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New Dimensions in Photo Processes, 5th Edition

Book Description

New Dimensions in Photo Processes invites artists in all visual media to discover contemporary approaches to historical techniques. Painters, printmakers, and photographers alike will find value in this practical book, as these processes require little to no knowledge of photography, digital means, or chemistry.

Easy to use in a studio or lab, this edition highlights innovative work by internationally respected artists, such as Robert Rauschenberg, Chuck Close, Mike and Doug Starn, and Emmet Gowin.

In addition to including new sun-printing techniques, such as salted paper and lumen printing, this book has been updated throughout, from pinhole camera and digital methods of making color separations and contact negatives to making water color pigments photo-sensitive and more.

With step-by-step instructions and clear safety precautions, New Dimensions in Photo Processes will teach you how to:

  • Reproduce original photographic art, collages, and drawings on paper, fabric, metal, and other unusual surfaces.
  • Safely mix chemicals and apply antique light-sensitive emulsions by hand.
  • Create imagery in and out of the traditional darkroom and digital studio.
  • Relocate photo imagery and make prints from real objects, photocopies, and pictures from magazines and newspapers, as well as from your digitial files and black and white negatives.
  • Alter black and white photographs, smart phone images, and digital prints.

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Table of Contents

  1. Cover
  2. Half Title
  3. Title Page
  4. Copyright Page
  5. Table of Contents
  6. Acknowledgments
  7. Introduction
  8. PART I LIGHT-INSENSITIVE METHODS
    1. Chapter 1 Transfers, Lifts, and DIY Printmaking
      1. Solvent Transfers
      2. Inkjet Transfers
      3. Muscle Rub Transfers
      4. Heat Transfers
      5. Polymer Transfers
      6. Impossible Project Image Lifts
      7. Magazine and Copier Lifts
      8. Lazertran™ Inkjet Lifts
      9. Paper Photo-Lithography
      10. Gelatin Prints
    2. Chapter 2 Hand Coloring
      1. Water-Based Method
      2. Oil-Based Method
      3. Chalk-Based Method
    3. Chapter 3 Toning
      1. Safety
      2. Method Overview
      3. Materials
      4. Tips
      5. Toning the Entire Print
      6. Split Toning
      7. Selective Toning
      8. Tip
  9. PART II PREPARATION FOR LIGHT-SENSITIVE METHODS
    1. Chapter 4 Creating the Photo-Printmaking Studio 77
      1. The Light Box
      2. The Contact Printing Frame
      3. The Exposure Unit
      4. Materials and Procedures, Including Paper and Sizing
    2. Chapter 5 Generating Imagery: Analogue Methods
      1. With a Darkroom
      2. Without A Darkroom
      3. Making Photograms
      4. Pinhole Photography
    3. Chapter 6 Making Negatives: Digital Method
      1. Part I: Capturing and Scanning Images
      2. Part II: Making a Digital Negative
      3. Part III: How to Use the Digital Negative to Make a Print
  10. PART III LIGHT-SENSITIVE METHODS
    1. Chapter 7 Cyanotypes
      1. Safety
      2. Method Overview
      3. Materials
      4. Making One of the Stock Solutions
      5. Making the Other Stock Solution
      6. Making a Cyanotype
      7. Tips for Making a Cyanotype
      8. Cyanotype on Fabric
      9. Toning Cyanotypes
    2. Chapter 8 Van Dyke Brown Prints
      1. Safety
      2. Method Overview
      3. Materials
      4. Making the Solution
      5. Making a Brown Print
      6. Tips
      7. Tips for Brown Printing on Fabric
    3. Chapter 9 Salted Paper Prints
      1. Safety
      2. Method Overview
      3. Materials
      4. Making a Salt Print
    4. Chapter 10 Gum Bichromate Prints
      1. Safety
      2. Method Overview
      3. Materials
      4. Making the Bichromate Solution
      5. Making a Gum Print
      6. Tips for Making a Gum Print
      7. Making a Full-Color Gum Print
    5. Chapter 11 Casein Pigment Prints
      1. Safety
      2. Method Overview
      3. Materials
      4. Making the Bichromate Solution
      5. Tips for Making the Bichromate Solution
      6. Making the Casein Print
      7. Tips for Making the Casein Print
    6. Chapter 12 Platinum and Palladium Prints
      1. Safety
      2. Method Overview
      3. Materials
      4. Tips
      5. Mixing the Stock Sensitizers
      6. Making a Platinum/Palladium Print
      7. Tips
    7. Chapter 13 Bromoil Prints
      1. Safety
      2. Method Overview
      3. Materials
      4. Guidelines for Bromoil Printing
      5. Tips
      6. Brush Actions for Inking
      7. Print Finishing and Enhancement
      8. Tips
    8. Chapter 14 Enlargement Emulsions and Tintypes
      1. Safety
      2. Method Overview
      3. Materials
      4. Making a Print with Enlargement Emulsion
      5. Tips
      6. Contemporary Tintypes
      7. Materials
      8. Making a Contemporary Tintype
      9. Tips
    9. Chapter 15 Contemporary Daguerreotypes (Becquerel Process)
      1. Safety
      2. Method Overview
      3. Materials
      4. Tips
      5. Making a Contemporary Daguerreotype
      6. Tips
    10. Chapter 16 Visual Hybrids
      1. Layered Imagery
      2. Chromoskedasic Painting
      3. Lumen Printings
  11. Annotated Bibliography
  12. Supply Sources
  13. Equivalent Imperial and Metric Measurements
  14. Glossary
  15. Index