Cuprotype by Jim Patterson

Cuprotype history from 1850s until present

A Cuprotype is a photographic print of Copper II Ferrocyanide on paper or fabric. Jim Patterson gives us a history of the Cuprotype process. Writer / Jim Patterson with help from Niranjan Patel, Peter Friedrichsen, Frank Gorga, and Alberto Novo Photography / Jim Patterson, Peter Friedrichsen, Alberto Novo, Niranjan Patel and Frank Gorga A Cuprotype is a photographic print of Copper II Ferrocyanide on paper or fabric. Cuprum = copper … Read more

Portrait of Mrs. Mary Somerville

The history of anthotypes

An excerpt from Anthotypes – Explore the darkroom in your garden and make photographs using plants. How the anthotype was discovered.

Print by Julia Margaret Cameron

A Brief History of Carbon Printing

An excerpt from The Carbon Print illustrating Ponton’s Discovery to the Alternative Process Revival. Writer / Sandy King and John Lockhart Photography / Alphonse-Louis Poitevin, Thomas Annan, Richard Miller, Julia Margaret Cameron, Frank Meadow Sutcliffe, Adolphe Braun The early interest in the carbon process grew out of the public concern with the major flaw of early salted paper prints – their tendency to fade. A. M. Marton’s 1905 manual A … Read more

20th century techniques

‘Forgotten’ processes

These are some of the ‘forgotten’ processes. By that we mean that no one is working and producing new images in this process – at least we haven’t found anyone. But we would be very happy to be proven wrong!

slogans history

History of Photographic Words and Slogans

A list of photographic words and their origin. The article is a work in progress and any historians out there with their finger on the facts should feel free to add to this list.