Spend one or two weeks in Maine studying
alternative process and hand made photographs!

Learn to make painterly images from historic techniques and apply emulsions to papers with brush and expose your images in the sun.

Kallitype, salted paper, albumen, the cyanotype, platinum, ziatype and more are all options in this exciting course that visits the traditions of the medium. The second week includes an intro to the wet plate collodion, as well as gum bichromate techniques.

These 19th century techniques are a great way to revitalize your work and try something new and bold in your photography. We have an intro course with no experience necessary and a second week of advanced techniques !

 

 

BLOG:

Henry Fox Talbot
Friday, June 21, 2013 - 6:48am

Alternative Processes Fox Talbot

 

Left: 
William Henry Fox Talbot 
© 1844-45

Rght:
Tracey N. Freeman © 2012

 

 

Gum Bichromate
Friday, June 21, 2013 - 6:46am

Edward Steichen © 1901 / Right: Leslie Inman © 2012

Left: Edward Steichen ©1901
Right: Leslie Inman ©2012

 

Steichen posed as a painter w. brush rendered in gum bichromate.

      — Brenton Hamilton

 

 

Cyanotype
Thursday, June 20, 2013 - 11:25pm

 

Anne Atkins ©1840/Right: Allie Duda ©2012

 

Left: Anne Atkins ©1840
Right: Allie Duda ©2012

Anna Atkins used the cyanotype in the 1840's and made a photographic book of botanicals. Allie Duda made her cyanotype here on campus in 2012.

 

 

FAQ:
Friday, June 14, 2013 - 2:05pm

FAQ:

Can you can shoot digitally, and still make these amazing 1800s alternative photographic process prints?

Brenton Hamilton: Yes, we make digital negatives here for use in all of these processes.

Welcome to Alt Pro
Tuesday, May 21, 2013 - 6:25pm

Spend one or two weeks in Maine studying alternative process and hand made photographs!

Learn to make painterly images from historic techniques and apply emulsions to papers with brush and expose your images in the sun.

Kallitype, salted paper, albumen, the cyanotype, platinum, ziatype and more are all options in this exciting course that visits the traditions of the medium. The second week includes an intro to the wet plate collodion, as well as gum bichromate techniques.

These 19th century techniques are a great way to revitalize your work and try something new and bold in your photography. We have an intro course with no experience necessary and a second week of advanced techniques !