DIY Paper Negatives Quick Start Guide by Tim LaytonDIY Paper Negatives Quick Start Guide by Tim Layton In this unique video workshop, Tim Layton teaches you how to make a vintage 19th century silver gelatin emulsion from raw materials and make paper negatives for your camera. 

Paper negatives are most suitable for large format cameras because large format cameras have film holders which allow you to use the paper negatives just like modern film, however, I like making and using paper negatives for some of my medium format cameras too.  

If you have ever wanted to make your own silver gelatin emulsion at home and create handmade paper negatives, then you are in the right place!

I cover the basics of making homemade silver gelatin emulsions in my DIY Handmade Paper Quick Start Guide course, so make sure you already know the basics of making emulsions and coating before taking this course.  The DIY Analog Photography Handmade Series Bundle is a smart way to go because you start at the very beginning and I walk you through more difficult emulsions in each course.  Plus, you get a nice discount for buying the bundle too.

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.  

DIY Analog Photography Handmade Series by Tim LaytonDIY Analog Photography Handmade Series by Tim Layton

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!

This is a perfect opportunity for large and ultra large format photographers to not only reduce the expense of commercial sheet film, but also create new images that are simply not possible with modern day films. 

I have simplified the intimidating process of making handmade silver gelatin emulsions so you can focus on your creative vision.  

One of the things that I like most about creating handmade emulsions is that I can change and modify the formula to meet my vision.  By making your own paper negatives, you have total control over your final image and that is a rare and unusual thing in my opinion.