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“ has completely changed my artistic and teaching practise, I can’t thank you enough, its just amazing. Keep going!”

Rachel Sokal, Photographer and Workshop Facilitator.

We have a favour to ask. Many people read this site, but no-one gets paid to do the work. The costs are higher than the advertising revenue (which is not a lot) and we do not want to put up a paywall – we want to keep information free. So, please help us with costs by becoming a Supporting Member. You will help us:

  • Educate artists, photographer and other curious people in alternative photographic processes.
  • Supply the information to learn for free.
  • Make it easier to connect with other photographers working with alternative photographic processes.

We want to do photography as it should be: hands on, fun and inspiring. Every week we add more articles, galleries, technical information and other items we think are useful to anyone working with or learning about alternative processes. Please help us out! If you are a photographer working with alternative photographic process, also read the benefits of getting a gallery.

Get a Yearly Membership Subscription

35 dollars a year

Contribute automatically each year until you cancel your membership.


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Any amount – small or large – is welcome. We thank you very much!

What you think

Spiffy Tumbleweed“It is not an exaggeration to say that this site and the creative community it has spawned have changed my life. What began as a simple inquiry about how cyanotypes are done has grown into years of experimentation and rewarding creative expression, and I feel that I have barely scratched the surface. I still hesitate to call myself a photographer, but I’m happy and proud to be an alt process guy.”

Spiffy Tumbleweed.

Don Grant“I want to thank you for the alternative processes photography web site that you edit and all of the efforts that you have made for those of us who have come to love this world of alternative process photography. At this time I only do cyanotypes but I hope to soon learn gum bichromates. Life was good before I starting into alternative process, but it great now.”

Don Grant.

Liam Smith tintype portrait“Long time follower of the blog, I love the eclectic mix of work on show.
I followed your tintype step by step and finally managed to crack the process! It took a long time to finally source everything and achieve consistent results but I think I’ve nailed it!
Just waned to let you know how useful your article was, I’ve been wanting to make tintypes since my teenage years.”

Liam Smith – photography teacher and your number one fan.
Why membership?

This site takes a lot of work and maintenance, but we don’t charge for it, and we don’t get paid. We do this because we love doing it – and we also believe information should be free. Anyone should be able to access the knowledge they need to carry out their art. The more items we add to the site, the more popular the site gets. This is great. We want to keep doing this.

What we ask from you is that if you find the information here valuable and are able to contribute towards the cost of running the site – we would really appreciate it. The money will only go to running and improving the site, promoting the artists and adding more functionality. Nothing else. No one gets paid.

If you don’t like using PayPal, email us for an address to send a contribution.

If you have any questions, please contact us by email. and appreciate your support. Your gift is very welcome and we thank you very much.

An important note about Paypal and your subscription

Too keep subscribing to your Supporting Membership at you do not need to do anything. Paypal will automatically draw the fee the same date next year. There will be no notification before the fee is drawn next year, so either make a note of the date you subscribed or change your Paypal settings to receive notification mails. Do this:

  1. Log in to your Paypal account
  2. Click on ‘Profile’
  3. Click on ‘Notifications’ under ‘Account information’
  4. Select "I receive PayPal Website Payments and Instant Purchase" with a checkmark
  5. Click on ‘Save’

To change your subscription you also have to log in to your Paypal account. We do not have access to your Paypal account or your credit card details.

Please also note a little snitch in Paypal… if you change or update your credit card details, your Subscription may get cancelled!

We’re glad to have you as a member and we hope you enjoy the website!

“Was thrilled to hear that one of my cyanos was accepted into the Black and White Photography magazine/ Alternative Photography Competition. A big thank you goes out to Malin for the many years of providing guidance through her books and building a wonderful community of alternative photographers!”

Rebecca Bruyn – Artist.

Christian Klant“Alternative Photography is probably the best way to get a brief overview of all the different alternative techniques. It’s a pity that I realised so late that I’m able to support this base of knowledge by getting a member. But now I am!”

Christian Klant – photographer.

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