Anna Atkins calendar

Anna Atkins tribute calendar. CLOSED FOR ENTRIES, winners will be announced soon

As many cyanotypers know, Anna Atkins was a pioneer and the first person to make a book with photographs. We are announcing a call for entries to create cyanotypes in Anna Atkins’ style. 12 cyanotypes will be selected for a calendar. –> See all the entries in the Anna Atkins tribute gallery. Unlock the beauty of nature with Anna Atkins 180 years ago, in 1843, the first book of photographs … Read more

Anna Atkins created labels with the specimen's scientific name at the bottom of the page.

How to print an Anna Atkins cyanotype

Apart from being a brilliant scientist and botanist, Anna Atkins was also an artist. She created numerous prints from plants, lace and feather arrangements. This is how you can print your own cyanotypes in Anna Atkins’ style. We have done research, but not managed to find out a lot on paper or oils used, so if you possess ANY knowledge at all in terms of which paper or oil was … Read more

Cyanotype Notes - Document your cyanotype process

Cyanotype notes – Document your cyanotype process

by Malin Fabbri   Buy the cyanotype notebook here – published by This notebook contains pre-defined pages with enough room to document 50 cyanotypes that will help you narrow down a universe of options to the perfect combination. $00.00 Download printable eBook (PDF) directly. Free for Supporting Members – become a member and email If you are already a member, email us and we’ll send it! $8.00 Download … Read more

zrno festival

Call for entries and exhibition: Zrno festival. Deadline April 15th, 2023. Exhibition-late June 2023

This is an open call for all alternative photographers to send us their best analogue, noble photographic process works for this year’s exhibition Let’s follow the Sun! in organization of Zrno festival, Macedonia. Under the term alternative, we understand any classical or experimental analog approach to photography. Handmade, analog photographs of all types, styles, methods and processing, black/white or color shall be accepted. More info can be found here:

Photograph by Bruna Martini created during one of my workshops

Beginner Mordancage workshop, In person, London (Kensington) 26th March 11 am-3pm. Includes introduction to digital negatives

Historic process of bleach-etch, also known as gelatine relief, Mordancage method was developed by Jean -Pierre Sudre producing 3D-like reverse relief, with a visible gelatine veils layer. This half-day workshop will introduce you to the basics of the process, including bleaching, redevelopment and basic method of producing digital negative for contact printing with silver gelatine paper. This is a group session of 4 participants. 180 GBP/ person To find out … Read more

Beginner wet collodion workshop, In person, London (Kensington) 15th April 11-5pm & 27th May 11-5pm

This one-day workshop offers the opportunity to learn wet plate collodion- a historical process using silver and light to obtain a unique images on the glass plate. 1. Health & Safety Information 2. Information on wet-plate darkroom equipment-studio work and field work 3. Preparation of chemistry-glass cleaning agent, cadmium-free salted collodion, silver bath, developer , standard fixer. Note on maturing and shelf-life of chemistry 4. Introduction to large format camera … Read more

Wet Cyanotype by Sonja Schaeffeler

Sonja Schaeffeler

Sonja Schaeffeler is a photographer and graphic designer venturing into the cyanotype process, experimenting with dry and wet cyanotype and toning. She is particularly drawn to plants and blossoms. From: Egg, Zurich, Switzerland. Shows: Botanical cyanotypes As a photographer, Sonja Schaeffeler is interested in all forms of photography and loves working with light. Professionally she made the switch from analogue to digital photography at the time but continued experimenting with … Read more

Calvin Grier Techinical Guide to Gum printing

Technical Guide to Gum Printing

by Calvin Grier If you have worked in the Gum bichromate process for some time and want to take it to the next level, this book could be for you. Buy “Technical Guide to Gum Printing” directly from Calvin Grier $49.95   for eBook – download direct.     Why buy it here? When you choose the option to buy directly from the author, the book is shipped by the author … Read more

Illustration from Fiona Robins book Bluest of Blues

Interview with Fiona Robinson author and illustrator of an Anna Atkins children’s book

I came across a beautifully illustrated book called The Bluest of Blues: Anna Atkins and the first book of photographs and naturally became intrigued. I wanted to know more and set up an interview with the creator Fiona Robinson. Photography and illustrations / Fiona Robinson Interviewer / Malin Fabbri Why a book on Anna Atkins? Fiona Robinson: I’m an author and illustrator of children’s picture books. Before creating The Bluest … Read more

Gunter Willhelm Gum bichromate

Günther Wilhelm

Günther Wilhelm has been working with historical photographic techniques for 20+ years. He shares his gum bichromates here but also works in a range of other processes such as cyanotype, salt, albumen and kallitype. From: Ludwigshafen am Rhein, Germany. Shows: Albumens, Cuprotypes and Gum bichromates. Günther Wilhelm, visual artist from Ludwigshafen on the Rhine, has been working with historical photographic techniques, the so-called “Edeldrucke”, which involve transferring a photography on … Read more

