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Field Video - Hand Staining Photo Rag Paper For Floral Still Life Backgrounds - Video 3

June 02, 2018 - In this third video in this series, I headed out to my land in the Ozark Mountains and used the hand-stained backgrounds...
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Experiment - Hand Staining Photo Rag Paper For Floral Still Life Backgrounds - Video 2

May 19, 2018 - In this second video, I continued to experiment with various techniques and added coffee to the mix. I share my updates...
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Experiment - Hand Staining Photo Rag Paper For Floral Still Life Backgrounds - Video 1

May 16, 2018 - In this first video, I am experimenting with a new way to make some backgrounds for my floral still life and wildflower...
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May 2018 Darkroom Underground Fine Art Print - Rocky Creek Shut-ins

May 15, 2018 - I am now shipping the May 2018 Darkroom Underground Fine Art Print Club silver gelatin large format contact print, Rocky...
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How To Make a Large Format Contact Print with a Paper Negative Using the Split-Grade Method

May 08, 2018 - In this video, I show how to make a split grade silver gelatin contact print in the darkroom using grade 2 RC glossy dar...
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You Can Now Purchase Your Film & Darkroom Equipment & Supplies From TimLaytonFineArt.com

May 08, 2018 - I am super excited to announce that Tim Layton Fine Art is now a B&H Affiliate. This is good news for everyone, because...
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DIY Large Format Contact Printing Setup (Update Video 2 of 2)

May 01, 2018 - In this second video, I share an update on the things I learned and changed in my DIY large format contact printing setu...
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May 2018 Darkroom Underground Fine Art Print - Rocky Creek Shut-ins

April 21, 2018 - I am excited to share the May 2018 Darkroom Underground Fine Art Print of Rocky Creek Shut-ins located in the Missouri O...
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DIY Large Format Contact Printing Setup (Prototype Video 1 of 2)

April 17, 2018 - In this article and video today, I share how to make a DIY large format contact printing setup in less than an hour. The...
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A Visual Approach To Large Format Film Speed & Development Time Testing by Paul Wainwright

April 08, 2018 - Spanning the first four editions of the Darkroom Underground Magazine, Paul Wainwright systematically teaches you how to...
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Making a Wet Collodion Negative & Collodio-Chloride Print Tutorial by Quinn Jacobson

April 08, 2018 - Quinn Jacobson single handily revived wet plate collodion over the last 20+ years. I remember watching one of Quinn's f...
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A New Article by Bruce Barnbaum Explores The Question "Did It Look Like That?"

April 08, 2018 - Iconic and legendary large format photographer Bruce Barnbaum wrote an important and thoughtful article in the April 201...
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Visualizing Landscapes in The Social Media Age by Large Format Photographer, Alex Burke

April 08, 2018 - In the April 2018 Edition of the Darkroom Underground Magazine Alex Burke wrote a thoughtful and inspiring around about...
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Brand New Introduction To Large Format Photography Video Workshop Series Announcement

March 30, 2018 - After several years of photographers from around the world asking me to develop a comprehensive video workshop on large...
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How To Develop T-Max 100 in XTOL Using a SP-445 Daylight Tank

February 21, 2018 - I have been working on creating some new black and white floral still life images for some brand new silver gelatin dark...
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My Journey To Making Traditional Large Scale Darkroom Prints - Episode 3

February 19, 2018 - My Journey To Making Traditional Large Scale Darkroom Prints - Episode 3 In this episode, I thought it would be good to...
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My Journey To Making Traditional Large Scale Darkroom Prints - Episode 2

February 17, 2018 - My Journey To Making Traditional Large Scale Darkroom Prints - Episode 2 In the first episode, I talked about getting s...
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My Journey To Making Traditional Large Scale Darkroom Prints - Episode 1

February 16, 2018 - This is the first article and movie about my journey to making large scale silver gelatin darkroom prints. If you want t...
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Exploring a Possible New Multi-Media Book on Platinum Printmaking and Seeking Your Input

