Tim Layton Fine Art: Blog https://www.timlaytonfineart.com/blog en-us (C) 2001-2022 Tim Layton & Associates, LLC | All Rights Reserved (Tim Layton Fine Art) Sat, 14 May 2022 01:25:00 GMT Sat, 14 May 2022 01:25:00 GMT https://www.timlaytonfineart.com/img/s/v-12/u131224912-o510457233-50.jpg Tim Layton Fine Art: Blog https://www.timlaytonfineart.com/blog 80 120 ACTION ALERT: BLM Just Finalized Plans To Effectively Eliminate Wild Horses in Wyoming! https://www.timlaytonfineart.com/blog/2022/5/action-alert-blm-just-finalized-plans-to-effectively-eliminate-wild-horses-in-wyoming Horse's legsHorse's legsHorse's legs in the dust Alert From The American Wild Horse Campaign (AWHC) May 12, 2022.

AWHC is America’s leading voice on protecting wild mustangs & burros. They are a nonprofit organization fighting to ensure the future of America's iconic wild horses and burros and the Western public lands where they roam. They work to reform the cruel and costly federal wild horse and burro roundup program and replace it with humane management that keeps wild horses and burros wild, protected, and free. AWHC manages the largest, humane fertility control program for wild, free-roaming horses in the world.

I am deeply thankful for the American Wild Horse Campaign and the people that are committed to the long-term well-being of our wild horses and burros. 

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AWHC ACTION ALERT

The Bureau of Land Management (BLM) just finalized plans to eliminate more than one million acres of habitat and most of the federally-protected wild horses in the Wyoming Checkerboard. 

This would be the largest eradication of these iconic animals from western public lands ever. The plan calls for the removal of every single horse from the Salt Wells Creek and Great Divide Basin Herd Management Areas (HMAs) and the drastic reduction of the Adobe Town HMA mustang population.

Our team here at AWHC have been involved in litigation to protect this iconic herd for over a decade – and we don't plan on stopping now. Can you make a donation right now to help us prepare for the legal fight ahead to protect these wild horses and their habitat?

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As a precursor to the eradication plan, the BLM conducted the largest wild horse roundup in agency history in the Wyoming Checkerboard, capturing over 4,000 wild horses and permanently removing 3,502 from their habitat. 

The BLM says that 37 wild horses were killed as a result of the roundup, but records we obtained through the Freedom of Information Act indicate the death toll in the weeks and months after the roundup was actually higher.

Most of the horses who were lucky to survive have been crammed into the Wheatland Off-Range Corrals, a facility currently experiencing a large-scale outbreak of a highly contagious infectious disease known as strangles. The disease has killed 11 horses so far.

These wild horses do no harm where they belong — in the wild, but our government is placing them in harm’s way by subjecting them to brutal helicopter roundups and cramming them into crowded, dangerous holding facilities. 

Our team is leading the charge to end the cruel and harmful practice of helicopter roundups and move the BLM toward true humane protection for our wild horse populations on our public lands. Will you make a contribution today so we can continue our fight to protect the wild horses of the Wyoming Checkerboard and across the West?

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Thank you,

American Wild Horse Campaign

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Join me on my mission to help raise awareness and protect the Wild Horses of Shannon County, Missouri, so that they can remain free and wild forever.

In a new video series, I take you behind the scenes as I document the wild horses of Shannon County, Missouri, in the beautiful and rugged landscape of the Ozark National Scenic Riverways. You can watch all of the episodes for free on YouTube.

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(Tim Layton Fine Art) Alert BLM Wild Horses https://www.timlaytonfineart.com/blog/2022/5/action-alert-blm-just-finalized-plans-to-effectively-eliminate-wild-horses-in-wyoming Thu, 12 May 2022 21:34:02 GMT
Wild Horses of Missouri Field Diary 05/06/2022 - Broadfoot Herd at Sunset https://www.timlaytonfineart.com/blog/2022/5/wild-horses-of-missouri-adventure-05/06/2022-broadfoot-herd 05/06/2022 Broadfoot Band - Missouri Wild Horses - Tim Layton www.timlaytonwildhorses.com05/06/2022 Broadfoot Band - Missouri Wild Horses - Tim Layton www.timlaytonwildhorses.com It was a beautiful evening at Broadfoot today.  The weather is spectacular, and I know to enjoy it before the summer heat kicks into full gear. 

The bugs were already pretty bothersome, and I have noticed over the years that the bugs at Broadfoot seem to be worse than any of the other locations. 

I can only guess that it may be related to the main field being close to the river, but I am unsure.  I know in the summertime, a bug face mask is required, or they will drive you nuts!

The lead stallion (photo above) was curious and reserved today.  Over the last few weeks, he has been hot on the trail with the mares, but that seems to be slowing down based on what I observed today.  

05/06/2022 Broadfoot Band - Missouri Wild Horses - Tim Layton www.timlaytonwildhorses.com05/06/2022 Broadfoot Band - Missouri Wild Horses - Tim Layton www.timlaytonwildhorses.com I have never seen a lead stallion be so social and curious before. 

I had left my tripod about halfway down the field, which is a very long walk if you have ever been to Broadfoot. He was so curious about the tripod that he paired off the main herd and trotted down to check it out.  The photo to the left is him trotting by me on his trip to check out my tripod. 

He slowly approached the tripod, sniffed it, and then decided it needed to be tasted.  After checking it out for an intense 30 seconds, he decided he was done and returned to the herd and started grazing before sunset.

All four foals and the herd of 13 were all present and accounted for right before sunset.  Others have reported that 2 of the foals were not present earlier this week.  They looked healthy, and all of them were playful and stuck very close to mom. 

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The horses worked over to the water hole next to the loop road near sunset.  The foals all walked over and got a drink, along with most other horses.  If you are at Broadfoot near the end of the day, park away from the water that frequently stands in a shallow pool next to the loop road because the horses probably won't come over and get a drink.  It is located close to the first left turn.

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Enjoy the video, and as always, I appreciate your support of these wild horses. Together we can raise awareness to help keep them safe now and in the future.  I will continue to invest my time and effort in creating videos and photos, and by you sharing them, you are helping elevate and raise awareness of how special and important they are.  We know that people protect what they love, but it is impossible to defend and love something you don't know about if no one knows about them.

Get my Free Wild Horse Journal to stay connected to the wild horses all year long.  You will receive my latest updates from the field and stay up to date on the latest issues and challenges.  

I have wild horse fine art prints available in my online gallery. Check out my latest images.  With every sale, I donate to a non-profit wild horse advocacy organization.  Together we are making a difference.

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Join Tim Layton on YouTubeJoin Tim Layton on YouTube It is human nature to protect what we love, and this is why I am on a mission to help people fall in love with the wild horses of Shannon County, Missouri. 

By sharing the stories of these amazing wild horses via my Free Wild Horse Journal, I know you will fall in love with these wild horses, and if needed, one day, you will help protect them.

Join me on my mission to help raise awareness and protect the Wild Horses of Shannon County, Missouri, so that they can remain free and wild forever.

In a new video series, I take you behind the scenes as I document the wild horses of Shannon County, Missouri, in the beautiful and rugged landscape of the Ozark National Scenic Riverways. You can watch all of the episodes for free on YouTube.

View my latest Wild Horse photographs in my online gallery

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(Tim Layton Fine Art) Missouri Shannon County Tim Layton Wild Horses https://www.timlaytonfineart.com/blog/2022/5/wild-horses-of-missouri-adventure-05/06/2022-broadfoot-herd Wed, 11 May 2022 11:00:00 GMT
ACTION ALERT: Inhumane Wild Horse Helicopter Roundups by BLM https://www.timlaytonfineart.com/blog/2022/5/action-alert-inhumane-wild-horse-helicopter-roundups-by-blm Black stallion run on desert dust against dramatic background. Black and whiteBlack stallion run on desert dust against dramatic background. Black and whiteBlack stallion run on desert dust against dramatic background. Black and white Alert From The American Wild Horse Campaign (AWHC) May 09, 2022.

AWHC is America’s leading voice on protecting wild mustangs & burros. They are a nonprofit organization fighting to ensure the future of America's iconic wild horses and burros and the Western public lands where they roam. They work to reform the cruel and costly federal wild horse and burro roundup program and replace it with humane management that keeps wild horses and burros wild, protected, and free. AWHC manages the largest, humane fertility control program for wild, free-roaming horses in the world.

I am deeply thankful for the American Wild Horse Campaign and the people that are committed to the long-term well-being of our wild horses and burros. 

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AWHC ACTION ALERT

"Earlier this year, Congress took a historic step towards reforming the Bureau of Land Management’s (BLM) Wild Horse and Burro Program when it passed its Fiscal Year (FY) 2022 omnibus spending bill. This bill required the BLM to spend up to $11 million to implement a robust fertility control vaccine program as a humane alternative to cruel helicopter roundups. 

Now, Congress’ FY23 appropriations process is in full swing. Right now, Senators are submitting their priorities for the federal appropriations language — and we need your help to ensure next year's spending bill includes efforts to protect wild horses and burros. 

Our Government Relations team here at AWHC is working hard on Capitol Hill to divert funding away from the BLM’s helicopter roundups and towards humane fertility control vaccines that keep wild horses on public lands. But we can’t do it alone. We need as many voices as possible to echo our message and urge Congress to enact a pro-horse and burro agenda for 2023.

Can you contact your two U.S. Senators right now and ask them to ensure the BLM’s FY23 budget reflects humane management strategies on behalf of our beloved wild horses and burros?

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We are incredibly proud that Congress’ FY22 spending bill included important language championed by AWHC and our allies in Washington like U.S. Representatives Steve Cohen (D-TN) and Dina Titus (D-NV), U.S. Senator Cory Booker (D-NJ), and over 60 other members of Congress!

But friend, the BLM is still set on its mass removal plan using brutal helicopter roundups, and starting on July 1, roundup season for wild horses will begin again in full force. Captured horses and burros are suffering RIGHT NOW in BLM holding facilities across the West. In the BLM’s Cañon City corrals, at least 138 wild horses have died from Equine Influenza Virus in just over two weeks.

This is unacceptable. We cannot continue to round up wild horses and burros from their native habitats, cram them into holding pens, and expect a good outcome for the animals or the taxpayers who are stuck funding this broken system. 

Our next steps are critical. To ensure the BLM puts a stop to roundups and shifts towards a humane solution, we MUST secure ongoing funding for fertility control vaccines. That's why we need your help today. Will you call on your Senators to support $11 million in humane fertility control vaccine treatments in the FY23 spending bill?"

 

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Join Tim Layton on YouTubeJoin Tim Layton on YouTube It is human nature to protect what we love, and this is why I am on a mission to help people fall in love with the wild horses of Shannon County, Missouri. 

By sharing the stories of these amazing wild horses via my Free Wild Horse Journal, I know you will fall in love with these wild horses, and if needed, one day, you will help protect them.

Join me on my mission to help raise awareness and protect the Wild Horses of Shannon County, Missouri, so that they can remain free and wild forever.

In a new video series, I take you behind the scenes as I document the wild horses of Shannon County, Missouri, in the beautiful and rugged landscape of the Ozark National Scenic Riverways. You can watch all of the episodes for free on YouTube.

View my latest Wild Horse photographs in my online gallery

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(Tim Layton Fine Art) Alert BLM Wild Horses https://www.timlaytonfineart.com/blog/2022/5/action-alert-inhumane-wild-horse-helicopter-roundups-by-blm Tue, 10 May 2022 16:58:02 GMT
Wild Horses of Missouri Field Diary 05/06/2022 - Shawnee Creek Herd https://www.timlaytonfineart.com/blog/2022/5/wild-horses-of-missouri-adventure-05/06/2022-shawnee-creek-herd 05-06-2022 Wild Horses - Shawnee Creek Band - www.timlaytonwildhorses.com05-06-2022 Wild Horses - Shawnee Creek Band - www.timlaytonwildhorses.com05-06-2022 Wild Horses - Shawnee Creek Band - www.timlaytonwildhorses.com It was an overcast Friday evening, and all 13 horses in the herd were present at Shawnee Creek.  The foal and all of the horses look great.  

With the grass growing greener and taller every day, the horses have plenty to eat now after a long winter.  I watched them try and eat the tiny little bits of grass off the winter landscape for several months, and I realized how hard they are forced to work every day to eat. 

Two emotions washed over me every time I saw them working so hard.  I am thankful for the abundance of food that I have and how easy it is for me to acquire the food.  This one is easily overlooked in our modern times, and the wild horses make me realize how thankful I am.  I also learned they never complain or seem upset about the work they must do to survive.  I watch all of the social interactions between the horses in the herd, and it is clear they have a bond and are connected. 

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05-06-2022 Wild Horses - Shawnee Creek Band - www.timlaytonwildhorses.com05-06-2022 Wild Horses - Shawnee Creek Band - www.timlaytonwildhorses.com05-06-2022 Wild Horses - Shawnee Creek Band - www.timlaytonwildhorses.com I noticed they have been eating dirt recently. They started a new mud hole up by the main entrance to the fields a few weeks ago. It is clear that based on tracks and the condition of the landscape, they spend a considerable amount of time here.

Dirt is a normal part of a horse's diet because it is a good source of various minerals.  If horses are dehydrated, they will eat dirt with a high salt content to help quench their thirst, but these horses have an endless supply of fresh and clean water, and they are doing this to add variety to their diet. 

Enjoy the video, and as always, I appreciate your support of these wild horses. Together we can raise awareness to help keep them safe now and in the future.  I will continue to invest my time and effort in creating videos and photos, and by you sharing them, you are helping elevate and raise awareness of how special and important they are.  We know that people protect what they love, but it is impossible to defend and love something you don't know anything about.

Get my Free Wild Horse Journal to stay connected to the wild horses all year long.  You will receive my latest updates from the field and stay up to date on the latest issues and challenges.

I have wild horse fine art prints available in my online gallery. Check out my latest images.  With every sale, I make a donation to a non-profit wild horse advocacy organization.  Together we are making a difference.    

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By sharing the stories of these amazing wild horses via my Free Wild Horse Journal, I know you will fall in love with these wild horses, and if needed, one day, you will help protect them.

Join me on my mission to help raise awareness and protect the Wild Horses of Shannon County, Missouri, so that they can remain free and wild forever.

In a new video series, I take you behind the scenes as I document the wild horses of Shannon County, Missouri, in the beautiful and rugged landscape of the Ozark National Scenic Riverways. You can watch all of the episodes for free on YouTube.

View my latest Wild Horse photographs in my online gallery

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(Tim Layton Fine Art) Missouri Shannon County Tim Layton Wild Horses https://www.timlaytonfineart.com/blog/2022/5/wild-horses-of-missouri-adventure-05/06/2022-shawnee-creek-herd Fri, 06 May 2022 10:15:00 GMT
ACTION ALERT: More than 124 wild horses have now died at this Colorado BLM facility https://www.timlaytonfineart.com/blog/2022/5/action-alert-more-than-124-wild-horses-have-now-died-at-this-colorado-blm-facility Horses in sand dustHorses in sand dust Alert From The American Wild Horse Campaign: May 05, 2022

"Last week, we alerted you to a highly contagious and deadly infectious disease outbreak occurring in real-time at the Bureau of Land Management’s (BLM) Cañon City holding facility in Colorado. In just the last 11 days, at least 124 wild horses have died in these holding pens — making this possibly the deadliest disease outbreak in BLM history.

Nearly 2,500 wild horses are confined in this facility and remain at risk  — please speak up for them now by calling on your members of Congress to demand an investigation into the BLM’s holding corrals.

Since we last emailed you, the BLM was able to identify the virus that has killed dozens of these cherished animals — Equine Influenza Virus (EIV) — a virus that the BLM is supposed to vaccinate wild horses and burros against once they are rounded up and removed from the wild. 

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The BLM reported that the 124 mustangs killed were either entirely unvaccinated or only partially vaccinated against the deadly virus even though they had been at the facility for over 9 months. 

At the same time, an active disease outbreak is occurring at the BLM's off-range holding corrals in Wheatland, Wyoming, where a highly contagious bacterial infection that causes strangles has so far infected half of the 2,750 horses confined there. 

This developing situation raises serious concerns about the conditions in the BLM's off-range holding system where 59,749 wild horses and 862 wild burros are being held — and we deserve answers.

Please contact your members of Congress now to call for an investigation into the BLM's off-range corrals. Also, urge them to support federal appropriations language to allocate at least $11 million of the BLM's Wild Horse and Burro Program budget to fertility control vaccines to keep wild horses and burros in the wild and out of holding facilities in the first place."


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Join Tim Layton on YouTubeJoin Tim Layton on YouTube It is human nature to protect what we love, and this is why I am on a mission to help people fall in love with the wild horses of Shannon County, Missouri. 

By sharing the stories of these amazing wild horses via my Free Wild Horse Journal, I know you will fall in love with these wild horses, and if needed, one day, you will help protect them.

Join me on my mission to help raise awareness and protect the Wild Horses of Shannon County, Missouri, so that they can remain free and wild forever.

In a new video series, I take you behind the scenes as I document the wild horses of Shannon County, Missouri, in the beautiful and rugged landscape of the Ozark National Scenic Riverways. You can watch all of the episodes for free on YouTube.

View my latest Wild Horse photographs in my online gallery

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(Tim Layton Fine Art) Alert BLM Wild Horses https://www.timlaytonfineart.com/blog/2022/5/action-alert-more-than-124-wild-horses-have-now-died-at-this-colorado-blm-facility Thu, 05 May 2022 23:01:29 GMT
ALERT: Tell BLM to Reduce Livestock Grazing to Increase Wild Horse Populations https://www.timlaytonfineart.com/blog/2022/5/alert-tell-blm-to-reduce-livestock-grazing-to-increase-wild-horse-populations Horses Crossing a River in Alberta, CanadaHorses Crossing a River in Alberta, CanadaCloseup of horses galloping across a river in the cowboy country of Alberta, Canada. Alert From The Cloud Foundation: May 03, 2022

"The Bureau of Land Management (BLM) in Oregon is pushing a management plan that would take effect for 10 YEARS until 2032. NOW is your time to speak up!

The BLM's plan to roundup these horses, leaving just 75 in each HMA, is dangerous. It will threaten the long-term genetic health of these herds, increase the risk of inbreeding and the threat of physical health problems.

Taking these herds to such low levels will severely limit opportunities for the public to view and enjoy the horses in their natural environment.

BLM also plans to use Gonacon on these mares, a fertility control which has been shown to shut down and shrivel the ovaries. In studies, only 30% of mares reversed to fertility within 10 years after 2 shots of Gonacon. The BLM shutdown that study; but based on the data it's safe to say that Gonacon may cause permanent sterilization after just two injections. 

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We're asking you to take a stand against these actions, and to tell BLM to make sure cameras are put on helicopters and trap sites at roundups. As Americans, we have a constitutional right to observe the action of our government, and we're demanding they provide this opportunity.

We all know that the treatment of wild horses and burros during a roundup is abusive. With video documentation will we be able to change things for these beloved animals.

Please take a minute to submit your comments NOW.  Every Voice Counts. Please use YOURS now -- stand against cruelty to wild horses and burros."


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Join Tim Layton on YouTubeJoin Tim Layton on YouTube It is human nature to protect what we love, and this is why I am on a mission to help people fall in love with the wild horses of Shannon County, Missouri. 

By sharing the stories of these amazing wild horses via my Free Wild Horse Journal, I know you will fall in love with these wild horses, and if needed, one day, you will help protect them.

Join me on my mission to help raise awareness and protect the Wild Horses of Shannon County, Missouri, so that they can remain free and wild forever.

In a new video series, I take you behind the scenes as I document the wild horses of Shannon County, Missouri, in the beautiful and rugged landscape of the Ozark National Scenic Riverways. You can watch all of the episodes for free on YouTube.

View my latest Wild Horse photographs in my online gallery

Join me and wild horse supporters from around the world in my Facebook Group - Wild Horses of Shannon County, Missouri.

 

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(Tim Layton Fine Art) Alert BLM Wild Horses https://www.timlaytonfineart.com/blog/2022/5/alert-tell-blm-to-reduce-livestock-grazing-to-increase-wild-horse-populations Tue, 03 May 2022 19:26:36 GMT
Wild Horses of Shannon County Missouri Adventures - Rocky Creek Herd 03/27/2022 https://www.timlaytonfineart.com/blog/2022/3/wild-horses-of-shannon-county-missouri-adventures---rocky-creek-herd-03/27/2022 Rocky Creek Herd 03/26/2022 by Tim Layton Fine ArtRocky Creek Herd 03/26/2022 by Tim Layton Fine Art The Rocky Creek horses are the most difficult to find group from the Wild Horses of Shannon County, Missouri herds. 

They are elusive, very aware of anything in their environment, and the rugged terrain makes it particularly challenging.

Today started like most other days; I took my 4WD truck in the backcountry, searching for even a sign of the horses.  I frequently find signs in the form of tracks or manure, but rarely do I get the opportunity and privilege to see them in person. 

We had been out for a few hours starting at daybreak, looking in all of the typical locations, and we just above gave up.  At about the time when I was going to say, "well, it looks like they got us again today," I spotted something out of the corner of my eye in the woods. 

I was in a field, and there was a small band of woods between me and another area and then a large canvas of woods behind this field.  I started to slowly walk a little closer with my hand shading my eyes to try and get a glimpse of that flash that caught my eye.

As I got closer to the first band of trees, I realized there was a creek that I needed to cross.  I saw fresh tracks and very fresh manure that was still warm. 

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My heart started racing as I knew maybe today was the day I might see them after a long 20 months of not seeing the horses. 

I got down on my hands and knees and climbed up the bank on the other side of the creek.  I wanted to stay low so the horses would not notice me as quickly.  

As I peeked over the bank, I saw a big, beautiful mare looking straight at me, probably 200 yards away, and she was with 15 other horses. 

It was immediately evident the big white mare was the lead mare, and she knew that I was in her environment.  The lead mare is effectively the herd leader because she determines when and where they eat, get water, flee an area, etc. 

The stallion is typically in the back of the herd, waiting to step in and defend his pack if and when needed, and he frequently decides the order for drinking water.  Otherwise, he is usually reticent and not noticeable. 

Enjoy this video of these 16 amazing wild horses in their natural environment.  As you can see in the video, they thrive because they are wild and free.  The Ozark National Scenic Riverways area provides them with everything they need (i.e., food, water, shelter), and they get to do what we can only dream about - live wild and free. 

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(Tim Layton Fine Art) Missouri Rocky Creek Herd Shanon County Wild Horses https://www.timlaytonfineart.com/blog/2022/3/wild-horses-of-shannon-county-missouri-adventures---rocky-creek-herd-03/27/2022 Wed, 30 Mar 2022 02:16:59 GMT
10 Important Wildlife Photography Tips That Most Amateur Photographer's Ignore https://www.timlaytonfineart.com/blog/2022/1/10-important-wildlife-photography-tips-that-most-people-ignore Tim Layton - Wild Horses of MissouriTim Layton - Wild Horses of Missouri In this article, I share ten tips with you that I often see other photographer ignore or forget to make part their regular routine.

You should not ignore any of these and if you are, thank me for reminding you, and scroll down and leave a comment below. 

It is very easy to get lazy or think that better gear is going to help you create better wildlife images.  This is a universal truth about any type and genre of photography.   

The cold hard truth is by following and really embracing these ten tips below, your wildlife photography will absolutely improve instantly. 

In the comment section below, share any other tips that you think are critical and let me know which tips resonated most with you.

10 Wildlife Photo Tips That You Should Not Ignore

1 - In camera composition matters.
2 - Only shoot in interesting/good light only and no front light!
3 - Get very low (don't look down on animal) - handheld, tripod, monopod, etc. 
4 - Study/research animal habitat, behavior, seasons as your core job.
5 - Wait for compelling and unique behavior (this is the holy grail because it tells a story).
6 - Respect wildlife (we are guests in their home).
7 - Get into a position where the animal will come to you. Stop taking photos of their asses. 
8 - When an opportunity arises, shoot at fastest FPS and change variables like aperture and/or shutter speed until the opportunity expires to give you a variety of images.
9 - Seek to photograph the "chase" and focus on the chaser (money in the bank).
10 - Research your location and surrounding area extensively before arriving.

