There's been a resurgence of alternative photography among young artists and experimental photographers. One of the famous alternative processes is platinum print photography, being the most durable and archival among alternative prints.
It's widely-used by famous photographers of then, such as Robert Mapplethorpe, Manuel Álvarez Bravo, Alfred Stieglitz, Edward Weston, Imogen Cunningham, Edward S. Curtis, and a favorite by contemporary photographers George Tice and Sebastiao Salgado.
One of the many ways to develop a platinum print is through the glycerin process, in which a platinotype is developed with a developing agent using a soft brush -- particularly a fine spotter or a Japanese brush, and several pieces of special blotting paper.
For the more advanced photographers, using film stock and typical printing processes can already be boring. To challenge themselves, they take on the high, antique art of alternative printing processes. The kallitype is among the usual processes.
The wet collodion process is one of the oldest and major photography techniques. In early photography, the process underwent various experimentations by photographers themselves. Revisit the old technique with Alex Cook.
Portrait photographer Brock Sanders has always been interested in film photography since a very young age. He experimented with the Diana F+, and speaks of the way using a different camera and ratio changed the shooting process + tips for new photographers.
One of the most important and most talked about photographic equipment today is the camera lens. There's a variety of it. But have you ever tried going lens-less, the way photography was before? The good old days of pinhole photography.
It's becoming a trend among serious analogue photographers to make their own gear from scratch -- be it from the compact 35mm, to medium 120, to large format for silver gelatin processes. Photographer Dieter Schneider is one of those photographers.
Street photography is one of the most popular genres today, and it can all be repetitive. It doesn't have to be. The secret to great street photography is by getting to know the cityscape and culture, and in Amsterdam, there's much to learn.
The Japanese master of cinema Akira Kurosawa continues to be a universal favorite among artists of all ages and expertise. Kurosawa's exceptional visual storytelling is something even photographers should learn from.
One of America's greatest photographers was no just a man of the arts, but he was a theoretician and educator that imbued intellectual and spiritual philosophies in photography. His years in Portland, Oregon are among his famous works that proved of his mastery.
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Street photography is one of the most popular genres today, and it can all be repetitive. It doesn't have to be. The secret to great street photography is by getting to know the cityscape and culture, and in Beijing, there's much to learn. We present to you some of the distinct qualities of Beijing.
Street photography is one of the most popular genres today, and it can all be repetitive. It doesn't have to be. The secret to great street photography is by getting to know the cityscape and culture, and in Tokyo, there's much to learn. We present to you some of the distinct qualities of Tokyo.