Photography techniques

Fine art photography techniques have evolved significantly due to technical innovations. To ensure you don't get lost, below you will find a glossary of fine art photography, which explains the various techniques of contemporary photography.

Analog photography: A photography technique that uses a black and white negative film, which is captures an image when exposed to light and then needs to be developed using chemicals.

C-print: Printing from colour negatives on photographic paper.

Duplicate: A copy of a positive or negative print.

Cyanotype: An old monochrome photographic printing process that produced a Prussia blue, cyan-blue print.

Dibond: Printing on material made from an aluminium composite.

Digigraphie: A certified printing process for reproducing artworks created using digital technology on wide-format ink-jet printers.

Facsimile: An exact copy or reproduction of a print.

HD printing: High definition photo printing.

Ink-jet printing: A printing technology that involves propelling droplets of ink onto paper.

Lenticular printing: Digital printing is combined with the use of a lenticular lens to create the illusion of depth.

Film: A photographic medium; it can be negative or positive.

Polaroid: An instant photo printing process; it produces silver prints directly.

Overprinting: Also called double exposure, overprinting involves superimposing shots captured at different moments to create a single image.

Plexiglass mounting: Mounting a photograph to the underside of plexiglass.