Here’s listicle #2 for this year, and it’s 100% focused on the darkroom. From pricing your prints to cyanotype printing or building a camera, this list has you covered…the list goes on.
Darkroom and darkroom-related work continues to increase through our community as more and more photographers find themselves coming back to traditional film development and printing, or are discovering it for the first time.
Here are the ten most popular you and the rest of the community enjoyed reading this year. For the rest, head on over to read everything else filed under darkroom here on EMULSIVE.
My film development workflow shifted in 2020 and became almost entirely based around semi-stand methods. Previously I had used ILFORD DD-X and taken great care […]
My new portrait project: “Inspired”, passionate artists and a 145-year-old Dallmeyer 3B 290mm f/3 Portrait Petzval lens
I have been looking for this historical artwork for some years – a useable Dallmeyer 3B Portrait Petzval 290mm f/3 lens made during the 70s […]
I stand at the edge of the forest, my dilapidated Canon in hand. Mist rises from the trees, as two pigeons snap their wings in […]
When looking back on my photographs, even as “recently” far as 2019, I feel an abstraction in what my role in these images ought to be. In the moment of pressing the shutter, I feel I am the photographer, I have taken this picture.
I left an essential item off of the shopping list for my sub-$500 darkroom article: the print washer. As much as I am very proud […]
Cyanotype — also known as the “blueprint” or “sunprint” process, among other names — is a photographic process that has been practiced by photographers for […]
It must have been getting close to Christmas 2019 when I first started to sketch the rudimentary designs of what would become my first homemade […]
In this article, I talk about my progress so far on my quest to make art for the living room wall. In this, part 1, […]
I’ve been shooting black and white film for over 18 years, and since a few years ago, I have had my own darkroom set up […]
Detail of a component on one of the very few operating steam locomotives in the United States, Oregon Rail Heritage Center, Portland, OR. Hasselblad 503CX, Zeiss Planar f3.5 100 mm. Kodak T-MAX 100 developed in HC-110.
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