After you master the base technical details of general photography and how to use your specific camera gear in the field, the vast majority of your time will involve research.  The photography part is actually the smallest part of wildlife photography.  

It is impossible to consistently get high quality images without understanding your subject.  We can all get lucky once in a while, which is great, but the larger degree of your success comes from researching and understanding behavior and natural tendencies. 

For example, let's say that you enjoy photographing birds and you are struggling with getting a "take-off" style image.  By knowing the precursor signs, you know what to look for in order to get that type of image.  This is a simple example, but it hopefully illustrates the general idea. 

Your research doesn't just stop with understanding animal behavior and habitat, you are required to extensively research your locations.  If you invest the time and energy to go to to place to photograph, if you are unprepared or or it isn't a good choice for your mission, then you are wasting a lot of your valuable time.  

You will be researching many other topics as well to include weather for example.  I don't mean just research the forecast, but also where the light will be and how the pattern of the sun can and will impact your choice for location.  Flat and front lit subjects won't get you too far.  

I am just skimming the surface with these examples.  The main point that I hope to be getting across to you is the value of research and how prominent it is in your overall and long term success as a wildlife photographer.

-Tim Layton

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The New NIKKOR Z 400mm f/2.8 TC VR S Lens Is a Wildlife Photographers Dream Come True https://www.timlaytonfineart.com/blog/2022/1/the-new-nikkor-z-400mm-f/2-8-tc-vr-s-lens-is-a-wildlife-photographers-dream-come-true Nikon NIKKOR Z 400mm f/2.8 TC VR S Lens With Z9 Camera @ timlaytonfineart.comNikon NIKKOR Z 400mm f/2.8 TC VR S Lens With Z9 Camera @ timlaytonfineart.com The brand new NIKKOR Z 400mm f/2.8 TC VR lens is well beyond anything I expected to see from Nikon.  This lens along with the Nikon Z9 mirrorless camera is about to change wildlife photography and videography forever.  

In all fairness there are other flagship mirrorless cameras that are definitely a peer to the Z9, however, if you are invested in big glass on Nikon, the decision is pretty easy to stick with this amazing camera. 

My gear for wildlife photography prior to the release of the Z9 camera and NIKKOR Z 400mm f/2.8 TC VR S lens included two cameras (D5, D850) and primarily two key lenses, the 600mm F4 and the 400mm F2.8 and the occasional use of the 300mm F2.8 or 500mm F5.6 PF.  While this setup is good, it can't compete with the Z9 camera and new NIKKOR Z 400mm f/2.8 TC VR S lens.  This lens and camera combo is definitely next-level gear by anyone's standards. 

In this article, I share the key things that I am most excited about in this new lens and as soon as mine is delivered, I will take it out and create some new images to share with you.  Mine is on pre-order with Nikon Professional Services, so I should be in the first wave of photographers to receive it once it is officially released for shipment. 

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4 LENSES IN 1 SNAPSHOT

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1 - 400mm F2.8 at 46MP on Z9 (world class - unmatched image quality and 1.5 lbs. lighter)

2 - 560mm F4 (with internal 1.4TC at 46MP on Z9.)  There is no reason to buy a 600mm F4 E FL lens in my mind.  Why use an adapted lens when you can get a native Z 400mm F2.8 and use the internal TC?

3 - 600mm F2.8 (in DX mode at 24MP on Z9).  Yes, you are reading this correctly.  By leveraging the high megapixel status of the Z9 and state of the art optics on the 400mm lens, I can take advantage of this option within a split-second in the field.  

4 - 840mm F4 (with 1.4TC + DX mode at 24MP on Z9).  This one is a mind blowing game changer that was never possible before and absolutely no image quality loss or loss of AF performance. 840mm at F4 is mind blowing and 24MP is what I shoot at now with the D5 and D6, so I know I can make very big prints if needed.  

The price of this new NIKKOR Z 400mm f/2.8 TC VR lens will be a major deterrent for most wildlife photographers, so I will walk you through how I rationalize buying such an expensive lens.  

I don't care who you are, $13,995 dollars is a lot of money.  It is in the league of crazy expensive in my book.  First, if you are a professional wildlife photographer, or you want to create world-class wildlife photography images, then this is the price of admission if you want to compete with the big boys.  

This lens has no peers in the Nikon lineup and the fact that I can sell my current 600mm F4, 400mm F2.8, and TC's not only pays for this new lens, but it helps pay for some of the Z9 camera too.  This is also a native Z lens, so I get to ditch the FTZII adapter too.  Not everyone will have this option because you were not already invested in pro-level wildlife glass.  

Several years ago when I rented the current model 400mm F2.8 and 600mm F4 lenses for a week to make sure they were what I expected, it was all over for me because it was like the clouds parted and sunshine was on my face.  I figured out a way to make those purchases over a 4 year period and now, I can carry that investment forward into this new glass. 

The fact that I can go out in the field and take my smaller and lighter Z9 with the smaller and 20% lighter Z 400mm F2.8 lens is a big deal.  I effectively have four lenses in one mount without any requirements to add or remove parts and no concern about image quality issues while still working at F2.8 or F4 from 400mm to 840mm is truly remarkable.  This is game changer level stuff in my world.  

I want to underscore how powerful all of this is...

If you have ever shot any of Nikon's 400mm F2.8 lenses, then you know they have no peers in terms of sharpness, AF, resolution, etc. I shoot mine wide open on a regular basis and I am always astounded at the image quality.  

Within a split second I can switch from shooting the 400mm at F2.8 to 560mm at F4.  Nikon placed the TC switch in the perfect place to allow for this to happen.  I am still shooting at the cameras full 45.7MP capabilities and 20 FPS RAW.

Then, by programming a custom button, I can enable DX mode to add 1.5X reach to the native 400mm F2.8 or the 560mm F4 lens for a 24MP image.  While in DX mode with the 400mm at F2.8, I get a 600mm at F2.8, and when the TC is activated it gives me the 560mm at F4, and I get an 840mm F4 equivalent.  

As wildlife photographers we get our best opportunities in marginal light.  This is a key reason why F2.8 and F4 is such a big deal.  It can literally mean the difference between getting the image or not and everything from the image noise to beautiful bokeh is in play.  

In regards to the DX mode on an FX format camera, knowledgable researchers tell us that you will lose some of that dreamy bokeh, about 1 stop it would appear, and we know there is some type of impact on effective ISO performance at lower light levels. 

We know this because when we compare DX to FX cameras, these issues have already been studied and identified.  I think the key with DX mode in the scenarios that I have described in this article is if you are in decent light the potential ISO performance issues won't really matter and the depth of field issue is also subject to a variety of variables.  For example, the distance between you and the animal and the distance between the background and the animal.  I know from first hand experience that you have get very nice bokeh at F5.6, but all the stars need to be in alignment for that to happen.

Once the lens arrives, I will do some extensive testing and share the images with you and we will let the images tell the story.   

What a fun and wonderful time to be a wildlife photographer. 

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(Tim Layton Fine Art) Nikon Nikon NIKKOR Z 400mm f/2.8 TC VR S Lens Wild Horses Wildlife Wildlife Photography Z9 https://www.timlaytonfineart.com/blog/2022/1/the-new-nikkor-z-400mm-f/2-8-tc-vr-s-lens-is-a-wildlife-photographers-dream-come-true Wed, 19 Jan 2022 13:25:09 GMT
Great Smoky Mountains National Park Lifts Ban https://www.timlaytonfineart.com/blog/2021/12/great-smoky-mountains-national-park-lifts-ban Great Smoky Mountains National ParkGreat Smoky Mountains National Park In a news release, the Great Smoky Mountains National Park lifts a ban on backcountry campfires. 

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Great Smoky Mountains National Park officials removed the ban on backcountry campfires effective Tuesday, October 22. Backcountry campfires have been banned since September 26. Recent rains and cooler temperatures over the last couple of weeks have consistently lowered drought severity ratings and fire danger throughout the park leading to this management decision.

Park officials will continue to monitor conditions throughout the fall season and will implement future restrictions as needed. While drought severity ratings have lessened, much of the park is still within the moderate drought (D1) category according to the U.S. Drought Monitor. Visitors are reminded that all fires must be confined to designated campfire rings and grills. Users should take precautions to help reduce the risk of wildfires by extinguishing fires by mixing water with embers in fire rings and grills.

Backpackers should be aware that drought conditions also affect the availability of water at springs at backcountry campsites and shelters throughout the park. At some locations where there is a running spring, it can take more than five minutes to fill a quart-sized bottle. Many of the springs in the higher elevations are running significantly slower than normal at this time and the following backcountry campsites are currently known to be without water: 5, 13, 16, 26, Russel Field Shelter, and Mollies Ridge Shelter. Backpackers are encouraged to carefully consider their itinerary and carry extra water for those sites that are not located along major water sources.

 

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New Video Showing You The Process of Making a Silver Chloride Contact Printing Emulsion https://www.timlaytonfineart.com/blog/2021/12/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. 

Join Tim Layton on YouTubeJoin Tim Layton on YouTube Darkroom Underground - www.timlaytonfineart.com/DUDarkroom Underground - www.timlaytonfineart.com/DU
 

What Are Art Buyers & Collectors Saying About Tim Layton Fine Art?

Darkroom Underground - www.timlaytonfineart.com/DUDarkroom Underground - www.timlaytonfineart.com/DU "I just received my handmade silver gelatin fine art print from Tim Layton and it is absolutely stunning!  

I want other people to know the attention to detail that Tim puts into the making of his fine art.  

As a fellow large format photographer and printer of my own B&W darkroom prints, I can tell you that Tim’s work is exceptional.  

Now having this print in my hands, I can tell you that this selenium-toned print looks three-dimensional.  That is high praise considering we work in a two dimensional medium.  If you have not already joined Tim’s Fine Art Print Club, I strongly recommend that you join now! You will not regret your decision. -John D'Angelo, NY

Ice Princess 30x40 Silver Gelatin Fine Art Wild Horse Print by Tim LaytonIce Princess 30x40 Silver Gelatin Fine Art Wild Horse Print by Tim Layton "The size of your prints are amazing, but it’s the minute detail and tonal range you capture that give your images their aesthetic qualities. Every one of your handmade fine art prints that I have seen, has blown me away to the point I pause the video to look at them more closely.  It never ceases to amaze me how you create images that look so simple, and yet many of us watching that doesn’t mean easy. I can only dream of capturing anything 1/10th as beautiful as you do." -Mark Harris


"I have been following Tim's journey for some time now; I shoot mostly 4x5 and some 8x10, and have a small business, Zee Zee LightBenders, that specialises in alternative printing in cyanotype, Salt, Kallitype and of course traditional black and white silver gelatine. I have been following Tim's quest on the Wild Horses of Missouri and was lucky enough to purchase "The Nomads" print. I live in Africa, so nothing moves with speed. 60 days later I received the package from Tim, no fault of his, that's how we roll in Africa.
Well, was the wait worth it? - ABSOLUTELY!!!! A beautiful print on textured paper. I went on a Namibia trip to see the wild horses there in January this year so I can absolutely relate to this experience. 

Keep up the good work Tim, love your work and contribution to conservation" -Rodney Rudman, Cape Town, South Africa

Join Tim Layton on YouTubeJoin Tim Layton on YouTube "The artwork by Tim Layton is very unique, all handmade, from the negative to the final print on Ilford MGIV fiber paper and gently toned in selenium.  The tones are subtle, and distinct, and placed in just the right grey scale zones so the overall contrast of the print feels complete - from pitch black to delicate highlights. Holding one of his prints in your hands and viewing it carefully in daylight will reveal the beauty of his handmade darkroom prints.  In addition, Tim's prints are simply beautiful and artistic." -Anders Blomqvist, Sweden

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What Are Members Saying About The Darkroom Underground?

Join Tim Layton on YouTubeJoin Tim Layton on YouTube There is no shortage of people providing information on photography on YouTube and the internet.   Some  are even aimed at the analog photographer, but what Tim has done with the Darkroom Underground (DU) is nothing short of pure brilliance.  DU is not only for the analog photographer it is also for the Large Format &  Ultra Large Format Photographer.  I don’t know of anyone else who is covering ULF.

He has simplified learning with wonderful videos that are supplemented with show notes so you have all the information for you to do this on your own. But unlike anything else out there you have Tim as a resource, too. He has always been easily available for questions or clarification and he welcomes suggestions for future shows.

If you are serious about learning all aspects of analog and LF/ULF this is the place to be. -Michael Wellman


Darkroom Underground - www.timlaytonfineart.com/DUDarkroom Underground - www.timlaytonfineart.com/DU "Tim Layton is providing very useful information for all those who are interested in analog photography and large format cameras. He covers in a very detailed and entertaining way the different aspects of this field. He always takes the time to explain the details and share all his know-how. Nothing is hidden or secret. Everything is on the table. 

The videos and blogs are shot and edited in a very professional way. Tim is always ready to receive and share the suggestions and ideas coming from other people. He is a very good community manager. 

I would like also to underline the growing role of his son, Tim Junior who contributes also greatly to the quality of the videos, text and explanation. Last but not least, Tim is always welcoming suggestions and questions and ready to interact. I recommend warmly the work of Tim Layton. -Stéfane France

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(Tim Layton Fine Art) analog photography darkroom Underground https://www.timlaytonfineart.com/blog/2021/12/showing-you-the-process-of-making-a-silver-chloride-contact-printing-emulsion Sat, 04 Dec 2021 12:05:59 GMT
Tips on Making Silver Chloride Emulsions https://www.timlaytonfineart.com/blog/2021/12/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.

Join Tim Layton on YouTubeJoin Tim Layton on YouTube Darkroom Underground - www.timlaytonfineart.com/DUDarkroom Underground - www.timlaytonfineart.com/DU
 

What Are Art Buyers & Collectors Saying About Tim Layton Fine Art?

Darkroom Underground - www.timlaytonfineart.com/DUDarkroom Underground - www.timlaytonfineart.com/DU "I just received my handmade silver gelatin fine art print from Tim Layton and it is absolutely stunning!  

I want other people to know the attention to detail that Tim puts into the making of his fine art.  

As a fellow large format photographer and printer of my own B&W darkroom prints, I can tell you that Tim’s work is exceptional.  

Now having this print in my hands, I can tell you that this selenium-toned print looks three-dimensional.  That is high praise considering we work in a two dimensional medium.  If you have not already joined Tim’s Fine Art Print Club, I strongly recommend that you join now! You will not regret your decision. -John D'Angelo, NY

Ice Princess 30x40 Silver Gelatin Fine Art Wild Horse Print by Tim LaytonIce Princess 30x40 Silver Gelatin Fine Art Wild Horse Print by Tim Layton "The size of your prints are amazing, but it’s the minute detail and tonal range you capture that give your images their aesthetic qualities. Every one of your handmade fine art prints that I have seen, has blown me away to the point I pause the video to look at them more closely.  It never ceases to amaze me how you create images that look so simple, and yet many of us watching that doesn’t mean easy. I can only dream of capturing anything 1/10th as beautiful as you do." -Mark Harris


"I have been following Tim's journey for some time now; I shoot mostly 4x5 and some 8x10, and have a small business, Zee Zee LightBenders, that specialises in alternative printing in cyanotype, Salt, Kallitype and of course traditional black and white silver gelatine. I have been following Tim's quest on the Wild Horses of Missouri and was lucky enough to purchase "The Nomads" print. I live in Africa, so nothing moves with speed. 60 days later I received the package from Tim, no fault of his, that's how we roll in Africa.
Well, was the wait worth it? - ABSOLUTELY!!!! A beautiful print on textured paper. I went on a Namibia trip to see the wild horses there in January this year so I can absolutely relate to this experience. 

Keep up the good work Tim, love your work and contribution to conservation" -Rodney Rudman, Cape Town, South Africa

Join Tim Layton on YouTubeJoin Tim Layton on YouTube "The artwork by Tim Layton is very unique, all handmade, from the negative to the final print on Ilford MGIV fiber paper and gently toned in selenium.  The tones are subtle, and distinct, and placed in just the right grey scale zones so the overall contrast of the print feels complete - from pitch black to delicate highlights. Holding one of his prints in your hands and viewing it carefully in daylight will reveal the beauty of his handmade darkroom prints.  In addition, Tim's prints are simply beautiful and artistic." -Anders Blomqvist, Sweden

If you want to help support our film and darkroom work, click on the Amazon or B&H Photo logos below and we earn a small commission when you use our links at no additional cost to you. Every little bit helps and we appreciate your support.  


 
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What Are Members Saying About The Darkroom Underground?

Join Tim Layton on YouTubeJoin Tim Layton on YouTube There is no shortage of people providing information on photography on YouTube and the internet.   Some  are even aimed at the analog photographer, but what Tim has done with the Darkroom Underground (DU) is nothing short of pure brilliance.  DU is not only for the analog photographer it is also for the Large Format &  Ultra Large Format Photographer.  I don’t know of anyone else who is covering ULF.

He has simplified learning with wonderful videos that are supplemented with show notes so you have all the information for you to do this on your own. But unlike anything else out there you have Tim as a resource, too. He has always been easily available for questions or clarification and he welcomes suggestions for future shows.

If you are serious about learning all aspects of analog and LF/ULF this is the place to be. -Michael Wellman


Darkroom Underground - www.timlaytonfineart.com/DUDarkroom Underground - www.timlaytonfineart.com/DU "Tim Layton is providing very useful information for all those who are interested in analog photography and large format cameras. He covers in a very detailed and entertaining way the different aspects of this field. He always takes the time to explain the details and share all his know-how. Nothing is hidden or secret. Everything is on the table. 

The videos and blogs are shot and edited in a very professional way. Tim is always ready to receive and share the suggestions and ideas coming from other people. He is a very good community manager. 

I would like also to underline the growing role of his son, Tim Junior who contributes also greatly to the quality of the videos, text and explanation. Last but not least, Tim is always welcoming suggestions and questions and ready to interact. I recommend warmly the work of Tim Layton. -Stéfane France

ANALOG PHOTOGRAPHY TRAINING LIBRARY

Darkroom Underground Academy by Tim LaytonDarkroom Underground Academy by Tim Layton

Tim Layton Fine Art All Access Pass B&W Darkroom Photography Video WorkshopB&W Darkroom Photography Video Workshop Large Format Photography Video Workshop SeriesLarge Format Photography Video Workshop Series B&W Large Format Floral Still Life Video WorkshopB&W Large Format Floral Still Life Video Workshop Large Format B&W Film Testing Video WorkshopLarge Format B&W Film Testing Video Workshop Large Format Paper Negative Video WorkshopLarge Format Paper Negative Video Workshop DIY UV Printer Design & Build Video WorkshopDIY UV Printer Design & Build Video Workshop Platinum & Palladium Printmaking with Vellum Video WorkshopPlatinum & Palladium Printmaking with Vellum Video Workshop

Read Testimonials from photographers and collectors from around the world.

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Ilford HP5 PlusIlford FP4 Plus - Ilford Delta 100 - Ilford Delta 400 - Ilford Delta 3200 - Ilford Pan F Plus - Ilford XP2 Super - Ilford SFX - Ilford ID-11 - Ilford DD-X - Ilford Microphen

KODAK B&W FILM DEVELOPERS

Kodak Tri-X - Kodak T-Max 100 - Kodak T-Max 400 - Kodak Portra 160 - Kodak Portra 400 - Kodak Ektar 100 - Kodak P-3200 - Kodak Ektachrome - Kodak D-76 - Kodak XTOL - Kodak HC-110

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Jobo CPP-3 processer - Ilford RC Pearl Paper - Ilford RC Glossy Paper - Ilford Multigrade Fiber Paper - Ilford Stop Bath - Ilford Rapid Fixer - Neutral FixerKodak Photo-Flo - Hypo Clearing Agent - Darkroom Trays - Chemical Storage Jugs - Nitrile Gloves - Film Archival Storage Sleeves - Archival Storage Binder - Archival Print Storage Boxes

Note: I participate in affiliate programs where I earn a small commission on some select products that I provide links for on my website at www.timlaytonfineart.com. When you use these links, I earn a small commission and there is no additional charge to you.

 

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(Tim Layton Fine Art) analog photography black and white darkroom Darkroom Underground https://www.timlaytonfineart.com/blog/2021/12/tips-on-making-silver-chloride-emulsions Sat, 04 Dec 2021 11:52:41 GMT
How A Middle School Dropout Changed Photography & The World Forever https://www.timlaytonfineart.com/blog/2021/12/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.

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What Are Art Buyers & Collectors Saying About Tim Layton Fine Art?

Darkroom Underground - www.timlaytonfineart.com/DUDarkroom Underground - www.timlaytonfineart.com/DU "I just received my handmade silver gelatin fine art print from Tim Layton and it is absolutely stunning!  

I want other people to know the attention to detail that Tim puts into the making of his fine art.  

As a fellow large format photographer and printer of my own B&W darkroom prints, I can tell you that Tim’s work is exceptional.  

Now having this print in my hands, I can tell you that this selenium-toned print looks three-dimensional.  That is high praise considering we work in a two dimensional medium.  If you have not already joined Tim’s Fine Art Print Club, I strongly recommend that you join now! You will not regret your decision. -John D'Angelo, NY

Ice Princess 30x40 Silver Gelatin Fine Art Wild Horse Print by Tim LaytonIce Princess 30x40 Silver Gelatin Fine Art Wild Horse Print by Tim Layton "The size of your prints are amazing, but it’s the minute detail and tonal range you capture that give your images their aesthetic qualities. Every one of your handmade fine art prints that I have seen, has blown me away to the point I pause the video to look at them more closely.  It never ceases to amaze me how you create images that look so simple, and yet many of us watching that doesn’t mean easy. I can only dream of capturing anything 1/10th as beautiful as you do." -Mark Harris


"I have been following Tim's journey for some time now; I shoot mostly 4x5 and some 8x10, and have a small business, Zee Zee LightBenders, that specialises in alternative printing in cyanotype, Salt, Kallitype and of course traditional black and white silver gelatine. I have been following Tim's quest on the Wild Horses of Missouri and was lucky enough to purchase "The Nomads" print. I live in Africa, so nothing moves with speed. 60 days later I received the package from Tim, no fault of his, that's how we roll in Africa.
Well, was the wait worth it? - ABSOLUTELY!!!! A beautiful print on textured paper. I went on a Namibia trip to see the wild horses there in January this year so I can absolutely relate to this experience. 

Keep up the good work Tim, love your work and contribution to conservation" -Rodney Rudman, Cape Town, South Africa

Join Tim Layton on YouTubeJoin Tim Layton on YouTube "The artwork by Tim Layton is very unique, all handmade, from the negative to the final print on Ilford MGIV fiber paper and gently toned in selenium.  The tones are subtle, and distinct, and placed in just the right grey scale zones so the overall contrast of the print feels complete - from pitch black to delicate highlights. Holding one of his prints in your hands and viewing it carefully in daylight will reveal the beauty of his handmade darkroom prints.  In addition, Tim's prints are simply beautiful and artistic." -Anders Blomqvist, Sweden

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What Are Members Saying About The Darkroom Underground?

Join Tim Layton on YouTubeJoin Tim Layton on YouTube There is no shortage of people providing information on photography on YouTube and the internet.   Some  are even aimed at the analog photographer, but what Tim has done with the Darkroom Underground (DU) is nothing short of pure brilliance.  DU is not only for the analog photographer it is also for the Large Format &  Ultra Large Format Photographer.  I don’t know of anyone else who is covering ULF.

