Write articles

Thank you for your interest in contributing articles or information, this site is FOR and largely BY artists who use it, and we’re glad you want to participate and share your knowledge.

How to contribute

Send us a quick email on what you want to write about. Or if you have already written something, just send the article. If it has been bought and published by another magazine, or if it uses images, please make sure you have permission to publish it.

What we are looking for

Anything related to alternative photography and the processes, this could be:

  • A step-by-step guide to a process (even if it already exists here, you may have an interesting variation to share!)
  • Information on toning or other technical info
  • A retrospective on a photographer’s work
  • Historical description of a process
  • A thesis you’ve published
  • Anything else related to alt. proc. you want to share

Please note, if your have problems writing in English, please ask someone who does write in English to help you.

How to write for the web

Reading on-screen isn’t always easy, but there are a couple of things you can do to make information easier to deciper.

First of all, don’t make the paragraphs too long. Reading on-screen and reading a book are two separate things, and what works fine in a book or magazine article may look unappealing on-screen. There is always the option to print an article and read it, but some people browse in internet cafes or other places without access to a printer.

Secondly use bullet points to break out items that may be used as a list, for example a list of chemicals used in a process, or a step-by-step guide. This makes the article easier to read both off and on-screen.

Use bold for easy skimming of articles, the way we read on the internet has sometimes been compared to reading on billboards whilst driving a car – in other words, we fly by and pick out a few interesting words here and there, if you use bold text for important information or the key phrase of the paragraph, it makes the article easier to read for ‘skimmers’.

And last of all – keep the language simple. This site is for everyone, everywhere, and everyone doesn’t use English as their first language. If you write about chemical processes there are certain words that can be complicated, granted, but we’re talking about the general use of the language.

So, to sum it all up:

  • Use short paragraphs
  • Use bulletpoints to break out information
  • Highlight some text for skimming
  • Use easy language

We look forward to seeing what you want to share!

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