Jill Enfield’s Guide to Photographic Alternative Processes
Popular Historical and Contemporary Techniques
Jill Enfield’s Guide to Photographic Alternative Processes, 2nd edition, is packed with stunning imagery, how-to recipes, techniques and historical information for emulating the ethereal, dream-like feel of alternative processing.
This fully updated edition covers alternative processing from its historical roots through to digital manipulation and contemporary techniques and how to combine them. It features several new techniques alongside new approaches to older techniques, including hand painting on silver gelatin prints, ceramics and photography, cyanotypes, wet plate collodion, digital prints and many more. Enfield showcases the different styles and methods of contemporary artists together with suggestions for vegan and vegetarian friendly alternative processing, transforming 2D images to 3D installations, and how to apply darkroom techniques to digital captures.
Professionals, students and hobbyists will discover how to bring new life and imagination to their imagery. Whether in a darkroom using traditional chemicals, at the kitchen sink with pantry staples, or in front of the computer re-creating techniques digitally, you will learn how to add a richness and depth to your photography like never before.
Table of Contents
Introduction: History of Photography – A brief timeline
Chapter 1 – Safety
Chapter 2 – Materials
Chapter 3 – THE DIGITAL NEGATIVE PROCESS: AND OTHER APPROACHES TO MAKING AND PRINTING NEGATIVES
Chapter 4 – FUGITIVE (Impermanent) AND NOT-SO-FUGITIVE PRINTING
ANTHOTYPES, PHOTOSYNTHESIS, AND LUMEN PRINTS
Chapter 5 - CYANOTYPES: OLD AND NEW APPROACHES: PLUS THE CUPROTYPE (Copper) PROCESS
Chapter 6 – SALTED AND ALBUMEN PRINTS
Chapter 7 – VAN DYKE BROWN, KALLITYPE AND ARGYROTYPE PRINTS
Chapter 8 – TRADITIONAL PLATINUM AND PALLADIUM PRINTS, THE MALDE – WARE TECHNIQUE and THE ZIATYPE
Chapter 9 – WET PLATE COLLODION
Chapter 10 – LIQUID EMULSION PRINTS and DRY PLATE TINTYPES
Chapter 11 – GUM PRINTING
Chapter 12 - TRANSFERS and DECALS
Chapter 13 - HAND PAINTING PHOTOGRAPHS: SILVER PRINTS, NON-SILVER AND INKJET PRINTS
Chapter 14 - MULTIPLE PRINTING AND OTHER TECHNIQUES
Chapter 15 - CERAMICS AND PHOTOGRAPHY
Sources, websites and Podcasts
List of Artists
Jill Enfield is a fine art photographer, educator, curator and author with many years of teaching experience. While well versed in digital imagery, Enfield’s concentration is on historical techniques and alternative processes, with annual workshops and lectures in locations throughout the USA, South America and Europe. Enfield’s work has shown in galleries and museums as well as private collections, and recently featured in a 3-month solo show on Ellis Island, USA, at PhotoVille in the DUMBO section of Brooklyn and in Los Angeles at the Annenberg Space for Photography.
"Jill Enfield has a way of writing about alternative processes that meets the needs of both seasoned printers and photographers who are new to these printing methods. Her book has been a constant guide for my own alternative process research and an important resource for my students."
Chris Nail, Photographic Educator
"Jill Enfield continues to excel as an author specializing in Alternative Photographic Processes. This guide serves fabulously as an educator text and practitioners workbook. Ms. Enfield covers historical and contemporary techniques assisting photographic artists, a must read for all levels of expertise."
Glenn Grafelman, Fine Artist and Educator
"This book is for beginners. This book is for experts. This book is for me. Even though, at this time, I haven’t taken the time to work with alternative processes, since the 1970s, after taking a look at this new release (and update) from Jill Enfield, I am ready to borrow a friend’s 5x7, and go out in the field and try my hand (again!)."
Tim Anderson, Publisher Shadow & Light Magazine