He has simplified learning with wonderful videos that are supplemented with show notes so you have all the information for you to do this on your own. But unlike anything else out there you have Tim as a resource, too. He has always been easily available for questions or clarification and he welcomes suggestions for future shows.

If you are serious about learning all aspects of analog and LF/ULF this is the place to be. -Michael Wellman


Darkroom Underground - www.timlaytonfineart.com/DUDarkroom Underground - www.timlaytonfineart.com/DU "Tim Layton is providing very useful information for all those who are interested in analog photography and large format cameras. He covers in a very detailed and entertaining way the different aspects of this field. He always takes the time to explain the details and share all his know-how. Nothing is hidden or secret. Everything is on the table. 

The videos and blogs are shot and edited in a very professional way. Tim is always ready to receive and share the suggestions and ideas coming from other people. He is a very good community manager. 

I would like also to underline the growing role of his son, Tim Junior who contributes also greatly to the quality of the videos, text and explanation. Last but not least, Tim is always welcoming suggestions and questions and ready to interact. I recommend warmly the work of Tim Layton. -Stéfane France

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Tim Layton Fine Art All Access Pass B&W Darkroom Photography Video WorkshopB&W Darkroom Photography Video Workshop Large Format Photography Video Workshop SeriesLarge Format Photography Video Workshop Series B&W Large Format Floral Still Life Video WorkshopB&W Large Format Floral Still Life Video Workshop Large Format B&W Film Testing Video WorkshopLarge Format B&W Film Testing Video Workshop Large Format Paper Negative Video WorkshopLarge Format Paper Negative Video Workshop DIY UV Printer Design & Build Video WorkshopDIY UV Printer Design & Build Video Workshop Platinum & Palladium Printmaking with Vellum Video WorkshopPlatinum & Palladium Printmaking with Vellum Video Workshop

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(Tim Layton Fine Art) analog photography darkroom Video https://www.timlaytonfineart.com/blog/2021/12/how-a-middle-school-dropout-changed-photography-the-world-forever Sat, 04 Dec 2021 11:43:47 GMT
My Creative Vision For 2022 - The Handmade Fine Art Large & Ultra Large Format Contact Print https://www.timlaytonfineart.com/blog/2021/11/My-Creative-Visiion-For-2022 Fox Talbot Calotype Paper Negative and Salted PrintFox Talbot Calotype Paper Negative and Salted 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 people to willingly hand over their cash for some fashionable clothes.  That "salt life" will surely come and go, but Fox Talbot, his work, and what he created will be remembered forever.   

Right above this text is one of the first calotype's (paper negatives) and salted paper prints that William Henry Fox Talbot created back in the early 19th century. 

The story of Talbot and his salted paper print and calotype's are the reason I am able to have my creative dreams in the 21st century and create a new type of handmade fine art for art buyers and collectors. The work of Talbot is why we have such creative freedom with photography in the 21st century. 

Salted Platinum Print by Tim LaytonSalted Platinum Print by Tim Layton I am using a customized workflow that Tim Jr and I created based on the historic 19th century salted print that Fox Talbot discovered in the 1830's and patented in 1841. 

The tonal scale of the salt print is far superior than any other type of print, even to this day. 

We platinum tone all of our salt prints to help create a print with excellent long-term stability

Platinum is known for its superior archival performance and so we wanted to take advantage of this in our work.

I am thankful for Talbot, Daguerre, and the many others that truly figured out photography and how to make it permanent.  I get to leverage all of the technical and scientific information that came before me and build on it and create brand new contemporary artwork that is unlike anyone else in the world.

I am just an everyday guy with dreams of doing something meaningful and trying to live out my true purpose.

ABOUT MY HANDMADE PRINTS

Salted Platinum Print by Tim LaytonSalted Platinum Print by Tim Layton Beauty: My handmade fine art large and ultra large format contact prints are one of a kind handmade pieces of art that are unique, rare,  and extremely beautiful.

The unmatched tonal scale of my salted prints is built on the work of Henry Fox Talbot that started in the 1830's when be discovered and ultimately invented and patented the salted printing process and photography as a whole.

Still to this day, no other photographic process can match the depth of tonal scale in the salted print created by Talbot.

In my prints, tiny silver particles are embedded into the fibers of an exquisite archival paper and protected by the precious and noble platinum metal.  

Based on my creative vision, I can alter the chemistry and push the image tonality in the direction of classic warm tones or deep and cool blacks, and just about anything else in between. 

By matching the subject with the type and texture of the right paper as well as the unmatched tonal scale of the salted process, an ethereal experience is created for my art collectors and viewers that takes on a three dimensional look.  By using the archival stability of platinum, I am able to create artist original handmade artwork that will last generations. 

Permanence: Platinum is one of the most stable metals known to science and this is the reason why I pursued combining the exquisite tonal range of the historic salted print with the permanence of platinum.

We know that a well made platinum print will last as long as the paper it is made on. That is far longer than any silver gelatin or inkjet print will ever last. Based on credible scientific studies, we know that a well cared for platinum print could last a thousand years or more. 

I have taken the amazing protective qualities that we know about platinum and created a protective shield over the top of the tiny pieces of elemental silver in the salted print. By combing platinum with the salted process, I end up with an archival and beautiful piece of handmade art that will last for lifetimes.  We also have a very rigid archival ten-step workflow that we follow to ensure the archival stability of our artwork.  We also varnish our handmade prints, just like painters have been doing for centuries, to protect the artwork from harmful UV light and atmospheric particles that can degrade the artwork over time. 

Rarity: Today there are only a handful of analog handmade printers in the world creating the type of artwork that Tim Jr. and I create.

In our new digital society, it is rare and unusual for just about anything to be made by hand.  Even within the realm of handmade fine art prints, the vast majority of contemporary photographers are no longer making original in camera analog negatives like we do. 

Instead, they are creating digital negatives that are edited in Photoshop and printed on clear transparency material to be used as a digital negative.

We believe and know from firsthand knowledge that digital negatives and in-camera analog negatives do not respond to light or render tones in the same way.  We see clear advantages to using a pure analog workflow and this is how we will continue to do it for the rest of our lives.   

The difficulty and tedious nature of a handmade analog workflow creates a very high bar for contemporary photographers that rely on digital technology.  I love that every part of my process is slow, contemplative, and thoughtful, and I believe that our artwork when viewed and experienced in person will speak for itself.  

What Are Art Buyers & Collectors Saying About Tim Layton Fine Art?

Ice Princess 30x40 Silver Gelatin Fine Art Wild Horse Print by Tim LaytonIce Princess 30x40 Silver Gelatin Fine Art Wild Horse Print by Tim Layton "I just received my handmade silver gelatin fine art print from Tim Layton and it is absolutely stunning!  

I want other people to know the attention to detail that Tim puts into the making of his fine art.  

As a fellow large format photographer and printer of my own B&W darkroom prints, I can tell you that Tim’s work is exceptional.

Now having this print in my hands, I can tell you that this selenium-toned print looks three-dimensional.  That is high praise considering we work in a two dimensional medium.  If you have not already joined Tim’s Fine Art Print Club, I strongly recommend that you join now! You will not regret your decision. -John D'Angelo, NY

ULTRA LARGE FORMAT HANDMADE PRINTS

Chamonix 20x24 Ultra Large Format View CameraChamonix 20x24 Ultra Large Format View Camera In the section above, I shared some important details about our handmade fine art prints and in this section, I share some important technical details with you. 

Hopefully this information will give you a better idea of what I am doing, and the equipment that is needed to create my artwork.

In the new year, I am hyper focused on using my 14x17 ultra large format view camera.

I specifically purchased this camera to make this new artwork.  It is huge, heavy, and requires a lot of time and patience to operate. Everything must be planned out and orchestrated ahead of time because of the nature and difficulty of the work. 

The analog negatives that I create are literally 14 inches by 17 inches in size making for a huge negative. 

Join Tim Layton on YouTubeJoin Tim Layton on YouTube I take my analog ultra large format negatives and place them in contact my my sensitized sheets of museum quality papers by sandwiching the negative and my sensitized paper between two sheets of heavy glass. 

I then expose the "negative and sensitized paper sandwich" to ultra violet light in a special UV light printing machine that I designed and built. 

Talbot and Daguerre back in the 19th century worked with much smaller cameras and systems.  The size and scale of my artwork ups the level of difficulty that very few are willing or able to pursue. 

The hand applied silver halides and platinum chemicals all work together to create the beginning of an unstable image on the paper.  This new and magical image needs to be chemically processed in order to make it archival and permanent. 

I have a documented ten-step archival workflow that is based on 180 years of knowledge from the photographers, researchers, and chemists that came before me.  Both Tim Jr. and I am extremely diligent and we follow our documented workflow to ensure the highest quality of artwork for our art buyers and collectors.

What Are Art Buyers & Collectors Saying About Tim Layton Fine Art?

Ice Princess 30x40 Silver Gelatin Fine Art Wild Horse Print by Tim LaytonIce Princess 30x40 Silver Gelatin Fine Art Wild Horse Print by Tim Layton

"I have been following Tim's journey for some time now; I shoot mostly 4x5 and some 8x10, and have a small business, Zee Zee LightBenders, that specializes in alternative printing in cyanotype, Salt, Kallitype and of course traditional black and white silver gelatin. I have been following Tim's quest on the Wild Horses of Missouri and was lucky enough to purchase "The Nomads" print. I live in Africa, so nothing moves with speed. 60 days later I received the package from Tim, no fault of his, that's how we roll in Africa.

Well, was the wait worth it? - ABSOLUTELY!!!! A beautiful print on textured paper. I went on a Namibia trip to see the wild horses there in January this year so I can absolutely relate to this experience. 

Keep up the good work Tim, love your work and contribution to conservation" -Rodney Rudman, Cape Town, South Africa

THE STORY OF HOW PHOTOGRAPHY WAS CREATED

William Henry Fox TalbotWilliam Henry Fox Talbot By the 1830’s photography was about to finally be realized and come together.  

Daguerre was in France making images with silver iodide on metal plates and Talbot was working in England making images with silver chloride on paper.

Working simultaneously in two different countries, one not knowing about the other, but all of that changes when each of their discoveries and work is shared in the press. 

A rivalry begins between Daguerre and Talbot.

William Henry Fox Talbot is a gentleman scholar in England, living in an old Abbey in the village of Lacock. Talbot was a respected man and he was a member of the house of Lords. He was very wealthy and had many personal interests. 

During his honeymoon in Italy, Talbot was trying to make drawings with the camera lucida.  

It is reported that he was frustrated that he didn't possess drawing skills and this inspired him to try and make pictures with the camera obscura. 

He starts to research a way to put a material in the back of the camera that would record the image.  

Think about this for a moment.  He is trying to do something that has never been done before with any real success.  There are clues, but nothing but him and his own imagination. 

Join Tim Layton on YouTubeJoin Tim Layton on YouTube When Talbot returns home to Lacock Abbey he begins a series of new experiments and he is able to produce a photographic image.  

But there was still a problem. 

Talbot was making images using silver chloride and he called this process, photogenic drawings. 

He hand coated paper with a chloride salt and silver nitrate solution and then placed a plant or object on the sensitized paper and set it out in the sun.  

The ultraviolet light reacted with the chloride salt and silver nitrate to essentially create a drawing that was a negative.  It would be dark in the areas where there was nothing blocking the light where the object was located and light tones would appear in the areas blocked by the object.  

Darkroom Underground - www.timlaytonfineart.com/DUDarkroom Underground - www.timlaytonfineart.com/DU Niepce and Wedgewood were also working on a very similar approach, but they could not figure out how to make the image stable and permanent. 

Through more experimentation, Talbot discovered that if he takes his exposed photo drawing and puts it in a strong bath of salted water, all of the areas that were not exposed to light, meaning the areas that did not convert to metallic silver, become less sensitive to light over time and it would stop printing out. 

At this point, Talbot could share his photogenic prints with people inside the house under candlelight.  

Transport yourself back to the 1830’s and think about how magical this really was at this time.  

Talbot continues to experiment and makes a salted paper print from a negative. 

This was the invention that literally created what we know today as photography. 

He expanded his photogenic drawing work and found a way to make the prints permanent by fixing them with sodium thiosulfate (hypo). 

Sir John Hershel discovered sodium thiosulfate could remove the unwanted silver halides and make the image more stable and permanent and Talbot ran with this and applied it to his photogenic drawing process. 

Join Tim Layton on YouTubeJoin Tim Layton on YouTube Salted paper prints are made in a way that allows the salt and silver nitrate to sink into the fibers of the paper.  Depending on the paper used a soft looking image was created.

In contrast, the Daguerreotype was extremely sharp and crisp looking and this is the first hint of photography being a vehicle for recording information versus being something artistic. 

Talbot goes on to improve the process and creates the calotype paper negative.  The calotype uses silver iodide vs. silver chloride because he learned from Daguerre that it was more sensitive to light. 

This allowed Talbot to create what we now know as the latent image on the paper negative in 1840.  The latent image needed to be developed by a chemical versus printing out like the salted paper print. He used gallic acid to develop the hidden latent image on the calotype. 

Now he places the Calotype into the camera, creates and exposure, and then places the calotype in contact with the sensitized silver chloride paper to create a positive print that was permanent.  

He fixes the negatives with hypo, just like the salted paper print. 

It finally all comes together between making a negative in the camera and contact printing it to a positive. This is the beginning of modern photography as we know it today over 180 years later. 

Jouis DaguerreJouis Daguerre In my mind both Daguerre and Talbot co-invented photography.  They needed each other and one without the other may not have been able to finalize their research and work. 

Talbot used his new process to create a new series of photographs and work that we can still see today.  The Pencil of Nature was his first formal publication of photography and text explaining his process. The original Pencil of Nature contains the original salted paper prints that he created with his new process.  That had to be simply amazing at this time. 

The Pencil of Nature was originally published as a serial between1844 and 1846 and it was the first book in history to be illustrated entirely with photographs.

Talbot hoped to spur public interest in photography but was forced to cease publication after just six installments. In its time, The Pencil of Nature was not a commercial success; however, more than 180 years later, it is recognized as a major contribution to the history of photography. 

Indeed, it has been said that the importance of this book is comparable to that of the Gutenberg Bible in the history of printing. 

In 1840 Fox Talbot invented the Calotype process—the precursor to film cameras—transforming everyday subjects into works of art. 

His twenty-four resulting prints, which include architectural studies, local landscapes, still lifes, close-ups, and even a carefully executed portrait, remain strikingly modern and quietly beautiful.

Just like Talbot in the 1840’s, I feel compelled to make handmade salted contact prints with my analog large and ultra large format view cameras and create photographic works of art.  

My mission and purpose is different from Talbot's, but we share the same love of photography and the arts.

I am building on the work of Talbots calotype (paper negative) and salted paper prints and using the archival properties of platinum to ultimately create a brand series of artist original handmade prints for our collectors. 

Join Tim Layton on YouTubeJoin Tim Layton on YouTube Darkroom Underground - www.timlaytonfineart.com/DUDarkroom Underground - www.timlaytonfineart.com/DU
 

What Are Art Buyers & Collectors Saying About Tim Layton Fine Art?

Darkroom Underground - www.timlaytonfineart.com/DUDarkroom Underground - www.timlaytonfineart.com/DU "I just received my handmade silver gelatin fine art print from Tim Layton and it is absolutely stunning!  

I want other people to know the attention to detail that Tim puts into the making of his fine art.  

As a fellow large format photographer and printer of my own B&W darkroom prints, I can tell you that Tim’s work is exceptional.  

Now having this print in my hands, I can tell you that this selenium-toned print looks three-dimensional.  That is high praise considering we work in a two dimensional medium.  If you have not already joined Tim’s Fine Art Print Club, I strongly recommend that you join now! You will not regret your decision. -John D'Angelo, NY

Ice Princess 30x40 Silver Gelatin Fine Art Wild Horse Print by Tim LaytonIce Princess 30x40 Silver Gelatin Fine Art Wild Horse Print by Tim Layton "The size of your prints are amazing, but it’s the minute detail and tonal range you capture that give your images their aesthetic qualities. Every one of your handmade fine art prints that I have seen, has blown me away to the point I pause the video to look at them more closely.  It never ceases to amaze me how you create images that look so simple, and yet many of us watching that doesn’t mean easy. I can only dream of capturing anything 1/10th as beautiful as you do." -Mark Harris


"I have been following Tim's journey for some time now; I shoot mostly 4x5 and some 8x10, and have a small business, Zee Zee LightBenders, that specialises in alternative printing in cyanotype, Salt, Kallitype and of course traditional black and white silver gelatine. I have been following Tim's quest on the Wild Horses of Missouri and was lucky enough to purchase "The Nomads" print. I live in Africa, so nothing moves with speed. 60 days later I received the package from Tim, no fault of his, that's how we roll in Africa.
Well, was the wait worth it? - ABSOLUTELY!!!! A beautiful print on textured paper. I went on a Namibia trip to see the wild horses there in January this year so I can absolutely relate to this experience. 

Keep up the good work Tim, love your work and contribution to conservation" -Rodney Rudman, Cape Town, South Africa

Join Tim Layton on YouTubeJoin Tim Layton on YouTube "The artwork by Tim Layton is very unique, all handmade, from the negative to the final print on Ilford MGIV fiber paper and gently toned in selenium.  The tones are subtle, and distinct, and placed in just the right grey scale zones so the overall contrast of the print feels complete - from pitch black to delicate highlights. Holding one of his prints in your hands and viewing it carefully in daylight will reveal the beauty of his handmade darkroom prints.  In addition, Tim's prints are simply beautiful and artistic." -Anders Blomqvist, Sweden

If you want to help support our film and darkroom work, click on the Amazon or B&H Photo logos below and we earn a small commission when you use our links at no additional cost to you. Every little bit helps and we appreciate your support.  


 
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What Are Members Saying About The Darkroom Underground?

Join Tim Layton on YouTubeJoin Tim Layton on YouTube There is no shortage of people providing information on photography on YouTube and the internet.   Some  are even aimed at the analog photographer, but what Tim has done with the Darkroom Underground (DU) is nothing short of pure brilliance.  DU is not only for the analog photographer it is also for the Large Format &  Ultra Large Format Photographer.  I don’t know of anyone else who is covering ULF.

He has simplified learning with wonderful videos that are supplemented with show notes so you have all the information for you to do this on your own. But unlike anything else out there you have Tim as a resource, too. He has always been easily available for questions or clarification and he welcomes suggestions for future shows.

If you are serious about learning all aspects of analog and LF/ULF this is the place to be. -Michael Wellman


Darkroom Underground - www.timlaytonfineart.com/DUDarkroom Underground - www.timlaytonfineart.com/DU "Tim Layton is providing very useful information for all those who are interested in analog photography and large format cameras. He covers in a very detailed and entertaining way the different aspects of this field. He always takes the time to explain the details and share all his know-how. Nothing is hidden or secret. Everything is on the table. 

The videos and blogs are shot and edited in a very professional way. Tim is always ready to receive and share the suggestions and ideas coming from other people. He is a very good community manager. 

I would like also to underline the growing role of his son, Tim Junior who contributes also greatly to the quality of the videos, text and explanation. Last but not least, Tim is always welcoming suggestions and questions and ready to interact. I recommend warmly the work of Tim Layton. -Stéfane France

ANALOG PHOTOGRAPHY TRAINING LIBRARY

Darkroom Underground Academy by Tim LaytonDarkroom Underground Academy by Tim Layton

Tim Layton Fine Art All Access Pass B&W Darkroom Photography Video WorkshopB&W Darkroom Photography Video Workshop Large Format Photography Video Workshop SeriesLarge Format Photography Video Workshop Series B&W Large Format Floral Still Life Video WorkshopB&W Large Format Floral Still Life Video Workshop Large Format B&W Film Testing Video WorkshopLarge Format B&W Film Testing Video Workshop Large Format Paper Negative Video WorkshopLarge Format Paper Negative Video Workshop DIY UV Printer Design & Build Video WorkshopDIY UV Printer Design & Build Video Workshop Platinum & Palladium Printmaking with Vellum Video WorkshopPlatinum & Palladium Printmaking with Vellum Video Workshop

Read Testimonials from photographers and collectors from around the world.

Buy Your Photography, Video, & Technology Gear at No Additional Cost To You From B&H Photo

B&H Photo VideoB&H Photo Video COLOR FILMS, DEVELOPERS, DARKROOM GEAR

Fujichrome Provia 100F - Fujichrome Velvia 100 - Fujichrome Velvia 50 - Kodak Portra 160 - Kodak Portra 400  - Kodak Ektar 100 - Fujicolor Pro 400H - Fujicolor Crystal Archive Silver Gelatin RA4 Paper - RA-4 Color Print Processing Developer & Processing Chemicals - Color Darkroom Enlargers 

ILFORD B&W FILMS & DEVELOPERS

Ilford HP5 PlusIlford FP4 Plus - Ilford Delta 100 - Ilford Delta 400 - Ilford Delta 3200 - Ilford Pan F Plus - Ilford XP2 Super - Ilford SFX - Ilford ID-11 - Ilford DD-X - Ilford Microphen

KODAK B&W FILM DEVELOPERS

Kodak Tri-X - Kodak T-Max 100 - Kodak T-Max 400 - Kodak Portra 160 - Kodak Portra 400 - Kodak Ektar 100 - Kodak P-3200 - Kodak Ektachrome - Kodak D-76 - Kodak XTOL - Kodak HC-110

DARKROOM SUPPLIES & EQUIPMENT
Jobo CPP-3 processer - Ilford RC Pearl Paper - Ilford RC Glossy Paper - Ilford Multigrade Fiber Paper - Ilford Stop Bath - Ilford Rapid Fixer - Neutral FixerKodak Photo-Flo - Hypo Clearing Agent - Darkroom Trays - Chemical Storage Jugs - Nitrile Gloves - Film Archival Storage Sleeves - Archival Storage Binder - Archival Print Storage Boxes

Note: I participate in affiliate programs where I earn a small commission on some select products that I provide links for on my website at www.timlaytonfineart.com. When you use these links, I earn a small commission and there is no additional charge to you.

 

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(Tim Layton Fine Art) analog photography darkroom Darkroom Underground fine art Historic Mills large format Wild Horses https://www.timlaytonfineart.com/blog/2021/11/My-Creative-Visiion-For-2022 Sat, 13 Nov 2021 03:08:01 GMT
Edward Weston - The Early Years Book Review https://www.timlaytonfineart.com/blog/2021/11/edward-weston-the-early-years-book Edward Weston: The Early Years Hardcover BookEdward Weston: The Early Years Hardcover Book 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 his Pictorialist beginnings and I always wondered the back story to this and whatever happened.  

The author, Karne Haas, did an amazing job telling the story of Weston's early years and I am super impressed with the quality of the writing and literally everything about the book. 

All I can say is that if you are a large format photographer, then you will enjoy and treasure this book as much as I do. 

Once I opened the cover, my weekend was gone.  I spent the next two days reading the book and looking at Weston's amazing photographs. I come away inspired as well as having a solid understanding of who Edward Weston was before he became the famous Edward Weston that we read about.  

You can order the book directly from Amazon and have it delivered to your door in a couple of days. 

Join Tim Layton on YouTubeJoin Tim Layton on YouTube Darkroom Underground - www.timlaytonfineart.com/DUDarkroom Underground - www.timlaytonfineart.com/DU

Book Description

Often overlooked―until now―Weston's early photography is painterly and luscious

This is a book about Edward Weston before he was Edward Weston―before he was the renowned modernist photographer we know so well. His early years in the field coincided exactly with the height of the Pictorialist movement in America, and while he was never a typical practitioner, he did make photographs that borrowed themes from paintings and other media, and experimented with soft-focused imagery that sometimes looks more like graphite drawings or inky dark prints than photographs. He would later disavow the gauzy, painterly experiments of his early years, claiming in his Daybooks that “even as I made the soft ‘artistic’ work … I would secretly admire sharp, clean, technically perfect photographs.”

