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Light in the Dark: Gum Bichromate Printing Explored

Light in the Dark by Francis Baker As I am preparing to teach another Gum Bichromate Workshop at The Image Flow, I think of one topic I did not delve too deeply into the first time around. This is the importance of black to the multi-color gum bichromate print.     How to Make a Gum Print I start my gum bichromate printing process with three color-separated negatives: one for cyan, one for magenta and one for yellow. With these …

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A Destination for Alternative Process Photography

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There are very few opportunities to study the alternative photographic processes like gum bichromate, platinum/palladium, or wet plate collodion printing—especially in the west. The Image Flow brings together the world’s best photographers and instructors to teach these processes on a rotating schedule.

“For anybody interested in the alternative processes, it’s a rare opportunity to learn them,” said Ed Carey, owner of Gallery 291 and the alternative process workshop liaison at The Image Flow.