The journey of photography from the earliest photo in 1826 to today has been one of a process laden with chemicals and long wait times to a time where pressing a button can record hundreds of images in an instant. Through the 1800s techniques came at rapid-fire pace with some shortening wait times and others requiring fewer chemicals. In 1864, because of the work of Alfred Stieglitz, photography joined the ranks of the other arts. Today although your telephone probably has thousands of pictures on it, and perhaps because of the ease of taking these images, many photographers are returning to vintage techniques. We’ll take a look at some of those techniques without ignoring the obvious proliferation of digital photography.