Introducing rare surviving prints from the unplumbed holdings of the Lane Collection at the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, this book offers new insights into Weston’s working methods and his evolution as a photographer. By taking a longer and more nuanced view of his early years, and by reinserting his first experiments back into the larger story of his artistic production, it reveals the variety of ways in which the paths he took as a young man led him to become the mature modernist master. Beautifully reproduced examples of Weston’s most important early work, essays explaining its place in his oeuvre and the history of photography, and a section dedicated to the variety of Weston’s early materials and techniques make this book a must-have resource.

 

What Are Art Buyers & Collectors Saying About Tim Layton Fine Art?

Darkroom Underground - www.timlaytonfineart.com/DUDarkroom Underground - www.timlaytonfineart.com/DU "I just received my handmade silver gelatin fine art print from Tim Layton and it is absolutely stunning!  

I want other people to know the attention to detail that Tim puts into the making of his fine art.  

As a fellow large format photographer and printer of my own B&W darkroom prints, I can tell you that Tim’s work is exceptional.  

Now having this print in my hands, I can tell you that this selenium-toned print looks three-dimensional.  That is high praise considering we work in a two dimensional medium.  If you have not already joined Tim’s Fine Art Print Club, I strongly recommend that you join now! You will not regret your decision. -John D'Angelo, NY

Ice Princess 30x40 Silver Gelatin Fine Art Wild Horse Print by Tim LaytonIce Princess 30x40 Silver Gelatin Fine Art Wild Horse Print by Tim Layton "The size of your prints are amazing, but it’s the minute detail and tonal range you capture that give your images their aesthetic qualities. Every one of your handmade fine art prints that I have seen, has blown me away to the point I pause the video to look at them more closely.  It never ceases to amaze me how you create images that look so simple, and yet many of us watching that doesn’t mean easy. I can only dream of capturing anything 1/10th as beautiful as you do." -Mark Harris


"I have been following Tim's journey for some time now; I shoot mostly 4x5 and some 8x10, and have a small business, Zee Zee LightBenders, that specialises in alternative printing in cyanotype, Salt, Kallitype and of course traditional black and white silver gelatine. I have been following Tim's quest on the Wild Horses of Missouri and was lucky enough to purchase "The Nomads" print. I live in Africa, so nothing moves with speed. 60 days later I received the package from Tim, no fault of his, that's how we roll in Africa.
Well, was the wait worth it? - ABSOLUTELY!!!! A beautiful print on textured paper. I went on a Namibia trip to see the wild horses there in January this year so I can absolutely relate to this experience. 

Keep up the good work Tim, love your work and contribution to conservation" -Rodney Rudman, Cape Town, South Africa

Join Tim Layton on YouTubeJoin Tim Layton on YouTube "The artwork by Tim Layton is very unique, all handmade, from the negative to the final print on Ilford MGIV fiber paper and gently toned in selenium.  The tones are subtle, and distinct, and placed in just the right grey scale zones so the overall contrast of the print feels complete - from pitch black to delicate highlights. Holding one of his prints in your hands and viewing it carefully in daylight will reveal the beauty of his handmade darkroom prints.  In addition, Tim's prints are simply beautiful and artistic." -Anders Blomqvist, Sweden

If you want to help support our film and darkroom work, click on the Amazon or B&H Photo logos below and we earn a small commission when you use our links at no additional cost to you. Every little bit helps and we appreciate your support.  


 
B&H Photo VideoB&H Photo Video

Darkroom Underground - www.timlaytonfineart.com/DUDarkroom Underground - www.timlaytonfineart.com/DU

What Are Members Saying About The Darkroom Underground?

Join Tim Layton on YouTubeJoin Tim Layton on YouTube There is no shortage of people providing information on photography on YouTube and the internet.   Some  are even aimed at the analog photographer, but what Tim has done with the Darkroom Underground (DU) is nothing short of pure brilliance.  DU is not only for the analog photographer it is also for the Large Format &  Ultra Large Format Photographer.  I don’t know of anyone else who is covering ULF.

He has simplified learning with wonderful videos that are supplemented with show notes so you have all the information for you to do this on your own. But unlike anything else out there you have Tim as a resource, too. He has always been easily available for questions or clarification and he welcomes suggestions for future shows.

If you are serious about learning all aspects of analog and LF/ULF this is the place to be. -Michael Wellman


Darkroom Underground - www.timlaytonfineart.com/DUDarkroom Underground - www.timlaytonfineart.com/DU "Tim Layton is providing very useful information for all those who are interested in analog photography and large format cameras. He covers in a very detailed and entertaining way the different aspects of this field. He always takes the time to explain the details and share all his know-how. Nothing is hidden or secret. Everything is on the table. 

The videos and blogs are shot and edited in a very professional way. Tim is always ready to receive and share the suggestions and ideas coming from other people. He is a very good community manager. 

I would like also to underline the growing role of his son, Tim Junior who contributes also greatly to the quality of the videos, text and explanation. Last but not least, Tim is always welcoming suggestions and questions and ready to interact. I recommend warmly the work of Tim Layton. -Stéfane France

ANALOG PHOTOGRAPHY TRAINING LIBRARY

Darkroom Underground Academy by Tim LaytonDarkroom Underground Academy by Tim Layton

Tim Layton Fine Art All Access Pass B&W Darkroom Photography Video WorkshopB&W Darkroom Photography Video Workshop Large Format Photography Video Workshop SeriesLarge Format Photography Video Workshop Series B&W Large Format Floral Still Life Video WorkshopB&W Large Format Floral Still Life Video Workshop Large Format B&W Film Testing Video WorkshopLarge Format B&W Film Testing Video Workshop Large Format Paper Negative Video WorkshopLarge Format Paper Negative Video Workshop DIY UV Printer Design & Build Video WorkshopDIY UV Printer Design & Build Video Workshop Platinum & Palladium Printmaking with Vellum Video WorkshopPlatinum & Palladium Printmaking with Vellum Video Workshop

Read Testimonials from photographers and collectors from around the world.

Buy Your Photography, Video, & Technology Gear at No Additional Cost To You From B&H Photo

B&H Photo VideoB&H Photo Video COLOR FILMS, DEVELOPERS, DARKROOM GEAR

Fujichrome Provia 100F - Fujichrome Velvia 100 - Fujichrome Velvia 50 - Kodak Portra 160 - Kodak Portra 400  - Kodak Ektar 100 - Fujicolor Pro 400H - Fujicolor Crystal Archive Silver Gelatin RA4 Paper - RA-4 Color Print Processing Developer & Processing Chemicals - Color Darkroom Enlargers 

ILFORD B&W FILMS & DEVELOPERS

Ilford HP5 PlusIlford FP4 Plus - Ilford Delta 100 - Ilford Delta 400 - Ilford Delta 3200 - Ilford Pan F Plus - Ilford XP2 Super - Ilford SFX - Ilford ID-11 - Ilford DD-X - Ilford Microphen

KODAK B&W FILM DEVELOPERS

Kodak Tri-X - Kodak T-Max 100 - Kodak T-Max 400 - Kodak Portra 160 - Kodak Portra 400 - Kodak Ektar 100 - Kodak P-3200 - Kodak Ektachrome - Kodak D-76 - Kodak XTOL - Kodak HC-110

DARKROOM SUPPLIES & EQUIPMENT
Jobo CPP-3 processer - Ilford RC Pearl Paper - Ilford RC Glossy Paper - Ilford Multigrade Fiber Paper - Ilford Stop Bath - Ilford Rapid Fixer - Neutral FixerKodak Photo-Flo - Hypo Clearing Agent - Darkroom Trays - Chemical Storage Jugs - Nitrile Gloves - Film Archival Storage Sleeves - Archival Storage Binder - Archival Print Storage Boxes

Note: I participate in affiliate programs where I earn a small commission on some select products that I provide links for on my website at www.timlaytonfineart.com. When you use these links, I earn a small commission and there is no additional charge to you.

 

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Darkroom Diary # 32 - Primer For Coating Silver Gelatin Emulsions on Paper https://www.timlaytonfineart.com/blog/2021/10/darkroom-diary-32-primer-for-coating-silver-gelatin-emulsions-on-paper Emulsion MakingEmulsion Making 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 series in the Darkroom Underground where we will be walking you through everything you need to know to make a variety of different handmade silver gelatin-based emulsions to make everything from paper negatives, silver chloride contact printing papers, enlarging speed printing papers, dry plates, and even film, both roll and large format sheets!

Darkroom Underground - www.timlaytonfineart.com/DUDarkroom Underground - www.timlaytonfineart.com/DU
Making your own emulsions is the ultimate creative freedom in my opinion and you can use it however it makes sense for your creative visions. 

For example, if you like to capture on digital or scan your film and ultimately make digital negatives, but you still want to make true artisan handmade prints, then this new DIY Handmade Analogy Photography Series in the Darkroom Underground will give you everything you need to know.  

If you want to use a total analog workflow like me, then I believe this is the ultimate artisan expression because we can make different emulsions for our negatives and prints and fine tune all the variables to meet our creative intentions.  

Enjoy this video today and I look forward to connect with you inside the Darkroom Underground and teaching you how to make this silver gelatin emulsions.

Join Tim Layton on YouTubeJoin Tim Layton on YouTube Darkroom Underground - www.timlaytonfineart.com/DUDarkroom Underground - www.timlaytonfineart.com/DU
 

What Are Art Buyers & Collectors Saying About Tim Layton Fine Art?

Darkroom Underground - www.timlaytonfineart.com/DUDarkroom Underground - www.timlaytonfineart.com/DU "I just received my handmade silver gelatin fine art print from Tim Layton and it is absolutely stunning!  

I want other people to know the attention to detail that Tim puts into the making of his fine art.  

As a fellow large format photographer and printer of my own B&W darkroom prints, I can tell you that Tim’s work is exceptional.  

Now having this print in my hands, I can tell you that this selenium-toned print looks three-dimensional.  That is high praise considering we work in a two dimensional medium.  If you have not already joined Tim’s Fine Art Print Club, I strongly recommend that you join now! You will not regret your decision. -John D'Angelo, NY

Ice Princess 30x40 Silver Gelatin Fine Art Wild Horse Print by Tim LaytonIce Princess 30x40 Silver Gelatin Fine Art Wild Horse Print by Tim Layton "The size of your prints are amazing, but it’s the minute detail and tonal range you capture that give your images their aesthetic qualities. Every one of your handmade fine art prints that I have seen, has blown me away to the point I pause the video to look at them more closely.  It never ceases to amaze me how you create images that look so simple, and yet many of us watching that doesn’t mean easy. I can only dream of capturing anything 1/10th as beautiful as you do." -Mark Harris


"I have been following Tim's journey for some time now; I shoot mostly 4x5 and some 8x10, and have a small business, Zee Zee LightBenders, that specialises in alternative printing in cyanotype, Salt, Kallitype and of course traditional black and white silver gelatine. I have been following Tim's quest on the Wild Horses of Missouri and was lucky enough to purchase "The Nomads" print. I live in Africa, so nothing moves with speed. 60 days later I received the package from Tim, no fault of his, that's how we roll in Africa.
Well, was the wait worth it? - ABSOLUTELY!!!! A beautiful print on textured paper. I went on a Namibia trip to see the wild horses there in January this year so I can absolutely relate to this experience. 

Keep up the good work Tim, love your work and contribution to conservation" -Rodney Rudman, Cape Town, South Africa

Join Tim Layton on YouTubeJoin Tim Layton on YouTube "The artwork by Tim Layton is very unique, all handmade, from the negative to the final print on Ilford MGIV fiber paper and gently toned in selenium.  The tones are subtle, and distinct, and placed in just the right grey scale zones so the overall contrast of the print feels complete - from pitch black to delicate highlights. Holding one of his prints in your hands and viewing it carefully in daylight will reveal the beauty of his handmade darkroom prints.  In addition, Tim's prints are simply beautiful and artistic." -Anders Blomqvist, Sweden

If you want to help support our film and darkroom work, click on the Amazon or B&H Photo logos below and we earn a small commission when you use our links at no additional cost to you. Every little bit helps and we appreciate your support.  


 
B&H Photo VideoB&H Photo Video

Darkroom Underground - www.timlaytonfineart.com/DUDarkroom Underground - www.timlaytonfineart.com/DU

What Are Members Saying About The Darkroom Underground?

Join Tim Layton on YouTubeJoin Tim Layton on YouTube There is no shortage of people providing information on photography on YouTube and the internet.   Some  are even aimed at the analog photographer, but what Tim has done with the Darkroom Underground (DU) is nothing short of pure brilliance.  DU is not only for the analog photographer it is also for the Large Format &  Ultra Large Format Photographer.  I don’t know of anyone else who is covering ULF.

He has simplified learning with wonderful videos that are supplemented with show notes so you have all the information for you to do this on your own. But unlike anything else out there you have Tim as a resource, too. He has always been easily available for questions or clarification and he welcomes suggestions for future shows.

If you are serious about learning all aspects of analog and LF/ULF this is the place to be. -Michael Wellman


Darkroom Underground - www.timlaytonfineart.com/DUDarkroom Underground - www.timlaytonfineart.com/DU "Tim Layton is providing very useful information for all those who are interested in analog photography and large format cameras. He covers in a very detailed and entertaining way the different aspects of this field. He always takes the time to explain the details and share all his know-how. Nothing is hidden or secret. Everything is on the table. 

The videos and blogs are shot and edited in a very professional way. Tim is always ready to receive and share the suggestions and ideas coming from other people. He is a very good community manager. 

I would like also to underline the growing role of his son, Tim Junior who contributes also greatly to the quality of the videos, text and explanation. Last but not least, Tim is always welcoming suggestions and questions and ready to interact. I recommend warmly the work of Tim Layton. -Stéfane France

ANALOG PHOTOGRAPHY TRAINING LIBRARY

Darkroom Underground Academy by Tim LaytonDarkroom Underground Academy by Tim Layton

Tim Layton Fine Art All Access Pass B&W Darkroom Photography Video WorkshopB&W Darkroom Photography Video Workshop Large Format Photography Video Workshop SeriesLarge Format Photography Video Workshop Series B&W Large Format Floral Still Life Video WorkshopB&W Large Format Floral Still Life Video Workshop Large Format B&W Film Testing Video WorkshopLarge Format B&W Film Testing Video Workshop Large Format Paper Negative Video WorkshopLarge Format Paper Negative Video Workshop DIY UV Printer Design & Build Video WorkshopDIY UV Printer Design & Build Video Workshop Platinum & Palladium Printmaking with Vellum Video WorkshopPlatinum & Palladium Printmaking with Vellum Video Workshop

Read Testimonials from photographers and collectors from around the world.

Buy Your Photography, Video, & Technology Gear at No Additional Cost To You From B&H Photo

B&H Photo VideoB&H Photo Video COLOR FILMS, DEVELOPERS, DARKROOM GEAR

Fujichrome Provia 100F - Fujichrome Velvia 100 - Fujichrome Velvia 50 - Kodak Portra 160 - Kodak Portra 400  - Kodak Ektar 100 - Fujicolor Pro 400H - Fujicolor Crystal Archive Silver Gelatin RA4 Paper - RA-4 Color Print Processing Developer & Processing Chemicals - Color Darkroom Enlargers 

ILFORD B&W FILMS & DEVELOPERS

Ilford HP5 PlusIlford FP4 Plus - Ilford Delta 100 - Ilford Delta 400 - Ilford Delta 3200 - Ilford Pan F Plus - Ilford XP2 Super - Ilford SFX - Ilford ID-11 - Ilford DD-X - Ilford Microphen

KODAK B&W FILM DEVELOPERS

Kodak Tri-X - Kodak T-Max 100 - Kodak T-Max 400 - Kodak Portra 160 - Kodak Portra 400 - Kodak Ektar 100 - Kodak P-3200 - Kodak Ektachrome - Kodak D-76 - Kodak XTOL - Kodak HC-110

DARKROOM SUPPLIES & EQUIPMENT
Jobo CPP-3 processer - Ilford RC Pearl Paper - Ilford RC Glossy Paper - Ilford Multigrade Fiber Paper - Ilford Stop Bath - Ilford Rapid Fixer - Neutral FixerKodak Photo-Flo - Hypo Clearing Agent - Darkroom Trays - Chemical Storage Jugs - Nitrile Gloves - Film Archival Storage Sleeves - Archival Storage Binder - Archival Print Storage Boxes

Note: I participate in affiliate programs where I earn a small commission on some select products that I provide links for on my website at www.timlaytonfineart.com. When you use these links, I earn a small commission and there is no additional charge to you.

 

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(Tim Layton Fine Art) analog photography darkroom Darkroom Underground Emulsion fine art Silver Gelatin https://www.timlaytonfineart.com/blog/2021/10/darkroom-diary-32-primer-for-coating-silver-gelatin-emulsions-on-paper Sun, 31 Oct 2021 11:00:00 GMT
Darkroom Diary # 40 - DIY Analog Handmade Silver Gelatin Emulsions https://www.timlaytonfineart.com/blog/2021/10/darkroom-diary-40-diy-analog-handmade-silver-gelatin-emulsions Silver Gelatin Emulsion Making by Tim Layton in the Darkroom UndergroundSilver Gelatin Emulsion Making by Tim Layton in the Darkroom Underground 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 make a variety of different handmade silver gelatin-based emulsions.

You will learn to make everything from paper negatives, to silver chloride contact printing papers, and enlarging speed printing papers, dry plates, and even film, both roll and large format sheets!

Darkroom Underground - www.timlaytonfineart.com/DUDarkroom Underground - www.timlaytonfineart.com/DU
Making your own emulsions is the ultimate creative freedom in my opinion and you can use it however it makes sense for your creative visions. 

For example, if you like to capture on digital or scan your film and ultimately make digital negatives, but you still want to make true artisan handmade prints, then this new DIY Handmade Analogy Photography Series in the Darkroom Underground will give you everything you need to know.  

If you want to use a total analog workflow like me, then I believe this is the ultimate artisan expression because we can make different emulsions for our negatives and prints and fine tune all the variables to meet our creative intentions.  

Enjoy this video today and I look forward to connect with you inside the Darkroom Underground and teaching you how to make this silver gelatin emulsions.

Join Tim Layton on YouTubeJoin Tim Layton on YouTube Darkroom Underground - www.timlaytonfineart.com/DUDarkroom Underground - www.timlaytonfineart.com/DU
 

What Are Art Buyers & Collectors Saying About Tim Layton Fine Art?

Darkroom Underground - www.timlaytonfineart.com/DUDarkroom Underground - www.timlaytonfineart.com/DU "I just received my handmade silver gelatin fine art print from Tim Layton and it is absolutely stunning!  

I want other people to know the attention to detail that Tim puts into the making of his fine art.  

As a fellow large format photographer and printer of my own B&W darkroom prints, I can tell you that Tim’s work is exceptional.  

Now having this print in my hands, I can tell you that this selenium-toned print looks three-dimensional.  That is high praise considering we work in a two dimensional medium.  If you have not already joined Tim’s Fine Art Print Club, I strongly recommend that you join now! You will not regret your decision. -John D'Angelo, NY

Ice Princess 30x40 Silver Gelatin Fine Art Wild Horse Print by Tim LaytonIce Princess 30x40 Silver Gelatin Fine Art Wild Horse Print by Tim Layton "The size of your prints are amazing, but it’s the minute detail and tonal range you capture that give your images their aesthetic qualities. Every one of your handmade fine art prints that I have seen, has blown me away to the point I pause the video to look at them more closely.  It never ceases to amaze me how you create images that look so simple, and yet many of us watching that doesn’t mean easy. I can only dream of capturing anything 1/10th as beautiful as you do." -Mark Harris


"I have been following Tim's journey for some time now; I shoot mostly 4x5 and some 8x10, and have a small business, Zee Zee LightBenders, that specialises in alternative printing in cyanotype, Salt, Kallitype and of course traditional black and white silver gelatine. I have been following Tim's quest on the Wild Horses of Missouri and was lucky enough to purchase "The Nomads" print. I live in Africa, so nothing moves with speed. 60 days later I received the package from Tim, no fault of his, that's how we roll in Africa.
Well, was the wait worth it? - ABSOLUTELY!!!! A beautiful print on textured paper. I went on a Namibia trip to see the wild horses there in January this year so I can absolutely relate to this experience. 

Keep up the good work Tim, love your work and contribution to conservation" -Rodney Rudman, Cape Town, South Africa

Join Tim Layton on YouTubeJoin Tim Layton on YouTube "The artwork by Tim Layton is very unique, all handmade, from the negative to the final print on Ilford MGIV fiber paper and gently toned in selenium.  The tones are subtle, and distinct, and placed in just the right grey scale zones so the overall contrast of the print feels complete - from pitch black to delicate highlights. Holding one of his prints in your hands and viewing it carefully in daylight will reveal the beauty of his handmade darkroom prints.  In addition, Tim's prints are simply beautiful and artistic." -Anders Blomqvist, Sweden

If you want to help support our film and darkroom work, click on the Amazon or B&H Photo logos below and we earn a small commission when you use our links at no additional cost to you. Every little bit helps and we appreciate your support.  


 
B&H Photo VideoB&H Photo Video

Darkroom Underground - www.timlaytonfineart.com/DUDarkroom Underground - www.timlaytonfineart.com/DU

What Are Members Saying About The Darkroom Underground?

Join Tim Layton on YouTubeJoin Tim Layton on YouTube There is no shortage of people providing information on photography on YouTube and the internet.   Some  are even aimed at the analog photographer, but what Tim has done with the Darkroom Underground (DU) is nothing short of pure brilliance.  DU is not only for the analog photographer it is also for the Large Format &  Ultra Large Format Photographer.  I don’t know of anyone else who is covering ULF.

He has simplified learning with wonderful videos that are supplemented with show notes so you have all the information for you to do this on your own. But unlike anything else out there you have Tim as a resource, too. He has always been easily available for questions or clarification and he welcomes suggestions for future shows.

If you are serious about learning all aspects of analog and LF/ULF this is the place to be. -Michael Wellman


Darkroom Underground - www.timlaytonfineart.com/DUDarkroom Underground - www.timlaytonfineart.com/DU "Tim Layton is providing very useful information for all those who are interested in analog photography and large format cameras. He covers in a very detailed and entertaining way the different aspects of this field. He always takes the time to explain the details and share all his know-how. Nothing is hidden or secret. Everything is on the table. 

The videos and blogs are shot and edited in a very professional way. Tim is always ready to receive and share the suggestions and ideas coming from other people. He is a very good community manager. 

I would like also to underline the growing role of his son, Tim Junior who contributes also greatly to the quality of the videos, text and explanation. Last but not least, Tim is always welcoming suggestions and questions and ready to interact. I recommend warmly the work of Tim Layton. -Stéfane France

ANALOG PHOTOGRAPHY TRAINING LIBRARY

Darkroom Underground Academy by Tim LaytonDarkroom Underground Academy by Tim Layton

Tim Layton Fine Art All Access Pass B&W Darkroom Photography Video WorkshopB&W Darkroom Photography Video Workshop Large Format Photography Video Workshop SeriesLarge Format Photography Video Workshop Series B&W Large Format Floral Still Life Video WorkshopB&W Large Format Floral Still Life Video Workshop Large Format B&W Film Testing Video WorkshopLarge Format B&W Film Testing Video Workshop Large Format Paper Negative Video WorkshopLarge Format Paper Negative Video Workshop DIY UV Printer Design & Build Video WorkshopDIY UV Printer Design & Build Video Workshop Platinum & Palladium Printmaking with Vellum Video WorkshopPlatinum & Palladium Printmaking with Vellum Video Workshop

Read Testimonials from photographers and collectors from around the world.

