The F295 Historic Process Workbook: 4 Processes, 6 Techniques, 14 Lessons

9780615675411: The F295 Historic Process Workbook: 4 Processes, 6 Techniques, 14 Lessons
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The F295 Historic Process Workbook is a concise 55 page booklet that provides all of the necessary information for a quick and successful start to the pursuit of an alternative, adaptive, or handmade photographic practice. It contains loads of valuable process and material information including history, recipes, paper recommendations, exposure guidelines, safety information and a lot more! Chapters include: 1. A Brief Timeline of Photographic History 2. Common Practices 3. Lenses and Apertures 4. The Camera 5. Black and White Film Negatives 6. Pre-Flashed Paper Negatives 7. Simplified Digital Negatives 8. Cyanotype 9. Gum Bichromate 10. Salted Paper 11. Van Dyke Brown 12. Writing a Statement 13. Notes on Beginning a Series 14. Preparing the Portfolio Each chapter details the best way to complete the task at hand - everything from building a camera, making a lens, making negatives, and creating prints using one of four historic processes,  to writing a statement and preparing a portfolio. Each chapter concludes with questions to check your understanding of key dates and concepts. The process chapters provide a space to affix a print and make notes so you can reproduce your success. This workbook is an ideal and inexpensive solution for those looking for a structured approach to learning historic and hand-made photographic processes. And with 14 lessons it is perfect for those looking for an inexpensive and direct text for a semester long course.

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Tom Persinger is an artist, photographer, writer, educator, and the founder of F295. F295 is an international organization that believes in the value of a heterogeneous photographic approach, in which digital, historic, and self-made methods are purposely employed and combined in the creation of a new 21st Century Photography. He organizes the F295 symposium and seminar series to promote the exploration 21st Century Photography. These events offer a unique chance to investigate the ideas of light, time, and the apparatus through the voices of practicing photographers. The symposium also offers exhibitions and workshops by masters in their field. Persinger s photographs have been shown in numerous exhibitions and are in many private collections in the United States, Europe, and Japan. He has been published in Afterimage, Ag, Black and White Photography (UK), Light and Lens (2nd Edition), PhotoEd, Photographic Possibilities (3rd Edition), Photo Techniques, and View Camera. He has lectured at numerous colleges and universities, has lead many workshops, is a member of Freestyle Photographic s Advisory Board of Photographic Professionals, and is an Adjunct Assistant Professor at Pittsburgh Filmmakers. He has authored the acclaimed F295 Historic Photographic Process Quick Reference Cards and the F295 Historic Process Workbook. In addition to several photographic projects he is also currently working on a book which will further illuminate the 21st Century Photographic approach through a collection of essays which is scheduled for release in the spring of 2014. He lives in Pittsburgh, PA with his wife and two sons.

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