Saturday, 20 November 2010

Photographic Techniques

Last week I went to 'Shadow Catchers' at the V&A Museum. Pierre Cordier was one of the artists exhibiting his photographs in the exhibition. His work inspired me to explore different photographic techniques. Cordier's work however, is more like printmaking than photography. His work is also known is 'Chemigraphy'. He uses photographic paper and developer to enhance the dark areas and uses fixer to create lighter tones. On the paper itself he uses products such as varnish, wax and glue to create the geometric patterns.

Pierre Cordier

Hand Coloured photos in Japan

Hand coloured photos became popular in Japan in the 1800's. Hand colouring refers to a variety of methods of manually adding colour to a black and white photograph to heighten its realism. Typically, watercolours, oils, paints or dyes are applied to the image surface.

The Holga Camera

The Diana Camera

The Pinhole Camera

The Lomography Camera

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