Great Smoky Mountains National Park Lifts Ban

In a news release, the Great Smoky Mountains National Park lifts a ban on backcountry campfires. If you love the Smokes, then get connected and get my Free Smokies Insider updates so you won't miss anything important in the future. Getting timely updates is important, so we make sure to send you the latest information as soon as it is released so...
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New Video Showing You The Process of Making a Silver Chloride Contact Printing Emulsion

In this video, I bring you behind the scenes in our darkroom where we are in the process of making a new batch of silver chloride emulsion so we can hand coat it on some paper to make large and ultra large format contact prints. What Are Art Buyers & Collectors Saying About Tim Layton Fine Art? "I just received my handmade silver gelatin fi...
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Tips on Making Silver Chloride Emulsions

In this video, I show you a brand new batch of silver chloride emulsion that we made the day before and what it looks like when it comes out of the refrigerator. I share several tips on how to handle the emulsion and get it ready for coating on your paper. What Are Art Buyers & Collectors Saying About Tim Layton Fine Art? "I just received m...
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How A Middle School Dropout Changed Photography & The World Forever

In the video below, I share the story of how one made was able to change photography and the world forever. I also share some observations and tips that we can adapt and apply to our own photography today. What Are Art Buyers & Collectors Saying About Tim Layton Fine Art? "I just received my handmade silver gelatin fine art print from Tim...
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My Creative Vision For 2022 - The Handmade Fine Art Large & Ultra Large Format Contact Print

Before I share my creative vision with you for 2022, I want to first tell you what I am doing, why I am doing it, and share the story of how photography was created by Willam Henry Fox Talbot and Louis Daguerre in the 1830's. Fox Tablot is the original creator of the "Salt Life", not a contemporary hipster brand that is focused on getting young pe...
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Edward Weston - The Early Years Book Review

Edward Weston: The Early Years hardcover book is an absolute treasure. I have always admired Weston for his simple large format contact printing methods, but I always wondered about the history and information about his formative and early years, especially his large format Pictorialist work. For most of Weston's career he talked negatively about...
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Darkroom Diary # 32 - Primer For Coating Silver Gelatin Emulsions on Paper

In this episode, I take you behind the scenes in my darkroom and walk you through the process of how to hand coat silver gelatin emulsions on paper so you can make everything from paper negatives, contact printing emulsions like the classic Kodak AZO, and bromide-based enlarging papers too. Starting on November 1st, we are kicking off a brand new...
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Darkroom Diary # 40 - DIY Analog Handmade Silver Gelatin Emulsions

In this episode, I take you behind the scenes in my darkroom and walk you through the materials, tools, and supplies you will typically need as a modern day silver gelation emulsion maker. Starting on November 1st, we are kicking off a brand new series in the Darkroom Underground where we will be walking you through everything you need to know to...
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Large Format Pictorialist Silver Gelatin Prints Are The New 21st Century Alt Method

If you have been around photography for very long, then you already know that making any type of analog prints in the darkroom are generally considered to be alternative photography in the midst of the digital generation. Later in this article, I am going to lay out a pathway for you to implement an end to end handmade artisan workflow that will g...
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Darkroom Diary Episode 23 (Ultra Large Format Silver Gelatin Contact Print)

In episode 23, Tim makes an ultra large format silver gelatin fine art contact print from a paper negative that he created when at a recent visit to Hodgson Mill in the Missouri Ozark's. What Are Art Buyers & Collectors Saying About Tim Layton Fine Art? "I just received my handmade silver gelatin fine art print from Tim Layton and it is abs...
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