Buy Your Photography, Video, & Technology Gear at No Additional Cost To You From B&H Photo

B&H Photo VideoB&H Photo Video COLOR FILMS, DEVELOPERS, DARKROOM GEAR

Fujichrome Provia 100F - Fujichrome Velvia 100 - Fujichrome Velvia 50 - Kodak Portra 160 - Kodak Portra 400  - Kodak Ektar 100 - Fujicolor Pro 400H - Fujicolor Crystal Archive Silver Gelatin RA4 Paper - RA-4 Color Print Processing Developer & Processing Chemicals - Color Darkroom Enlargers 

ILFORD B&W FILMS & DEVELOPERS

Ilford HP5 PlusIlford FP4 Plus - Ilford Delta 100 - Ilford Delta 400 - Ilford Delta 3200 - Ilford Pan F Plus - Ilford XP2 Super - Ilford SFX - Ilford ID-11 - Ilford DD-X - Ilford Microphen

KODAK B&W FILM DEVELOPERS

Kodak Tri-X - Kodak T-Max 100 - Kodak T-Max 400 - Kodak Portra 160 - Kodak Portra 400 - Kodak Ektar 100 - Kodak P-3200 - Kodak Ektachrome - Kodak D-76 - Kodak XTOL - Kodak HC-110

DARKROOM SUPPLIES & EQUIPMENT
Jobo CPP-3 processer - Ilford RC Pearl Paper - Ilford RC Glossy Paper - Ilford Multigrade Fiber Paper - Ilford Stop Bath - Ilford Rapid Fixer - Neutral FixerKodak Photo-Flo - Hypo Clearing Agent - Darkroom Trays - Chemical Storage Jugs - Nitrile Gloves - Film Archival Storage Sleeves - Archival Storage Binder - Archival Print Storage Boxes

Note: I participate in affiliate programs where I earn a small commission on some select products that I provide links for on my website at www.timlaytonfineart.com. When you use these links, I earn a small commission and there is no additional charge to you.

 

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(Tim Layton Fine Art) analog photography darkroom Darkroom Underground Emulsion fine art Silver Gelatin https://www.timlaytonfineart.com/blog/2021/10/darkroom-diary-40-diy-analog-handmade-silver-gelatin-emulsions Sat, 30 Oct 2021 11:00:00 GMT
Large Format Pictorialist Silver Gelatin Prints Are The New 21st Century Alt Method https://www.timlaytonfineart.com/blog/2021/9/large-format-pictorialist-silver-gelatin-prints-are-the-new-21st-century-alt-method Tim Sr. and Tim Jr. at Hodgson Mill For Darkroom Underground Episode 1 08/28/2021Tim Sr. and Tim Jr. at Hodgson Mill For Darkroom Underground Episode 1 08/28/2021 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 give you total control over your creative vision unlike anything that is possible in the digital world. 

As you know, I am a long time advocate for all things analog photography and this isn't just based on my personal preference, although I deeply enjoy every part of the process. 

Tim Jr. and I make all sorts of prints, both analog and digital, and I am well positioned to see the pros and cons of each approach.  Even if all things were equal, the benefits afforded the photographer by being so personally connected to each step in the process is overwhelmingly a huge benefit in my opinion.  The level of personal joy and connectedness to a print that we make in the darkroom compared to a digital image that we edit in Photoshop and print on the Epson inkjet simply can't compare.  I believe there is a time and place for each type of print in the 21st century.  

Join Tim Layton on YouTubeJoin Tim Layton on YouTube Darkroom Underground - www.timlaytonfineart.com/DUDarkroom Underground - www.timlaytonfineart.com/DU
 

Topaz Mill - 09/11/2021Topaz Mill - 09/11/2021 After a year long project of selling our cabins and darkroom building and then moving and building the new darkroom, we have finally just started working at full capacity in the new space.  I can't express to you how happy that makes us.  All the work, time, and money invested is being fully realized and we have never been more excited about creating new work.  

We recently launched the new Darkroom Underground analog photography community, where we take you behind the scenes with us and share every aspect of our fine art printmaking process.  After the tragic death of my youngest daughter Abby in April, I wasn't sure I could even finish the darkroom or even do photography again.  I continue to battle with the pain and suffering with her loss on a daily basis, but I discovered something in the middle of the darkest days of my life.  

The amount of fellow photographers from around the world that offered support, words of encouragement, and pure compassion was overwhelming to me.  I can't express in words how thankful and grateful I am to everyone that has helped me through this difficult time.

Join Tim Layton on YouTubeJoin Tim Layton on YouTube I discovered that my lifelong love of photography is a form of therapy for me.  Last year I thought I was going to retire and pursue longtime passion projects and continue to mentor Tim Jr.  With everything that has happened, I realized that my helping other photographers is not only part of my larger purpose, but it is also a form of therapy for me. 

I benefit greatly from sharing everything I know about analog photography and both Tim Jr. and I are fully committed to the Darkroom Underground community for the long haul. I still have a lot of good years left in me and with Tim Jr. in training along the way, he will be ready to take it forward when the day comes that I can't.   

Darkroom Underground Analog Photography Membership by Tim LaytonDarkroom Underground Analog Photography Membership by Tim Layton

The main reason that I wanted to write this article today was because I want to officially kick off a new art movement - The 21st Century Large Format Pictorialist Artist Movement.

We are embracing the groundbreaking work of the Pictorialist pioneers over the last 170 years, starting with Henry Peach Robinson in the 1850's, and then adding our own unique perspective and methods

Pictorialism is an approach to photography that emphasizes beauty of subject matter, tonality, and composition rather than the documentation of reality.  This has been so obvious to me in our super sharp over saturated digital world.  

Pictorialism is a way of projecting an emotional intent into the viewer's realm of imagination. 

That description really strikes a chord with me because it essentially captures the essence of my creative intentions. Prior to the original Pictorialism movement, photographs were mostly seen in the realm of science and as a tool for documentation.  With the current state of surgically sharp digital images, I think we have entered another period of photography that has created a new hyper reality. 

Hodgson Mill 6-13-21 Eastman Dry Plate Camera Stigmatic No. 2 Series II F16 ASA1 Ordinary EmulsionHodgson Mill 6-13-21 Eastman Dry Plate Camera Stigmatic No. 2 Series II F16 ASA1 Ordinary EmulsionOLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA The founding father of Pictorialism, Henry Peach Robinson, realized something no one before him.  Based on his experience as a painter, he used his knowledge of composition and tonality (light against dark) to help elevate photography to a form of art versus being viewed as a tool for documenting reality.  In an example below, it will become obvious how brilliant Mr. Robinson truly was.

When you look at the images created by the Pictorialist from the mid 19th century up through the end of the movement in the early 20th century, it is easy to see that we just don't create such artful images any more.  Stop and think about that for a moment.  Take digital captures and Photoshop off the table and after looking at these emotional and moving Pictorial photographs, could you make something like this today with your current gear and workflow?  

A simple google images search for "Pictorialism" will further help us realize the departure from modern day images.  

Here is an example from Henry Peach Robinson:  

Dawn and Sunset by Henry Peach RobinsonDawn and Sunset by Henry Peach Robinson "Dawn and Sunset" was created by British painter and photographer Henry Peach Robinson in 1885.  Robinson was a master of emotion and in this special image, he illustrates the passage of time in a subtle and impactful way using Pictorialist methods.

Henry Peach Robinson was the original pioneer of the Pictorialist movement.  Robinson literally paved the way for photography being recognized as art.

Robinson was a painter before he became a photographer and this training and experience helped him realize the rules and guidelines associated with painting could be applied to photographs as well. 

In "Dawn and Sunset" he borrowed compositional formulas from his training as a painter and he used tonality (light against dark tones) to achieve things no one before him had been able to do. 

Robinson carefully composed an emotional tale of the flowering and fading of life, a child, at the beginning of life, rests in its mother's arms bathed in sunlight, while the grandfather, at the other end of life, rests in the shadows, lit only faintly by the waning light.  The softer aesthetic along with the emotional use of light and dark tones creates an emotional experience for the viewer that is timeless.  

Waterloo PlaceWaterloo Place Here is a different example from Leonard Misonne, called Waterloo Place which is a form of urban Pictorialism that was created in 1899. 

I share this example because the idea and methodology behind Pictorialism can apply to any genre and style of photography. 

The Pictorialist's during this time were literally fighting to elevate photography to a recognized form of art.

While George Eastman and Kodak was telling the world to just click the shutter and they will do the rest, the Pictorialist's were taking photography to new levels.

During the original Pictorialist era, photographers typically made their own emulsions, hand coated their paper negatives or glass plates, and made their own contact printing paper. 

They explored and created methods and techniques to create the types of images that are now associated with Pictorialism.  These pioneers took photography from a way to document reality to a respected visual art that would forever change the world.

In the Darkroom Underground, I am exploring the methods, techniques, and pure analog workflows to include teaching you how to make your own handmade silver gelatin emulsions to coat paper negative, films, and dry plates as well as making emulsions to hand coat contact printing papers and even enlargement speed papers too.  

Then we go on a journey together to figure out ways to create handmade emotionally evocative artwork that is unlike anything being actively created today in digital photography. 

And the best part is, you only need your creative mind and some basic analog photography gear to explore all of this.  No computers, Photoshop, or digital printers are required. 

I am excited to explore all of this with you and I look forward to connecting with you inside the Darkroom Underground.

Join Tim Layton on YouTubeJoin Tim Layton on YouTube Darkroom Underground - www.timlaytonfineart.com/DUDarkroom Underground - www.timlaytonfineart.com/DU
 

What Are Art Buyers & Collectors Saying About Tim Layton Fine Art?

Darkroom Underground - www.timlaytonfineart.com/DUDarkroom Underground - www.timlaytonfineart.com/DU "I just received my handmade silver gelatin fine art print from Tim Layton and it is absolutely stunning!  

I want other people to know the attention to detail that Tim puts into the making of his fine art.  

As a fellow large format photographer and printer of my own B&W darkroom prints, I can tell you that Tim’s work is exceptional.  

Now having this print in my hands, I can tell you that this selenium-toned print looks three-dimensional.  That is high praise considering we work in a two dimensional medium.  If you have not already joined Tim’s Fine Art Print Club, I strongly recommend that you join now! You will not regret your decision. -John D'Angelo, NY

Ice Princess 30x40 Silver Gelatin Fine Art Wild Horse Print by Tim LaytonIce Princess 30x40 Silver Gelatin Fine Art Wild Horse Print by Tim Layton "The size of your prints are amazing, but it’s the minute detail and tonal range you capture that give your images their aesthetic qualities. Every one of your handmade fine art prints that I have seen, has blown me away to the point I pause the video to look at them more closely.  It never ceases to amaze me how you create images that look so simple, and yet many of us watching that doesn’t mean easy. I can only dream of capturing anything 1/10th as beautiful as you do." -Mark Harris


"I have been following Tim's journey for some time now; I shoot mostly 4x5 and some 8x10, and have a small business, Zee Zee LightBenders, that specialises in alternative printing in cyanotype, Salt, Kallitype and of course traditional black and white silver gelatine. I have been following Tim's quest on the Wild Horses of Missouri and was lucky enough to purchase "The Nomads" print. I live in Africa, so nothing moves with speed. 60 days later I received the package from Tim, no fault of his, that's how we roll in Africa.
Well, was the wait worth it? - ABSOLUTELY!!!! A beautiful print on textured paper. I went on a Namibia trip to see the wild horses there in January this year so I can absolutely relate to this experience. 

Keep up the good work Tim, love your work and contribution to conservation" -Rodney Rudman, Cape Town, South Africa

Join Tim Layton on YouTubeJoin Tim Layton on YouTube "The artwork by Tim Layton is very unique, all handmade, from the negative to the final print on Ilford MGIV fiber paper and gently toned in selenium.  The tones are subtle, and distinct, and placed in just the right grey scale zones so the overall contrast of the print feels complete - from pitch black to delicate highlights. Holding one of his prints in your hands and viewing it carefully in daylight will reveal the beauty of his handmade darkroom prints.  In addition, Tim's prints are simply beautiful and artistic." -Anders Blomqvist, Sweden

If you want to help support our film and darkroom work, click on the Amazon or B&H Photo logos below and we earn a small commission when you use our links at no additional cost to you. Every little bit helps and we appreciate your support.  


 
B&H Photo VideoB&H Photo Video

Darkroom Underground - www.timlaytonfineart.com/DUDarkroom Underground - www.timlaytonfineart.com/DU

What Are Members Saying About The Darkroom Underground?

Join Tim Layton on YouTubeJoin Tim Layton on YouTube There is no shortage of people providing information on photography on YouTube and the internet.   Some  are even aimed at the analog photographer, but what Tim has done with the Darkroom Underground (DU) is nothing short of pure brilliance.  DU is not only for the analog photographer it is also for the Large Format &  Ultra Large Format Photographer.  I don’t know of anyone else who is covering ULF.

He has simplified learning with wonderful videos that are supplemented with show notes so you have all the information for you to do this on your own. But unlike anything else out there you have Tim as a resource, too. He has always been easily available for questions or clarification and he welcomes suggestions for future shows.

If you are serious about learning all aspects of analog and LF/ULF this is the place to be. -Michael Wellman


Darkroom Underground - www.timlaytonfineart.com/DUDarkroom Underground - www.timlaytonfineart.com/DU "Tim Layton is providing very useful information for all those who are interested in analog photography and large format cameras. He covers in a very detailed and entertaining way the different aspects of this field. He always takes the time to explain the details and share all his know-how. Nothing is hidden or secret. Everything is on the table. 

The videos and blogs are shot and edited in a very professional way. Tim is always ready to receive and share the suggestions and ideas coming from other people. He is a very good community manager. 

I would like also to underline the growing role of his son, Tim Junior who contributes also greatly to the quality of the videos, text and explanation. Last but not least, Tim is always welcoming suggestions and questions and ready to interact. I recommend warmly the work of Tim Layton. -Stéfane France

ANALOG PHOTOGRAPHY TRAINING LIBRARY

Darkroom Underground Academy by Tim LaytonDarkroom Underground Academy by Tim Layton

Tim Layton Fine Art All Access Pass B&W Darkroom Photography Video WorkshopB&W Darkroom Photography Video Workshop Large Format Photography Video Workshop SeriesLarge Format Photography Video Workshop Series B&W Large Format Floral Still Life Video WorkshopB&W Large Format Floral Still Life Video Workshop Large Format B&W Film Testing Video WorkshopLarge Format B&W Film Testing Video Workshop Large Format Paper Negative Video WorkshopLarge Format Paper Negative Video Workshop DIY UV Printer Design & Build Video WorkshopDIY UV Printer Design & Build Video Workshop Platinum & Palladium Printmaking with Vellum Video WorkshopPlatinum & Palladium Printmaking with Vellum Video Workshop

Read Testimonials from photographers and collectors from around the world.

Buy Your Photography, Video, & Technology Gear at No Additional Cost To You From B&H Photo

B&H Photo VideoB&H Photo Video COLOR FILMS, DEVELOPERS, DARKROOM GEAR

Fujichrome Provia 100F - Fujichrome Velvia 100 - Fujichrome Velvia 50 - Kodak Portra 160 - Kodak Portra 400  - Kodak Ektar 100 - Fujicolor Pro 400H - Fujicolor Crystal Archive Silver Gelatin RA4 Paper - RA-4 Color Print Processing Developer & Processing Chemicals - Color Darkroom Enlargers 

ILFORD B&W FILMS & DEVELOPERS

Ilford HP5 PlusIlford FP4 Plus - Ilford Delta 100 - Ilford Delta 400 - Ilford Delta 3200 - Ilford Pan F Plus - Ilford XP2 Super - Ilford SFX - Ilford ID-11 - Ilford DD-X - Ilford Microphen

KODAK B&W FILM DEVELOPERS

Kodak Tri-X - Kodak T-Max 100 - Kodak T-Max 400 - Kodak Portra 160 - Kodak Portra 400 - Kodak Ektar 100 - Kodak P-3200 - Kodak Ektachrome - Kodak D-76 - Kodak XTOL - Kodak HC-110

DARKROOM SUPPLIES & EQUIPMENT
Jobo CPP-3 processer - Ilford RC Pearl Paper - Ilford RC Glossy Paper - Ilford Multigrade Fiber Paper - Ilford Stop Bath - Ilford Rapid Fixer - Neutral FixerKodak Photo-Flo - Hypo Clearing Agent - Darkroom Trays - Chemical Storage Jugs - Nitrile Gloves - Film Archival Storage Sleeves - Archival Storage Binder - Archival Print Storage Boxes

Note: I participate in affiliate programs where I earn a small commission on some select products that I provide links for on my website at www.timlaytonfineart.com. When you use these links, I earn a small commission and there is no additional charge to you.

 

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(Tim Layton Fine Art) 19th Century Photography Darkroom Underground Pictorialism Soft Focs https://www.timlaytonfineart.com/blog/2021/9/large-format-pictorialist-silver-gelatin-prints-are-the-new-21st-century-alt-method Sun, 12 Sep 2021 14:47:43 GMT
Darkroom Diary Episode 23 (Ultra Large Format Silver Gelatin Contact Print) https://www.timlaytonfineart.com/blog/2021/9/darkroom-diary-episode-23 Darkroom Diary Episode 23 by Tim Layton www.timlaytonfineart.comDarkroom Diary Episode 23 by Tim Layton www.timlaytonfineart.com

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.

Join Tim Layton on YouTubeJoin Tim Layton on YouTube Darkroom Underground - www.timlaytonfineart.com/DUDarkroom Underground - www.timlaytonfineart.com/DU
 

What Are Art Buyers & Collectors Saying About Tim Layton Fine Art?

Darkroom Underground - www.timlaytonfineart.com/DUDarkroom Underground - www.timlaytonfineart.com/DU "I just received my handmade silver gelatin fine art print from Tim Layton and it is absolutely stunning!  

I want other people to know the attention to detail that Tim puts into the making of his fine art.  

As a fellow large format photographer and printer of my own B&W darkroom prints, I can tell you that Tim’s work is exceptional.  

Now having this print in my hands, I can tell you that this selenium-toned print looks three-dimensional.  That is high praise considering we work in a two dimensional medium.  If you have not already joined Tim’s Fine Art Print Club, I strongly recommend that you join now! You will not regret your decision. -John D'Angelo, NY

Ice Princess 30x40 Silver Gelatin Fine Art Wild Horse Print by Tim LaytonIce Princess 30x40 Silver Gelatin Fine Art Wild Horse Print by Tim Layton "The size of your prints are amazing, but it’s the minute detail and tonal range you capture that give your images their aesthetic qualities. Every one of your handmade fine art prints that I have seen, has blown me away to the point I pause the video to look at them more closely.  It never ceases to amaze me how you create images that look so simple, and yet many of us watching that doesn’t mean easy. I can only dream of capturing anything 1/10th as beautiful as you do." -Mark Harris


"I have been following Tim's journey for some time now; I shoot mostly 4x5 and some 8x10, and have a small business, Zee Zee LightBenders, that specialises in alternative printing in cyanotype, Salt, Kallitype and of course traditional black and white silver gelatine. I have been following Tim's quest on the Wild Horses of Missouri and was lucky enough to purchase "The Nomads" print. I live in Africa, so nothing moves with speed. 60 days later I received the package from Tim, no fault of his, that's how we roll in Africa.
Well, was the wait worth it? - ABSOLUTELY!!!! A beautiful print on textured paper. I went on a Namibia trip to see the wild horses there in January this year so I can absolutely relate to this experience. 

Keep up the good work Tim, love your work and contribution to conservation" -Rodney Rudman, Cape Town, South Africa

Join Tim Layton on YouTubeJoin Tim Layton on YouTube "The artwork by Tim Layton is very unique, all handmade, from the negative to the final print on Ilford MGIV fiber paper and gently toned in selenium.  The tones are subtle, and distinct, and placed in just the right grey scale zones so the overall contrast of the print feels complete - from pitch black to delicate highlights. Holding one of his prints in your hands and viewing it carefully in daylight will reveal the beauty of his handmade darkroom prints.  In addition, Tim's prints are simply beautiful and artistic." -Anders Blomqvist, Sweden

If you want to help support our film and darkroom work, click on the Amazon or B&H Photo logos below and we earn a small commission when you use our links at no additional cost to you. Every little bit helps and we appreciate your support.  


 
B&H Photo VideoB&H Photo Video

Darkroom Underground - www.timlaytonfineart.com/DUDarkroom Underground - www.timlaytonfineart.com/DU

What Are Members Saying About The Darkroom Underground?

Join Tim Layton on YouTubeJoin Tim Layton on YouTube There is no shortage of people providing information on photography on YouTube and the internet.   Some  are even aimed at the analog photographer, but what Tim has done with the Darkroom Underground (DU) is nothing short of pure brilliance.  DU is not only for the analog photographer it is also for the Large Format &  Ultra Large Format Photographer.  I don’t know of anyone else who is covering ULF.

He has simplified learning with wonderful videos that are supplemented with show notes so you have all the information for you to do this on your own. But unlike anything else out there you have Tim as a resource, too. He has always been easily available for questions or clarification and he welcomes suggestions for future shows.

If you are serious about learning all aspects of analog and LF/ULF this is the place to be. -Michael Wellman


Darkroom Underground - www.timlaytonfineart.com/DUDarkroom Underground - www.timlaytonfineart.com/DU "Tim Layton is providing very useful information for all those who are interested in analog photography and large format cameras. He covers in a very detailed and entertaining way the different aspects of this field. He always takes the time to explain the details and share all his know-how. Nothing is hidden or secret. Everything is on the table. 

The videos and blogs are shot and edited in a very professional way. Tim is always ready to receive and share the suggestions and ideas coming from other people. He is a very good community manager. 

I would like also to underline the growing role of his son, Tim Junior who contributes also greatly to the quality of the videos, text and explanation. Last but not least, Tim is always welcoming suggestions and questions and ready to interact. I recommend warmly the work of Tim Layton. -Stéfane France

ANALOG PHOTOGRAPHY TRAINING LIBRARY

Darkroom Underground Academy by Tim LaytonDarkroom Underground Academy by Tim Layton

Tim Layton Fine Art All Access Pass B&W Darkroom Photography Video WorkshopB&W Darkroom Photography Video Workshop Large Format Photography Video Workshop SeriesLarge Format Photography Video Workshop Series B&W Large Format Floral Still Life Video WorkshopB&W Large Format Floral Still Life Video Workshop Large Format B&W Film Testing Video WorkshopLarge Format B&W Film Testing Video Workshop Large Format Paper Negative Video WorkshopLarge Format Paper Negative Video Workshop DIY UV Printer Design & Build Video WorkshopDIY UV Printer Design & Build Video Workshop Platinum & Palladium Printmaking with Vellum Video WorkshopPlatinum & Palladium Printmaking with Vellum Video Workshop

Read Testimonials from photographers and collectors from around the world.

Buy Your Photography, Video, & Technology Gear at No Additional Cost To You From B&H Photo

B&H Photo VideoB&H Photo Video COLOR FILMS, DEVELOPERS, DARKROOM GEAR

Fujichrome Provia 100F - Fujichrome Velvia 100 - Fujichrome Velvia 50 - Kodak Portra 160 - Kodak Portra 400  - Kodak Ektar 100 - Fujicolor Pro 400H - Fujicolor Crystal Archive Silver Gelatin RA4 Paper - RA-4 Color Print Processing Developer & Processing Chemicals - Color Darkroom Enlargers 

ILFORD B&W FILMS & DEVELOPERS

Ilford HP5 PlusIlford FP4 Plus - Ilford Delta 100 - Ilford Delta 400 - Ilford Delta 3200 - Ilford Pan F Plus - Ilford XP2 Super - Ilford SFX - Ilford ID-11 - Ilford DD-X - Ilford Microphen

KODAK B&W FILM DEVELOPERS

Kodak Tri-X - Kodak T-Max 100 - Kodak T-Max 400 - Kodak Portra 160 - Kodak Portra 400 - Kodak Ektar 100 - Kodak P-3200 - Kodak Ektachrome - Kodak D-76 - Kodak XTOL - Kodak HC-110

DARKROOM SUPPLIES & EQUIPMENT
Jobo CPP-3 processer - Ilford RC Pearl Paper - Ilford RC Glossy Paper - Ilford Multigrade Fiber Paper - Ilford Stop Bath - Ilford Rapid Fixer - Neutral FixerKodak Photo-Flo - Hypo Clearing Agent - Darkroom Trays - Chemical Storage Jugs - Nitrile Gloves - Film Archival Storage Sleeves - Archival Storage Binder - Archival Print Storage Boxes

Note: I participate in affiliate programs where I earn a small commission on some select products that I provide links for on my website at www.timlaytonfineart.com. When you use these links, I earn a small commission and there is no additional charge to you.

