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California - Interview with John Chiara, plus 15 unique photographs. John Chiara’s one-of-a-kind mural-size camera obscura prints are luscious, moody and magical.

California - Interview with John Chiara, plus 15 unique photographs

He builds his own giant cameras (one which is large enough for him to climb inside) so he can expose light directly onto large sheets of photo-sensitive paper to capture images without needing film to act as an intermediate negative. His photos offer up ordinary urban landscapes that seem like three dimensional sculptures infused with light flares and liquid color. Somehow—through his mix of the direct process, hand-cut photo paper, filters and chemicals—everything looks real but “charged” with heightened energy. Alterazioni Museo di Fotografia Contemporanea Cinisello Balsamo (MI) A Look Inside The World of Michael Flomen (demo; unfinished cut) Under the Cover of Darkness, The work of Michael Flomen - La nuit est ma chambre noire. The Ultimate Guide to Create Your Own 35mm Pinhole Camera.

Why spend $3,000 on the newest and greatest camera when you can make one at home and at the same time participate in a centuries old tradition of image making?

The Ultimate Guide to Create Your Own 35mm Pinhole Camera

Well, you can, and to start you should ask yourself one question. What is a camera? At the most basic level, a camera is a light-tight box with the means of transferring light in a controlled manner from the outside world to a light-sensitive medium producing an image. That sounds like a bit of a complex definition, but when you break it down, its pretty simple. Advertiser content hosted by the Guardian: Slow Time: What is nothing? Artbook artists list p6 7. Alexey Alexeev. Ray Bidegain: Things as they are. Ray Bidegain is a photographer based in Portland, Oregon.

Ray Bidegain: Things as they are

After working as a commercial photographer, he discovered platinum prints and started to teach himself this alternative photo process. At first sight, gazing at his artwork we find ourselves in realities that are already well known to us, an everyday scenery of landscapes, figures and objects bathed in ferric oxalate.

Yet this simplicity in his photographs leads us to examine the surrounding quotidian shapes, run our eyes over the lines they draw in space turning to be beautifully unique each one between the rest in their particular details. Michael Wesely: the experience of time in the longest exposed photographs. The recent work of photographer Michael Wesely (Munich, 1963) proposes an interesting way for travelling across the liquid nature of time in photography.

Michael Wesely: the experience of time in the longest exposed photographs

In his hands, the time contained in a single picture is dilated to the extent of becoming a matter of days, months and even years. Over the last two decades, Michael Wesely has been developing a long exposure technique, whose details are still kept in secret, that allowed him to make images up to 3 years of exposure time - Wesely claims indeed that he could do exposures almost indefinitely, up to 40 years -. Presumably he´s using a large format camera of 4x5, extended for allowing the use of a pinhole-like lens which might be suited with ND filters for reducing dramatically the final amount of light exposed to the negative. Photographs Captured Over Years with an Open Camera Shutter. Pinterest. Printing Photographs in the Darkroom. The Darkroom Like film, printing paper is coated with an emulsion containing light-sensitive compounds.

Printing Photographs in the Darkroom

Printing RA4 Color Photos in a Darkroom. This is a comprehensive tutorial on the basics of printing color photos in a darkroom setting.

Printing RA4 Color Photos in a Darkroom

It will cover subtractive color systems, the use of filters, and good color darkroom practice as well as include a step by step guide to the process with two examples. Printing your own color negatives is almost the same as printing from Black & White. There are a few key differences however, which do make it more time consuming and expensive. But once you have had a go and get to know the process, it’s magical. To follow this tutorial most effectively it would help if you already knew how to Print B&W negatives or at the very least know your way around an enlarger as I am not going to be explaining basic enlarger use here. A B&W tutorial can be found here. Tools and materials: Darkroom – either a purposely built one or another light-tight space.

Setting up your darkroom space. Untitled Photograph by Barbara Ess. Early Photography: Making Daguerreotypes. Journal Page Background Techniques - Still images below the list of supplies - scroll down for inspiration!

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Robert Rauschenberg, Blue Garden and Sustainable Design. 0766820777 fm. 100+ Creative Photography Ideas: Techniques, Compositions and Mixed Media Approaches. Students taking high school photography qualifications such as A Level Photography or NCEA Level 3 Photography often search the internet looking for tips, ideas and inspiration.

