Robert Adamson biography
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.