In a world of megapixels, point-n-shoots and expensive DSLRs, it's easy to forget about the roots of modern photography. This beautiful video profiles Harry Taylor, a photographer who's celebrating the 19th century methods that kick-started the craze.

Taylor took up tintype—a near-extinct form of wet plate photography—after the death of a loved one. He became hooked. This video shows exactly why: it's a whole different side to photography, where patience is valued over action. [Matt Morris Films via Laughing Squid]