In this new and exciting series, Tim Layton simplifies the complexities of making 19th century handmade silver gelatin emulsions and walks you through how to make your own printing paper, negatives, and film!
Are you looking for a way to stand out from the avalanche of digital photographers with over the top saturation, HDR, and images that are so sharp, them seem sterile and impersonal?
If you said yes to any part of that question, then you are going to love Tim Layton's new DIY Analog Photography Handmade Series.
Darkroom Underground members can get immediate access to each lesson and video tutorial as we create them and you don't have to wait for the entire series to be fully produced. We start production of the lessons and videos on November 1, 2021.
Even if you use digital photography part time or even full time, the joy you get from making your photographs from raw materials is unparalleled because your creative vision and hands are involved in every step of the process.
In a digital society that seems so sterile and impersonal, there is no better way to stand out than to do something bold like making your artwork by hand.
Making handmade art isn't just available to other artists like painters. As photographers we have an incredible amount of control and influence over every step in our creation process.
Many photographers don't realize this because the commercialization process and digital photography has created a huge gap between photographers and their artwork and I am giving you a path to close that gap and connect with your artwork at a higher level.
In this series, I break down the leaning process in a way that goes from easiest to the most complex to ensure that you build the skills and knowledge to be successful. (i.e., contact printing paper, in camera paper negatives, dry plates, film).
I create step-by-step quick start guides that are supported by hands on video demonstrations so there is nothing left to the imagination. It is like we are working together to create your brand new DIY analog photography.
In each of the individual courses, not only do you learn how to make the handmade silver gelatin emulsions, but you learn all of the tips and tricks to get great results too. I go into detail on how to expose and process the materials to get optimum results with both handmade formulas as well as a few commercial formulas too.
You can purchase any of the individual quick start guides individually, just make sure you have the requisite skills and knowledge in case you don't decide to take advantage of my special offer on the series bundle discount.
I can't stress enough if you have no experience creating silver gelatin emulsions and coating papers, glass plates and film, then you absolutely should get the bundle and take the course in order as it was designed.
Darkroom Diary # 40: Tools & Materials Overview For Making Silver Gelatin Emulsions
Darkroom Diary # 32: Primer For Coating Silver Gelatin Emulsions on Paper
Darkroom Diary # 41: Making a Wild Horse Print on Handmade Silver Gelatin Emulsion