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Books covering more than one subject

Jill Enfield's Guide to Photographic Alternative Processes: Popular Historical and Contemporary TechniquesJill Enfield’s Guide to Photographic Alternative Processes: Popular Historical and Contemporary Techniques
Jill Enfield

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Covering several techniques and even printing on ceramics.

Book of alternative phtoographic processesThe Book of Alternative Photographic Processes
Christopher James

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Cyanotypes, kallitypes, ambrotypes, anthotypes and more in classroom format.

Spirit of saltSpirits of Salts / Alternative Photographic Processes
Randall Webb and Martin Reed

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A Working Guide to Old Photographic Processes.

Note: Spirits of Salts is the UK title and Alternative Photographic Processes is the US title.

Coming into focusComing into Focus
John Barnier

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Practical instructions on 20 processes.

bookjacketNew Dimensions in Photo Processes
Laura Blacklow

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Clear instructions in step-by-step to many of the processes.

Breaking the rulesBreaking the Rules. A Photo Media Cookbook
Bea Nettles

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Pinholes, cyanotypes and more. Out of print.

Photographic possibilitiesPhotographic Possibilities: The Expressive Use of Ideas, Materials and Processes
Robert Hirsch, John Valentino

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A well researched reference book covering many alt. procs.

Photo artPhoto Art: In-Camera/ Darkroom/ Digital/ Mixed Media
Tory Worobiec and Ray Spence

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More inspirational, less technical.

New photographyThe New Photography. A Guide To New Images, Processes, and Display Techniques For Photographers
Catharine Reeve and Marilyn Sward

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Covering cyanotype, kallitype, salt, gum bichromate and pt/pds.

The Art of Enhanced Photography. Beyond the Photoraphic ImageThe Art of Enhanced Photography. Beyond the Photoraphic Image
James Luciana and Judith Watts

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Centered around interviews with seventeen photographers.

alternative photographic processesAlternative Photographic Processes: A Working Guide for Image Makers
Martin Reed, Randall Webb

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An overview of alternative processes.

Guide to early photo processesA guide to early photographic processes
Brian Coe and Mark Haworth-Booth

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Detailing all the early photograhic processes. Out of print.

historic photographic processesHistoric Photographic Processes
Richard Farber

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Extensive research and resources.

Darkroom cookbookThe Darkroom Cookbook
Steve Anchell

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Description of 170 photographic processes.

Phtoo imagingPhoto Imaging – A Complete Visual Guide to Alternative Techniques and Processes
Jill Enfield

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A definite resource for mastering alternative photo-imaging techniques. Out of print.

Basic phtoography ansel adamsAn Ansel Adams Guide: Basic Techniques of Photography. Book Two
John Schaefer

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Covering both ‘straight’ and alternative processes.

Photography's Antiquarian Avant-GardePhotography’s Antiquarian Avant-Garde
The New Wave in Old Processes

Lyle Rexer

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Information on many of the processes.


 

Cyanotypes

Cyanotype printing kit classic formulaCyanotype Printing Kit – classic formula
Photographers’ Formulary

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Makes 24 8×10 Prints. Just add water.

Cyanotype printing kit Mike Ware's formulaCyanotype Printing Kit – Mike Ware’s formula
Photographers’ Formulary

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Makes 50 8×10 Prints. rind the Potassium Ferricynide prior to mixing and it.


 

Daguerrotype

The DaguerrotypeThe Daguerreotype: Nineteenth-Century Technology and Modern Science
M. Susan Barger, William B. White

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Gum bichromate

Gum bichromate bookThe Gum Bichromate Book: Non-silver Methods for Photographic Printmaking
David Scopick

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Step-by-step guide to gum bichromates.

Gum bichromate printing kitGum Bichromate Printing Kit
Photographers’ Formulary

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Easy to use kit, strongly recommended for beginners.


 

Gumoil

GumoilGumoil Photographic Printing
Karl P. Koenig

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Step-by-step guide to gumoils.


 

Infrared photography

Infrared photography handbookInfrared Photography Handbook
Laurie White

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Comprehensive guide and techniques leading to successful infrareds.

Advanced infrared photographyAdvanced Infrared Photography Handbook
Laurie White Hayball

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Taking infrareds one step further.

Infrared wedding photographyInfrared Wedding Photography
Barbara Rice, Patrick Rice, Travis Hill

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Practical without being tacky.

Art of infrared photographyThe Art of Infrared Photography
Joseph Paduano

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Clearly written and well illustrated.


 

Kallitype & vandykes

Making Kallitypes by Dick StevensMaking Kallitypes

Dick Stevens

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A definitive guide.

Vandyke brown printing kitVandyke Brown Printing Kit
Photographers’ Formulary

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Makes 100 4″ x 5″ prints or 25 8″ x 10″ prints – great for beginners.