 

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(Tim Layton Fine Art) analog photography darkroom Darkroom Underground fine art Hodgson Mill Missouri Ozarks https://www.timlaytonfineart.com/blog/2021/9/darkroom-diary-episode-23 Sat, 04 Sep 2021 03:15:00 GMT
Darkroom Diary Episode 22 (Mounting Ice Princess Silver Gelatin Print) https://www.timlaytonfineart.com/blog/2021/9/darkroom-diary-episode-22-mounting-ice-princess-silver-gelatin-print Darkroom Diary Episode 22 by Tim Layton www.timlaytonfineart.comDarkroom Diary Episode 22 by Tim Layton www.timlaytonfineart.com

In Episode 22 of Tim Layton's Darkroom Diary, Tim shows you how easy it is to use Gudy 831 Fine Art Smooth mounting material versus using a heavy and expensive dry mount press. 

Join Tim Layton on YouTubeJoin Tim Layton on YouTube Darkroom Underground - www.timlaytonfineart.com/DUDarkroom Underground - www.timlaytonfineart.com/DU
 

What Are Art Buyers & Collectors Saying About Tim Layton Fine Art?

Darkroom Underground - www.timlaytonfineart.com/DUDarkroom Underground - www.timlaytonfineart.com/DU "I just received my handmade silver gelatin fine art print from Tim Layton and it is absolutely stunning!  

I want other people to know the attention to detail that Tim puts into the making of his fine art.  

As a fellow large format photographer and printer of my own B&W darkroom prints, I can tell you that Tim’s work is exceptional.  

Now having this print in my hands, I can tell you that this selenium-toned print looks three-dimensional.  That is high praise considering we work in a two dimensional medium.  If you have not already joined Tim’s Fine Art Print Club, I strongly recommend that you join now! You will not regret your decision. -John D'Angelo, NY

Ice Princess 30x40 Silver Gelatin Fine Art Wild Horse Print by Tim LaytonIce Princess 30x40 Silver Gelatin Fine Art Wild Horse Print by Tim Layton "The size of your prints are amazing, but it’s the minute detail and tonal range you capture that give your images their aesthetic qualities. Every one of your handmade fine art prints that I have seen, has blown me away to the point I pause the video to look at them more closely.  It never ceases to amaze me how you create images that look so simple, and yet many of us watching that doesn’t mean easy. I can only dream of capturing anything 1/10th as beautiful as you do." -Mark Harris


"I have been following Tim's journey for some time now; I shoot mostly 4x5 and some 8x10, and have a small business, Zee Zee LightBenders, that specialises in alternative printing in cyanotype, Salt, Kallitype and of course traditional black and white silver gelatine. I have been following Tim's quest on the Wild Horses of Missouri and was lucky enough to purchase "The Nomads" print. I live in Africa, so nothing moves with speed. 60 days later I received the package from Tim, no fault of his, that's how we roll in Africa.
Well, was the wait worth it? - ABSOLUTELY!!!! A beautiful print on textured paper. I went on a Namibia trip to see the wild horses there in January this year so I can absolutely relate to this experience. 

Keep up the good work Tim, love your work and contribution to conservation" -Rodney Rudman, Cape Town, South Africa

Join Tim Layton on YouTubeJoin Tim Layton on YouTube "The artwork by Tim Layton is very unique, all handmade, from the negative to the final print on Ilford MGIV fiber paper and gently toned in selenium.  The tones are subtle, and distinct, and placed in just the right grey scale zones so the overall contrast of the print feels complete - from pitch black to delicate highlights. Holding one of his prints in your hands and viewing it carefully in daylight will reveal the beauty of his handmade darkroom prints.  In addition, Tim's prints are simply beautiful and artistic." -Anders Blomqvist, Sweden

If you want to help support our film and darkroom work, click on the Amazon or B&H Photo logos below and we earn a small commission when you use our links at no additional cost to you. Every little bit helps and we appreciate your support.  


 
B&H Photo VideoB&H Photo Video

Darkroom Underground - www.timlaytonfineart.com/DUDarkroom Underground - www.timlaytonfineart.com/DU

What Are Members Saying About The Darkroom Underground?

Join Tim Layton on YouTubeJoin Tim Layton on YouTube There is no shortage of people providing information on photography on YouTube and the internet.   Some  are even aimed at the analog photographer, but what Tim has done with the Darkroom Underground (DU) is nothing short of pure brilliance.  DU is not only for the analog photographer it is also for the Large Format &  Ultra Large Format Photographer.  I don’t know of anyone else who is covering ULF.

He has simplified learning with wonderful videos that are supplemented with show notes so you have all the information for you to do this on your own. But unlike anything else out there you have Tim as a resource, too. He has always been easily available for questions or clarification and he welcomes suggestions for future shows.

If you are serious about learning all aspects of analog and LF/ULF this is the place to be. -Michael Wellman


Darkroom Underground - www.timlaytonfineart.com/DUDarkroom Underground - www.timlaytonfineart.com/DU "Tim Layton is providing very useful information for all those who are interested in analog photography and large format cameras. He covers in a very detailed and entertaining way the different aspects of this field. He always takes the time to explain the details and share all his know-how. Nothing is hidden or secret. Everything is on the table. 

The videos and blogs are shot and edited in a very professional way. Tim is always ready to receive and share the suggestions and ideas coming from other people. He is a very good community manager. 

I would like also to underline the growing role of his son, Tim Junior who contributes also greatly to the quality of the videos, text and explanation. Last but not least, Tim is always welcoming suggestions and questions and ready to interact. I recommend warmly the work of Tim Layton. -Stéfane France

ANALOG PHOTOGRAPHY TRAINING LIBRARY

Darkroom Underground Academy by Tim LaytonDarkroom Underground Academy by Tim Layton

Tim Layton Fine Art All Access Pass B&W Darkroom Photography Video WorkshopB&W Darkroom Photography Video Workshop Large Format Photography Video Workshop SeriesLarge Format Photography Video Workshop Series B&W Large Format Floral Still Life Video WorkshopB&W Large Format Floral Still Life Video Workshop Large Format B&W Film Testing Video WorkshopLarge Format B&W Film Testing Video Workshop Large Format Paper Negative Video WorkshopLarge Format Paper Negative Video Workshop DIY UV Printer Design & Build Video WorkshopDIY UV Printer Design & Build Video Workshop Platinum & Palladium Printmaking with Vellum Video WorkshopPlatinum & Palladium Printmaking with Vellum Video Workshop

Read Testimonials from photographers and collectors from around the world.

Buy Your Photography, Video, & Technology Gear at No Additional Cost To You From B&H Photo

B&H Photo VideoB&H Photo Video COLOR FILMS, DEVELOPERS, DARKROOM GEAR

Fujichrome Provia 100F - Fujichrome Velvia 100 - Fujichrome Velvia 50 - Kodak Portra 160 - Kodak Portra 400  - Kodak Ektar 100 - Fujicolor Pro 400H - Fujicolor Crystal Archive Silver Gelatin RA4 Paper - RA-4 Color Print Processing Developer & Processing Chemicals - Color Darkroom Enlargers 

ILFORD B&W FILMS & DEVELOPERS

Ilford HP5 PlusIlford FP4 Plus - Ilford Delta 100 - Ilford Delta 400 - Ilford Delta 3200 - Ilford Pan F Plus - Ilford XP2 Super - Ilford SFX - Ilford ID-11 - Ilford DD-X - Ilford Microphen

KODAK B&W FILM DEVELOPERS

Kodak Tri-X - Kodak T-Max 100 - Kodak T-Max 400 - Kodak Portra 160 - Kodak Portra 400 - Kodak Ektar 100 - Kodak P-3200 - Kodak Ektachrome - Kodak D-76 - Kodak XTOL - Kodak HC-110

DARKROOM SUPPLIES & EQUIPMENT
Jobo CPP-3 processer - Ilford RC Pearl Paper - Ilford RC Glossy Paper - Ilford Multigrade Fiber Paper - Ilford Stop Bath - Ilford Rapid Fixer - Neutral FixerKodak Photo-Flo - Hypo Clearing Agent - Darkroom Trays - Chemical Storage Jugs - Nitrile Gloves - Film Archival Storage Sleeves - Archival Storage Binder - Archival Print Storage Boxes

Note: I participate in affiliate programs where I earn a small commission on some select products that I provide links for on my website at www.timlaytonfineart.com. When you use these links, I earn a small commission and there is no additional charge to you.

 

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(Tim Layton Fine Art) analog photography darkroom Darkroom Underground fine art https://www.timlaytonfineart.com/blog/2021/9/darkroom-diary-episode-22-mounting-ice-princess-silver-gelatin-print Thu, 02 Sep 2021 10:24:57 GMT
Darkroom Underground Episode 1 - Ultra Large Format Paper Negatives https://www.timlaytonfineart.com/blog/2021/9/darkroom-underground-episode-1-ultra-large-format-paper-negatives Episode 1 - ULF Paper Negatives at Hodgson Mill

September 1, 2021 (Free Preview)

Join Now and Let The Fun begin!

Darkroom Underground - www.timlaytonfineart.com/DUDarkroom Underground - www.timlaytonfineart.com/DU

What Are Members Saying About The Darkroom Underground?

There is no shortage of people providing information on photography on YouTube and the internet.   Some  are even aimed at the analog photographer, but what Tim has done with the Darkroom Underground (DU) is nothing short of pure brilliance.  DU is not only for the analog photographer it is also for the Large Format &  Ultra Large Format Photographer.  I don’t know of anyone else who is covering ULF.

He has simplified learning with wonderful videos that are supplemented with show notes so you have all the information for you to do this on your own. But unlike anything else out there you have Tim as a resource, too. He has always been easily available for questions or clarification and he welcomes suggestions for future shows.

If you are serious about learning all aspects of analog and LF/ULF this is the place to be. -Michael Wellman


"Tim Layton is providing very useful information for all those who are interested in analog photography and large format cameras. He covers in a very detailed and entertaining way the different aspects of this field. He always takes the time to explain the details and share all his know-how. Nothing is hidden or secret. Everything is on the table. 

The videos and blogs are shot and edited in a very professional way. Tim is always ready to receive and share the suggestions and ideas coming from other people. He is a very good community manager. 

I would like also to underline the growing role of his son, Tim Junior who contributes also greatly to the quality of the videos, text and explanation. Last but not least, Tim is always welcoming suggestions and questions and ready to interact. I recommend warmly the work of Tim Layton. -Stéfane France

Tim Sr. and Tim Jr. at Hodgson Mill For Darkroom Underground Episode 1 08/28/2021Tim Sr. and Tim Jr. at Hodgson Mill For Darkroom Underground Episode 1 08/28/2021 We have been working a lot with paper negatives lately, and so we begin the Darkroom Underground Series by taking you out to the historic Hodgson Mill in the Missouri Ozarks where we use our new 14x17 Ultra Large Format camera and TT Signature Pictorial Lens.

We exposed 4 paper negatives right after daybreak with the 14x17 camera at Hodgson mill and Tim Jr developed them by inspection back in our darkroom.

Tim Sr. talks shares how to properly rate and expose the paper negatives used in this episode and why he made the choices he did. 

After all four negatives were developed, Tim Sr. provides some analysis and insight into the exposure and development choices made and how to improve in the future.  

We predict that paper negatives and contact printing with Ultra large format will be all the rage with ultra large format photography in the very near future.  Tim Sr. has been using paper negatives in his large format camera since the 1990's and has had excellent success using a variety of different darkroom papers as his negative medium.  

The range of creative choices and ability to shape your fine art images using paper negatives is unique and different than working with film and Tim Sr. leads the way showing you how versatile and creative paper negatives can truly be.

In episode two, we select a paper that meets our creative vision and then Tim Sr. walks you through how he creates a split grade ultra large format contact print using the Heiland LED Splitgrade system.

Learn how to get immediate access to Episode 1 and to the entire Darkroom Underground video library. All of the technical details are covered in depth and you will walk away from this episode fully empowered to start using silver gelatin paper as a negative medium in your analog photography. Tim Sr. includes a technical cheat sheet with this episode to help you with proper exposure and development.  

Join Now and Let The Fun begin!

Tim Sr. and Tim Jr. at Hodgson Mill For Darkroom Underground Episode 1 08/28/2021Tim Sr. and Tim Jr. at Hodgson Mill For Darkroom Underground Episode 1 08/28/2021 Darkroom Underground Episode 1 09/01/2021 www.timlaytonfineart.com/DU-1Darkroom Underground Episode 1 09/01/2021 www.timlaytonfineart.com/DU-1 Tim Sr with 14x17 Paper NegativeTim Sr with 14x17 Paper Negative Darkroom Underground Episode 1 09/01/2021 www.timlaytonfineart.com/DU-1Darkroom Underground Episode 1 09/01/2021 www.timlaytonfineart.com/DU-1 Darkroom Underground Episode 1 09/01/2021 www.timlaytonfineart.com/DU-1Darkroom Underground Episode 1 09/01/2021 www.timlaytonfineart.com/DU-1 Darkroom Underground Episode 1 09/01/2021 www.timlaytonfineart.com/DU-1Darkroom Underground Episode 1 09/01/2021 www.timlaytonfineart.com/DU-1


Tim Sr. at Hodgson Mill For Darkroom Underground Episode 1 08/28/2021Tim Sr. at Hodgson Mill For Darkroom Underground Episode 1 08/28/2021

If you want to take your analog photography skills to a higher level, skip lunch out this month and join Tim Sr. and Tim Jr. in their new state of the art darkroom.

You get unlimited access to every video in the Darkroom Underground membership library that started on September 1, 2021.  

The Darkroom Underground videos provide a lot of valuable technical information, however, the value doesn't stop there.  The creative insights along with the ideas are sure to spark a creative fire in you.  

Effectively, it is like you are working right next to Tim Sr. and Tim Jr. in the darkroom and in the field as they plan and work their way through their creative and technical processes.

It's not all just about the technical details, every aspect of the fine art printing process is covered from the creative vision to the final print in a storytelling type of format. 

As each project unfolds, the story also unfolds too.  Even they don't know the final outcome of each project and you have a front row seat to experience everything right along with them. 

The Darkroom Underground is an ongoing story that takes you on a journey with Tim Sr. and Tim Jr. as they work through the process of creating handmade analog fine art gallery quality prints.  Many of the projects take unexpected turns, so obstacles and challenges must be overcome.   

Join Now and Let The Fun begin!

Darkroom Underground - www.timlaytonfineart.com/DUDarkroom Underground - www.timlaytonfineart.com/DU

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(Tim Layton Fine Art) analog photography black and white darkroom Darkroom Underground fine art Paper Negative Ultra Large Format https://www.timlaytonfineart.com/blog/2021/9/darkroom-underground-episode-1-ultra-large-format-paper-negatives Wed, 01 Sep 2021 23:38:41 GMT
Darkroom Underground Episode 1 Preview - Ultra Large Format Paper Negatives at Hodgson Mill https://www.timlaytonfineart.com/blog/2021/8/darkroom-underground-episode-1-ultra-large-format-paper-negatives-at-hodgson-mill Darkroom Underground - www.timlaytonfineart.com/DUDarkroom Underground - www.timlaytonfineart.com/DU

Episode 1 Preview - ULF Paper Negatives at Hodgson Mill

September 1, 2021

What Are Members Saying About The Darkroom Underground?

There is no shortage of people providing information on photography on YouTube and the internet.   Some  are even aimed at the analog photographer, but what Tim has done with the Darkroom Underground (DU) is nothing short of pure brilliance.  DU is not only for the analog photographer it is also for the Large Format &  Ultra Large Format Photographer.  I don’t know of anyone else who is covering ULF.

He has simplified learning with wonderful videos that are supplemented with show notes so you have all the information for you to do this on your own. But unlike anything else out there you have Tim as a resource, too. He has always been easily available for questions or clarification and he welcomes suggestions for future shows.

If you are serious about learning all aspects of analog and LF/ULF this is the place to be. -Michael Wellman


"Tim Layton is providing very useful information for all those who are interested in analog photography and large format cameras. He covers in a very detailed and entertaining way the different aspects of this field. He always takes the time to explain the details and share all his know-how. Nothing is hidden or secret. Everything is on the table. 

The videos and blogs are shot and edited in a very professional way. Tim is always ready to receive and share the suggestions and ideas coming from other people. He is a very good community manager. 

I would like also to underline the growing role of his son, Tim Junior who contributes also greatly to the quality of the videos, text and explanation. Last but not least, Tim is always welcoming suggestions and questions and ready to interact. I recommend warmly the work of Tim Layton. -Stéfane France

Tim Sr. and Tim Jr. at Hodgson Mill For Darkroom Underground Episode 1 08/28/2021Tim Sr. and Tim Jr. at Hodgson Mill For Darkroom Underground Episode 1 08/28/2021 We have been working a lot with paper negatives lately, and so we begin the Darkroom Underground Series by taking you out to the historic Hodgson Mill in the Missouri Ozarks where we use our new 14x17 Ultra Large Format camera and TT Signature Pictorial Lens.

We exposed 4 paper negatives right after daybreak with the 14x17 camera at Hodgson mill and Tim Jr developed them by inspection back in our darkroom.

Tim Sr. talks shares how to properly rate and expose the paper negatives used in this episode and why he made the choices he did. 

After all four negatives were developed, Tim Sr. provides some analysis and insight into the exposure and development choices made and how to improve in the future. A technical cheat sheet is also provided to help you expose and develop the paper negatives. 

We predict that paper negatives and contact printing will be all the rage with large and ultra large format photography in the very near future.  Tim Sr. has been using paper negatives in his large format camera since the 1990's and has had excellent success using a variety of different darkroom papers as his negative medium. 

The range of creative choices and ability to shape your fine art images using paper negatives is unique and different than working with film and Tim Sr. leads the way showing you how versatile and creative paper negatives can truly be.

In episode two, we select a paper that meets our creative vision and then Tim Sr. walks you through how he creates a split grade ultra large format contact print using the Heiland LED Splitgrade system.

Learn how to get immediate access to Episode 1 and to the entire Darkroom Underground video library. All of the technical details are covered in depth and you will walk away from this episode fully empowered to start using silver gelatin paper as a negative medium in your analog photography. Tim Sr. includes a technical cheat sheet with this episode to help you with proper exposure and development.  

Join Now and Let The Fun begin!

Tim Sr. and Tim Jr. at Hodgson Mill For Darkroom Underground Episode 1 08/28/2021Tim Sr. and Tim Jr. at Hodgson Mill For Darkroom Underground Episode 1 08/28/2021 Darkroom Underground Episode 1 09/01/2021 www.timlaytonfineart.com/DU-1Darkroom Underground Episode 1 09/01/2021 www.timlaytonfineart.com/DU-1 Tim Sr with 14x17 Paper NegativeTim Sr with 14x17 Paper Negative Darkroom Underground Episode 1 09/01/2021 www.timlaytonfineart.com/DU-1Darkroom Underground Episode 1 09/01/2021 www.timlaytonfineart.com/DU-1 Darkroom Underground Episode 1 09/01/2021 www.timlaytonfineart.com/DU-1Darkroom Underground Episode 1 09/01/2021 www.timlaytonfineart.com/DU-1 Darkroom Underground Episode 1 09/01/2021 www.timlaytonfineart.com/DU-1Darkroom Underground Episode 1 09/01/2021 www.timlaytonfineart.com/DU-1


Tim Sr. at Hodgson Mill For Darkroom Underground Episode 1 08/28/2021Tim Sr. at Hodgson Mill For Darkroom Underground Episode 1 08/28/2021

If you want to take your analog photography skills to a higher level, skip lunch out this month and join Tim Sr. and Tim Jr. in their new state of the art darkroom.

You get unlimited access to every video in the Darkroom Underground membership library that started on September 1, 2021.  

The Darkroom Underground videos provide a lot of valuable technical information, however, the value doesn't stop there.  The creative insights along with the ideas are sure to spark a creative fire in you.  

Effectively, it is like you are working right next to Tim Sr. and Tim Jr. in the darkroom and in the field as they plan and work their way through their creative and technical processes.

It's not all just about the technical details, every aspect of the fine art printing process is covered from the creative vision to the final print in a storytelling type of format. 

As each project unfolds, the story also unfolds too.  Even they don't know the final outcome of each project and you have a front row seat to experience everything right along with them. 

The Darkroom Underground is an ongoing story that takes you on a journey with Tim Sr. and Tim Jr. as they work through the process of creating handmade analog fine art gallery quality prints.  Many of the projects take unexpected turns, so obstacles and challenges must be overcome.   

Join Now and Let The Fun begin!

Darkroom Underground - www.timlaytonfineart.com/DUDarkroom Underground - www.timlaytonfineart.com/DU

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(Tim Layton Fine Art) analog photography black and white darkroom Darkroom Underground fine art Paper Negative Ultra Large Format https://www.timlaytonfineart.com/blog/2021/8/darkroom-underground-episode-1-ultra-large-format-paper-negatives-at-hodgson-mill Sun, 29 Aug 2021 10:50:05 GMT
New Darkroom Underground Analog Photography Membership https://www.timlaytonfineart.com/blog/2021/8/new-darkroom-underground-analog-photography-membership Darkroom Underground - www.timlaytonfineart.com/DUDarkroom Underground - www.timlaytonfineart.com/DU Both Tim Jr. and I are really excited to have the new darkroom up and running. 

Now that the new darkroom is in full production, we are able to launch the new Darkroom Underground series where we bring you behind the scenes with us and share every intimate detail of our fine art processes.  

If you want to take your analog photography skills to a higher level, skip lunch out this month and join Tim Sr. and Tim Jr. in their new state of the art darkroom.

You get unlimited access to every video in the Darkroom Underground membership library that starts on September 1, 2021.  

Effectively, it is like you are working right next to Tim Sr. and Tim Jr. in the darkroom as they plan and work their way through the creative and technical processes.

It's not all just about the technical details, every aspect of the fine art printing process and workflow is covered from creative vision to the final print.

The Darkroom Underground is an ongoing series that takes you on a journey with Tim Sr. and Tim Jr. as they work through the process of creating analog fine art gallery quality prints. 

Tim Jr With 8x10 Enlarger & Heiland LED Splitgrade SystemTim Jr With 8x10 Enlarger & Heiland LED Splitgrade System Three types of memberships are available for the Darkroom Underground. 

The Silver Membership works just like Netflix or Hulu.  It gives you unlimited access to everything in the entire Darkroom Underground Analog Photography Series Library that started on September, 1, 2021 so long as you are a current member.

The Gold Membership includes everything in the Silver Membership, PLUS you receive a 50% discount on any of Tim's analog photography training. You are also entered in a monthly drawing to win one of Tim Sr's latest fine art prints.

The Platinum Membership includes everything included in the Silver and Gold Memberships, PLUS every month you will receive an 8"x10" silver gelatin, silver chloride, or platinum/palladium artist proof from Tim Sr's latest portfolio.  This is an incredible opportunity to collect Tim Sr's best work at a fraction of the market value. 

Join Now and Let The Fun begin!

Your membership automatically renews every month so you never miss out on the latest content.  You can cancel at any time in the future. All content is protected by copyright and by becoming a member, you agree to keep the content private and not share it outside the community.  This is how we make a living and if you share the content illegally, it directly impacts our ability to earn a living and continue producing new content.

