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Pinholes

Pinhole cameras rely on the fact that light travels in straight lines – a principle called the rectilinear theory of light. This makes the image appear upside down in the camera.
How a pinhole camera works

An excerpt from From pinhole to print – Inspiration, instructions and insights in less than an hour. How a camera without a lens can be used to take pictures.

Chemicals & kits

Wet Plate Supplies

A range of premixed collodions, fixers and other chemistry, also a range of other essential supplies such as tintype plates, glass and other substrates.

Photogravure

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 processes
Base exposure times when making photogravures with polymer plates

An excerpt from “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“.

Photographers & people

The Lamphouse Photo company vintage van
A large-format photography studio and darkroom inside a vintage camper

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 4x5 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.

Cyanotype photographers

Katerina Bukolska
Katerina Bukolska

North American photographers – East & East Coast From: Prague, The Czech Republic Shows: Cyanotypes on glass See gallery

Open blog

Blog Peter J Blackburn
Making practice your praxis

Peter J. Blackburn argues the case for doing a bit of casual printing in-between more serious alternative process work.

Pinholes

The focal length of your pinhole camera is the distance between the pinhole and the paper or film you have loaded the camera with.
Taking the picture – pinholes and f-stops

An excerpt from From pinhole to print – Inspiration, instructions and insights in less than an hour. What to consider when taking photographs with a pinhole camera.

Carbon and carbro photographers

Javier De Reparaz
Javier De Reparaz

From: Vitoria-Gasteiz, Basque Country, Spain Shows: Carbon transfers See gallery

Open blog

Nancy Breslin Blog
Playful photography on view in New York City

Nancy Breslin visited Manhattan and found lots of experimental photography on view this spring.

Chlorophyll process

Example with a negative.  Tiffany Pereira – Boy at the River.  Chlorophyll Print in progress, 2010
The chlorophyll process

The chlorophyll process is an organic alternative photography process akin to the anthotype process. However, instead of printing on the crushed extract of fruit or plant matter, the prints are bleached by sunlight directly onto the surface of leaves using a positive. Tiffany Pereira shares her experience with this process.

Chemigrams photographers

Clare Parsons
Clare Parsons

From: Bozeman, Montana, USA. Shows: Chemigrams, Hand colored photographs, Lumen print and Vandyke browns. See gallery

Albumen photographers

Sara Jennings Graves
Sara Jennings-Graves

From: Omaha Nebraska, USA. Shows: Albumen, Cyanotypes, Salt prints, Tintypes. See gallery

Cyanotypes

Jill Enfield’s Guide to Photographic Alternative Processes: Popular Historical and Contemporary Techniques
Ceramics and photography – a beginning

Many alternative photographic processes can be used to print on ceramics and clay. In this excerpt from "Jill Enfield's Guide to Photographic Alternative Processes", Jill shows us how to print Pyrofoto, Laser Transfers, Gum bichromates, Cyanotypes, Silkscreen PhotoEZ and Phototransfer onto different surfaces.

Gum tricolor photographers

Barbara Eberhard
Barbara Eberhard

North American photographers – West & West Coast From: Joliet, Illinois, USA. Shows: Gum tricolor. See gallery
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