You only need to open up a search engine and look for any film-developer combination, to find that there are as many preferences for specific combinations as there are people using them. Some prefer a pronounced grain and harsh contrast,…Leave a Comment
Category: In the Lab
Here I test out new chemistry recipes, methods or try to verify facts.
Dressed in uniform, wearing latex gloves and with a never smiling face, the security officer at the airport tells you to take off your shoes, empty your pockets and put everything containing metal or electronics into a tray and put…Comments closed
Lately I have been playing with the idea of trying some long exposures on film or direct-positive paper, but reciprocity law failure complicates shots that need much longer than a second of exposure. To explain why, answer the following question. When you close down…Comments closed
For those that keep track of this blog somewhat regularly will not be surprised when I tell you that I am technically inclined. I have an interest in the chemistry of analog photography and recently purchased a few books on…Comments closed
Say, you just bought 10 rolls of film and plan to shoot them in the coming year. Or you have multiple printing papers that you use, some of which you use seldom. How do you store these properly and how…Comments closed
On page 44 of “The Photographer’s Master Printing Course” (ISBN 1-85732-407-2, 1995), Tim Rudman gives his readers some important advice that experienced printers often give to novices; to quote him: “Whether exposing for test strips or work prints, always base exposure…Comments closed