Coming Into Focus

A Step-by-Step Guide to Alternative Photographic Printing Processes

Author: John Barnier

Publisher: Chronicle Books

ISBN: 9780811818940

Category: Photography

Page: 296

View: 2512

Includes complete instructions, materials lists, and sample photographs for 18 processes, along with a resource guide and in-depth sections on chemicals, paper, and equipment ... how-to guide to antique and contemporary photo processes -- from daguerreotype to digital.

The Book of Alternative Photographic Processes

Author: Christopher James

Publisher: Cengage Learning

ISBN: 1305461592

Category: Computers

Page: 736

View: 424

Written by internationally acclaimed artist and photographer Christopher James, THE BOOK OF ALTERNATIVE PHOTOGRAPHIC PROCESSES: 3rd Edition is the definitive text for students and professionals studying alternative photographic processes and the art of hand-made photographic image making. This innovative Third Edition brings the medium up to date with new and historic processes that are integrated with the latest contemporary innovations, adaptations, techniques, and art work. This 800 page edition is packed with more than 700 exquisite illustrations featuring historical examples as well as the art that is currently being made by professional alternative process, artists, teachers, and students of the genre. The third edition is the complete and comprehensive technical and aesthetic resource exploring and delving into every aspect of alternative photographic process photography. Each chapter introduces the history of a technique, presents an overview of the alternative photographic process that will be featured, reviews its chemistry, and provides practical and easy to follow guidance in how to make it work. In his conversational writing style, James also explores the idiosyncrasies, history, and cultural connections that are such a significant part of the history of photography. Featuring traditional and digital contact negative production as well as an array of processes, spread out over 28 chapters, THE BOOK OF ALTERNATIVE PHOTOGRAPHIC PROCESSES: 3RD EDITION delivers clear instructions, practical workflows and advice, humor, history, art, and immeasurable inspiration. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.


Author: Michael L. Carlebach

Publisher: Smithsonian Inst Scholarly Press


Category: History

Page: 130

View: 8359

The tintype, patented in 1856, was a cheap, fast, easy-to-make, practically indestructible type of photograph that became enormously popular among the working class in the late 19th century. This collection exhibits more than 80 examples of a specific kind of tintype: occupational portraits, photos of working people with the tools of their trade.

Primitive Photography

A Guide to Making Cameras, Lenses, and Calotypes

Author: Alan Greene

Publisher: CRC Press

ISBN: 1136092706

Category: Photography

Page: 240

View: 7445

Primitive Photography considers the hand-made photographic process in its entirety, showing the reader how to make box-cameras, lenses, paper negatives and salt prints, using inexpensive tools and materials found in most hardware and art-supply stores. Step-by-step procedures are presented alongside theoretical explanations and historical background. Streamlined calotype procedures are demonstrated, featuring different paper negative processes and overlooked, developing-out printing methods. Primitive Photography combines the simplicity of pinhole photography, the handmade quality of alternative processes, and the precision of large-format. For those seeking alternatives to commercially prepared material as well as digital photography, it provides the instructions for creating the entire photographic process from the ground up. Given its scope and treatment of the photographic process as a whole, this may be the first book of its kind to appear in over a century.

Audrey in Rome

Author: Luca Dotti,Ludovica Damiani,Sciascia Gambaccini

Publisher: Harper Collins

ISBN: 0062283367

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 192

View: 7634

Assembled by Audrey Hepburn's son Luca Dotti, Audrey in Rome is an intimate collection of almost two hundred candid photographs of the beloved actress and much-imitated style icon during the twenty-year period she made Rome her home. A private album of rare snapshots—many never published before—of Audrey Hepburn in her everyday life as a citizen of the Eternal City, Audrey in Rome is a treasure for every fan of her films and her impeccable, timeless style. With an introduction by Dotti that reveals Audrey's private side and three photo-filled chapters organized by decade, the book captures the actress as she strolls around the city alone and with family and friends, walks her Yorkie, Mr. Famous, has breakfast in Piazza Navona, visits the local florist, and more. The book also contains set photographs of the films she made during her Rome years (Roman Holiday, War and Peace, The Nun's Story, Breakfast at Tiffany's) and of the famous clothes and accessories that helped create her iconic look. Irresistible as the actress herself, Audrey in Rome opens the door to Hepburn's personal world.

Historic Photographic Processes

Author: Richard Farber

Publisher: Skyhorse Publishing Inc.


Category: Photography

Page: 241

View: 2061

This volume covers many of the historic photographic processes of the 19th century, describing how to make the images, with detailed supply lists. Chapters on safety, chemicals and resources, as well as a list of useful Internet sites, are included.