Exhibition, Mat Hughes, “The time, this place”, 1-18 March 2023, Melbourne, Australia

Tacit Galley, Collingwood, VIC 3066 Opening Event 1 March 6.30-8.00 Free entry Recipient of the 2021 Tacit Gallery Still Life, Curators Prize. “We are all visitors to this time, this place. We are just passing through. Our purpose here is to observe, to learn, to grow, to love… and then we return home.” – Australian Aboriginal Proverb Mat Hughes is a Melbourne based photographic printmaker. Originally from the UK, now … Read more

EXP.23 Foto festival, Barcelona, Spain July 18-23 2023

Experimentalphotofestival is a non-profit cultural association based in Barcelona, Spain, whose objective is to create, promote and disseminate experimental photography in all its forms and throughout the world. It is responsible for the organization of the Experimental Photo Festival and the Ágora, school of experimentation. Who can participate in the Experimental Photo Festival 2023? The Experimental Photo Festival is open to photographers of all levels (consolidated or beginners), techniques (analogue … Read more

Share, Tag or Dye

Call for entries: Share, Tag or Dye Again, submit by 27 feb, exhibitions start end of March, then June, July and September

Dates: – Open Call – stays open until Feb 27, theoretically (we might have to close it earlier, if we reach 300 submissions – count on the 15 feb is 100  – Exhibition dates – all are not decided: end March – Camera, Cluj-Napoca, RO early June – Lapsus, Timișoara RO (part of Timișoara 2023 European Capital of Culture) late June/early July – Borderline Art Space, Iași, RO 19-23 July … Read more

Cyanotype by Claire-louise Pitman

Claire-louise Pitman

Claire-louise Pitman, a fine art student, shows her experiments with different process such as cyanotypes. From: Somerset, UK. Shows: Cyanotypes, chemigram. Claire-louise Pitman was born in Somerset where she had her first major operation at just a few months old. As a child, she enjoyed forest school. Now she is closer to nature because of it. College is where she found photography in GCSE art. At college, she studied fine … Read more

Photography rebus nr 12

Photography rebus 12

Rebus! It was quite some time ago we did one of these, so let’s get the brain warmed up with an easy one. Can you figure out the word? Comment below (no cheating looking at the comments now!)

Vandyke by Alfonso de Castro

Alfonso de Castro

Alfonso de Castro, a Spanish professor shows argyrotypes, vandykes platinum & palladiums and a range of different processes in his gallery. From: Spain. Shows: Argyrotypes, Cyanotypes, Platinum and Palladium and Vandykes. Alfonso de Castro lives in Spain and is a professor at the University of Barcelona, where he has been teaching photography for many years. He is also naturally a photographer himself. Alfonso de Castro is especially interested in portraits, … Read more

Bromoil print Uncoated. Spots very evident.

Bromoil Process – Cure for White Spots

White spots have become an ever-increasing issue when making Bromoil prints, and this is not limited to one paper manufacturer. This is how you solve it. Writer and photography / Dave Symonds FRPS EFIAP Papers used for bromoil: Foma 112 & 113 & Other Papers The problem seems to have increased over recent years and is not limited to one manufacturer. For example, older manufactured papers worked fine with the … Read more

Anthotype Emulsions, Volume 1

Review of Anthotype Emulsions, Volume 1

Peter J. Blackburn reviews Anthotype Emulsions, Volume 1, and finds this springboard and resource alluring – and is eagerly awaiting the next volume.  Writer / Peter J. Blackburn If ever there was a medium that best captured the soft, the gentle, and the ethereal, anthotypes would be among the champions. And those delicate qualities are clearly on display in Malin Fabbri’s new text, Anthotype Emulsions, Volume 1, which continues to … Read more

temp exhibition sydney

Solo exhibition: Christopher Ireland in Sydney, Australia, Feb 15th

Who: Christopher Ireland, Artist, founder of Platina Editions, Member of The Pool Collective ( What: Platina Editions is an online gallery where collectors can buy alternative process prints hand made by the artist, in very limited bespoke editions When/Where: Feb 15th 6:30 PM Ditty Wheels Gallery, 50 French’s rd Willoughby, Sydney AUSTRALIA RSVP Essential: Why: “I decided to pursue a lifelong dream to engage directly with the craft-rich origins … Read more

Call for Entry: Alternative Process and the Handmade Photograph

Check out this event from our friends at Atlanta Photo Group and The HAND: Call for Entry: Alternative Process and the Handmade Photograph Juror: Adam Finkelston, Editor of The Hand Magazine Dates: January 15- February 15, 2023 Atlanta Photography Group (APG), Atlanta, GA APG is excited to partner with Adam Finkelston and The Hand Magazine for our first exhibition dedicated to alternative process and the handmade photograph. Whether traditional imagery … Read more