I AM VERY GRATEFUL AND HUMBLED BY THE KIND WORDS AND TESTIMONIALS FROM PEOPLE ALL OVER THE WORLD ABOUT MY WORKSHOPS, ARTWORK, AND MAGAZINE -Tim Layton
"The large format photographic community is very friendly and supportive. There is a lot of camaraderie as we share a passion for a true craft. Each of us has his/her talents and abilities that we are able to share, making everyone better and growing the longevity of film photography for everyone involved. Tim and I have shared a mutual respect and have commiserated about life as full-time film photographers for several years now. I have to say that Tim’s commitment to film photography is impressive. It is his passion and lifestyle, not merely a job or hobby. I am most impressed with the breadth of Tim’s knowledge and his ability (and willingness) to share what he knows. As I am a right-brained artist, Tim’s teachings are enabling me to move into creative directions that I was previously unable to make happen. As Tim has done with so many other photographers, he is sharing his wealth of knowledge to enable other photographers, of all ability levels, to make their art happen. As a professional photographer, I continually look forward to seeing each new video workshop Tim introduces. He is an invaluable part of the film photography community." -Jon Paul, Owner / Photographer - Jon Paul Gallery, Lake Tahoe Photo Workshops
“Contact prints from 8x10 are about as good as it gets I think, Tim Layton is a master when it comes to platinum prints and he has a wealth of information and experience with them. I doubt you could get better prints than platinum contact prints.” -Mark Tate
“I love my artwork from Tim because they are all beautiful and graceful fine art. Aesthetically, they are a pleasure to behold. But for me, so much more of what I enjoy is the experience and the journey that Tim shares. And the uplifting message that comes through so clearly. It’s as if I am transported there with him to feel and to be part of the natural beauty he captures. Tim's artwork makes the noise of the modern world be quiet. I am grateful for the positive and uplifting impact that Tim’s art has on me and all of my friends and family.” -Sally D., Michigan
The Intro to Darkroom Photography was a VERY INTENSE AND DETAILED WORKSHOP! Thank you! (used capital letters on purpose) :) -Gokhan Cukurova, Illinois
"I just finished Intro to B+W Darkroom Workshop.I would highly recommend this workshop to anyone regardless of experience level. Photography like music or any other art form requires practice. Tim’s workshops will help get the technical details out of the way so making art becomes your primary focus. Already signed up for the Floral Still Life class and plan to take both the Split Grade Printing and the Advanced Printing classes." -Pete, Kansas City
"I have been a bit wary of video workshops, but having watched Tim's YouTube channel I decided to take the plunge. I'm glad I did. I have been looking at getting back into the darkroom (or bathroom) recently and so decided to buy the Intro to B&W Darkroom Photography video workshop to refresh my memory. I watched all the videos back to back. Brilliant. It felt like a one-on-one class, no jostling with ten other students for the tutor's attention. I did a couple of photography courses a few years ago and both had darkroom modules. Neither course was as beneficial as this workshop and for a fraction of the price.
I found all the videos to be useful, even if you are proficient in an area the workshop covers, being walked through it and seeing it from another point of view is very helpful. Explaining that you print for highlights and adjust the shadows with the contrast filters and the printed examples of this technique was a personal highlight. I thought including videos of the camera, negative and exposure made it more than just a darkroom workshop. It was a condensed and simplified version of the Adams trilogy on film (or digital video).
If you have been put off the Ansel Adams series or other books on this subject then this course should give you the basics and the confidence to tackle those books and experiment with more advanced techniques. And the printouts that are made available are excellent additions. Looking forward to growing some flowers now! And will definitely consider buying another workshop in the future. Recommended." - Jon, U.K.
“Tim's large format quick reference cards are an invaluable resource for people still learning large format photography. By making them concise and portable, you can easily reference them in the field in order to master what you're seeing on your ground glass. Highly recommended!” - Mark Olwick
“I purchased the DIY UV printer for Alternative Photographers from Tim Layton's website and watched immediately almost the entire thing without stopping. The material was presented in a very easy to follow, step by step format that worked well for me. All the chapters were labeled nicely so when I choose to go and do the actual build it will be easy for me to find any section and jump back and forth to the desired portion. The materials need to build the printer are easily found and Tim even gives tips on how to turn household items into helpful options. I would totally recommend purchasing this course and can’t wait for the next one to come out.” -Anicia B.
“I fell in love with your photography the first moment I saw one of your incredible photographs. You have a God-given ability to capture a scene in such a way that one can actually imagine themselves there in that moment. Your photos seem to be alive to the point that one can feel the rush of the water, smell the scents of the lovely flowers, breathe in the joy of such a wonderfully, beautiful place. Thank you for sharing your special talent Tim.” -Nancy, Alabama
“You are an amazing artist and I love everything you create!! Keep sharing with us, please! Thanks Tim!! -Karen, Oregon
"I’ve had the good fortune of learning large format (LF) photography and darkroom techniques from Tim over the last two years. Tim has a wealth of knowledge on these topics and has saved me countless hours by sharing his experiences with me. Tim has the ability to take very complex topics and break them down into simple processes. He is a clear, concise communicator and is patient and always willing to help.
