I'm trying to form a list of the different kinds of materials that have been used in analog photography for the capturing of images. Not necessarily the chemical emulsions, but the 'surfaces'... for a lack of a better term.
For some context, I am building a website that allows users to upload photographs and identify what camera and film the photo was shot with. However, I now realise that film, whilst being the most common material, is not the only way of capturing images in analog photography, so I need a broad list of alternative options, if say for example they used a large format camera which uses plates rather than film.
So far I am aware of the following
- Film (including negative, reversal, instant, etc)
- Plate (glass plate coated with emulsion)
- Tintype (metal sheet coated with emulsion)
My research hasn't bought up any other significant variations, (aside from the pioneering 18th century experimentations, which aren't so relevant to my project) but I wanted to be sure I wasn't missing anything notable, particularly if it is still in use today, albeit as a niche art form.
Sorry if my terminology is not quite correct or precise - I hope others can help me out here too. Thanks!