Surf Site Tin Type

Author: Joni Sternbach

Publisher: Damiani Editore

ISBN: 9788862083805

Category: Photography

Page: 189

View: 6885

Surf Site Tin Type is an homage to a sport, a way of life and to the people who practice it. Over the last decade, Joni Sternbach has created portraits in tintype of contemporary surfers that put the world of surfing in a completely new light. Stunning in their detail, these unique images evoke the romance of surfing and the strong individualism of the men and women who live to ride the waves. Working with a large format camera and using hand-poured tintype plates, Sternbach has profiled a fascinating range of people on beaches around the world, from Malibu to Montauk to Byron Bay, Australia. While most photographers deal with the action of surfing, Surf Site Tin Type captures the surfers and the settings that are the true essence of the sport. Surf Site Tin Type features texts by noted photo critic and historian Lyle Rexer, April M. Watson, Curator of photography at the Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art, champion surfer, writer, and filmmaker Chris Malloy and Johnny Abegg.

Alternative Photographic Accessories

Author: Peter Mrhar

Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform

ISBN: 9781519794475


Page: 144

View: 8858

Accessories which we use in alternative and old photographic processes are difficult to find and are sometimes quite expensive through regular sales channels. Most users, therefore, produce them at home, with the help of varied and sometimes quite conflicting information that can be found on the Internet. We try to some extent to overcome this lack of resources with this book, because in it are collected the most frequently used photographic tools, the operation of which has been verified in practice. As in all the books from the collection of Historical and Alternative Photography, the content of this book is also presented in an extremely comprehensible manner, since the procedures are described step-by-step, with rich pictorial support. The descriptions are presented without drawing plans, so that the devices can be adapted to the needs of readers who come from all over the world, and this regardless of the "standard" dimensions of different materials found in various countries. In the instructions where this is necessary, of course, the applied dimensions are written in both metric and imperial units.

Easy Digital Negatives

Historical and Alternative Photography

Author: Peter Mrhar

Publisher: CreateSpace

ISBN: 9781500273699

Category: Photography

Page: 112

View: 9498

Easy Digital Negatives is another remarkable book by Peter Mrhar, this time taking the reader step-by-step through the entire process of creating digital negatives that are the basis for almost all modern so-called alternative photographic techniques. Of course, the author again justifies his popularity with additional descriptions of how to reproduce images, with a description of his new technique for making negatives, with a description of the simplified procedure for calibrating the screen, and particularly describing a free program which automatically completes everything. In this book, of course, the reader first learns the basics of digital photography, which are necessary for making digital negatives. Then the settings of Adobe Photoshop and printers, and methods to increase and decrease print density are described, so that each reader can print the optimum negative, regardless of the price range of the printer. Then follow procedures for the reproduction of photographs with both scanners and with any camera. After this introduction, the author introduces the reader to the standard time of printing - or correct time of exposure - and presents two techniques to determine the optimal UV blocker color on the negative, and describes the production of colorized negatives. This description is followed by techniques for correcting and printing negatives. In a simple but effective way, normalization of photos is described, which is followed by two techniques to correct mid-tones, first with the popular custom curves and then by making adjustments by the slightly more accurate method of mapping tones. The next chapter is intended for slightly more demanding readers, as it describes the correction of corrections and a way for making a negative with average values. At the end of the book, the reader will discover a chapter on calibrating the monitor, which is necessary for the efficient processing of digital images, and a chapter which justifies the name of this book: here, the author's freeware program is described. If the reader knows its basic concepts, with a few clicks and in a few minutes, it automatically performs all of the procedures described in this book.

Jill Enfield's Guide to Photographic Alternative Processes

Popular Historical and Contemporary Techniques

Author: Jill Enfield

Publisher: Focal Press

ISBN: 9781138457812


Page: N.A

View: 2880

As technology advances in the world of photography, a passionate crowd of professionals, students, and hobbyists is returning to the darkroom in search of a more authentic, handmade feel to their art. Jill Enfield�s Guide to Photographic Alternative Processes shows how to do just that. Packed with stunning imagery, how-to recipes, techniques, and historical information on the evolution of processes, this guide provides the instruction to emulate the ethereal, dream-like feel of alternative processing. Whether in a darkroom using traditional chemicals, at the kitchen sink with pantry staples, or in front of the computer re-creating techniques digitally, you will learn how to add a richness and depth to your photography like never before. Covers alternative processing from its historical roots up through digital manipulation. Showcases the different styles and processing methods of various artists. Includes suggestions for vegan and vegetarian-friendly alternative processing!


