Photography: Techniques and Processes
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.
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.
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.
Giclée: This is an alternate name for an inkjet print on traditionally thicker support structure.
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.
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.
Ilfochrome or Cibachrome: ilfochrome is a dye destruction positive-to-positive photographic method used for the development of film transparencies on photographic paper.
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