Last year, while browsing in my excellent local art supply store, I noticed the rack of Solarfast dyes from Jacquard. It was there with their cyanotype supplies and I was fascinated to learn that it is a photosensitive dye that acts like cyanotype sensitizer but is available in a wide variety of colors. Above: My […]
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 […]
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 of my less-than-$500 basement darkroom, it is a dry darkroom. I’m lucky, the water pipes are visible in the exposed ceiling, and plumbing parts are relatively inexpensive. I could run some plumbing and […]
Announced at The Photography Show 2020 just moments ago, ILFORD Photo (with a little help from their friends at Paterson Photographic), is bringing a new pop-up darkroom and darkroom kit, both penciled in for release starting in early Q4 2021. And, for all of you waiting for EMULSIVE Secret Santa, there’s also a little bonus […]
Here’s listicle #2 for this year, and it’s 100% focused on darkroom alchemy. From bringing back Kodachrome (development, that is!), to RA-4 color printing, to monobath developers, lith printing and…the list goes on. Darkroom and darkroom-related work continues to increase through our community as more and more photographers find them selves coming back to traditional […]
Being partial to shooting some slide film where financially possible has always left me with a big frustration when it comes to viewing my precious slide film photos. I own a slide projector and a very good 35mm scanner but with the last real darkroom process for printing slide film: ILFORD’s Cibachrome having been out […]
Being in lockdown has given me more time to consider expanding my repertoire of darkroom techniques. One of these is something a little different to what I would normally try: Solarisation. It’s a technique I’m sure many are familiar with, it is new to me and to be honest, some of the images I’ve seen […]
Due to the current pandemic situation and resultant lock-down rules, I’ve decided now would be a good time to learn how to develop film at home. Since I got back into shooting film a few years ago, the thought of developing my own photos at home has crossed my mind on more than one occasion. […]
If you’re on social media, you will have no doubt noticed an uptick in darkroom-related activities in our community. From home processing black and white and colour film to RA-4 darkroom printing, it seems that more and more people are getting into the darkroom in one way or another, and that’s fantastic news. Here are […]
I’ve been a street photographer and black and white darkroom worker since back when bulk film loaders boasted of “Penny a Frame” – that’s right, $.36 a roll of film.
I really believe that to be a complete photographer it is imperative to either hone the skill set of printing within a darkroom environment or be knowledgeable of the process.
When mainstream photography was entangled with the darkroom, the act of printing a photo would show the artist’s hand as much as what was photographed.
“Oh sure, it may not look like much, but it’s going to be my new photo darkroom.”
I said this, with a touch of nostalgia, a bit of a whim, and the driving force of practicality around the return
I want to spread the idea that a photographic enlarger is fundamentally a very simple thing.
If there was ever a form of printing that gives you that true artistic feel, Platinum/Palladium would be it.
I don’t make very many prints. Relatively speaking that is, considering how many pictures I make for myself and as part of my job.
Black and white printing is (obviously) fun, and easy to get into.
Analoge Schwarz Weiss Filme in Hühnerbrühe entwickelt? Genug Internet für heute…
Keine alltägliche Kombination, aber laut eines Artikels den ich gefunden habe durchaus machbar. Und die Ergebnisse waren wirklich sehenswert! Natürlich weckte dies mein Interesse für alternative Entwickler.
Analog black and white film development and chicken soup. Enough internet for today?
An unusual combination, but according to an article I found online, chicken soup can be used to develop film.
Before I jump into the guide, allow me a few moments to tell you the story of how I began shooting and developing slide film.
Many years ago, while working as an employee of a transport and delivery company, I