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James, Christopher (Christopher P.), 1947–
The book of alternative photographic processes / by Christopher James.
Albany, N.Y. : Delmar Thomson Learning, c2002.
Physical Description:
xiv, 386 p. : ill. (some col.) ; 28 cm.
Reference Library
TR350 .J35 2002 (LC) Oversize
Accessible in the Reference Library [Hours]
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Includes bibliographical references (p. 376-379) and index.
Subject Terms:
Photography -- Printing processes.
Photography -- Processing.
Photography, Handworked.

  • The pinhole
  • The negative: traditional and alternative options
  • The digital options
  • The plastic camera
  • The salted paper process
  • The cyanotype process
  • Cyanotype variations: fabrics and the new cyanotype
  • The Kallitypes: Van Dyke, B-V-D, and Kallitype
  • The platinum/palladium process
  • The ziatype process
  • The anthotype process
  • Paper: history, preparation, shrinking, sizing, and hardening
  • The gum bichromate process
  • Dichromate options: 3-D gu, alternative sufaces for gum, the dusting-on process, the ferro-tannic process, and the ferro-gallate process
  • The albumen process
  • Pop: printing-out process
  • Hand-applied emulsions: liquid emulsions, photo-etching, pain, photo-resists, contemporary tintypes, wet colledion, and ambrotype processes
  • The mordaçage process
  • Image transfer processes: color laser, lazertran system, polaroid transfer and emulsion lift processes, ink jet water transfer
  • Appendices: Safety considerations and data for chemical used in this book
  • Small volume conversion table
  • A simple ultraviolet exposure unit
  • A working inventory check sheet
  • A modest list of resources
  • Alternative processes on the internet
  • An alternative process working space.