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(Tim Layton Fine Art) Darkroom Underground https://www.timlaytonfineart.com/blog/2021/8/new-darkroom-underground-analog-photography-membership Fri, 27 Aug 2021 02:22:12 GMT
Darkroom Diary Episode 21 (Testing Ilford WT as an 8x10 Large Format Paper Negative) https://www.timlaytonfineart.com/blog/2021/8/darkroom-diary-episode-21 Darkroom Diary Episode 21 by Tim Layton www.timlaytonfineart.comDarkroom Diary Episode 21 by Tim Layton www.timlaytonfineart.com

In episode 21, Tim tests Ilford WT FB paper to see if it is a viable paper negative option for his ultra large format 14x17 camera. Tim is using the TT Signature Pictorialist lens in combination with the Ilford WT FB paper negative to see if he can create the aesthetic he seeks for his next project with his 14x17 ULF camera.

Join Tim Layton on YouTubeJoin Tim Layton on YouTube Darkroom Underground - www.timlaytonfineart.com/DUDarkroom Underground - www.timlaytonfineart.com/DU
 

What Are Art Buyers & Collectors Saying About Tim Layton Fine Art?

Darkroom Underground - www.timlaytonfineart.com/DUDarkroom Underground - www.timlaytonfineart.com/DU "I just received my handmade silver gelatin fine art print from Tim Layton and it is absolutely stunning!  

I want other people to know the attention to detail that Tim puts into the making of his fine art.  

As a fellow large format photographer and printer of my own B&W darkroom prints, I can tell you that Tim’s work is exceptional.  

Now having this print in my hands, I can tell you that this selenium-toned print looks three-dimensional.  That is high praise considering we work in a two dimensional medium.  If you have not already joined Tim’s Fine Art Print Club, I strongly recommend that you join now! You will not regret your decision. -John D'Angelo, NY

Ice Princess 30x40 Silver Gelatin Fine Art Wild Horse Print by Tim LaytonIce Princess 30x40 Silver Gelatin Fine Art Wild Horse Print by Tim Layton "The size of your prints are amazing, but it’s the minute detail and tonal range you capture that give your images their aesthetic qualities. Every one of your handmade fine art prints that I have seen, has blown me away to the point I pause the video to look at them more closely.  It never ceases to amaze me how you create images that look so simple, and yet many of us watching that doesn’t mean easy. I can only dream of capturing anything 1/10th as beautiful as you do." -Mark Harris


"I have been following Tim's journey for some time now; I shoot mostly 4x5 and some 8x10, and have a small business, Zee Zee LightBenders, that specialises in alternative printing in cyanotype, Salt, Kallitype and of course traditional black and white silver gelatine. I have been following Tim's quest on the Wild Horses of Missouri and was lucky enough to purchase "The Nomads" print. I live in Africa, so nothing moves with speed. 60 days later I received the package from Tim, no fault of his, that's how we roll in Africa.
Well, was the wait worth it? - ABSOLUTELY!!!! A beautiful print on textured paper. I went on a Namibia trip to see the wild horses there in January this year so I can absolutely relate to this experience. 

Keep up the good work Tim, love your work and contribution to conservation" -Rodney Rudman, Cape Town, South Africa

Join Tim Layton on YouTubeJoin Tim Layton on YouTube "The artwork by Tim Layton is very unique, all handmade, from the negative to the final print on Ilford MGIV fiber paper and gently toned in selenium.  The tones are subtle, and distinct, and placed in just the right grey scale zones so the overall contrast of the print feels complete - from pitch black to delicate highlights. Holding one of his prints in your hands and viewing it carefully in daylight will reveal the beauty of his handmade darkroom prints.  In addition, Tim's prints are simply beautiful and artistic." -Anders Blomqvist, Sweden

If you want to help support our film and darkroom work, click on the Amazon or B&H Photo logos below and we earn a small commission when you use our links at no additional cost to you. Every little bit helps and we appreciate your support.  


 
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Darkroom Underground - www.timlaytonfineart.com/DUDarkroom Underground - www.timlaytonfineart.com/DU

What Are Members Saying About The Darkroom Underground?

Join Tim Layton on YouTubeJoin Tim Layton on YouTube There is no shortage of people providing information on photography on YouTube and the internet.   Some  are even aimed at the analog photographer, but what Tim has done with the Darkroom Underground (DU) is nothing short of pure brilliance.  DU is not only for the analog photographer it is also for the Large Format &  Ultra Large Format Photographer.  I don’t know of anyone else who is covering ULF.

He has simplified learning with wonderful videos that are supplemented with show notes so you have all the information for you to do this on your own. But unlike anything else out there you have Tim as a resource, too. He has always been easily available for questions or clarification and he welcomes suggestions for future shows.

If you are serious about learning all aspects of analog and LF/ULF this is the place to be. -Michael Wellman


Darkroom Underground - www.timlaytonfineart.com/DUDarkroom Underground - www.timlaytonfineart.com/DU "Tim Layton is providing very useful information for all those who are interested in analog photography and large format cameras. He covers in a very detailed and entertaining way the different aspects of this field. He always takes the time to explain the details and share all his know-how. Nothing is hidden or secret. Everything is on the table. 

The videos and blogs are shot and edited in a very professional way. Tim is always ready to receive and share the suggestions and ideas coming from other people. He is a very good community manager. 

I would like also to underline the growing role of his son, Tim Junior who contributes also greatly to the quality of the videos, text and explanation. Last but not least, Tim is always welcoming suggestions and questions and ready to interact. I recommend warmly the work of Tim Layton. -Stéfane France

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(Tim Layton Fine Art) analog photography darkroom Darkroom Underground Wild Horses https://www.timlaytonfineart.com/blog/2021/8/darkroom-diary-episode-21 Tue, 17 Aug 2021 23:15:00 GMT
Darkroom Diary Episode 20 (TT Signature Pictorialist Lens) https://www.timlaytonfineart.com/blog/2021/8/darkroom-diary-episode-20 Darkroom Diary Episode 20 by Tim Layton www.timlaytonfineart.comDarkroom Diary Episode 20 by Tim Layton www.timlaytonfineart.com

 

In episode 20, Tim shares his thoughts about his new TT Signature Pictorialist Lens.

Join Tim Layton on YouTubeJoin Tim Layton on YouTube Darkroom Underground - www.timlaytonfineart.com/DUDarkroom Underground - www.timlaytonfineart.com/DU
 

What Are Art Buyers & Collectors Saying About Tim Layton Fine Art?

Darkroom Underground - www.timlaytonfineart.com/DUDarkroom Underground - www.timlaytonfineart.com/DU "I just received my handmade silver gelatin fine art print from Tim Layton and it is absolutely stunning!  

I want other people to know the attention to detail that Tim puts into the making of his fine art.  

As a fellow large format photographer and printer of my own B&W darkroom prints, I can tell you that Tim’s work is exceptional.  

Now having this print in my hands, I can tell you that this selenium-toned print looks three-dimensional.  That is high praise considering we work in a two dimensional medium.  If you have not already joined Tim’s Fine Art Print Club, I strongly recommend that you join now! You will not regret your decision. -John D'Angelo, NY

Ice Princess 30x40 Silver Gelatin Fine Art Wild Horse Print by Tim LaytonIce Princess 30x40 Silver Gelatin Fine Art Wild Horse Print by Tim Layton "The size of your prints are amazing, but it’s the minute detail and tonal range you capture that give your images their aesthetic qualities. Every one of your handmade fine art prints that I have seen, has blown me away to the point I pause the video to look at them more closely.  It never ceases to amaze me how you create images that look so simple, and yet many of us watching that doesn’t mean easy. I can only dream of capturing anything 1/10th as beautiful as you do." -Mark Harris


"I have been following Tim's journey for some time now; I shoot mostly 4x5 and some 8x10, and have a small business, Zee Zee LightBenders, that specialises in alternative printing in cyanotype, Salt, Kallitype and of course traditional black and white silver gelatine. I have been following Tim's quest on the Wild Horses of Missouri and was lucky enough to purchase "The Nomads" print. I live in Africa, so nothing moves with speed. 60 days later I received the package from Tim, no fault of his, that's how we roll in Africa.
Well, was the wait worth it? - ABSOLUTELY!!!! A beautiful print on textured paper. I went on a Namibia trip to see the wild horses there in January this year so I can absolutely relate to this experience. 

Keep up the good work Tim, love your work and contribution to conservation" -Rodney Rudman, Cape Town, South Africa

Join Tim Layton on YouTubeJoin Tim Layton on YouTube "The artwork by Tim Layton is very unique, all handmade, from the negative to the final print on Ilford MGIV fiber paper and gently toned in selenium.  The tones are subtle, and distinct, and placed in just the right grey scale zones so the overall contrast of the print feels complete - from pitch black to delicate highlights. Holding one of his prints in your hands and viewing it carefully in daylight will reveal the beauty of his handmade darkroom prints.  In addition, Tim's prints are simply beautiful and artistic." -Anders Blomqvist, Sweden

If you want to help support our film and darkroom work, click on the Amazon or B&H Photo logos below and we earn a small commission when you use our links at no additional cost to you. Every little bit helps and we appreciate your support.  


 
B&H Photo VideoB&H Photo Video

Darkroom Underground - www.timlaytonfineart.com/DUDarkroom Underground - www.timlaytonfineart.com/DU

What Are Members Saying About The Darkroom Underground?

Join Tim Layton on YouTubeJoin Tim Layton on YouTube There is no shortage of people providing information on photography on YouTube and the internet.   Some  are even aimed at the analog photographer, but what Tim has done with the Darkroom Underground (DU) is nothing short of pure brilliance.  DU is not only for the analog photographer it is also for the Large Format &  Ultra Large Format Photographer.  I don’t know of anyone else who is covering ULF.

He has simplified learning with wonderful videos that are supplemented with show notes so you have all the information for you to do this on your own. But unlike anything else out there you have Tim as a resource, too. He has always been easily available for questions or clarification and he welcomes suggestions for future shows.

If you are serious about learning all aspects of analog and LF/ULF this is the place to be. -Michael Wellman


Darkroom Underground - www.timlaytonfineart.com/DUDarkroom Underground - www.timlaytonfineart.com/DU "Tim Layton is providing very useful information for all those who are interested in analog photography and large format cameras. He covers in a very detailed and entertaining way the different aspects of this field. He always takes the time to explain the details and share all his know-how. Nothing is hidden or secret. Everything is on the table. 

The videos and blogs are shot and edited in a very professional way. Tim is always ready to receive and share the suggestions and ideas coming from other people. He is a very good community manager. 

I would like also to underline the growing role of his son, Tim Junior who contributes also greatly to the quality of the videos, text and explanation. Last but not least, Tim is always welcoming suggestions and questions and ready to interact. I recommend warmly the work of Tim Layton. -Stéfane France

ANALOG PHOTOGRAPHY TRAINING LIBRARY

Darkroom Underground Academy by Tim LaytonDarkroom Underground Academy by Tim Layton

Tim Layton Fine Art All Access Pass B&W Darkroom Photography Video WorkshopB&W Darkroom Photography Video Workshop Large Format Photography Video Workshop SeriesLarge Format Photography Video Workshop Series B&W Large Format Floral Still Life Video WorkshopB&W Large Format Floral Still Life Video Workshop Large Format B&W Film Testing Video WorkshopLarge Format B&W Film Testing Video Workshop Large Format Paper Negative Video WorkshopLarge Format Paper Negative Video Workshop DIY UV Printer Design & Build Video WorkshopDIY UV Printer Design & Build Video Workshop Platinum & Palladium Printmaking with Vellum Video WorkshopPlatinum & Palladium Printmaking with Vellum Video Workshop

Read Testimonials from photographers and collectors from around the world.

Buy Your Photography, Video, & Technology Gear at No Additional Cost To You From B&H Photo

B&H Photo VideoB&H Photo Video COLOR FILMS, DEVELOPERS, DARKROOM GEAR

Fujichrome Provia 100F - Fujichrome Velvia 100 - Fujichrome Velvia 50 - Kodak Portra 160 - Kodak Portra 400  - Kodak Ektar 100 - Fujicolor Pro 400H - Fujicolor Crystal Archive Silver Gelatin RA4 Paper - RA-4 Color Print Processing Developer & Processing Chemicals - Color Darkroom Enlargers 

ILFORD B&W FILMS & DEVELOPERS

Ilford HP5 PlusIlford FP4 Plus - Ilford Delta 100 - Ilford Delta 400 - Ilford Delta 3200 - Ilford Pan F Plus - Ilford XP2 Super - Ilford SFX - Ilford ID-11 - Ilford DD-X - Ilford Microphen

KODAK B&W FILM DEVELOPERS

Kodak Tri-X - Kodak T-Max 100 - Kodak T-Max 400 - Kodak Portra 160 - Kodak Portra 400 - Kodak Ektar 100 - Kodak P-3200 - Kodak Ektachrome - Kodak D-76 - Kodak XTOL - Kodak HC-110

DARKROOM SUPPLIES & EQUIPMENT
Jobo CPP-3 processer - Ilford RC Pearl Paper - Ilford RC Glossy Paper - Ilford Multigrade Fiber Paper - Ilford Stop Bath - Ilford Rapid Fixer - Neutral FixerKodak Photo-Flo - Hypo Clearing Agent - Darkroom Trays - Chemical Storage Jugs - Nitrile Gloves - Film Archival Storage Sleeves - Archival Storage Binder - Archival Print Storage Boxes

Note: I participate in affiliate programs where I earn a small commission on some select products that I provide links for on my website at www.timlaytonfineart.com. When you use these links, I earn a small commission and there is no additional charge to you.

 

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(Tim Layton Fine Art) analog photography darkroom Darkroom Underground Wild Horses https://www.timlaytonfineart.com/blog/2021/8/darkroom-diary-episode-20 Fri, 13 Aug 2021 23:15:00 GMT
How To Make Enlarged Analog Negatives https://www.timlaytonfineart.com/blog/2021/8/how-to-make-enlarged-analog-negatives How To Make Enlarged Analog Negatives by Tim LaytonHow To Make Enlarged Analog Negatives by Tim Layton I get a lot of questions on how I make my 8x10 large format enlarged negatives for our Wild Horse silver gelatin gallery prints, so I decided to write this article to help you. 

The process is much easier than most people think.  You simply take your original smaller negative and make an interpositive.  The interpositive can be a contact print or enlargement and then use that to make the new enlarged negative.  You treat the interpositive just like you were making a print in the darkroom, only it is on film.  Since your source and target media will always be opposite, when you take your new interpositive and either contact print it or enlarge it, you get a new and bigger negative.  It really is that easy and I explain how to do all this in the sections below.   

First, I will share why I make the 8x10 large format negatives and then I will share the technical details so you can run with the process and make your own enlarged negatives. 

Tim Jr. and I specialize in making very large wild horse black and white silver gelatin gallery prints.  We use our Beseler 45V-XL with the 8x10 conversion kit along with the Heiland LED cold light and Splitgrade systems.

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Because of the speed and mobility requirements associated with wild horses, we use 35mm cameras with big and fast telephoto glass in the field.  There is simply no way to use our 8x10 large format view camera in this scenario.  

We have found that the upper limit of print sizes from optimal 35mm negatives is about 11”x14” or 16”x20” occasionally if all the stars are in alignment.  Since we specialize in making 40”x60” silver gelatin prints, we needed a bigger size negative and this is where the idea came in to start making enlarged negatives.  We print optically using classic traditional methods, but there is the possibility of having a professional drum scan on a 35mm negative that could lead to a different workflow than I use.  I don't go down that path, so I don't have any advice or comments about a hybird approach like that.

THE BIG PICTURE

At a high level, you need to use your original 35mm or other smaller negative and make an interpositive as the first step.  We have tried a variety of ortho films as well as Bergger print film and found that Bergger print film gives us really good results and has fewer dust problems.  

If you decide to use ortho films, you will need to find ways to cut the light down to give you more time for adjustments.  I use my Heiland LED system to help with cutting the light down because it has a feature on the controller to vary the intensity.  You can also use ND filters and similar methods as well.  When making your interpositive you want enough time to be able to dodge and burn to make some adjustments and I aim for 20 to 30 seconds for my operating time. 

USING BERGGER PRINTFILM

Since my source negative is 35mm for my wild horse images, it makes sense to enlarge to 4x5 Bergger print film for my interpositive because I won't really have any loss of quality at that size.  

You treat the Bergger print film just like you are making a regular darkroom print.  It is just on film versus being on paper.  Use all the same methods that you do to make a regular darkroom print to find your best exposure and development times.

I also gain the advantage of cropping and adjusting the image placement on the new 4x5 format.  Going from a 2:3 aspect ratio of 35mm to 4:5 with 4x5 large format, there will naturally be some cropping, so I tend to shoot wide in the field knowing I will be converting to 4:5 aspect ratio.

To get started making your interpositive, you will just simply need to do some trial and error to help establish some reasonable boundaries for your negatives.  Your negatives are almost certainly much different than mine and I cover some tips and guidelines below. 

Next, I load my 4x5 enlarged interpositive into my enlarger and then I can make my new negative up to 20x24 with pre-cut sheets of Bergger film.  Yes, you read that correctly.  Bergger is making sheets of this film from 4x5 up to 20x24 and they have rolls of it even bigger.  

To find out the best exposure, just make a step wedge print, just like you do when making an initial print in the darkroom.  I like to make 2 second increments.  Once you get through the process a few times, you establish some common boundaries and the process becomes much more intuitive and easy.  But the key is "you" need to do the work and reading my article or spending time in forums won't really help you beyond getting started. 

To help get you started, use HC110 1:47 for 5 min to develop the Bergger print film interpositive. Alternatively, you could use Dektol at 1:9 as a starting place and you can work under red safelights making your life a lot easier. 

Do not over agitate the print film. Based on the contrast of your interpositive, you may need to use a different dilution. There is no way for me to give you a specific answer.  You need to test and find what works for your negatives.  

Select an exposure time that has shadow details desired and select a developer dilution that provides highlights that are not too dense (blown out).  

Thick and high contrast negatives are good for Platinum and Silver Chloride, but may be challenging for silver printing.  You need to create the negatives for your printing process requirements.  

Treat the interpositive like you are making a regular darkroom print and treat enlarged negative like it was a new in camera negative. 

HELPFUL GUIDELINES: exposure time determines shadows and developer dilution controls contrast for your interpositive.  Commit that to memory because this is counterintuitive to photographers that have a lot of experience developing black and white negative film.

Judge each step (interpositive and final negative) on light table.   Look for enough density for good highlights and enough transparency for good detail in shadows. I tend to make a test strip at 2 sec. increments, and then select best time paired with a developer dilution that gives me the desired contrast. Since each step in the process builds contrast, you need time and experience to make judgement calls along the way.  There is not way for me or anyone to give you answers to making enlarged negatives from your film.  

Now it is time to make your full working interpositive at the best exposure time and developer dilution. I tend to make a couple different ones and then if it is a common scene or subject, I take good notes and then I have a solid starting place in the future. 

Use the guidelines and tips above to help you determine when you have a good interpositive and new enlarged negative. For my enlarged negative I like to use FP4 and other people like to use many different films ranging from T-Max 100 to even ortho films.  If you use an ortho film, just know that you won't be able to use contrast filters with your printing process.  I typically rate my FP4 at EI 50 to help slow down the exposure time and then adjust my HC110-B development time accordingly to give me the contrast and density desired for my target printing process.  I mostly make enlarged negatives for making big silver gelatin enlargements, but I also make them for contact printing processes like AZO silver chloride and platinum too.    

The Bergger printfilm is coated on a 175 micron PET base and has a special red colored anti-static layer on the back of the film which is part of the reason for its very high resolution. 

The film is mainly sensitive to blue light and it is safe to use under regular darkroom safelights too. The new print film also has an anti-static layer which should help with all those little annoying dust particles that drive us nuts.

I hope this article helps get you started making analog enlarged negatives and making the types of analog prints that you enjoy creating.

You can also refer to the third edition of the Darkroom Cookbook for some additional information on making enlarged negatives that may help you as well. 

The best thing you can do is take the guidelines that I shared with you above and get started with the process.  Only time and experience will lead you to your desired state.  

-Tim Layton

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What Are Art Buyers & Collectors Saying About Tim Layton Fine Art?

Darkroom Underground - www.timlaytonfineart.com/DUDarkroom Underground - www.timlaytonfineart.com/DU "I just received my handmade silver gelatin fine art print from Tim Layton and it is absolutely stunning!  

I want other people to know the attention to detail that Tim puts into the making of his fine art.  

As a fellow large format photographer and printer of my own B&W darkroom prints, I can tell you that Tim’s work is exceptional.  

Now having this print in my hands, I can tell you that this selenium-toned print looks three-dimensional.  That is high praise considering we work in a two dimensional medium.  If you have not already joined Tim’s Fine Art Print Club, I strongly recommend that you join now! You will not regret your decision. -John D'Angelo, NY

Ice Princess 30x40 Silver Gelatin Fine Art Wild Horse Print by Tim LaytonIce Princess 30x40 Silver Gelatin Fine Art Wild Horse Print by Tim Layton "The size of your prints are amazing, but it’s the minute detail and tonal range you capture that give your images their aesthetic qualities. Every one of your handmade fine art prints that I have seen, has blown me away to the point I pause the video to look at them more closely.  It never ceases to amaze me how you create images that look so simple, and yet many of us watching that doesn’t mean easy. I can only dream of capturing anything 1/10th as beautiful as you do." -Mark Harris


"I have been following Tim's journey for some time now; I shoot mostly 4x5 and some 8x10, and have a small business, Zee Zee LightBenders, that specialises in alternative printing in cyanotype, Salt, Kallitype and of course traditional black and white silver gelatine. I have been following Tim's quest on the Wild Horses of Missouri and was lucky enough to purchase "The Nomads" print. I live in Africa, so nothing moves with speed. 60 days later I received the package from Tim, no fault of his, that's how we roll in Africa.
Well, was the wait worth it? - ABSOLUTELY!!!! A beautiful print on textured paper. I went on a Namibia trip to see the wild horses there in January this year so I can absolutely relate to this experience. 

Keep up the good work Tim, love your work and contribution to conservation" -Rodney Rudman, Cape Town, South Africa

Join Tim Layton on YouTubeJoin Tim Layton on YouTube "The artwork by Tim Layton is very unique, all handmade, from the negative to the final print on Ilford MGIV fiber paper and gently toned in selenium.  The tones are subtle, and distinct, and placed in just the right grey scale zones so the overall contrast of the print feels complete - from pitch black to delicate highlights. Holding one of his prints in your hands and viewing it carefully in daylight will reveal the beauty of his handmade darkroom prints.  In addition, Tim's prints are simply beautiful and artistic." -Anders Blomqvist, Sweden

If you want to help support our film and darkroom work, click on the Amazon or B&H Photo logos below and we earn a small commission when you use our links at no additional cost to you. Every little bit helps and we appreciate your support.  


 
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What Are Members Saying About The Darkroom Underground?

Join Tim Layton on YouTubeJoin Tim Layton on YouTube There is no shortage of people providing information on photography on YouTube and the internet.   Some  are even aimed at the analog photographer, but what Tim has done with the Darkroom Underground (DU) is nothing short of pure brilliance.  DU is not only for the analog photographer it is also for the Large Format &  Ultra Large Format Photographer.  I don’t know of anyone else who is covering ULF.

He has simplified learning with wonderful videos that are supplemented with show notes so you have all the information for you to do this on your own. But unlike anything else out there you have Tim as a resource, too. He has always been easily available for questions or clarification and he welcomes suggestions for future shows.

