative and unconventional in her approach to the technical applications of her medium in order to create images transcending a purely descriptive function of photography.
Frederick Hollyer: Working Methods
Frederick Hollyer's early work was produced by a variety of methods, but in 1878 he began to use platinum printing (platinotype). The shift to platinotype printing and gelatin dry plates improved the quality of Hollyer's reproductions. His platinotypes were 'untouched' and soon prized for their tonal range, matt finish, permanence and faithful rendering.