Camera Clues

Camera Clues

A Handbook for Photographic Investigation

by Joe Nickell

Published by: The University Press of Kentucky

Imprint: The University Press of Kentucky

248 Pages, 6.00 x 9.00 x 0.00 in, photos, illus

  • Paperback
  • 9780813191249
  • Published: June 2005



In Camera Clues, Joe Nickell shares his methods of identifying and dating old photos and demonstrates how to distinguish originals from copies and fakes. Particularly intriguing are his discussions of camera tricks, darkroom manipulations, retouching techniques, and uses of computer technology to deceive the eye. Camera Clues concludes with a look at allegedly "paranormal" photography, from nineteenth-century "spirit photographs" to UFO snapshots.