PHOTOGRAPHY: TECHNIQUES AND PROCESSES

Focus - -

Photography development includes different techniques and methods used to obtain a photograph. These practices are divided in two groups : analog photography and digital photography. This diversity allows artists to develop this discipline by exploring the limits of creation. Artsper has put together a few notions on different prints and development technics that could come in handy if you wish to purchase a photograph or if you would just like to understand better a picture you already own.

 

{C-Print / Chromogenic Print}

A chromogenic print is the traditional method of printing using negatives or slides, an enlarger, and photographic paper—through a process of exposure and emulsive chemical layers. This practice is the most common type of color photo printing.

cprint-300x199

Olivier Sultan, Sel mer 1, C-Print on aluminium

{Digital C-Print}

Also called Lambda or Lightjet prints, this method uses digital exposure systems to output the image, but traditional photographic paper and emulsion processes to produce the final print.

orginal_artsperireilleoobaert-bjet-irage15suraluminium70x105cm_560302-300x191

Mireille Roobaert, Objet photographique 1, Digital on aluminium

{Inkjet Print}

Inkjet is a general category for works printed through an additive procedure of sprayed ink, as opposed to being chemically developed. In other words, it is a higher quality form of a household printer.

orginal_nneerryersephone-_882046-300x300

Anne Berry, Perséphone, inkjet on Hahnemuehle paper

{Giclée}

This is an alternate name for an inkjet print on traditionally thicker support structure.

epson-with-giclee-300x258

 “giclée” impression inkjet printer large format

{Photogram}

photographic image created without a camera by placing objects directly onto the surface of a light-sensitive material such as photographic paper and then exposing it to light.

Lemons_photogram-226x300

Lemon photogram, unknown

{Gelatin silver process}

The classical  black-and-white emulsive process, introduced in the late 1800s and still available today. The image is developed through a wet process, using paper coated with a layer of silver salts and gelatin.

orginal_parfums3-as_968699-235x300

Isa Marcelli, Parfums #3, argentic edition on argentic paper

{Ilfochrome or Cibachrome}

Ilfochrome is a dye destruction positive-to-positive photographic method used for the development of film transparencies on photographic paper.

cibachrome-300x200

Isabelle Vayron de la Moureyre, Phil au travail, Cibachrome

Share this post:

Leave a comment