February 01, 2018 - I am considering writing a new multi-media book for publication next year, and I would like your input. The publication...
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Jan 2018 Winter Landscapes Photo Contest Winner - Peter Campbell

January 03, 2018 - It is my honor to announce the January 2018, Darkroom Underground photo contest winner. Peter Campbell's winter landsca...
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Film Gear 20% OFF at KEH Through 12/10/17

December 09, 2017 - The folks at KEH are running a sale on all film gear. They are offering a 20% discount on their inventory on all film ge...
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January 2018 - Paper Negatives Month at Darkroom Underground

December 08, 2017 - In 2018, I thought it would be fun to get the darkroom and large format community involved in sharing our passion and lo...
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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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Getting Geared Up For Some New Floral Still Life Platinum Prints - Part 1

October 11, 2017 - I am getting ready to work on a special project for a collector where I will be making some fine art platinum prints of...
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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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Laying Out Mounting & Mat Options For My New Platinum Histograph Heirloom Panoramic Prints

June 28, 2017 - I get a lot of questions about the presentation of prints, so I thought I would share some background information about...
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Darkroom Digest: Exploring Divided Bath DD-23 For 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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Large Format Photography Quick Reference Cards Available Now

May 27, 2017 - You can download the Large Format Photography Quick Reference Cards PDF file immediately for only $8. Free updates for l...
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Color Film Quick Reference Cards for Darkroom Photographers Available Now

May 26, 2017 - You can download the Color Film Quick Reference Cards for Darkroom Photographers PDF file immediately for only $5. You c...
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My Initial Thoughts About the 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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The Darkroom Underground Group Exceeded 4,000 Members!

April 28, 2017 - In less than a month, the Darkroom Underground Facebook Group has exceeded 4,000 members and still growing on a daily ba...
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Video - Review of 3 Platinum/Palladium Artist Proofs

April 23, 2017 - In this video, I share three platinum/palladium artist proofs and review the differences between a pure platinum print,...
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A Personal Credo, April 2017

April 18, 2017 - It is difficult to evaluate the status of contemporary photography apart from the avalanche of "selfies" on social media...
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My Mobile Darkroom For Platinum & Silver Gelatin Contact Printing

April 16, 2017 - I thought I would share some information with my readers about how I have tackled the process of developing my large for...
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Update 3 - DIY PVC Tube Development Timeline for Two Films

April 16, 2017 - In my quest for being more efficient with my semi-stand development process for individual films, I needed a method to d...
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Update Number 2 on My DIY Film Development Tubes

April 14, 2017 - I have continued to test my DIY development tubes with Pyrocat HD and the semi-stand process. I discovered something tha...
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Update on my DIY Film Development Tubes

April 12, 2017 - In a previous article, I share my motivations and reasons why I am building PVC development tubes to use in my film deve...
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Book & Fine Art Print Review: Iceland, An Uneasy Calm by Tim Rudman

April 11, 2017 - Iceland, An Uneasy Calm by Tim Rudman is something very special. I purchased of of the 75 signed and numbered deluxe col...
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Exploring New Options For My Platinum Histograph Heirloom Fine Art Prints

April 10, 2017 - I have been testing a variety of developers and films over the last couple of months for a new series of platinum prints...
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New Series of Articles on Film Testing by Paul Wainwright in the Darkroom Underground

April 10, 2017 - In a series starting on July 1st, 2017, Paul Wainwright is writing a series of articles in the Darkroom Underground Maga...
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Darkroom Underground Gained 1,500 New Members in The First Week!

April 09, 2017 - I am excited to report that the Darkroom Underground Public Facebook Group gained over 1,500 new members in our first we...
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DIY Development Tubes For Large Format B&W Film Using Pyrocat HD and Semi-Stand Development

March 26, 2017 - I have been developing my films (black and white, color negative C-41, color slides E-6) on a Jobo processor for many ye...
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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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Do You Have an Interesting or Helpful Darkroom Photography Tip?

