Photography 222 C

Alternative Photo Processes III

  • 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 1839 – 1851
    2. Collodion Processes from 1851 – 1880s
    3. Silver Gelatin Processes from 1880s
  2. Basic Lab and Safety Procedures
    1. Mask, Goggles, GLoves
    2. Mixing chemicals and dilutions – stock and working solutions
    3. Preventing cross-contamination
    4. Workflows for multiple processes
  3. Use of 2nd and/or 3rd Generation Matrix
    1. Pin Registration for alignment
    2. Use of GOldenrod paper or Rubylith film
  4. Contemporary Processes versus Vintage Processes
    1. Chemical differences and Technologies
    2. Cyanotype: Original versus Ware formulas
    3. Brown Prints: Argyrotype versus Kallitype family of processes
    4. Tintypes: Modern tintype process
  5. Enlarging Negatives to Working Matrix Specifications
    1. Beyond 4×5 film formats
    2. Contrast range required for different processes
    3. Custom sizing using 4-blade easels
    4. Tray processing Large negatives
  6. Advanced Techniques of Masking Film to Flats
    1. Pin registration
    2. Rubylith tape versus mylar tape
    3. Use of enlarged Litho film as flat
  7. Paper Choices: Surfaces, Sizing and Selection
    1. Gelatin sizing – internal versus hand-coating
    2. Short and Long grained papers
    3. Multiple process layers and presoaking papers
    4. Pin registration for multiple processes
  8. Presentation of Processes:
    1. Collodian Wet-Plate
    2. Collodian Ambrotype
    3. Salted Paper
    4. Modern Tin-type
    5. Carbon Printing
    6. Printing on Fabrics
  9. Multiple Flat and Multi-color printing