General alternative processes

Calendar 2024

Calendar event: The theme is Composites! Open for entries!

Announcing our next Calendar & Journal event – enter your best print! Our first calendar,  journal & planner event was such a nice event and we are holding it again this year – the added benefit is that we also have really inspiring planning tools for the entire year! See the images in the gallery Get ready! We have a theme! Announcing the theme for our next Calendar and Journal … Read more

Xmas and Birthday card event

Call for entries: Christmas AND Birthday card event 2023. Deadline 8th of July!

To help spread the word of alt. proc. we now are doing Christmas AND Birthday card event. Cards that can be sent to friends and family – and perhaps inspire someone to start their own journey of alt. proc. photography! Links:  Christmas card gallery  |  Birthday card gallery | Call for entries | Still open for entries until 8th of July 2023. Cards will be available in our Etsy store once … Read more

Which type are you?

Which type are you? New t-shirt!

We had some fun and designed a new t-shirt. We think you may get some questions wearing it… and a good conversation starter… The items can be bought at Cafe Press: All designs at Cafe Press “Which type are you?” Design Show your love for alt. proc.! Anthotype… Daguerrotype… Cyanotype… Which type are you?

what is alternative photography?

What is Alternative Photography? Interpretations of the term

The term Alternative Photography can be interpreted in many ways. The question “What do you consider to be ‘Alternative Photography’?” in the DAP (Dutch Alternative Photography) survey, sparked controversy on the subject and provided a basis for a debate between alternative and Analogue Photography organizations held at the Revela-T festival on 20th June 2015. Here is a summary of the discussion. Writer / An Zuriel Alternative Photography as a term … Read more

brushcoating, rod coating, dip coating

Coating paper by floating, rod or brush

The three most common ways of coating emulsion onto paper are floating the paper, using a coating rod, or brushing it on. An extract from the book Alternative Photography Processes.

Health and safety procedures

Health and safety procedures: The most important information you can have about these processes is in this area, it could stop you becoming sensitized to the chemicals, getting sick or even save your life.

printing preparations

Preparations for iron-based printing

The equipment, materials and handling procedures you will need for the three iron-based processes – new cyanotype, argyrotype and platino-palladiotype.