March 20, 2017 - It is very common for creative people to work alone a lot of the time. I was talking to a friend of mine this weekend ab...
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Devil's Honeycomb - St. Francois Mountains Platinum Histograph Heirloom Print Project - Episode # 2

March 20, 2017 - Join my Free Newsletter and never miss an update again. Check Out My Latest Books, Video Workshops, and Quick Start Gui...
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VIDEO - Devil's Honeycomb St. Francois Mountain Platinum Histograph Heirloom Project - Episode # 1

March 19, 2017 - Join my Free Newsletter and never miss an update again. Check Out My Latest Books, Video Workshops, and Quick Start Gui...
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Thinking About a New Article - Two-Bath Developer for Roll Film Users

March 17, 2017 - I am considering ideas for future articles in The Darkroom Underground, and I wanted to get your thoughts on one that I...
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Making the Van Buren Tree Pure Platinum Print

March 15, 2017 - Join my Free Newsletter and never miss an update again. Check Out My Latest Books, Video Workshops, and Quick Start Gui...
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Al Roker from NBC Shines The Light on Analog Photography

March 07, 2017 - Al Roker from NBC's Today Show shines the light on old-school analog photography today as he takes viewers behind the sc...
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The Darkroom Cookbook Video Lessons

February 22, 2017 - I am very happy to announce that I am developing video lessons to illustrate and bring to life key concepts from The Dar...
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The Science Behind Making a B&W Darkroom Print

February 07, 2017 - In this article, I share some important details on the scientific aspects of darkroom printing that are good to understa...
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Cleaning Up the Darkroom & Paper Negatives

December 07, 2016 - I am cleaning up and organizing the darkroom for all of the workshops that I am producing right now. You can view the co...
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Thoughts About Starting 2017 With Some Mobile Darkroom Photography

December 05, 2016 - It is hard for me to believe that it is the first week of December. I am hard at work developing a host of darkroom and...
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Eco-Friendly Darkroom - Raising Awareness

December 02, 2016 - ECO-FRIENDLY DARKROOM CHEMICALS I am trying to become more eco-friendly in my darkroom processes and I know that a lot...
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Video Workshop - B&W Floral Still Life Photography With Large Format

November 30, 2016 - B&W FLORAL STILL LIFE PHOTOGRAPHY WITH LARGE FORMAT I take you behind the scenes and walk them through my step-by-ste...
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Video Workshop - Exploring Paper Negatives for Large Format and Darkroom Photographers

November 30, 2016 - EXPLORING PAPER NEGATIVES FOR LARGE FORMAT PHOTOGRAPHERS Get immediate access to the full video workshop right now. Y...
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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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Feature Article: The Pinhole Photography of Robert Morneau

November 29, 2016 - Over the last year, Robert Morneau has set aside his traditional 4x5 and 5x7 large format view cameras and focused on pi...
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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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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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Thank You! - DIY UV Printer Video Course & What Do You Want Developed Next?

August 30, 2016 - I wanted to say thank you to all of the photographers that have purchased my DIY UV Printer course that I released earli...
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How to Read A Black and White Film Negative

August 18, 2016 - The reason why we expose and develop our films is to tell stories via our photographs. It makes sense that we want to h...
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Film is Alive and Well as Evidenced by the New Jobo CPE-3 Processor!

