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Do you want a new photography gallery for Alternative Processes? (silver prints/lith/plates/polaroid/pinhole/ all darkroom activities) 

350 deviants said Yes (please give reason)
64 deviants said No (please give reason)

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mintred Mar 27, 2009   Photographer
Yes I do think an alternative gallery would be great, but why should I expect deviant"ART" to deliver on a category that could be quite useful?

For example, Photography has an Expressive and Emotive gallery. No such categories exist in the real art world, and they shouldn't here either.

I think it just as important to remove galleries as it is to add them.
Contrastique Oct 4, 2008   Photographer
I'd love that. It would teach people what's still out there, that there still are plenty of possibilities to get these things done.
It would teach some people that Photoshop is not the only way to alter images.
Perhaps it would even make more people fall in love with the wonderful world of analogue :)
Think there should be another one that subs darkroom as well, ie.:
Photography-->Darkroom-->Alternative Process-->
1. Cyanotype
2. Photogram
3. Van Dyke Brown
4. Solarisation
5. etc.


1. Calotype
2. Albumen
3. Ambrotype
4. Daguerreotype
ratcats Jun 9, 2008  Professional Photographer
I'd def. go for that. If I were still in my old photography class, all my photography would be 'alternative process' right now. And currently things like Holga prints are mixed up all over the place - like ';Photography>Film>;Portraits'. Need something more like, ';Photography>Alternative Processes>Holga'.

PS. Ilford owns. Purely on the Polaroid thing.
ratcats Jun 9, 2008  Professional Photographer
Ack. Goddamn emotes.
adokeeffe Jun 5, 2008  Hobbyist Photographer
I'm with Suzage
yori1976 May 22, 2008  Professional Photographer
I think the category system needs a total workup - there should be two categories for each photo:
One technical (macro, film, darkroom B&W etc.) and the other artistic (conceptual, nude, journalism, nature etc.). The current system is confusing, which is why I put almost everything in conceptual...
I said yes basically for the same reason you did... if you want more details I'll throw them your way.
phydeau May 14, 2008  Hobbyist Photographer
Absolutely. Though I agree that people should use their keywords to their best, keywords aren't the best way for a search to work. For example "silver prints" might lead you to a deviation of something silver that's also available as a print, and actually has nothing to do with silver prints.

Yes. These are all great categories.

I actually wish deviations could be submitted into 2 categories. I have no idea what a technical nightmare that would be, but it might help people get noticed, better.
It already exists, if you post in Photography - traditional - darkroom then it implies work in a darkroom (for the silver prints , toning , etc) as for the pinhole and toy cameras well it's not so necessary...i don't see the use, someone can post a pinhole portait in "people and portraits" and in the description write that it's shot with a pinhole , what's wrong with that?
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