Historical and Alternative Photography

Author: Peter Mrhar

Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform

ISBN: 9781492844594

Category: Photography

Page: 109

View: 589

Cyanotype is truly refreshing among the variety of books on historical and alternative photographic processes, since the author presents some old and almost forgotten techniques that are not seen in any recent book, and reveals some of the almost "secret," newer methods, such as production of bi-color cyanotype, double exposure techniques, etc... The book guides the reader with detailed descriptions and clear pictorial step-by-step instructions through the entire process of creating cyanotypes. At the beginning, we learn how to make chemicals, how to choose right paper, how to make digital negatives, how to expose the image, how to coat the paper with emulsion, and the like. In the following chapters are detailed descriptions on how to develop photographs, a large number of popular and some almost forgotten techniques of a simple one- and two-color toning of cyanotype, descriptions of making photograms, and a bit more challenging chapters of cyanotype printing on glass, stone and fabrics. The book does not lack practical examples of cyanotype for creating business cards, postcards, printed T-shirts and the like.

Wet Collodion Photography - A Short Manual

Author: George Berkhofer


ISBN: 1430315318

Category: Art

Page: 48

View: 1310

A working manual on how to make a wet plate collodion glass negative, ambrotype, tintype and to print on historic albumen paper from the negatives. Second edition now includes instructions for making salt-paper prints.

Salt Print with Descriptions of Orotone, Opalotype, Varnishes...

Historical and Alternative Photography

Author: Peter Mrhar

Publisher: CreateSpace

ISBN: 9781503302839

Category: Photography

Page: 124

View: 3111

The book Salt print is the third book in a series of books about historical and alternative photography. In it, the reader will learn the basic techniques of salted, albumenized, arrowroot, and matte paper.The author presents not only basic knowledge, as in all of his books, but further extends it with descriptions of other old, wonderful processes that are hard to find in other contemporary texts on this topic.Thus, he takes us into the forgotten world of printing on glass, where the reader will learn through very understandable descriptions the manufacturing process of once extremely popular opalotypes (printing on translucent white glass), and as a finale, the author explains one of the most beautiful of these almost forgotten techniques, the art of manufacturing orotones (photos printed on gilded glass), which, at the time of publication of this book, is mastered by only a few people in the world.The author also describes other salt print techniques, such as how to produce photos with the once very popular technique of printing on colored paper; how to manually color photos; or even how to develop salted prints with the help of both the earliest and most modern developers.Toning of salted prints is, of course, quite extensively described in this Salt print book, with descriptions of the once most commonly used toners. The author has also not forgotten to include a short description of the use of modern digital negatives.After the whole process of making the many kinds of salt prints has been described, the book closes with a description of the last step: the production and use of varnishes and waxes, which are used to preserve a photograph in time and to give to it a final, refined appearance.

Painting Professionals

Women Artists & the Development of Modern American Art, 1870-1930

Author: Kirsten Swinth

Publisher: UNC Press Books

ISBN: 9780807849712

Category: Art

Page: 305

View: 570

Thousands of women pursued artistic careers in the United States during the late nineteenth century. According to census figures, the number of women among the ranks of professional artists rose from 10 percent to nearly 50 percent between 1870 and 1890.

Edouard Boubat

A Gentle Eye

Author: Edouard Boubat,Bernard Boubat,Geneviève Anhoury

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780500512012

Category: Photography, Artistic

Page: 365

View: 3437

This luxurious volume presents the entire range of Boubat’s work in more than 300 beautiful tritone reproductions. All of his most famous images are here - including those of his muse, Lella - along with texts on the artist by writers Michel Tournier, Jacques Prévert and Marguerite Duras, as well as Boubat’s own writings and notebook excerpts.

Wisdom Cries Out in the Streets

Author: Louis Stettner

Publisher: Flammarion-Pere Castor


Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 320

View: 8758

"My way of life, my very being is based on images capable of engraving themselves indelibly in our inner soul's eye. The photographs and visual documentaries of Louis Stettner have always attracted critical attention. Pupil and lifelong friend of Brassai, Stettner has always sought to capture in his glimpses of daily life a profound connection to reality while casting light on human expression in all its facets. Bringing together for the first time the full scope of his vision, a rich retrospective of his photographs taken from the late 1940s to the present, this magnificent book is both a catalogue of his work and a monument to his art. Punctuated by essays penned by the photographer himself, "Wisdom Cries Out in the Streets traces the many phases of Stettner's career in frank and lively prose. Beautifully reproduced photographs reveal images worthy of close imagination; for it is also in the details of his work that he is so highly regarded. A master at framing his subjects, Stettnercaptures the essence of form in seemingly simple still-lifes. Destined to become a standard reference for Louis Stettner's photographs, this book celebrates the art of one of America's great photographers. "A sunny spring day after school, I was on the beach at Coney Island, looking up at the sky while walking. Somehow the ocean, the white sand (it was truly clean and sparkling white in those days) and the fleecy clouds began whirling together, mingling with the intoxicating, gusty aroma of sea spray and the plaintive shrieks of seagulls. I found myself actually moving in space in complete harmony with the movement of the world. I felt a wonderful giddiness. For the first time in my life Iwas "touching eternity, was pulsing along with the universe. I was not just admiring na