DIY ANALOG PHOTOGRAPHY HANDMADE SERIES
WHAT WILL YOU LEARN?
Learn How To Make Handmade Silver Gelatin Emulsions
Learn How To Make Handmade Negatives (Paper, Dry Plates, Film)
Learn How To Make Handmade Paper For Contact Printing & Enlargements
Learn a Complete Handmade Silver Gelatin Workflow From Beginning To End
Welcome to the 19th Century!! In the new DIY Handmade Series, Tim Layton simplifies the complexities of making DIY handmade silver gelatin emulsions and making your own negatives (paper, dry plate, film) and printing paper (contact, enlarging). There is nothing more satisfying than creating your artwork from raw materials.
In addition to the DIY Handmade series, I also share my personal darkroom formulas in addition to a wide variety of technical and creative articles that will hopefully inform and inspire you.
Even if you use digital photography on a daily basis, the joy you get from making handmade photographs from raw materials is exciting because you are creating something unique and working with your hands. This tactile experience brings you closer to your work and connects you to your photography in a way that isn't possible using digital technology and gear.
I love the imperfect nature of handmade artwork, and I know a lot of other people do too. 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 our final artwork and I walk you though everything you need to know in order to have a complete workflow.
DIY ANALOG PHOTOGRAPHY HANDMADE SERIES
Since I demonstrate every step of the process in video for you, there is nothing left to the imagination because I demystify every step of the process for you.
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 a lot of 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.
By the end of the series, you will have total control over a DIY handmade workflow from beginning to end.
If you have ever wanted to learn how to make your own unique silver gelatin emulsions to create handmade negatives and printing papers, then you are in the right place.
I teach you everything you need to know to make your very first silver gelatin ordinary emulsion from raw materials and then hand coat paper to make in camera negatives.
We share methods for establishing the working ISO of the paper negatives and then how to develop and process your paper negatives before making contact prints in the darkroom. These handmade paper negatives also scan very well to if you want to use them in a hybrid workflow.
We go beyond the technical steps required to create the handmade silver gelatin emulsion and paper negatives by taking you into the field and creating brand new artist original fine art prints. The art comes to life right in front of you and you can use this experience as a platform to help you discover new ways to expand your photography.
You get to follow along with me during the entire process from making the emulsion and negatives to exposing them in the field and then processing them in the darkroom before making prints.
Next, I show you how to make a new silver gelatin emulsion from raw materials suitable for making a handmade contact printing paper. We explore matching the new handmade emulsion with various paper types and how that impacts your final prints.
Next, I take you out in the field and expose some paper negatives and use them to make contact prints with our new handmade paper.
Now you have the skills and knowledge to create your own analog paper negatives and contact printing paper in the darkroom from raw materials!
Think about that for a moment. You no longer are dependent on companies for your film and paper. Even if you want to continue shooting film and buying commercial paper, you have a creative path that enables you to create something that is unique, handmade and unlike the vast majority of the other photographers around you. Your work will stand out in the crowd.
Now that you have a solid understanding of how to create basic emulsions and make your own contact printing paper and large format paper negatives, I teach you how to make a new emulsion for silver gelatin dry plates and even your own handmade large format film.
When you complete this unique DIY Analog Photography Handmade series, you will have the skills and knowledge to create a variety of handmade silver gelatin emulsions and make your own paper, film, and glass plate negatives and printing paper and free yourself from commercial products if you choose to do that.