Photography 221 C

Alternative Photo Processes II

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

COURSE CONTENT AND SCOPE (instructional topics or units)

  1. Overview of 19th Century Processes
    1. First Processes with Inventors, Scientists, Early Experimenters
    2. Collodion Processes and Beginning of Professional Photographers
    3. Silver Gelatin Processes and the Amateur Photographer
  2. Basic Lab and Safety Procedures
    1. Mask, Goggles, Gloves – reasons and rational
    2. Mining chemicals and dilutions
    3. Preventing cross-contamination
    4. Prepping work area, maintenance, and cleanup
  3. Use of 2nd and/or 3rd Generation Matrix
    1. Multiple Generations – Negative to Positive (and Back Again)
    2. Use of Ilford Exposure Monitor for Darkroom Efficiency
    3. Preventing Dust Spots and other forms of Poor Generations
  4. Use and Calibration of the Densitometer
    1. Reflection densitometer (papers)
    2. Transmission densitometer (negatives and positives)
  5. Graphic Arts Film and Developers
    1. High-contrast Litho Film with AB developer for high-contrast masks
    2. High contrast Litho Film as continuous tone film using various developer dilutions
  6. Black and White Positive Film Chemistry
    1. Kodak T-Max Positive Developer Kit
    2. FOMA BOHEMIA Ltd, reversal chemicals
    3. Ilford Reversal Processing
  7. Enlarging Negatives to Working Matrix Specifications
    1. Point and Shoot medium format camera, The Vintage camera
    2. Pinhole cameras and filter caps
  8. Paper Choices: Surfaces, Sizing and Selection
    1. Hot Pressed versus Cold (Not) Pressed
    2. Non-archival Buffering agents in papers
    3. Gelatin sizing – internal versus hand-coasting
  9. Testing for Other Light Sources for Printing-Out-Processes
    1. Sunlight – Guidelines for consistent exposures
    2. Sunlamp – Heat and long exposure consems
    3. Fluorescent tubes – Exposure concerns
    4. Stouffer’s 21-Step Transparent step tablets as a standard for contrast range
  10. Presentation of Processes:
    1. Van Dyke
    2. Salted Paper
    3. Albumen
    4. Hand-coloring
    5. Multiple Flat and Multi-color printing
  11. Combination and Hand-Coloring procedures
    1. Multiple processes on one substrate
    2. Hand-coloring watercolor papers with pencils
  12. Advanced Presentation of Two-dimensional artwork
    1. Archival or Museum quality mounting and overmatting
    2. Multi-level overmats
    3. Hand-wrapped fabric overmats