Paper , Shadows and Light. - In some conversation with M. Claudet about the wonderful art which he practised, he informed me, with the utmost gravity, that to achieve anything like success or eminence , it required the chemical knowledge of a Faraday, the optical knowledge of a Herschel, the artistic talent of a Reynolds or Rembrandt, and the indomitable pluck and energy of a Hannibal ; and under these circumstances he strongly dissuaded anyone from taking it up as an amusement. I thought of the assistant who had really executed the practical part of taking my picture. I smiled at the principals pompous and discouraging observations, and I determined one day to try my own hand at photography. “ Thomas Sutton
In some conversation with M. C'laudet about the wonderful art which he practised, he informed me, with the utmost gravity, that to achieve anything like success or eminence , it required the chemical knowledge of a Faraday, the optical knowledge of a Herschel, the artistic talent of a Reynolds or Rembrandt, and the indomitable pluck and energy of a Hannibal ; and under these circumstances he strongly dissuaded anyone from taking it up as an amusement. I thought of the assistant who had really executed the practical part of taking my picture. I smiled at the principal's pompous and discouraging observations, and I determined one day to try my own hand at photography. “ Thomas Sutton
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