Glossary of Terms – Research Methods


Anthotype – Print used by direct positive contact onto paper prepared with the juice from crushed berries or flowers.

Aluminium print – Photograph printed directly onto sheet aluminium.

Liquid Emulsion – Liquid Silver emulsion to mix with hardener, spread evenly onto any material and create a print on any surface from a negative image.

Negative – roll of images on film from camera in 35mm or 120 format, in sheets from large format cameras.

Photograph – The finished article aimed for in photography.

Digital photograph – Photograph taken on a digital camera with electronic sensor instead of using film.

Digital Negative Print– negative produced and printed onto acetate from a digital photograph and used as a contact print produced in traditional way.

Acetate – material used to create positive or negative images onto from a digital inkjet printer (giclee).

Giclee – posh name for an inkjet printed photograph.

Gloss –very shiny finish to a photographic paper.

Semi Gloss / Lustre – medium shine finish on photographic paper.

Matte – low shine finish on photographic paper.

Daguerreotype – early process using an iodine sensitive silver iodide solution to create an image onto paper or tin.

Wet Plate colllodion – old fashioned style of producing large format photographs

Chlorophyll Print – Print made using negative image placed over broad leaf matter to create print

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