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Beginning The Testing Process With Kodak Ektascan B/RA X-Ray Film & D-23 Split Bath Dev

October 14, 2017 - I have been testing Kodak Ektascan B/RA X-Ray film over the last couple of years with a variety of developers (Rodinal,...
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Darkroom Digest: Stop Baths - Water vs. Acid

August 08, 2017 - In this article, I thought it might be helpful to compare water versus acid-based stop baths and open up the conversatio...
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Darkroom Digest: Understanding Silver Halides for Darkroom Photographers

August 07, 2017 - It feels impossible for me to think about darkroom photography without at least being curious about the role of silver h...
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Darkroom Digest: Exploring Divided D-23 Large Format B&W Film Development

June 20, 2017 - What is D-23 black and white film developer and why do photographers use it? I will help answer those two questions in...
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Split Grade Darkroom Printing - Step-by-Step eBook

May 29, 2017 - You can download the Split Grade Darkroom Printing Step-by-Step Workflow eBook PDF immediately for only $25 and get imme...
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My Thoughts About the New 8x10 Intrepid Large Format Camera vs. Chamonix

May 26, 2017 - I was incredibly happy to learn about a brand new and very affordable 8x10 view camera being developed by Intrepid, a UK...
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Nikkor-T ED 600mm Telephoto Convertible Large Format Lens

March 24, 2017 - I have been wanting a longer telephoto lens for many years for my large format view cameras. I needed the reach many tim...
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Devil's Honeycomb - St. Francois Mountains Platinum Histograph Heirloom Print Project - Episode # 2

March 20, 2017 - You can view and purchase my limited edition Platinum Histograph Heirloom Fine Art TM gallery prints or my Platinum Hist...
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VIDEO - Devil's Honeycomb St. Francois Mountain Platinum Histograph Heirloom Project - Episode # 1

March 19, 2017 - Join thousands of photographers and fine art collectors from around the world and receive my exclusive Newsletter and ne...
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What Are Your Favorite Darkroom or Large Format Photography Books of All Time?

November 29, 2016 - I thought it would be fun and interesting to ask my global audience what their two favorite darkroom or large format pho...
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Infrared Video - Developing the Dahlia Plate I Paper Negative by Inspection

October 30, 2016 - In this infrared video, I show you the development of the paper negative for the Dahlia Plate I print. You can view the...
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Darkroom Digest: New Chamonix Whole Plate Camera

October 13, 2016 - I have been waiting for a long time for my Chamonix Whole Plate View Camera to arrive and today was the day! I snapped...
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Darkroom Digest: How I Calculate Bellows Factors & Magnification Ratios

October 02, 2016 - One of the reasons, among many, that I love large format view cameras is the ability to use a single lens for regular an...
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Darkroom Digest: My Eco-Friendly B&W Film Developer Formulas

October 01, 2016 - I have written about two different black and white developers that I use in previous articles (D76-Eco, D-23-Eco). In th...
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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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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: 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: 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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Large Format B&W Direct Positive Prints - Darkroom Discussions

September 16, 2015 - In this episode of " Darkroom Discussions " I share my latest testing for Ilford Harman Direct Positive Black and White...
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