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Wetplate collodions

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

Writer and photography / Elizabeth Graves Elizabeth Graves shares her favorite developer recipe, which works well with a sodium thiosulfate fixer. When I attended a workshop to learn how to make plates using the wet plate collodion process, I was told that potassium cyanide is the best fixer for plates. Our instructor provided the option o ...
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Books

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

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Get Organized, Alt Process Photographer!

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

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.

Books

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Get that xmas shopping done!

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

Surveys and polls

Survey 2014

Help us make this website better by filling in this short 4 question survey.

Slovakian photographers

Juro Kováčik
Juro Kováčik

From: Bratislava, Slovakia. Shows: Wetplate collodions. See gallery

Cyanotypes

Brush coating cyanotypes
Preparing the canvas: cloth, paper and natural fibre fabrics for cyanotypes

An excerpt from Blueprint to cyanotypes: Exploring a historical alternative photographic process. 3 different coating methods and how to dry and store the coated paper.

Cyanotype photographers

Egill Ibsen
Egill Ibsen

From: Reykjavik, Iceland. Shows: Cyanotypes and acrylics. See gallery

Miscellaneous processes

Kytheratype by Richard Puckett
The Kytheratype: printing with copper and silver

A description of Richard Eugene Puckett’ Kytheratype photographic print process.

Chemicals & kits

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LabOldTech

Chemicals for alternative photography, Salts (Platinum, Palladium, Gold), Ferric Oxalate, Instruments, Contact print frame, Box for Collodion plates and much more!
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