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Cyanotype in camera
Photography with iron (iii) salt

Writer and photography / Arpan Mukherjee The process of making photographic images with ferric salts in camera by Arpan Mukherjee. Introduction Instead of ferrous sulphate my chemistry suppler gave me a bottle of ferric sulphate, which I was supposed to use for wet plate developer. The bottle was black and I didn’t notice the mistake at ...
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Miscellaneous processes

Rhodiotytpe Kary toned in iridium (4 ml 10% iridium, 5 grams citric acid, 1000 ml H2O). Notice the underdeveloped area to the left did not darken; the iridium replaced only silver, not rhodium.
Rhodiotype Kary Prints: Rhodium and Silver

A description of Richard Puckett's Rhodiotype Kary process.

Darkroom equipment


Sell a UV exposure meter designed specifically for artists who work with photopolymer plates.


Christopher James alternative photographic processes
Christopher James’ book – third edition out now!

The third edition of Christopher James' "The Book of Alternative Photographic Processes" is now out... check it out.


Make the sliding box camera by Ty Guillroy
Making the Sliding Box Camera

Learn how to construct a camera in wood, dating back to the daguerreotype era.

Wetplate collodions

Wet collodion image of a sake bottle
Say goodbye to cyanide: a less toxic approach to fixing wet collodion plates

Elizabeth Graves experiments with Waldack's Formulas for Collodion Positives "Formula No. 1. For Dead-Whites" followed by a sodium thiosulfate fixer.


Making the traditional wet plate camera
Making the Traditional Wet Plate Camera

From the basics to more advanced techniques on building a historically-correct bellows camera for plate photography.

Surveys and polls

The Practice of Alternative Photography Processes Worldwide
Who are you? Survey about those practising alt. proc.

A few months back Dutch Alternative Photography asked you to fill out a survey of who you are. Many of you did. Here is the result.

Darkroom photography

200902 aegraves cyanotype photograms IMG_0960
Get Organized, Alt Process Photographer!

Elizabeth Graves recommends some good organizational habits for wet darkroom, alt-process photographers.


January special from Christina Z. Anderson – order 6 copies and get free shipping

New Year’s Special through the month of January that will especially help our Overseas members!

Open blog

This gum print is from my series, Popping Gum: Exploring Pop Art in Gum. This is probably one of just a few prints which I can celebrate diverse web renderings. Regardless, I still prefer the physical print!
Our Art and Images on the Web: An Uneasy Conundrum, Final Thoughts

Peter J. Blackburn offers closing remarks to complete his viewpoint as to the appropriate roles the web should play in promoting our art.

Photographers & people

Mungo Ponton
Mungo Ponton – A tribute to the grandfather of the Gum Bichromate and other dichromate processes

20th November is the birth anniversary of a very important yet hardly known figure in the history of photography. The Scottish inventor Mungo Ponton.

Miscellaneous processes

A Ruzolotype as printed, untoned.
Serebrutype prints: ruthenium and silver

A description of Richard Eugene Puckett’s Serebrutype photographic print process.


Get that xmas shopping done!

For those of you who are planning some Christmas shopping, get some good books!
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