Group Gallery Submission Process
Due to the continued disregard for the galleries and gallery organization, submission of deviations to this group may be disabled for the general membership again. This group is for ALT-PROCESS Photography. We do allow limited submission of regular photography, but only to the correct gallery. If you do not understand what Alt-Process is or are unsure where to submit your works, please ask as that is what this group exists for.
Individuals who repeatedly submit to the incorrect galleries or never submit Alt-Process may have their right to submit to this group revoked if their activities in the group are deemed abusive or uncaring towards the group.
Reliable members who appropriately and correctly share their work with this group will be granted promotion to the rank of Contributor or higher and gain the right to submit deviations at will to any gallery.
Edit: Additionally, if you feel you should be a Contributor, join requests for this rank are enabled. After you request Contributor rank, we'll review your gallery and your submissions to this group and grant/deny your request accordingly.
What is Alt-Process Photography?
According to AlternativePhotography.com it is "Historical photographic methods in use today..."
According to Wikipedia, "Alternative processes are often called historical... Most of these processes were invented over 100 years ago and were used by early photographers."
Some examples of Alternate Process (or Historical) Photography are: Anthotype, Argyrotype, Bromoil, Carbon Print, Casein Print, Chrysotype, Cyanotype, Daguerreotype, Digital Plate, Dry Plate, Gelatin Print, Gum Bichromate, Gumoil, Holography, Infrared, Kallitype, Liquid Emulsion, Lithprint, Lumen Print, Oilprint, Palladiotype, Platinotype, Resinotype, Tempera Print, Van Dyke, Wet Plate, and Ziatype. Trick photography is not Alt-Process.
Alternate Process (or Alt-Process) Photography is so named because it is alternative to the current, modern processes most commonly used today (i.e. C-41, CN-16, etc.) Most Alt-Processes are historical, or the processes photographers used in the early eras to produce photographs. However, some Alt-Processes are modern, but share a commonality with historical processes in that they are alternative to the current, modern processes most commonly used today.
What truly defines a photograph or print as being Alt-Process is that it is not created utilizing mainstream, common, or commercial/industrial techniques, processes, mediums, or digitally. Most often Alt-Process photography is hand-made and completely unique, print by print and photograph by photograph - rarely (or never) being able to create two identical works.
Membership is open to all - everyone can join, and join requests are automatically approved. Please see below for more information on membership and the rules and guidelines for members.
Please review the Gallery Submission Guidelines & Rules for this group below.