With Tim’s guidance and mentoring a beginning large format photographer like myself can get up to speed quickly. As I advanced, Tim offered new materials, techniques and considerations that were instrumental in my artistic developed. Tim is humble and genuinely loves to see other photographic artists develop and grow. I could not be happier with the support, training and mentoring Tim has provided me over the years. Choosing to study with Tim was the best decision I made in my development as a large format black and white fine art photographer." - Frank D. Seattle, WA
“I very much admire and appreciate Tim's artwork! I find his art to be extremely insightful and perfectly captured from an awesome perspective! So peaceful and calming.” - Linda, USA
“Your artwork is amazing! I get to travel through your photographs. They show so beautifully God's creation.” -Dovie, Arkansas
“Hi Tim, I just read your new Split Grade Printing eBook. It’s fantastic! As a professional photographer specializing in producing gallery prints from my large format film, I’m extremely picky about every print I sign and number. As I am moving into producing more black and white traditional contact prints, I have a lot to learn in order to fine tune my prints and make them something special. The Split Grade Printing ebook is simple, straightforward and easy to use immediately. I look forward to taking my printing to the next level right away. I highly recommend this eBook to photographers at any level." -Jon Paul, Lake Tahoe, CA.
“I love your artwork, in particular, your photographs of Colorado are very special!” - Beverly, Massachusetts
Tim, it's nice of you to share your artwork. I'm not able to get out like I use to so I see the world through your eyes. It's great to see your son helping and wanting to learn the trade. Good luck to both of you in our adventures.” -Robert, USA
“I love your photos, and I always look forward to your next piece of art. I've been many places through your artwork, and I have seen many things I would never have been able to see in person. Thanks for sharing, you always make my day.” -Barbara, Missouri
"I Love Tim's Artwork" - Phyllis, California
“Tim is masterful at taking his 30+ years of photography experience and boiling it down into concise, understandable and actionable information that everyone can use, whether you are a beginner, intermediate or advanced photographer. His quick reference material allows me to focus on the creative while knowing the technical side of large format photography has been handled. His QR cards are like having a master photographer with you on your large format outings!” - Frank, St. Louis
Tim, you totally embody the phrase "find a job you love and you'll never work a day in your life!” - Linda, USA
I've loved your artwork for quite a while now, and I appreciate your sharing your time and beauty with the world!
-Christina, North Carolina
“Your photographs are inspiring....your love of the beauty of nature is an inspiration to me.” -Randi, Florida
“I love your photography, and I look forward to you updating your galleries. I've been many places through your artwork and I have seen many thing's I would never be able to see in person. Thanks for sharing your artwork and it makes my day.” -Barbara, Missouri
“Tim's artwork is absolutely beautiful. He makes you feel like you are there with him.” -Deborah, Florida
Tim’s art is amazing! It's very relaxing and he takes you on a journey to places that you may otherwise not be able to see in person.” -Mona, Utah
“Every one of Tim’s photographs makes one feel as if they were there or wish they were there.” -Judi, California
I really enjoy your scenic photographs, in particular, you are a special talent, please continue your wonderful art!”
-Barbara, New Jersey
“Tim’s Large Format Quick Reference Cards give a nice, comprehensive overview of how to use a large format camera, and how to use a light meter to select the correct exposure and development for the film. In a world where many people have grown up with “totally automatic everything,” it might initially seem intimidating to have a process that is completely under the control of the photographer. However, it is also very empowering to be able to take control of your creative process, and Tim’s Reference Cards go a long way to help people feel more comfortable with this freedom.” - Paul Wainwright
“I admire your creative eye for your art, please keep creating your artwork.” -Dora, Texas
“Tim, you are a wonderful artist. I love your beautiful photographs from Colorado. I used to live in Greeley for 30 years, and the Rockies where my Favorite place to visit.” - Gisela, Colorado
“Awesome photographs! I love it when you share something new, it makes my day a little better.” - Karen, Florida
“I love your art, it as if looking into the future, into dreams and mysterious places, absolutely love it.” - Brenda, Pennsylvania
“Your photographs are so real, I feel like I'm at the scene with you. - Dee, Arkansas
“Tim, I enjoy the way you work to not only show the scene but how you let us live in it as well!” - Josh, Illinois
“Tim, you transport us to places of contentment and serenity through your magnificent pictures. Thank you so much for allowing us to see nature through your eyes! America the beautiful! - Karen, Minnesota
“I absolutely love, love, love your website, Tim. Nice work putting all that together; very informative tour into the background of your breathtaking art photographs. I have such enormous respect for people like yourself who have the confidence to help others out by guiding them in the ways they create the art they're making .. sharing knowledge about equipment and materials, etc; such a giving, confident transparency of what you do is a very attractive quality for an artist and I take my hat off to you. I agree with you about this approach, and I feel it will serve you well as people (and the art-appreciating world) will give back to you. What an interesting way you've combined your love of photography with the lifestyle you're leading. Making an 'art-form' out of our lives is a big part of the fun of it all, isn't it !? Good for you.” - Marcus, Vancouver Island, CA