Published on February 12, 2014
Basic photography without a camera © Sergey-Lagutin/160898328/Photo’s.com
What is photography?
How did the photography start?
What was before the invention of the photography?
Why was there a need for photography?
William Henry Fox Talbot © W_H_F_Talbot/Wikimedia-Commons
AFTER LONG EXPERIMENTATION, HE PATENTED IN 1841 THE CALOTYPE NEGATIVE PROCESS © Talbot_6/Wikimedia-Commons
Fox Talbot wrote: “How charming it would be if it were possible to cause these natural images to imprint themselves durably, and remain fixed upon the paper!"
(Thus, photography = …) © Stockbyte/stk25533wds/Photo’s.com
Is it then necessary to capture an image with a camera?
What do you need to be able to photograph?
Light sensitive agent © CCD_sensor/Wikimedia-Commons
wearer © CCD_sensor/Wikimedia-Commons
A DARK S PA C E © 2000px-Digital_Camera.svg/Wikimedia-Commons
LIGHT © Gluehlampe_01_KMJ/ Wikimedia-Commons
© Light_trap_tank /Wikimedia-Commons
YOU DO NOT NEED TO TAKE A PICTURE WITH A CAMERA!
WHAT ALTERNATIVES ARE THERE?
alternative photography can be divided into different categories
ambrotype, daguerreotype, calotype, cyanotype, salt print, ivorytype, photogravure, etc.
M O D E R N VA R I AT I O N S O F HISTORICAL PROCESSES
35 mm daguerreotype, contemporary tintype, liquid l i g h t , p h o t o p o l y m e r, e t c .
IN CAMERA PROCESSES
3d anaglyph photography, talbotype , infra red photography, etc.
NON CAMERA PROCESSES
astrophotography , kirlianphotography, phototropic drawing, scanography, X-ray (radiology) art photography, etc.
caffenol, cross processing, autochrome photography, etc.
DIRECT POSITIVE PROCESSES
bayard process, daguerreotype, liquid light emulsion, wet plate collodion, physautotype, etc.
PHOTOMECHANICAL PROCESSES, TRANSFERS AND PRINTS
albumin print, gelatin silver print, gum print, ivorytype, orotone print, etc.
WHAT SHOULD CONSIDER YOU WHEN USING ONE OF THESE TECHNIQUES?
Chemical substances: • Dangerous / not • Obtainable / not
DAY LIGHT STUDIO DAY LIGHT DARK ROOM
SLOW to V E RY S L O W P H OTO G R A P H
HOMEMADE INSTRUMENTS ( C R E AT I V E ) VS EXPENSIVE DEVICES
For your orientation…
Activities in The Netherlands and Flanders:
http://dutchalternativep hotography.blogspot.nl/ p/agenda.html
DARE TO EXPLORE? DISCOVER ALT PHOTOGRAPHY! © 2013 An Zuriel
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