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April 2014 newsletter


Making a living on alt. proc.

This month's newsletter is very much about trying to make a living out of alternative photographic processes and thus spending more time on your passion.

First out is Scott Barnes, who wrote a book called Making Photogravures With Polymer Plates he shares a chapter of the book with us.

We also have Katherine Fugit and her husband who operates a darkroom and studio from a camper van.

Enjoy, and don't forget to take part in Pinhole Day 2014.

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Scott Barnes Photopolymer bookBase exposure times when making photogravures with polymer plates

An excerpt from Scott Barnes book called “Making Photogravures With Polymer Plates: A modern technique of historical photo-mechanical printing using steel-backed polymer plates, etched with water and printed by hand with traditional intaglio processes“.



Large-format photography studio and darkroom inside a vintage camper

A wonderful story on how two people followed their photography dream. Katherine Fugit owns and operates a large-format photography studio and darkroom inside a vintage camper. She runs it with her husband Conan and call it Lamphouse Photo Co. Since last June they have been traveling around their hometown of Wichita, KS taking 4×5 black-and-white portraits with our Burke & James Saturn 75 camera and developing them by hand using a paper negative process, on-site in about 10 minutes.

New artists in the gallery

Sara Jennings GravesJavier De Reparaz

Javier De Reparaz is a Spanish photographer who has learnt the carbon transfer process by reading articles on this website. He treats his photographs like memories and dreams.

Sara Jennings GravesKaterina Bukolska

Katerina Bukolska is a self-taught amateur photographer from Prague in the Czech Republic working with cyanotypes on glass, giving the images an original look.

Special member offer - ends on Pinhole day

Cyanomicon - History, Science and Art of Cyanotype: photographic printing in Prussian blueEVERYONE who signs up for a Yearly Supporting Membership on from now until 29th of April will get a free copy of our book From Pinhole to Print (it usually sells for 29.50 USD).

This is how:

1. Sign up for a Yearly Supporting Membership.

2. Email us your address to Expect 2-3 weeks for delivery.

3. Read the book, build a pinhole camera and take part in the Worldwide Pinhole Photography Day!

Please note, for those of you who are already Supporting Members, you can also take part in the offer and get the book for free by sending us 10 dollars postage - do not forget to email us your address to!


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