August 15, 2016 - As an advocate for the arts, photographic film, and darkroom photography, I am super excited that Jobo has developed a b...
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How To Calculate New Exposure Times for Different Size Enlargements in the Darkroom

August 05, 2016 - I received a great question from one of my Darkroom Newsletter Subscribers (thanks, Rey) and I thought I would create a...
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Video - How to Use the Pentax Digital Spot Meter for Black and White Film Photography

August 05, 2016 - In this video, I show photographers how to use the vintage Pentax digital spot meter modified for the zone system for bl...
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Video Update - Off the Grid Darkroom

August 04, 2016 - In this video, I share an update on my progress building my new darkroom off the grid. What does that mean exactly? It m...
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Trying the Manfrotto 400 Gear Head for my 8x10 and 11x14 View Cameras

July 02, 2016 - I have been using a RRS BH-55 head for my 8x10 and 11x14 large format view cameras for years. The head is a wonderful pi...
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Making Custom Handmade Reclaimed Wood Frames for my St. Francois Mountain Project

June 19, 2016 - In this short video, I share an overview of the steps I have to do to create handmade frames for my Platinum Prints. I o...
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First Artist Proof From My St. Francois Mountain Platinum Histograph Heirloom Fine Art Print Project

June 18, 2016 - In this brief video, I share the making of my first artist proof for my St. Francois Mountain Platinum Histograph Heirlo...
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Video of My First Pure Platinum Print on Hahnemuhle Platinum Rag Paper

June 12, 2016 - In this brief video, I show the development of my first test print on the Hahnemuhle Platinum Rag paper. The print was m...
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First Pure Platinum Print with Hahnemuhle Platinum Rag Paper

June 12, 2016 - I started testing the new Hahnemuhle Platinum Rag paper for my St. Francois Mountain Platinum Print Project today. I dec...
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Platinum Printing Overview

June 01, 2016 - PLATINUM PRINTING OVERVIEW Platinum printing is one of the oldest photographic processes, dating back to the 1870’s. It...
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My First Project in my New Off Grid Darkroom - Ancient St. Francois Mountains

May 02, 2016 - I have officially moved to my land and the new off-grid darkroom that I have been building for the last six months. Thin...
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Check Out My 30 Year Old Photo Desktop Printer

April 25, 2016 - I am always seeing new advertisements for the next best "desktop photo printer" and I laugh to myself because I have bee...
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Ilford Annual ULTRA LARGE FORMAT (ULF) Sheet Film Campaign 2016

April 21, 2016 - I thought it would be a good time to remind my readers about the annual Ilford ultra large format sheet film campaign fo...
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New Hahnemühle Platinum Rag Paper

April 17, 2016 - I am very excited because there is a new paper for platinum printing. If you have never tried platinum printing, then th...
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New Video - Off Grid Darkroom Project Update 04/15/2016

April 16, 2016 - I am just two or three weeks away from having my new darkroom up and running. It is a special project because it is comp...
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Black and White Darkroom Resource Glossary

April 11, 2016 - I found a very good thread over on APUG that I thought could be useful for darkroom photographers. I have consolidated t...
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Kodak X-Ray Film as a Large Format Negative Medium

April 05, 2016 - We have a wide variety of options to realize our creative vision today as large format photographers. I've used and trie...
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How to Determine Your ISO Rating for Ilford Harman Direct Positive Black & White Paper

April 05, 2016 - Ilford Harman Black and White Paper is a refreshing and fun way to create positives on fiber paper directly in your larg...
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My Developer Options for Ilford Harman Direct Positive Black and White Paper

April 04, 2016 - I love the simplicity of Ilford Harman Direct Positive Black and White Fiber Paper. I like the classic look of this medi...
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Philip Hyde - An Inspirational Landscape Photographer that Changed the World

March 26, 2016 - Very few photographers are able to say they have changed the world. Philip Hyde (1921-2006) is one of those men that can...
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Why I Use Large Format View Cameras in the 21st Century

March 26, 2016 - I am often asked about why I would go to all the trouble of lugging around "that huge camera" when digital has taken ove...
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Why I Choose Black and White Darkroom Photography in the 21st Century

March 26, 2016 - I receive a lot of emails about black and white photography, so I thought I would share some of my key thoughts about wh...
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Reflections About my Future as a Large Format Darkroom Photographer and Next Steps

March 26, 2016 - In a recent article, I shared my thoughts about how I think the incredible options and variables we are afforded today a...
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Solar Panels Up at my Off Grid Darkroom

