Best Known For
Robert Adamson was a Scottish chemist and photographer who is best known for producing 2500 Calotype photographic prints with painter David Octavius Hill.
Think you know about Biography?
Answer questions and see how you rank against other players.Play Now
Born in Burnside, Fife (near St. Andrews), Scotland, on April 26, 1821, Robert Adamson was a chemist and pioneer in photography. In 1843, Adamson helped David Hill apply the Calotype process of making photographic prints on silver chloride paper. Working together, they produced some 2500 Calotypes, mainly portraits but also landscapes (1843–48). Adamson died on January 14, 1848, in St. Andrews, Scotland.
© 2013 A+E Networks. All rights reserved.
Included In These Groups
Famous Scottish People 61 people in this group
Famous Taureans 518 people in this group
Famous Photographers 57 people in this group
profile name: Robert Adamson profile occupation:
Sign in with Facebook to see how you and your friends are connected to famous icons.