100+ Creative Photography Ideas: Techniques, Compositions and Mixed Media Approaches

This article contains well over 100 creative techniques and mixed media approaches that Fine Art / Photography students may wish to use within their work. It showcases student and artist examples along with brief descriptions of the techniques that have been used. Approaches relate specifically to mixed media photography techniques, technical / trick photography ideas and interesting, fun or unique compositional strategies. Note: The creative photography ideas listed in this article should not be explored haphazardly within a Photography course, but rather selected purposefully, if appropriate for your topic or theme.

Pinhole // London Alternative Photography Collective, April Meeting. On Wednesday 2nd April at 6.30pm, London Alternative Photography Collective will be meeting at The Double Negative Darkroom at 178A Glyn Road in Hackney.

Pinhole // London Alternative Photography Collective, April Meeting

This month’s talk is themed on pinhole photography, to promote Worldwide Pinhole Photography Day on April 27. Please bring along your pinhole photography prints and DIY Pinhole Cameras along for show and tell! We are also hosting LONDON PINHOLE FESTIVAL at Doomed on 25-27 April, so please see the website for further details and submission deadlines. This is the last time we will be meeting at Double Negative, as LAPC talks will be moved to Doomed Gallery, Dalston starting in May 2014. The move is due to practical reasons, and we will continue to work with Double Negative on many projects in the future. SEBNEM UGURALSebnem’s recent feature in The Telegraph, March 2014. Large Format Cameras & Accessories.

Jesseca Ferguson - pinhole photography, 19th century photo processes and collage. PINHOLE CAMERAS. Enter the category for this item: Home Made HexomniscopeThe Hexomniscope is a six pinhole camera that produces four (4) 6x17 centimeter iages on 120 film.


Untitled, five photographs cut and layered into one. PInhole Resource Collection. Rainbow Sunsets and Breezy Glamour: 9 Seductive New Photo Books. Maidan – Portraits from the Black SquareBy Anastasia Taylor-Lind GOST Books Left: Anastasia Taylor-Lind, Illia, age 18, protestor from Kiev, February 9, 2014. Right: Anastasia Taylor-Lind, Ira, age 50, Mourner from Kyiv, February 23, 2014. In February, English/Swedish photographer Anastasia Taylor-Lind traveled to Kiev to document the swelling crowds protesting the Ukrainian government’s refusal to establish closer relations with Europe, and brought with her a portable portrait studio. The images she made in the weeks leading up to President Yanukovych’s flight isolate participants against a black square, framing them apart from the larger drama.

Blueprints on Fabric - Cyanotype materials and information. Dossier Journal: Look » GL Wood – Kawirnera no. 1-8. « Venice Beach Oil Fields Robots with Human Beings » GL Wood – Kawirnera no. 1-8 GL Wood is a photographer and artist based in Astoria, Queens. The process of creating these images involved a combination of screen printing, oils, watercolor, inks, spray paint and film. Photography and Encaustic. By: Jill Enfield The encaustic process when used in photography refers to applying hot beeswax over a photographic image. This wax can be pigmented with color or remain white or creamy beige and it can give the image an intriguing surface and density. In the world of alternative photography, anything old is new again. Sometimes, it seems that photographers who are interested in traditional processes get into a friendly contest on who is using the most authentic technique or who has the most spider webs on his classic, collectible lens.

Solargraphy. Once you have your cameras loaded and light-tight, you need to figure out where you are going to place them. Ideally, you want to have a clear view of the sun as it moves across the sky, but interesting effects can be made when cameras are placed behind other objects. Photography and Encaustic. Dossier Journal: Look » GL Wood – Kawirnera no. 1-8. Blueprints on Fabric - Cyanotype materials and information. Expired Photo Materials Find New Life in Contemporary Photography. “I woke up one day and thought, ‘I should have been a conservator,’” says photographer Alison Rossiter.

“I thought, ‘Things are disappearing, and I want to know about them.’” That was in 2003, and the silver gelatin photo materials Rossiter had used since the 1970s were beginning to disappear. Rather than changing careers, Rossiter volunteered at the Metropolitan Museum of Art’s photo conservation lab, where she learned everything she could about the history and composition of light-sensitive paper and film. Miniature Body Landscapes.