gelatine in photography?

Discussion in 'Vegetarian' started by riverrunsthru, Jan 5, 2005.

  1. riverrunsthru

    riverrunsthru Member

    i've heard that gelatine is widely used in photography...i but i don't know much about it or even if its true. i'm getting interested in photography...any ways (perferably cheap) to avoid using gelatine? hmmmm....i don't even know how its used in the process.
     
  2. peacegal

    peacegal Member

    Gelatin is used in camera film. Some veg*ns choose to use digital cameras, which use no film, instead. The price of beginner-level digital cameras has decreased significantly.

    It just depends on where you draw the line.
     
  3. minjeig

    minjeig Member

    yea, it's used in the emulsion side of film; the silver (at least i'm pretty sure they're silver...) particles are suspended in it. it's a pain in the ass. especially cuz i don't have a choice but to use film in photography class - we aren't allowed to take digital pictures. thing is though that gelatin is in so many things, some which you can avoid and some which you can't. i've heard it's used in car tires. i try to avoid gelatin as much as i can but it's impossible to avoid it all the time, and it's next to impossible to know what it's in and what it isn't.

    and when i read the name of this post i thought it said 'gelatine in pornography'. wow i own.
     
  4. woodenfrog

    woodenfrog Member

    gelitin is used for filters and gels allso.it is widely used in food photography.when it is a liquid it is brushed on food to make it shine and look fresh without looking oily.its used to make a good splash(like when ice cubes are droped in a glass.(so is kayro syup)it has lots of uses in the foto world.
    frog
     
  5. RainbowCat

    RainbowCat Senior Member

    what's gelatin made ou of? sorry, i dont know
     

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