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Books

Experimental Photography (limited edition) by Luca Bendandi
Experimental Photography: A Handbook of Techniques

by Luca Bendandi (Not to be confused with Christina Z. Anderson's Experimental photography workbook) Buy the special edition directly from Luca Bendandi: Ship this book to: Germany $32,50 USD Rest of world $37,00 USD Sold directly by the author. Price includes postage & packaging to the sele ...
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Mordancage photographers

Cara Lee Wade
Cara Lee Wade

North American photographers – South & Mid West From: Fort Wayne, Indiana, USA. Shows: Mordancage, some with Oils and/or Watercolor added. See gallery

Open blog

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At the Corcoran Gallery – Taking His Time

Writer and photography / Nancy Breslin Among the work on display by students graduating from the Corcoran School of the Arts & Design are wet plate tintypes by Sebastien Arbona. This week has seen the opening of NEXT, the annual show at Washington, DC’s Corcoran Gallery of Art of work by students graduating from the Corcoran […]

Anthotype photographers

Nettie Edwards
Nettie Edwards

From: Lives in Gloucestershire England. Works in the UK and France. Shows: Anthotypes. See gallery

Cyanotypes

Cyanotype in camera
Photography with iron (iii) salt

The process of making photographic images with ferric salts in camera by Arpan Mukherjee.

Darkroom equipment

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LightMeasure UV Exposure Meters

Sell a UV meter designed specifically for artists and photographers who use UV light to expose their images.

Books

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.

Books

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

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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.

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.
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