Photography 220 C

Alternative Photo Processes I

  • 3 Units -
  • 2 hour lecture,
  • 4 hour lab

COURSE CONTENT AND SCOPE (instructional topics or units)

  1. Overview of 19th century processes and their practice in today’s world.
  2. Basic safety and handling procedures will be covered before students work with any of the chemicals and processes.
  3. Students will learn to work with large format graphic arts films and chemistry in order to make negatives for contact printing with historical processes.
  4. Digital alternatives for the production of large format films for contact printing will be covered and produced.
  5. Substrates will be discussed and students will learn about sizing and the use of diverse papers for use with hand-coated emulsions.
  6. Students will learn hand-coating techniques for applying 19thcentury processes onto a variety of substrates.
  7. Images will be produced using alternative substrates such as newspaper, wood, ceramic tiles, and fabric as well as more traditional papers such as watercolor papers.
  8. Students will produce 3-dimensional soft-sculptures using cloth and stuffing materials.
  9. Students will learn to use both natural and special UV light sources for making their images.
  10. Photographs will be made with a variety of processes including but not limited to cyanotype, gum printing, salted paper, Van Dyke/Kallitype, platinum/palladium, or a modern version of the tintype process.
  11. The care, preservation and presentation of two and three-dimensional artwork will be covered.