June 2013 LSAT, Reading Comprehension, Q10

Crowdsourcing the June 2013 LSAT:  June 2013 LSAT Explanation Central | About this project There's no way to predict this one in advance. I'll just have to go through the answer choices one by one, and pick the one that seems like it was answered by the passage.

If you struggled at all with questions 8-14, odds are that you didn't quite catch the main point of the passage. Here's my summary, if you need a refresher.

A. I don't recall the passage talking about technologies that were not revived, only ones that were.

B. In the first paragraph, the author did mention the tintype emulsion. But other than saying "there's no tin," I don't think the chemical makeup of the emulsion was really described. I'll be surprised if this is it.

C. Nope. Pinhole cameras were definitely mentioned, but I never saw a list of hipsters who are using them.

D. Nope. Coating photographic paper with egg whites was mentioned, but there was no discussion of the result of that particular technique.

E. Yes. Starting in line 29, the passage states that new photographic techniques were simpler, cheaper, faster, and more consistent. Those are the advantages that led to the decline of old fashioned photography, until hipsters picked the old techniques back up.

Our answer is E, because it's the only question that was answered by the passage.

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