Kallitype printing kitKallitype Printing Kit
Photographers’ Formulary

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Makes 30 4″ x 5″ prints – recommended for beginners. Read a review.


 

Lith prints

Master photographers lith printingThe Master Photographer’s Lith Printing Course: A Definitive Guide to Creating Lith Printing
Tim Rudman

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The world of lithprintingThe World of Lith Printing
Tim Rudman

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World-wide collection of lith printing works.


 

Liquid emulsion

Silver gelatinSilver Gelatin: A User’s Guide to Liquid Photographic Emulsions
Martin Reed, Sarah Jones

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A practical art book illustrating the use of liquid photographic emulsion.


 

Negatives – digital negatives and analogue, Photoshop and digital printing

Making digital negatives for contact printingMaking Digital Negatives for Contact Printing
Dan Burkholder

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A step-by-step Guide to affordable enlarged negatives.

Precision digital negativesPrecision Digital Negatives for Silver & Other Alternative Photographic Processes
Mark Nelson

An eBook describing Color Density Range Control, matching the density range of the digital negative to the exposure scale of any process and/or contrast mix—before applying a Process Adjustment Curve. Read more.

digi negsDigital Negatives
Using Photoshop to Create Digital Negatives for Silver and Alternative Process Printing

Brad Hinkel and Ron Reeder

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Both easy, quick start recommendations and expert instruction.

Photoshop artistryPhotoshop Artistry: For Photographers Using Photoshop CS2 and Beyon
Barry Haynes, Wendy Crumpler, and Sen Duggan

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For those who loves photoshop and want to know it all.

digital black and white printingDigital Black and White Printing
George Schaub

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Basic black and white image manipulation.

Photoshop for photographersPhotoshop for photography – The art of pixel processing
Tom Ang

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Focussing on real darkroom problems and not just effects.

photoshop channel shopsPhotoshop Channel Chops
David Biedny, Bert Monroy, Nathan Moody

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High-end imaging techniques.

Digital printing handbookThe Digital Printing Handbook
Tim Daly

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From Scanning to Printing, this book will explain the basics to get you started in digital photography.

Dictionnnary of photographyDictionnary of Photography and Digital Imaging

Tom Ang

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A useful addition on the bookshelf.

Photoshop restoration and retouchingPhotoshop Restoration and Retouching

Katrin Eismann

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Restoring what has been lost, fixing incorrect exposures, erasing dust and scratches, or even re-creating reality.


 

Photopolymer, gravure, solarplates and printmaking

Making Photogravures With Polymer Plates: A modern technique of historical photo-mechanical printing using steel-backed polymer plates, etched with ... by hand with traditional intaglio processesMaking 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
Scott Barnes

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Photogravure step-by-step. What is needed to use photo sensitive polymer, to create stunning intaglio plates.

Printmaking in the sunPrintmaking in the Sun
Dan Welden, Pauline Muir, Melvyn Petterson, Dan Weldon

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Covering the solarprint, or the photopolymer process, a brilliant read!

Copper plate photogravureCopper Plate Photogravure – Demystifying the Process
David Morrish and Marlene MacCallum

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Step-by-step basic printing procedures for a photogravure plate, complete with trouble shooting information.

Complete printmakerThe Complete Printmaker
John Ross, Jim Ross, Tim Ross

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Step by step through the history and techniques of over forty-five print-making methods.

Polymer Photogravure: A New Method for Photographers and Graphic Artists

Taneli Eskola, Kari Holopainen

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Hard to get hold of, try getting a used copy on Amazon.


 

Pinholes and camera making

PinholeThe Pinhole Camera – A Practical How-To Book for Making Pinhole Cameras and Images
Brian Krummel

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Buy ‘The Pinhole Camera’ from CreateSpace Estore. Download 35 pages free. Read an extract. Read a review.

The benefits of pinholing, making cameras, material and darkroom skills.

How to make pinhole camerasHow to Make Three 8×10 Pinhole Cameras
Anita Chernewski
A really fun booklet and lenses. Out of print, may be back soon.

Primitive photographyPrimitive Photography: A Guide to Making Cameras, Lenses, and Calotypes
Alan Greene

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The entire process from the beginning to end, at advanced level.

Pinhole photographyPinhole Photography
Eric Renner

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An inspiring book including ideas and techniques. Not for beginners.

Adventures with pinhole photographyAdventures With Pinhole and Home-Made Cameras: From Tin Cans to Precision Engineering
John Evans

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A variety of approaches to pinhole with lots of examples of camera building and technical aspects of building your own.

beginners guide to photographyThe Beginner’s Guide to Pinhole Photography
Jim Shull

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Back to basics, recommended for beginners.


 

Platinum & palladium

Platinum and palladium printingPlatinum and Palladium Printing
Dick Arentz

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A complete guide.


