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 […]
Tag: Darkroom Printing
EMULSIVE’S most popular darkroom-related articles of 2021
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 […]
It all comes out in the wash: a cheap DIY print washer for darkrooms without water
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 […]
Pricing your work: Economies of print, or “assigning worth when value is subjective”
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.
Grab yourself a pop-up darkroom + a darkroom starter kit and Xmas goodies from ILFORD Photo
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 […]
EMULSIVE’S most popular darkroom related articles of 2020
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 […]
Printing from slide film using RA-4 reversal processing
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 […]
Trying out solarisation in the darkroom
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 […]
Making colour prints in the darkroom: welcome to RA-4 printing
If you’re reading this guide, you’re probably new to RA-4 colour printing. Don’t worry, until recently, so was I. Over the past few months, I have spent a lot of time finding information about and practically learning the process. Since what I needed was scattered around the internet in small bits on different websites, forums […]
A practical guide to… Lith printing
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.
The Simple Enlarger: compact, portable, low-cost darkroom printing for all
I want to spread the idea that a photographic enlarger is fundamentally a very simple thing.
Introducing MAYA: the incredible modern digital darkroom timer
MAYA is a brand new, modular, from scratch digital darkroom timer that can be used (right now) for both making prints and timing film/paper development.
Photo story: the photograph as a time machine
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.
An introduction to black and white darkroom printing
Black and white printing is (obviously) fun, and easy to get into.
Ein Vorstoß in der Dunkelkammer – Papierentwicklung mit Caffenol (und anderen Alternativen) – Dunkelkammer Alchemie – mit Mads Madison
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.
Getting to grips with darkroom printing using Caffenol (and alternatives) – Darkroom alchemy
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.
Photo story – Snow covered mountains and the Moon
Italy – It was a February morning some years ago. Very cold but with a bright and clear sky.
Photo story – Montagne coperte di neve e la luna – di Antonio Biagiotto
Italia – Era una mattina di Febbraio, molto fredda ma con un cielo luminoso e terso.