Photographic Processes Identification

MA Photographic History, Photographic History, Photographic Processes October 20, 2015

One of the main modules from my master’s program in Photographic History is the History of Photography, Images and Practice module. Part of this module was today’s Alternative Process Workshop instructed by Professor Kelley Wilder.

Professor Kelley Wilder instructing the workshop.

During this hands-on workshop, I did a practical exercise in photographic process identification. I learned how to identify photographic processes and the importance of identifying them.


  1. Reilly, James M. Care and Identification of 19th-Century Photographic Prints. Eastman Kodak Company, 1986.
  2. Lavédrine, Bertrand. Photographs of the Past: Process and Preservation. Getty Conservation Institute, 2009.
  3. On the Gawain Weaver website, you can find very helpful Process ID Charts for 19th Century Photographic Prints and Photomechanical Prints.


Hi, I'm Danae! I'm a photographer and I hold a MA in Photographic History. Besides my passion for photography, I enjoy traveling, walking, meditating, and I am an avid supporter of low-waste living.

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