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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: 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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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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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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