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Photographic Possibilities, 2nd Edition by John Valentino, Robert Hirsch

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10

An Introduction to Some Widely Used Alternative Processes

Thus far this book has primarily dealt with applications of traditional silver-based photography. There are numerous alternative processes that can be used to create a photographic image. Most of the processes discussed in this chapter are now considered to be commercially obsolete. Once regarded as technical breakthroughs, they have been discarded in favor of new processes that are more convenient, faster, and cheaper to use. Some of these processes come from other visual mediums, like drawing, painting, and printmaking. Other methods, such as the use of a copy machine, derive from commercial communications. These processes are often combined, blurring the boundary between ...

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