Formulas and how-to

3 anthotype books

We now have 3 books on Anthotypes – enough to inspire someone?

Once you most likely felt that spark of inspiration, the one that initiated your creative process. Why not inspire someone else to get creative? We now have 3 anthotype books that may just be the perfect gift for someone? Or maybe for yourself! Anthotypes – Make photographs using plants   This book will show you how it is done, and … Read more

Anthotype notes

Do you document your anthotypes?

Watch the video to see how we document our anthotypes, in the same format as used for World Anthotype Day. Read more about the Anthotype Notebook or get your copy. Using this notebook, or another to document your anthotypes means you learn from your prints and experience. It also means that if you are taking part in World Anthotype Day … Read more

Kelp carbon print by Jim Patterson

Kelp carbon process – A direct positive carbon photographic process

Kelp carbon is not for the beginner. The kelp carbon process is a direct positive carbon photographic process. Jim Patterson shares his process. Writer and photography / Jim Patterson In short: Sodium alginate (from kelp) is the Colloid and Ferric (iron iii) Oxalate is the Sensitizer. The image is pigment bound to a support in the hardened (insoluble) colloid. What … Read more

Wet Cyanotype Painting: Fun under the sun

Once you’ve explored classic cyanotype photograms, OHP negatives, UV light boxes or wet cyanotypes, you may be interested in having even more fun with wet cyanotype painting. Dennis Humphrey began his explorations between 2018 and 2020. Basically, it is spontaneous painting with liquid cyanotype emulsion, on paper, under the sun—a fun, serendipitous process. Writer and photography / Dennis Humphrey What … Read more

Anthotype Emulsions, Volume 1 – NEW BOOK!

by Malin Fabbri First book in the series from World Anthotype Day Anthotype Emulsions, Volume 1 – The collective research from photographers on World Anthotype Day 2022. $12.00 Download eBook (PDF) directly. $15.00 Buy eBook (PDF for Kindle) from Amazon Kindle. Buy from Amazon Kindle ($15 / €15 / £15 / 16 AUD / 16 CAD) $20.00 Best paperback option. … Read more

Anthotype notebook

Anthotype notes – Document your anthotype process

by Malin Fabbri Buy the anthotypes notebook here – published by AlternativePhotography.com NEW 2022! This notebook contains pre-defined pages with enough room to document 50 anthotypes. Rated 10 – based on 2 votes $00.00 Download printable eBook (PDF) directly. Free for Supporting Members – become a member and email talk@alternativephotography.com. If you are already a member, email us and we’ll … Read more

Anthotype emulsion database

Anthotype emulsion database

The Anthotype emulsion database is a collection of anthotypes that artists have contributed on World Anthotype Day. Find an emulsion for your anthotype and learn from other artists’ notes. Find anthotype emulsions here. Find anthotype emulsions here.

Rose petals used to make anthotype prints

About World Anthotype Day

It’s here: The World Anthotype Day! Read about how it started and how to take part in the very first World Anthotype Day ever – on the 3rd Saturday in August. Join the anthotype newsletter and you will be notified. How World Anthotype Day started The initiative of World Anththotype Day was started here, by us, after sending out the … Read more