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For your GRANDPA who putters around in the garden, but needs more stuff to do with his plants.
Anthotypes - Make photographs using 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.

For your BROTHER who just doesn't stop going on about cameras.
Exploring Simple Lenses
 

Exploring Simple Lenses

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

For your MOTHER who makes quilts and really needs a way of putting pictures on fabric.
Blueprint to cyanotypes - Exploring a historical alternative photographic process
 

Blueprint to cyanotypes – Exploring a historical alternative photographic process

About the book: 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.

For your FATHER who really likes tweaking the details.
Calibration for Alternative Photographic Processes
 

Calibration for Alternative Photographic Processes

About the book: A 4-part series on getting your alt. proc. prints right. Become an expert calibrator.

For that FRIEND you met on the photo course who likes to try a bit of this and a bit of that.
Experimental photography workbook
 

Experimental photography workbook

About the book: You will find succinct how-to’s on photograms, clichés-verres, lumen prints, chemigrams, photo-chemigrams, collage, photomontage, photo transfers, pinhole, zone plate, holga, paper negatives, sabattier, chromoskedasic printing, painting with light, lith printing, liquid emulsion, modern tintype, mordançage, dye mordanting, bleach out, toning, applied color, abrasion tone, bromoil, encaustic and distressing film.

For 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 – Inspiration, instructions and insights in less than an hour

About the book: 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.

For your UNCLE who loves history, and would love to put it into practical use.
The salt print manual
 

The salt print manual

About the book: 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.

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

Alternative Photography: Art and Artists, Edition I

About the book: 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.

Learning is a gift for life
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