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In June 1841, Beard purchased from Daguerre the patent rights to the daguerreotype process in England.
A daguerreotype portrait of Louis Jacques Daguerre by John Jabez Edwin Mayall , a photographic artist who established a studio in London in 1847 and later set up a photographic studio in Brighton, Sussex. An early daguerreotype studio, as depicted in a woodcut by George Cruikshank in 1842.
You can also buy cameras online from Park Cameras, including underwater cameras.
Unusually the company also offers photography courses, including one to one photography lessons which can be aimed at different levels - from advanced photography to acquainting beginners with how to get the best out of their new camera.
In England, Richard Beard (1801-1885), a former coal merchant and patent speculator, bought the patent to Alexander Wolcott's mirror camera and employed the services of John Frederick Goddard (1795-1866), a chemist, to find a way of reducing exposure times to less than a few minutes, thereby making it possible to take daguerreotype portraits.
On 23rd March 1841, Richard Beard opened Englands first daguerreotype portrait studio in London's Regent Street.
There are plenty of camera shops in West Sussex where you can buy new or used photographic equipment, get a chance to see your camera before you buy it and talk about photography with someone who might just share your passion for the subject.
In this early period, Beard employed Wolcott's Mirror Camera, which used a concave mirror instead of a lens.LCE managing director Nick Richens said the Sussex Camera Centre shares many of LCE’s core values, including customer service and value for money.