Books for Xmas?

A book for xmas is a great way to share your passion in alternative photographic processes. Here are a couple of our best sellers that will give your friends and family a clue about what it is that you’re doing.

For your grandpa who potters around in the garden, but need more stuff to do with his plants.

Anthotypes – Make photographs using plants

It is possible to print photographs using nothing but juice extracted from the petals of flowers, the peel from fruits and pigments from plants. This book will show you how it is done, and expand your creative horizons with plenty of examples from artists working with anthotypes today.

Xmas gift anthotype emulsionsFor you YOU when you try to out-do grandpa, finding the best emulsion.

Anthotype Emulsions Volume 1 and Anthotype Emulsions Volume 2

Togehter they contain anthotype research from over 240 artists from all over the globe on 160 different plants, powders and dyes for anthotypes!

Exploring Simple LensesFor your brother, who just doesn’t stop going on about cameras.

Exploring Simple Lenses

A truly comprehensive examination of the fascinating world of shooting with single-element lenses.

Christmas gift Blueprint to cyanotypesFor your mum who makes quilts and really need a way of putting pictures on fabric.

Blueprint to cyanotypes – Exploring a historical alternative photographic process

The cyanotype is often the first alternative process that people try. It is relatively easy and safe enough to nurture a child’s interest in photography. It can also be seen as a gateway to further exploration of historic photographic methods.

xmas gift experimental darkroomFor that friend you met on the photo course who likes to try a bit of this and a bit of that.

Experimental darkroom

You will find succinct how-to’s on photograms, clichés-verres, lumenprints, chemigrams, photo-chemigrams, collage, photomontage, photo transfers, pinhole, zoneplate, holga, paper negatives, sabattier, chromoskedasic printing, painting with light, lith printing, liquid emulsion, modern tintype, mordançage, dye mordanting, bleachout, toning, applied color, abrasion tone, bromoil, encaustic and distressing film.

Christmas gift From Pinhole to PrintFor your sister who used to make pinhole cameras when she was a kid but now has forgotten all about it.

From pinhole to print – Inspiration, instructions and insights in less than an hour

From pinhole to print will guide you from drilling your first pinhole to printing your first pinhole photograph. It is an easy to read, step-by-step guide to making a pinhole camera and creating images.

Christmas gift Salt printsFor your uncle who loves history, and would love to put it into practical use.

The salt print manual

This manual covers every step of the process in detail, helping to avoid and/or solve the numerous problems that arise on the journey of mastering this beautiful photographic print process.

Christmas gift CalibrationFor your father who really love tweaking the details.

Calibration for Alternative Photographic Processes

This series is split into four guides. In order, they are: Getting the Right Density, Linearization, Tonal Separations, and Printing in Color. Below is a quick overview of what each of these guides will cover.

Alternative Photography: Art and Artists, Edition IFor that friend who gives you a blank stare as soon as you mention alternative photographic processes.

Alternative Photography: Art and Artists, Edition I

Highlights the work of over 100 of today’s most active photographers working with alternative processes. Discover how the different processes create a unique look in a print, and get an insight into how the processes function.

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