Books

  1. Alternative Photographic Accessories

    Alternative Photographic Accessories

    £19.89

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    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.

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  2. Quinn Jacobsen - Chemical pictures

    Chemical Pictures The Wet Plate Collodion Book: Making Ambrotypes, Tintypes & Alumitypes - Quinn Jacobsen

    £38.99

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    This book covers everything you need to know about wet-plate collodion photography. Quinn teaches you how to make direct positive images on glass and metal plates; Ambrotypes, Tintypes, and Alumitypes.

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  3. Chemical Pictures: Making Wet Collodion Negatives: Albumen, Salt, & Collodio-Chloride Prints - Quinn Jacobsen

    Chemical Pictures: Making Wet Collodion Negatives: Albumen, Salt, & Collodio-Chloride Prints - Quinn Jacobsen

    £29.69

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    This book covers the techniques and procedures for making wet-plate collodion negatives and prints. You will learn how to make a wet collodion negative as well as how to make Albumen paper, Salt paper, and Collodio-Chloride paper for printing wet collodion negatives. THIS IS A SUPPLEMENT TO THE CHEMICAL PICTURES AMBROTYPE BOOK. IT DOES NOT COVER ALL OF THE POSITIVE MAKING CHEMISTRY OR TECHNIQUES.

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  4. Cyanotype: Historical and alternative photography

    Cyanotype: Historical and alternative photography

    £21.00

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    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.

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  5. Easy Digital Negatives: Historical and Alternative Photography

    Easy Digital Negatives: Historical and Alternative Photography

    £19.00

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    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..

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  6. Jill Enfield's Guide to Photographic Alternative Processes: Popular Historical and Contemporary Techniques

    Jill Enfield's Guide to Photographic Alternative Processes: Popular Historical and Contemporary Techniques

    £24.99

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    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.

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  7. Mastering Gum Print - Book 1: Monochrome Printing: Historical and Alternative Photography: Volume 1

    Mastering Gum Print - Book 1: Monochrome Printing: Historical and Alternative Photography: Volume 1

    £22.74

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    Another remarkable book on alternative photographic processes! This time author with considerable accuracy describe gum printing process (or gum dichromate or with the old name gum bichromate process) in a very clear way, with the author so typical presentation through a significant number of practical examples. In this first book, which talks about one and multi-layered monochrome printing in black and color shades, and which is enriched with descriptions of the almost forgotten procedures of pictorialists, the author masterfully leads the reader step by step through all stages of creating gum print, while of course does not forget to accurate describe how to fix all the mistakes. Author, in short, with him so characteristic masterful approach complete already known descriptions about gum printing with here presented, a kind of master class textbook, that will be for sure appreciated and understood by all serious enthusiasts of photography.

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  8. Salt Print with descriptions of orotone, opalotype, varnishes

    Salt Print with descriptions of orotone, opalotype, varnishes

    £19.72

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    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.

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  9. The Book of alternative photographic processes - Christopher James

    The Book of alternative photographic processes - Christopher James

    £48.99

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    Second Edition: Photographic artists and students of alternative process photography will welcome this new edition of Christopher James' The Book of Alternative Photographic Processes. This significantly expanded edition is a full-color, lavishly illustrated, comprehensive resource that explores every aspect of alternative process image making.

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  10. Van Dyke Brown: Historical and Alternative Photography

    Van Dyke Brown: Historical and Alternative Photography

    £18.97

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    Another amazing practical guide by Peter Mrhar. This time, you have a book before you that will take you step-by-step through the world of the Van Dyke Brown photographic process. Without too much theory, with clear demonstrations, with extensive descriptions of mistake corrections, with descriptions of advanced techniques to increase contrast, print on fabric, brighten photos, toning, etc... In short, another book that will lead you to the mastery of photography without neuroses.

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Books - Wet Plate Supplies is a UK based store selling a range of supplies for alternative photographic processes, namely Wetplate collodion, Cyanotype, Gum bichromate, Kallitype, Van dyke and Pt/Pd. They also offer training and studio facilities for both wetplate and other alternative processes.