|Dates: ||1806 - ?|
A lawyer in Essex, Copland took up photography as a hobby. During a tour of South America in 1855, he modified the process developed by John Stewart (1814-1887) of using a vacuum pump to prepare paper for negatives. This insured a more complete penetration of the chemicals into the fibers, and Copland adopted it to meet the special demands of working in a hot climate. Nothing else is known of his photographic work or his travels.
Roger Taylor & Larry J. Schaaf Impressed by Light: British Photographs from Paper Negatives, 1840-1860 (Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, 2007)
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Date last updated: 4 Nov 2012.
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