11-19-14_Jeffco-Tree-Winter15 3211-19-14_Jeffco-Tree-Winter15 32 Traditional black and white darkroom photography have always captured my soul and creative attention.  It 's hard for me to describe the impact accurately that a finely crafted black and white darkroom print makes on me.  One of the things that I do to keep me reaching higher is to schedule private showings at my local art museum.

Having the opportunity to view prints from legends like Irving Penn, Julia Margaret Cameron, Ansel Adams, Paul Strand, and others is a touching and moving experience for me.  I can't wrap my head around the talent of these photographers and then when I think about the time in which they created these prints, it is just mind boggling to me.  I always leave these viewings inspired and charged up to elevate my work to a higher level. 

I've written a number of articles and essays over the years that I hope you will appreciate and find useful.

Black and White Fine Art Darkroom Photography Articles

Why I Still Create Fine Art Prints in the Darkroom

How to Create Fine Art Black and White Archival Prints in the Darkroom

The Importance of Time in Fine Art Photography & Storytelling

Black and White Darkroom Resources

Why I Choose Black and White Darkroom Photography in the 21st Century

Sage Advice for New Black and White Film Photographers

How to Make Black and White Proper Proofs in the Darkroom

How to Make Black and White Darkroom Contact Prints

How to Expose for the Shadows and Develop for the Highlights

How to Choose a Black and White Film Developer

How to Determine Base Exposure Time for Printing

Diafine, Black and White Film Developer

Metering for Different Film Types

Using Selenium Toner on Black and White Negatives

You can view the complete list of darkroom and large format photography learning materials.  

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