Analogue Photography

"Lights of Newlyn"

Analogue (or Analog) Photography is a term for photography which uses a chemical process to produce an image onto photographic film or plate. The chemical process used for photograhic film is called “gelatin-silver”.

Photographic film is coated with a photographic emulsion containing silver halides. When light falls upon these silver halides it produces a latent image upon the film.

When taking analogue photograghs, the camera’s shutter system opens to allow light to fall upon the film inside, which forms the latent image.