 

Image and Polaroid transfers, emulsion lifts and SX-70′s books

Polaroid transfersPolaroid Transfers: A Complete Visual Guide to Creating Image and Emulsion Transfers
Kathleen Thormod Carr

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Everything you need to know about Polaroid transfers.

Polaroid manipulationsPolaroid Manipulations: A Complete Visual Guide to Creating SX-70, Transfer and Digital Prints
Kathleen Thormod Carr

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Detailed hands-on instructions and step-by-step procedures.

photographers polaroid transferPhotographer’s Guide to Polaroid Transfer: Step-By-Step
Christopher Grey

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Tutorials from the winner of the Nikon Certificate of Excellence.

watercolour polaroidsWatercolor Portrait Photography: The Art of Polaroid SX-70 Manipulation
Helen T. Boursier

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The art and techniques of SX-70s.

spice up your photosSpice up your photos
Nitsa Malik
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Creative photography techniques to put a spark in your photos.


 

Temperaprints

monotypes gelatin plateMaking Monotypes Using a Gelatin Plate
Nancy Marculewicz, Francis S. Merritt

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Includes a section on temperaprints.

Creative sunprintingCreative Sunprinting
Peter Fredrick

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A cookbook of various processes. (Out of print)


 

Toning and handcolouring

The master photographer's toning courseThe Master Photographer’s Toning Course: A Definitive Guide to Creative Toning Techniques
Tim Rudman

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Full of vital details on toning.

Toning and handcolouring photographsToning and Handcoloring Photographs
Tony Worobiec

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More inspirational than techical.


 

After printing: craft, mounting, framing and image preservation

Mechanisms of image deteriorationMechanisms of Image Deterioration in Early Photographs
Mike Ware

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Very well researched.

Framing photographyFraming Photography
Alan R. Lamb

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For the professional framer.

Pocket engineerThe Pocket Engineer, Volume 1
Carol Barton

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How to Make Pop-Ups step-by-step. Read an excerpt.

Pocket engineerThe Pocket Engineer, Volume 2
Carol Barton

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More Pop-Ups step-by-step.


 

History of alternative photographic processes

Seizing the lightSeizing the Light: A History of Photography
Robert Hirsch

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Read a review.

History of photographyA History of Photography
McDermott and McGough

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Photography and the Invisible 1840 - 1900Brought to Light: Photography and the Invisible, 1840-1900

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Scientific experimentation blend with stories of showmanship to reveal how developments in 19th-century technology could enlighten as well as frighten and amaze. Read a review.


 

Black & white photography and darkroom techniques

The negativeThe Negative (Ansel Adams Photography, Book 2)
Ansel Adams

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Devoted to a discussion of light, film and exposure.

basic photography techniquesBasic Techniques of Photography – Book 1
John P. Schaefer

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Camera systems, lenses, films, film developing, printing, and color photography.

basic photographyBasic Techniques of Photography – Book 2
John P. Schaefer

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Guide to Ansel Adams’ brilliant Approach to creative photography.

Exploring colour photographyExploring Color Photography – From the Darkroom to the Digital Studio
Robert Hirsch

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In-depth color theory and practical advice.


 

Artbooks – the art of alternative photography

Art and artists edition 1Alternative Photography: Art and Artists, Edition I

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115 artists working with alternative photographic processes. Or order from CreateSpace (best option) or order from Lulu. Read a review.

Sun Gardens: Victorian photograms

Anna Atkins

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Reproduction. Anna Atkins was the first photographer to produce a book using photographic illustrations – in cyanotype. It was called British Algae, Cyanotype Impressions, which predates Talbot’s Pencil of Nature. Out of print – if you find a copy, grab it!

The nature of the beastThe Nature of the Beast

Alfons Alt

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Winner of the European Publishers award for Photography (2000). ‘One-off’ prints, of animals.

Betty HahnBetty Hahn: Photography or Maybe Not

Photographs: Betty Hahn, text: Steve Yates, essays: David Haberstich and Dana Asbury

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Incorporates alternative processes with other media.

TintypesTintypes

Jayne Hinds Bidaut (Photographer), Eugenia Parry (Editor), B. Martin Pedersen (Editor)

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Two distinct bodies of work in tintype: one of rare and exotic insects, the other of female nudes.

John DugdaleLife’s Evening Hour

Peter Devine, photographs by John Dugdale

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Having lost 80% of his sight, Dugdale continues to use cyanotypes to explore indefinable areas of life.

Young America: Daguerrotypes of Southworth and HawesYoung America: The Daguerreotypes of Southworth & Hawes

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Blue prints: The natural world in cyanotype photographsBlue Prints: The Natural World in Cyanotype Photographs

Zeva Oelbaum

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Fine art and an essay by Tracy Chevalier.

 

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