Darkroom Digest: Exploring Metol Developing Agent and The Historic D-23 Developer Formula

September 30, 2016 - Before I discuss M etol specifically, I thought it would be helpful to provide a quick overview on the role of black and...
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Darkroom Digest: A Formal Description of the Silver Gelatin Photographic Process

September 29, 2016 - As the world of photography continues at breakneck speed into the digital realm, I thought it would be fun to publish a...
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Darkroom Digest: The Function of Gelatin in Classic Darkroom Photography

September 28, 2016 - Arguably one of the most important inventions in photography was gelatin. Even though the masses have followed the trail...
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Darkroom Digest: Starting the Design Process For My Dry Plate Drying Box

September 27, 2016 - Now that my new darkroom is completed, I am starting back on my mission to make silver gelatin emulsion from raw materia...
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Darkroom Digest: Testing Fixers in the Darkroom

September 26, 2016 - I get a lot of questions from photographers on how to know if the stop and/or fixing bath has been exhausted. I don't us...
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Darkroom Digest: Results From My Aspect Ratio Poll

September 25, 2016 - I created two polls yesterday and asked my social media network to cast their votes. In the fist poll, I presented two p...
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Darkroom Digest: The High-Level Steps For Making Silver Gelatin Emulsions

September 24, 2016 - I thought it would be a good idea to provide a high-level overview of the emulsion-making process so that in future arti...
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Announcing The Tim Layton Fine Art Affiliate Program for Photographers

September 23, 2016 - I am super excited to help fellow photographers earn money by referring my video workshops. You get to make a passive i...
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Darkroom Digest: Restarting My Journey With Silver Gelatin Dry Plates

September 23, 2016 - After a year of building my house and my new darkroom totally off the grid, I can finally get back to work. It has been...
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Darkroom Digest: The Stories Behind 18% Gray & Metering

September 22, 2016 - Have you ever wondered where the 18% gray theory originated as it relates to metering? I've heard a couple different st...
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Darkroom Digest: Understanding & Calculating Relative Depth of Field

September 21, 2016 - Have you ever wanted to compare the depth of field of two different lenses? I am going to share a very simple formula w...
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Darkroom Digest: Scouting Stegall Mountain for Large Format Landscapes

September 20, 2016 - ​In today's article, I thought I would share how I use my Viewfinder iPhone app for my iPhone to scout for large format...
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Darkroom Digest: How to Make an Eco-Friendly D-76 B&W Film Developer

September 19, 2016 - In a previous article, I introduced the concept of eco-friendly darkroom chemicals. One of my favorite developers of all...
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Darkroom Digest: Exploring Eco-Friendly Darkroom Chemicals

September 18, 2016 - As many of my readers know, I live full time off the grid where I work and live. Using environmentally friendly solutio...
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Darkroom Digest: Exploring the Difference Between Taking Photos and Creating Art

September 17, 2016 - In this edition of Darkroom Daily Digest, I want to discuss and explore the mindset of "taking" photos versus "creating"...
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Darkroom Digest: My Favorite Large Format Photography iPhone App

September 16, 2016 - Who says I don't embrace and like digital technology! My absolute favorite large format photography application for my m...
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Darkroom Digest: Large Format Photography is an Escape From the Modern Busy World

September 15, 2016 - The "slowness" of traditional large format photography is a sort of heaven on earth for me. The modern world is effectiv...
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Darkroom Digest: My Platinum Print Developer

September 14, 2016 - I get a lot of questions about my platinum prints and how I achieve my "look". Long story short, it comes down to a few...
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Darkroom Digest: Black and White Film Developers

September 13, 2016 - I have been developing film in the darkroom for decades. I started developing my black and white film in the darkroom an...
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Exploring Paper Negatives for Darkroom Photographers Video Course by Tim Layton

September 05, 2016 - I received a lot of feedback on the next course that my readers and followers wanted developed next and the vote is in!...
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My Off-Grid Sprinter Van Tiny House Motivations

September 04, 2016 - I get a lot of emails asking me why I have made specific decisions about my mobile tiny house, so I thought I would shar...
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Building The Office In My Sprinter Van Tiny House on Wheels

September 04, 2016 - I am excited to finally get the first phase of my office/working area built in the Sprinter van. I do a lot of writing/...
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New Updates to My Sprinter Van Tiny House on Wheels

September 03, 2016 - This weekend, I have been working on the next round of updates to my Sprinter van (tiny house on wheels). After 18 month...
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