Category Archives: Process

The process of making a calotype


Pélegry Instructions

The Pélegry Calotype Process These instructions are for the preparation of 40 sheets of 8”x10”. All weights and volumes can be scaled down to smaller formats as required. The Paper The choice of paper is […]

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Making Whey

Making Whey Sterilize the pot just before use by pouring ½ inch of water in the bottom, covering, and bring to a rolling boil for at least five minutes. Pour out the water, replace sterile […]

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Making a Salt Print (Video)

Making a gelatin-salt print from a calotype by Wlodek Witek…

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Developing a Calotype (Video)

Developing a Pélegry method calotype by Wlodek Witek…  

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Greenlaw’s Process

Colonel Alexander Greenlaw (1818 – 1870) Alexander Greenlaw was born in London , and at the age of seventeen, joined the Madras infantry as a cadet . He was posted to Trichinopoly in Madras . […]

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Thomas Rodger of St Andrews

Thomas Rodger was the protoge of Dr John Adamson of St Andrews . He learnt his photography at the hand of this master of the art from the age of 14 and rapidly gained a […]

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Adamson’s Process

The commonly held view is that the process used by Robert Adamson for his calotype work with David Octavius Hill is unknown because Adamson wrote nothing down and died very young, at the age of 26, […]

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Talbotype Process Notes

The Calotype Process According to William Henry Fox Talbot (N.B.: These procedural notes are adapted from those of Richard Morris, who kindly shared his knowledge with me many years ago. His account was subsequently included […]

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Baldus Process

Richard asked me to write a short description of Edouard Baldus’ calotype process, so here it comes. The way I do it is pretty much as described in this book. It contains an English translation of […]

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