First term; we learnt the ‘how and whys’ behind the history of photography and its making. So being me, when I heard about albumen I tried it out. I even made the paper out of newspapers to try and copy the procedures it took to do at the time. I didn’t bank on the paper falling apart when getting fixed or the colour coming out as it did; but the personalised vignette I did looked good and I now know that alternative photography is what I want to focus on.