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Introduction to Alternative Processing in Photography

Daniel Gregory

Introduction to Alternative Processing in Photography

Daniel Gregory

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1 Class Introduction Duration:03:03
9 Avoiding Key Artifacts Duration:20:26
12 Setting Up the Printer Duration:20:24
14 Setting the Maximum Black Time Duration:12:06
16 Correcting the Curve Duration:20:37
17 Printing the Curve Duration:06:08
18 Sharing Curves Duration:08:50
20 Intro to Cyanotypes and Safety Duration:07:46
21 Paper and Brush Types Duration:05:08
23 Making the Cyanotype Print Duration:06:41
24 Washing the Cyanotype Print Duration:12:29
25 Creating Cyanotypes Photograms Duration:14:59
29 Van Dyke Paper and Coating Duration:05:10
32 Van Dyke: Split Toning Duration:18:56
34 Van Dyke: Clean Up Process Duration:03:51
42 Ink Jet Negative Development Duration:03:45
45 Sharing Your Work Digitally Duration:14:49
46 Archivability Duration:10:39
47 Matting and Framing Options Duration:30:22
48 Editions and Signing Options Duration:13:54

Class Description

In a world where most photos are captured digitally it’s good to remember the beauty of print and all of the creative options alternative processes have to offer. The history of printing photos introduces techniques and tools that can improve your eye in the field and open up doors to new perspectives. Fine artist and educator Daniel Gregory gives the steps needed to get you started in exploring the many formats out there. You’ll learn:

  • An overview of what alternative processing is and the many formats out there
  • How to create a digital negative
  • How to setup and test your curve
  • How to print a Cyanotype
  • How to create a Van Dyke Print
  • Chemistry, Safety and Developing techniques
  • Platinum and Palladium Printing processes

In this introductory course, you’ll be given the key elements to get you started in expanding your creativity and exploring alternative photographic processes.



For a long time, I have read, studied and tried alternative processing, mainly Platinum/Palladium printing. I want to create longest lasting prints and may be share the info at Creative Live. But this presentation saved me many a hours. A few minutes into the lecture, I purchased the class and as the class progressed, I was extremely glad. Thank you Creative Live, thank you Daniel Gregory.


Excellent class on Alt Process and fantastic bonus materials included with purchase!!! I have extensive digital printing and darkroom experience but haven't done much alt-process to date. This is perfect timing for me as I have several personal projects that I would like to re-visit using some of these techniques. Thank you Daniel!!!

James H Johnson

I have been making platinum/palladium prints for about 1 year. This is the 3rd workshop that I have attended. The first two were one on one. Daniel has done a fantastic job of covering the material and explained the process it detail and easy to understand. This course is fantastic and highly recommend it.