There are as many ways to make a photograph as there are stars in the sky.

From a simple photogram to the classic gelatin silver print, the following guide is an introduction to the most common types of photographs you may encounter:

Looking for more information on process? Drop by MOPA’s library to browse a wide-ranging selection of books on the topic.


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