Photographic Gear Evolution II – EVIL vs DSLR

(Updated on August 13, 2018) There is a great discussion among professionals about the opportunity to substitute the bulky DSLR (Digital Single Lens Reflex) cameras by the new appeared mirror-less, even more the last EVIL (Electronic Viewfinder Interchangeable Lens) full frame camera systems. The debate was not so evident while the offer of EVIL cameras …

Image Processing for Hybrid Processes IV – Processing Raw Files

Raw files "suited for alternative processes" or "suited for Fine Art Photography" could be considered as equivalent definitions. Those qualifications would also imply the search for the maximum quality with no matter how difficult or time consuming the method employed is. The operations described in following paragraphs are the employed by the author whether the …

Heliogravure Video

As a part of the acts celebrating the World Day for Audiovisual Heritage, past Friday October 27 the Centre for Image Research and Diffusion (CRDI) featured a video showing the original Talbot-Klic method (1879) for photogravure on copperplate. Answering the kind invitation from CRDI, I have been pleased to prepare the script and supervise the …

Image Processing for Hybrid Processes III – Digitization with Camera

In the precedent post Image Processing for Hybrid Processes II – Digitization with Scanner,  I have explained that technological obsolescence is nowadays a serious constrain for a suited digitization, specially with high end level scanners. Even in professional and domestic environments, the use of a digital camera is by now the better and useful way …

Printing Negatives or Positives for Alternative Processes

A lot of literature has been written about the best way to inkjet printing life size negatives or positives, both intended for the so called alternative photographic processes. From the early days of digital image printer models to current photographic quality printers, a lot of proposals have been developed. Some of those methods were based …