Proper Proof Review of Alley Spring & Mill FP4+ Negatives - Part 2
In the first part, I reviewed the negatives as I was getting ready to hang them to dry. You may want to review that video before watching this one.
I created proper proofs from my 5 negatives and I am very happy with the results. I have recently just completed the zone system testing of Ilford FP4+ and this was the first outing in the field using my test results. Everything was literally as I expected and that is exactly the kind of control that we strive for in black and white printmaking in the darkroom. Now the hard part is creating something worth looking at!
I am going to evaluate the negatives more closely and I will be making a large gallery print of the small cascade/waterfall scene if everything passes the quality review check. If so, I will post a new article and video of the making of this large print in my darkroom.
In this video, I show you the proper proofs as I was pulling them out of the water bath. Please comment below and tell me about your experiences with Ilford FP4+.
If you enjoy articles like this, you can support this blog and new articles for only $2 per month. Subscribe to my Darkroom Newsletter, and never miss an update again. Explore my learning materials that include video workshops, eBooks, and quick reference cards.
You can support my writing for only $2 per month or $24 per year. I have been writing and sharing articles on all things darkroom photography and large format for nearly a decade now. Feel free to search my blog for topics of interest by entering your search phrase in the upper right corner. I send exclusive updates to my supporters.
Join thousands of photographers and fine art collectors from around the world and receive my exclusive Newsletter and never worry about missing a new article or update again.
You can view and purchase my limited edition Platinum Histograph Heirloom Fine ArtTM gallery prints or my Platinum Histograph Heirloom MiniaturesTM from my online gallery. You can visit my Platinum Printmaking page to learn more about how I create my Platinum Histograph Heirloom Fine Art Prints.
Follow me on my St. Francois Mountain Platinum Histograph Heirloom Fine Art Print Project where I am photographing the St. Francois Mountains that were formed by volcanic and intrusive activity 1.5 billion years ago. By comparison, the Appalachians started forming about 460 million years ago, and the Rockies a mere 140 million years ago.
Check out my darkroom and large format training materials (Video Workshops, Quick Reference Cards, eBooks, Guides)
Keywords: analog photography, black and white, black and white film, darkroom, film, fine art, ilford, ilford fp4, large format, large format black and white, photography
I've been shooting fp4 this fall in my 5x7 and have found the EI if 80 to be best for my needs. I have also found that clearing all of the color out of the film (purple pink cast) to be very difficult. Overall it's been very nice to work with though.
No comments posted.
BUY ART - Silver Gelatin Darkroom Prints
BUY ART - Platinum Fine Art Histographs
Media & News Updates
Support This Blog
Recent PostsThree Purple Tulips - New Limited Edition, Silver Gelatin Darkroom Print Uno Yellow Lily - New Limited Edition, Silver Gelatin Darkroom Print How To Develop T-Max 100 in XTOL Using a SP-445 Daylight Tank New Home Decor Giclée Botanical Art Collection by Tim Layton My Journey To Making Traditional Large Scale Darkroom Prints - Episode 3 My Journey To Making Traditional Large Scale Darkroom Prints - Episode 2 My Journey To Making Traditional Large Scale Darkroom Prints - Episode 1 Standard Frame Sizes For Mounting Your New Artwork Exploring a Possible New Multi-Media Book on Platinum Printmaking and Seeking Your Input Jan 2018 Winter Landscapes Photo Contest Winner - Peter Campbell