March 20, 2016 - I am happy to share that my solar panels are now installed at my darkroom and they are in the process of becoming operat...
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11x14 Large Format Photography Trailer

March 15, 2016 - I thought it would be fun to make a trailer featuring my 11x14 Chamonix large format view camera. Enjoy the video and I...
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11x14 Large Format Photography Weekend in the Ozarks

March 15, 2016 - I had an absolute blast over a long weekend in the Ozark Mountains with my 11x14 Chamonix large format camera. I made th...
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Video: Tips on Metering Landscapes for B&W, E-6, and C-41 Films

March 15, 2016 - In this video, I share the techniques that I use to meter landscape scenes for black and white, E-6, and C-41 films. Be...
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New Darkroom Update - March 15th

March 14, 2016 - It is already the middle of March and we are only days away from the first day of spring. I love this time of year and I...
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A Call Out to Large Format Contact Printers

March 02, 2016 - I wanted to send this call out to the large format contact printers around the world and get your thoughts. I am going t...
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Understanding Color Spectrum for Silver Gelatin Emulsion Makers

December 22, 2015 - Understanding the color spectrum and how it relates to silver gelatin emulsion formulas is an important part of photoche...
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The Large Format Paper Negative Conundrum

December 20, 2015 - As I invest more time exploring the possibility of using paper with a hand-made silver gelatin emulsion recipe, I am sta...
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Adox Baryta Paper Initial Response to Silver Gelatin Emulsion Testing

December 17, 2015 - I am continuing to test the Adox Baryta paper for its response and behavior to coating it with silver gelatin emulsion....
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Initial Test of Adox Baryta Paper for Coating with Silver Gelatin Emulsion

December 17, 2015 - In this video, I perform a simple test on the Adox Fine Art Baryta paper to see how it will respond to being coated with...
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Materials List to Make the Chloro-Bromide (ClBr) Emulsion for my Large Format Paper Negatives

December 15, 2015 - This is a brief article to provide an update on the making of the ClBr (Chloro-Bromide) silver gelatin emulsion for my l...
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Making Silver Gelatin Emulsion is an Art Within at Art

December 14, 2015 - As I continue my journey of making my own silver gelatin emulsion from raw materials, I am quickly realizing that making...
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Getting Closer to Making some Chloride Bromide (ClBr) Emulsion for Large Format Paper Negatives

December 09, 2015 - I am having a blast working through the process of finding a suitable paper substrate for some hand made paper negatives...
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The Journey of Simplicity for a Large Format Analog Photographer is Sometimes Complicated

December 08, 2015 - INTRODUCTION As I continue to build out my off the grid cabin and darkroom, I challenge myself to find ways to simplify...
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Book Review - The Light Farm, Handmade Silver Gelatin Emulsions

December 08, 2015 - It isn't often that I review darkroom photography books, but I felt a sense of duty to make my readers aware of the new...
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Initial Testing of Papers to Identify a Paper Negative Candidate

December 07, 2015 - I am starting the process of trying to identify potential papers that could work for paper negatives. I will be making m...
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First Steps in Exploring Dry Plates - Dry Plates for Babies

December 07, 2015 - If you have ever thought about making your own dry plate glass negatives, then this article is for you. With the approac...
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Tested an LED Light Bulb for Contact Printing in the Darkroom

December 06, 2015 - I have been using incandescent light bulbs in the darkroom for over 30 years to make contact prints. I was motivated to...
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Video - Making a Large Format Contact Print with a Paper Negative Using the Split-Grade Method

December 06, 2015 - In this 22 minute video, I take you through the process of creating an 8x10 large format contact print from a paper nega...
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New Variable Contrast Printing Solution for Contact Printing at my Off the Grid Darkroom

December 05, 2015 - As I continue to continue to build my off the grid cabin and darkroom, I am thinking through things that I need for my w...
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Selling Some Photo Gear on eBay to Fund my Off the Grid Darkroom and Cabin

November 27, 2015 - Hi, I wanted to let my readers know that I am starting to post some listings on eBay for some of my photo gear. I have t...
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What Would You Like to Learn as a Traditional Analog Photographer?

November 26, 2015 - I am about to release two new video workshops, one on how to test large format film to establish your own personal expos...
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New Mobile Dark Tent for Working in the Field

November 20, 2015 - I had posted a photo of my home made dark box on Facebook that I use in my Sprinter while in the field and my photo frie...
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One Camera, One Film, What is Your Choice?

November 17, 2015 - I was recently talking to a friend and I asked him if you had to pick one camera and one film to create with for the res...
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Thinking About the Type of Prints That I Want to Create at my Off the Grid Cabin and Darkroom

November 15, 2015 - As I start the real work of building out my off the grid cabin and darkroom, my mind is racing about the possibilities a...
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Alley Spring & Mill Darkroom Print Making - Part 3

October 16, 2015 - In this 40 minute video, I take you into my darkroom as I printed one of my negatives from Alley Spring & Mill. I walk y...
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Why I Still Create Fine Art Prints in the Darkroom

October 15, 2015 - I love when people ask me why I still print in the darkroom and haven't "gone digital". I am not quite sure what "having...
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Film is the the Ultimate Master Medium

October 15, 2015 - In this video, I share some of the key reasons why I believe that film is the ultimate master medium for photography in...
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Proper Proof Review of Alley Spring & Mill FP4+ Negatives - Part 2

October 11, 2015 - In the first part, I reviewed the negatives as I was getting ready to hang them to dry. You may want to review that vide...
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First Review of Alley Spring & Mill Large Format 4x5 FP4+ Negatives - Part 1

October 11, 2015 - In the video below, I do a quick review of some new Ilford FP4+ negatives that I created at Alley Spring & Mill, located...
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How to Use a Sekonic Light Meter to Determine Contrast in a Scene

October 06, 2015 - In this video today I share my technique that I use to determine the contrast (dynamic range) of a scene. I use this inf...
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Lith Printing my Winter Tree 2015 Portfolio

October 05, 2015 - It is hard to believe that it has been almost a year since I started my 2015 Winter Tree Portfolio. I have made the deci...
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Baby Buggy + Large Format = Goodness in Darkroom Discussions

October 05, 2015 - In this video, I share my initial impressions of using a baby buggy in the field with my large format photography. Enjoy...
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Large Format Sheet Film Cost Update & HP5 Considerations - October 4, 2015

October 04, 2015 - I am evaluating my standard large format sheet film choices and part of my choice is impacted by cost. Since I did the c...
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Why Large Format in Modern Times?

October 04, 2015 - Why not use large format photography? I am often asked about why I would go to all the trouble of lugging around "that h...
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The Quest to Get Ilford HP5+ 11x14 Large Format Film Figured Out

September 29, 2015 - With the new 11x14 camera, I am going to test and give HP5+ 11x14 sheet film a try. I don't care for HP5+ in 120 roll fi...
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Unboxing of New 11x14 and 4x5 Chamonix View Camera's

September 29, 2015 - The day has finally come! After two years of saving and dreaming of replacing my Burke & James 11x14, the new camera's h...
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September 28, 2015 - Some of my favorite photographers of all time have unknowingly influenced me to follow in their footsteps. Of course, I...
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T-Max 100 is Faster than Tri-X 320 for Long Exposures - Darkroom Underground

September 26, 2015 - It may sound a little odd that a 100-speed film is faster than a 400/320-speed film, but that is in fact, true when it c...
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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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The Simplicity of Large Format is an Advantage

April 07, 2015 - I was preparing some notes for a large format landscape and nature photography workshop and I had an overwhelming sense...
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Exploring Methods For My Next Portfolio with X-Ray and Collodio-Chloride Printing

March 08, 2015 - Winter will officially be over in about two weeks and so my mind has already shifted and begun to think about the next r...
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