If you are serious about learning all aspects of analog and LF/ULF this is the place to be. -Michael Wellman


Darkroom Underground - www.timlaytonfineart.com/DUDarkroom Underground - www.timlaytonfineart.com/DU "Tim Layton is providing very useful information for all those who are interested in analog photography and large format cameras. He covers in a very detailed and entertaining way the different aspects of this field. He always takes the time to explain the details and share all his know-how. Nothing is hidden or secret. Everything is on the table. 

The videos and blogs are shot and edited in a very professional way. Tim is always ready to receive and share the suggestions and ideas coming from other people. He is a very good community manager. 

I would like also to underline the growing role of his son, Tim Junior who contributes also greatly to the quality of the videos, text and explanation. Last but not least, Tim is always welcoming suggestions and questions and ready to interact. I recommend warmly the work of Tim Layton. -Stéfane France

ANALOG PHOTOGRAPHY TRAINING LIBRARY

Darkroom Underground Academy by Tim LaytonDarkroom Underground Academy by Tim Layton

Tim Layton Fine Art All Access Pass B&W Darkroom Photography Video WorkshopB&W Darkroom Photography Video Workshop Large Format Photography Video Workshop SeriesLarge Format Photography Video Workshop Series B&W Large Format Floral Still Life Video WorkshopB&W Large Format Floral Still Life Video Workshop Large Format B&W Film Testing Video WorkshopLarge Format B&W Film Testing Video Workshop Large Format Paper Negative Video WorkshopLarge Format Paper Negative Video Workshop DIY UV Printer Design & Build Video WorkshopDIY UV Printer Design & Build Video Workshop Platinum & Palladium Printmaking with Vellum Video WorkshopPlatinum & Palladium Printmaking with Vellum Video Workshop

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Fujichrome Provia 100F - Fujichrome Velvia 100 - Fujichrome Velvia 50 - Kodak Portra 160 - Kodak Portra 400  - Kodak Ektar 100 - Fujicolor Pro 400H - Fujicolor Crystal Archive Silver Gelatin RA4 Paper - RA-4 Color Print Processing Developer & Processing Chemicals - Color Darkroom Enlargers 

ILFORD B&W FILMS & DEVELOPERS

Ilford HP5 PlusIlford FP4 Plus - Ilford Delta 100 - Ilford Delta 400 - Ilford Delta 3200 - Ilford Pan F Plus - Ilford XP2 Super - Ilford SFX - Ilford ID-11 - Ilford DD-X - Ilford Microphen

KODAK B&W FILM DEVELOPERS

Kodak Tri-X - Kodak T-Max 100 - Kodak T-Max 400 - Kodak Portra 160 - Kodak Portra 400 - Kodak Ektar 100 - Kodak P-3200 - Kodak Ektachrome - Kodak D-76 - Kodak XTOL - Kodak HC-110

DARKROOM SUPPLIES & EQUIPMENT
Jobo CPP-3 processer - Ilford RC Pearl Paper - Ilford RC Glossy Paper - Ilford Multigrade Fiber Paper - Ilford Stop Bath - Ilford Rapid Fixer - Neutral FixerKodak Photo-Flo - Hypo Clearing Agent - Darkroom Trays - Chemical Storage Jugs - Nitrile Gloves - Film Archival Storage Sleeves - Archival Storage Binder - Archival Print Storage Boxes

Note: I participate in affiliate programs where I earn a small commission on some select products that I provide links for on my website at www.timlaytonfineart.com. When you use these links, I earn a small commission and there is no additional charge to you.

 

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(Tim Layton Fine Art) analog photography enlarged negative https://www.timlaytonfineart.com/blog/2021/8/how-to-make-enlarged-analog-negatives Thu, 12 Aug 2021 19:15:16 GMT
Darkroom Diary Episode 19 (DIY LED Lightbox For Viewing Film) https://www.timlaytonfineart.com/blog/2021/8/darkroom-diary-episode-19 Darkroom Diary Episode 19 by Tim Layton www.timlaytonfineart.comDarkroom Diary Episode 19 by Tim Layton www.timlaytonfineart.com

In episode 19, Tim shares an idea for how to make a DIY light box to view large and ultra large format films.

Join Tim Layton on YouTubeJoin Tim Layton on YouTube Darkroom Underground - www.timlaytonfineart.com/DUDarkroom Underground - www.timlaytonfineart.com/DU
 

What Are Art Buyers & Collectors Saying About Tim Layton Fine Art?

Darkroom Underground - www.timlaytonfineart.com/DUDarkroom Underground - www.timlaytonfineart.com/DU "I just received my handmade silver gelatin fine art print from Tim Layton and it is absolutely stunning!  

I want other people to know the attention to detail that Tim puts into the making of his fine art.  

As a fellow large format photographer and printer of my own B&W darkroom prints, I can tell you that Tim’s work is exceptional.  

Now having this print in my hands, I can tell you that this selenium-toned print looks three-dimensional.  That is high praise considering we work in a two dimensional medium.  If you have not already joined Tim’s Fine Art Print Club, I strongly recommend that you join now! You will not regret your decision. -John D'Angelo, NY

Ice Princess 30x40 Silver Gelatin Fine Art Wild Horse Print by Tim LaytonIce Princess 30x40 Silver Gelatin Fine Art Wild Horse Print by Tim Layton "The size of your prints are amazing, but it’s the minute detail and tonal range you capture that give your images their aesthetic qualities. Every one of your handmade fine art prints that I have seen, has blown me away to the point I pause the video to look at them more closely.  It never ceases to amaze me how you create images that look so simple, and yet many of us watching that doesn’t mean easy. I can only dream of capturing anything 1/10th as beautiful as you do." -Mark Harris


"I have been following Tim's journey for some time now; I shoot mostly 4x5 and some 8x10, and have a small business, Zee Zee LightBenders, that specialises in alternative printing in cyanotype, Salt, Kallitype and of course traditional black and white silver gelatine. I have been following Tim's quest on the Wild Horses of Missouri and was lucky enough to purchase "The Nomads" print. I live in Africa, so nothing moves with speed. 60 days later I received the package from Tim, no fault of his, that's how we roll in Africa.
Well, was the wait worth it? - ABSOLUTELY!!!! A beautiful print on textured paper. I went on a Namibia trip to see the wild horses there in January this year so I can absolutely relate to this experience. 

Keep up the good work Tim, love your work and contribution to conservation" -Rodney Rudman, Cape Town, South Africa

Join Tim Layton on YouTubeJoin Tim Layton on YouTube "The artwork by Tim Layton is very unique, all handmade, from the negative to the final print on Ilford MGIV fiber paper and gently toned in selenium.  The tones are subtle, and distinct, and placed in just the right grey scale zones so the overall contrast of the print feels complete - from pitch black to delicate highlights. Holding one of his prints in your hands and viewing it carefully in daylight will reveal the beauty of his handmade darkroom prints.  In addition, Tim's prints are simply beautiful and artistic." -Anders Blomqvist, Sweden

If you want to help support our film and darkroom work, click on the Amazon or B&H Photo logos below and we earn a small commission when you use our links at no additional cost to you. Every little bit helps and we appreciate your support.  


 
B&H Photo VideoB&H Photo Video

Darkroom Underground - www.timlaytonfineart.com/DUDarkroom Underground - www.timlaytonfineart.com/DU

What Are Members Saying About The Darkroom Underground?

Join Tim Layton on YouTubeJoin Tim Layton on YouTube There is no shortage of people providing information on photography on YouTube and the internet.   Some  are even aimed at the analog photographer, but what Tim has done with the Darkroom Underground (DU) is nothing short of pure brilliance.  DU is not only for the analog photographer it is also for the Large Format &  Ultra Large Format Photographer.  I don’t know of anyone else who is covering ULF.

He has simplified learning with wonderful videos that are supplemented with show notes so you have all the information for you to do this on your own. But unlike anything else out there you have Tim as a resource, too. He has always been easily available for questions or clarification and he welcomes suggestions for future shows.

If you are serious about learning all aspects of analog and LF/ULF this is the place to be. -Michael Wellman


Darkroom Underground - www.timlaytonfineart.com/DUDarkroom Underground - www.timlaytonfineart.com/DU "Tim Layton is providing very useful information for all those who are interested in analog photography and large format cameras. He covers in a very detailed and entertaining way the different aspects of this field. He always takes the time to explain the details and share all his know-how. Nothing is hidden or secret. Everything is on the table. 

The videos and blogs are shot and edited in a very professional way. Tim is always ready to receive and share the suggestions and ideas coming from other people. He is a very good community manager. 

I would like also to underline the growing role of his son, Tim Junior who contributes also greatly to the quality of the videos, text and explanation. Last but not least, Tim is always welcoming suggestions and questions and ready to interact. I recommend warmly the work of Tim Layton. -Stéfane France

ANALOG PHOTOGRAPHY TRAINING LIBRARY

Darkroom Underground Academy by Tim LaytonDarkroom Underground Academy by Tim Layton

Tim Layton Fine Art All Access Pass B&W Darkroom Photography Video WorkshopB&W Darkroom Photography Video Workshop Large Format Photography Video Workshop SeriesLarge Format Photography Video Workshop Series B&W Large Format Floral Still Life Video WorkshopB&W Large Format Floral Still Life Video Workshop Large Format B&W Film Testing Video WorkshopLarge Format B&W Film Testing Video Workshop Large Format Paper Negative Video WorkshopLarge Format Paper Negative Video Workshop DIY UV Printer Design & Build Video WorkshopDIY UV Printer Design & Build Video Workshop Platinum & Palladium Printmaking with Vellum Video WorkshopPlatinum & Palladium Printmaking with Vellum Video Workshop

Read Testimonials from photographers and collectors from around the world.

Buy Your Photography, Video, & Technology Gear at No Additional Cost To You From B&H Photo

B&H Photo VideoB&H Photo Video COLOR FILMS, DEVELOPERS, DARKROOM GEAR

Fujichrome Provia 100F - Fujichrome Velvia 100 - Fujichrome Velvia 50 - Kodak Portra 160 - Kodak Portra 400  - Kodak Ektar 100 - Fujicolor Pro 400H - Fujicolor Crystal Archive Silver Gelatin RA4 Paper - RA-4 Color Print Processing Developer & Processing Chemicals - Color Darkroom Enlargers 

ILFORD B&W FILMS & DEVELOPERS

Ilford HP5 PlusIlford FP4 Plus - Ilford Delta 100 - Ilford Delta 400 - Ilford Delta 3200 - Ilford Pan F Plus - Ilford XP2 Super - Ilford SFX - Ilford ID-11 - Ilford DD-X - Ilford Microphen

KODAK B&W FILM DEVELOPERS

Kodak Tri-X - Kodak T-Max 100 - Kodak T-Max 400 - Kodak Portra 160 - Kodak Portra 400 - Kodak Ektar 100 - Kodak P-3200 - Kodak Ektachrome - Kodak D-76 - Kodak XTOL - Kodak HC-110

DARKROOM SUPPLIES & EQUIPMENT
Jobo CPP-3 processer - Ilford RC Pearl Paper - Ilford RC Glossy Paper - Ilford Multigrade Fiber Paper - Ilford Stop Bath - Ilford Rapid Fixer - Neutral FixerKodak Photo-Flo - Hypo Clearing Agent - Darkroom Trays - Chemical Storage Jugs - Nitrile Gloves - Film Archival Storage Sleeves - Archival Storage Binder - Archival Print Storage Boxes

Note: I participate in affiliate programs where I earn a small commission on some select products that I provide links for on my website at www.timlaytonfineart.com. When you use these links, I earn a small commission and there is no additional charge to you.

 

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(Tim Layton Fine Art) analog photography darkroom Darkroom Underground Wild Horses https://www.timlaytonfineart.com/blog/2021/8/darkroom-diary-episode-19 Wed, 11 Aug 2021 23:15:00 GMT
Behind The Scenes - Making "Winter's Kiss" 8x10 Large Format Silver Gelatin Contact Print https://www.timlaytonfineart.com/blog/2021/8/behind-the-scenes-making-winters-kiss-8x10-large-format-silver-gelatin-contact-print Behind The Scenes - Making "Winter's Kiss" 8x10 Large Format Silver Gelatin Contact PrintBehind The Scenes - Making "Winter's Kiss" 8x10 Large Format Silver Gelatin Contact Print In this video at the bottom of the article, I bring you behind the scenes in our new darkroom as we make our very first 8x10 large format contact print of "Winter's Kiss".  

Before we can make the contact print in the darkroom, a lot of work goes on that you don't see behind the scenes. 

It all begins when Tim Jr and I are out in the field with the wild horses.  We photograph them with smaller 35mm cameras using big wildlife telephoto prime lenses. This allows us to keep a safe distance from the wild horses, but also get the types of shots that match my style.

We wish we could use our large format cameras for this part of the process, but it simply is not possible.  And by the way, we have actually tried to get some simple compositions with the horses using our 8x10 large format view camera showing more of the landscape with the horses in it, but no luck as of yet.  We are not giving up!! 

Tim Layton - Wild Horses of MissouriTim Layton - Wild Horses of Missouri After we come back from the field, we develop the film, let it dry and then make a contact proof sheet to see if we like any of the images.  

If we were fortunate enough to get a moving and compelling image, then we move forward with making a bigger enlarged negative that is made to work with our 8x10 large format enlarging system.  

It is a tricky and rigorous process to make the enlarged negatives, but I think by keeping the entire artwork creation process using analog film and handmade methods, we are able to create unique wild horse images that simply look different than ones that are created using more contemporary digital methods. Film and chemicals simply render light differently than digital technology and I all into the camp that loves the look of classic analog film.  

After we spend the day making the enlarged negative(s), we need to let them fully dry over night.  

Tim Jr With 8x10 Enlarger & Heiland LED Splitgrade SystemTim Jr With 8x10 Enlarger & Heiland LED Splitgrade System On the third day of work, we can now make the 8x10 contact proof and that is what you see in the video today.  

We need to look at the print for technical reasons, but also to know if we feel moved by the image. 

More times than not, we don't move forward with making larger prints because we only want images that move us and hopefully move our art buyers and collectors.  

We invest thousands of hours of time and a significant amount of money over the course of year to hopefully end up with 10 to 12 new gallery-quality prints.

We really love Winter's Kiss, so we will be making our much larger 30"x40" and 40"x60" enlargements as the next steps.

You can purchase a limited edition of Winter's Kiss from our online store and we will get busy in the darkroom and make it for you.

Winter's Kiss - Wild Horse Fine Art by Tim LaytonWinter's Kiss - Wild Horse Fine Art by Tim Layton We mount all prints on a museum quality acid-free white mounting board and hand cut a window mat to complete the artwork. 

Your new wild horse artwork is ready to put in your frame and hang on the wall when you receive it.

We place your artwork along with a signed certificate of authenticity in a protective archival sleeve and then we take great care in packaging your new artwork to make sure it arrives to you safely and in beautiful condition so you can enjoy it immediately. 

Hint: I always put a little something extra in each package to hopefully put a big smile on your face.  

Our limited edition Wild Horse B&W Fine Art prints are available in the following sizes: 11"x14", 16"x20", 20"x24", 24"x28", 30"x40", 40"x60".

Always feel free to contact me with any questions or to schedule a free art consultation.  

-Tim Layton

Join Tim Layton on YouTubeJoin Tim Layton on YouTube Darkroom Underground - www.timlaytonfineart.com/DUDarkroom Underground - www.timlaytonfineart.com/DU
 

What Are Art Buyers & Collectors Saying About Tim Layton Fine Art?

Darkroom Underground - www.timlaytonfineart.com/DUDarkroom Underground - www.timlaytonfineart.com/DU "I just received my handmade silver gelatin fine art print from Tim Layton and it is absolutely stunning!  

I want other people to know the attention to detail that Tim puts into the making of his fine art.  

As a fellow large format photographer and printer of my own B&W darkroom prints, I can tell you that Tim’s work is exceptional.  

Now having this print in my hands, I can tell you that this selenium-toned print looks three-dimensional.  That is high praise considering we work in a two dimensional medium.  If you have not already joined Tim’s Fine Art Print Club, I strongly recommend that you join now! You will not regret your decision. -John D'Angelo, NY

Ice Princess 30x40 Silver Gelatin Fine Art Wild Horse Print by Tim LaytonIce Princess 30x40 Silver Gelatin Fine Art Wild Horse Print by Tim Layton "The size of your prints are amazing, but it’s the minute detail and tonal range you capture that give your images their aesthetic qualities. Every one of your handmade fine art prints that I have seen, has blown me away to the point I pause the video to look at them more closely.  It never ceases to amaze me how you create images that look so simple, and yet many of us watching that doesn’t mean easy. I can only dream of capturing anything 1/10th as beautiful as you do." -Mark Harris


"I have been following Tim's journey for some time now; I shoot mostly 4x5 and some 8x10, and have a small business, Zee Zee LightBenders, that specialises in alternative printing in cyanotype, Salt, Kallitype and of course traditional black and white silver gelatine. I have been following Tim's quest on the Wild Horses of Missouri and was lucky enough to purchase "The Nomads" print. I live in Africa, so nothing moves with speed. 60 days later I received the package from Tim, no fault of his, that's how we roll in Africa.
Well, was the wait worth it? - ABSOLUTELY!!!! A beautiful print on textured paper. I went on a Namibia trip to see the wild horses there in January this year so I can absolutely relate to this experience. 

Keep up the good work Tim, love your work and contribution to conservation" -Rodney Rudman, Cape Town, South Africa

Join Tim Layton on YouTubeJoin Tim Layton on YouTube "The artwork by Tim Layton is very unique, all handmade, from the negative to the final print on Ilford MGIV fiber paper and gently toned in selenium.  The tones are subtle, and distinct, and placed in just the right grey scale zones so the overall contrast of the print feels complete - from pitch black to delicate highlights. Holding one of his prints in your hands and viewing it carefully in daylight will reveal the beauty of his handmade darkroom prints.  In addition, Tim's prints are simply beautiful and artistic." -Anders Blomqvist, Sweden

If you want to help support our film and darkroom work, click on the Amazon or B&H Photo logos below and we earn a small commission when you use our links at no additional cost to you. Every little bit helps and we appreciate your support.  


 
B&H Photo VideoB&H Photo Video

Darkroom Underground - www.timlaytonfineart.com/DUDarkroom Underground - www.timlaytonfineart.com/DU

What Are Members Saying About The Darkroom Underground?

Join Tim Layton on YouTubeJoin Tim Layton on YouTube There is no shortage of people providing information on photography on YouTube and the internet.   Some  are even aimed at the analog photographer, but what Tim has done with the Darkroom Underground (DU) is nothing short of pure brilliance.  DU is not only for the analog photographer it is also for the Large Format &  Ultra Large Format Photographer.  I don’t know of anyone else who is covering ULF.

He has simplified learning with wonderful videos that are supplemented with show notes so you have all the information for you to do this on your own. But unlike anything else out there you have Tim as a resource, too. He has always been easily available for questions or clarification and he welcomes suggestions for future shows.

If you are serious about learning all aspects of analog and LF/ULF this is the place to be. -Michael Wellman


Darkroom Underground - www.timlaytonfineart.com/DUDarkroom Underground - www.timlaytonfineart.com/DU "Tim Layton is providing very useful information for all those who are interested in analog photography and large format cameras. He covers in a very detailed and entertaining way the different aspects of this field. He always takes the time to explain the details and share all his know-how. Nothing is hidden or secret. Everything is on the table. 

The videos and blogs are shot and edited in a very professional way. Tim is always ready to receive and share the suggestions and ideas coming from other people. He is a very good community manager. 

I would like also to underline the growing role of his son, Tim Junior who contributes also greatly to the quality of the videos, text and explanation. Last but not least, Tim is always welcoming suggestions and questions and ready to interact. I recommend warmly the work of Tim Layton. -Stéfane France

ANALOG PHOTOGRAPHY TRAINING LIBRARY

Darkroom Underground Academy by Tim LaytonDarkroom Underground Academy by Tim Layton

Tim Layton Fine Art All Access Pass B&W Darkroom Photography Video WorkshopB&W Darkroom Photography Video Workshop Large Format Photography Video Workshop SeriesLarge Format Photography Video Workshop Series B&W Large Format Floral Still Life Video WorkshopB&W Large Format Floral Still Life Video Workshop Large Format B&W Film Testing Video WorkshopLarge Format B&W Film Testing Video Workshop Large Format Paper Negative Video WorkshopLarge Format Paper Negative Video Workshop DIY UV Printer Design & Build Video WorkshopDIY UV Printer Design & Build Video Workshop Platinum & Palladium Printmaking with Vellum Video WorkshopPlatinum & Palladium Printmaking with Vellum Video Workshop

Read Testimonials from photographers and collectors from around the world.

Buy Your Photography, Video, & Technology Gear at No Additional Cost To You From B&H Photo

B&H Photo VideoB&H Photo Video COLOR FILMS, DEVELOPERS, DARKROOM GEAR

Fujichrome Provia 100F - Fujichrome Velvia 100 - Fujichrome Velvia 50 - Kodak Portra 160 - Kodak Portra 400  - Kodak Ektar 100 - Fujicolor Pro 400H - Fujicolor Crystal Archive Silver Gelatin RA4 Paper - RA-4 Color Print Processing Developer & Processing Chemicals - Color Darkroom Enlargers 

ILFORD B&W FILMS & DEVELOPERS

Ilford HP5 PlusIlford FP4 Plus - Ilford Delta 100 - Ilford Delta 400 - Ilford Delta 3200 - Ilford Pan F Plus - Ilford XP2 Super - Ilford SFX - Ilford ID-11 - Ilford DD-X - Ilford Microphen

KODAK B&W FILM DEVELOPERS

Kodak Tri-X - Kodak T-Max 100 - Kodak T-Max 400 - Kodak Portra 160 - Kodak Portra 400 - Kodak Ektar 100 - Kodak P-3200 - Kodak Ektachrome - Kodak D-76 - Kodak XTOL - Kodak HC-110

DARKROOM SUPPLIES & EQUIPMENT
Jobo CPP-3 processer - Ilford RC Pearl Paper - Ilford RC Glossy Paper - Ilford Multigrade Fiber Paper - Ilford Stop Bath - Ilford Rapid Fixer - Neutral FixerKodak Photo-Flo - Hypo Clearing Agent - Darkroom Trays - Chemical Storage Jugs - Nitrile Gloves - Film Archival Storage Sleeves - Archival Storage Binder - Archival Print Storage Boxes

Note: I participate in affiliate programs where I earn a small commission on some select products that I provide links for on my website at www.timlaytonfineart.com. When you use these links, I earn a small commission and there is no additional charge to you.

 

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(Tim Layton Fine Art) Darkroom Handmade Missouri Shanon County Silver Gelatin Wild Horses https://www.timlaytonfineart.com/blog/2021/8/behind-the-scenes-making-winters-kiss-8x10-large-format-silver-gelatin-contact-print Sat, 07 Aug 2021 22:35:12 GMT
Darkroom Diary Episode 18 (Unboxing Ultra Large Format 14x17 Chamonix View Camera) https://www.timlaytonfineart.com/blog/2021/8/darkroom-diary-episode-18 Darkroom Diary Episode 18 by Tim Layton www.timlaytonfineart.comDarkroom Diary Episode 18 by Tim Layton www.timlaytonfineart.com

In episode 18, Tim does an unboxing of the new Chamonix 14x17 Ultra Large Format view camera.

Join Tim Layton on YouTubeJoin Tim Layton on YouTube Darkroom Underground - www.timlaytonfineart.com/DUDarkroom Underground - www.timlaytonfineart.com/DU
 

What Are Art Buyers & Collectors Saying About Tim Layton Fine Art?

Darkroom Underground - www.timlaytonfineart.com/DUDarkroom Underground - www.timlaytonfineart.com/DU "I just received my handmade silver gelatin fine art print from Tim Layton and it is absolutely stunning!  

I want other people to know the attention to detail that Tim puts into the making of his fine art.  

As a fellow large format photographer and printer of my own B&W darkroom prints, I can tell you that Tim’s work is exceptional.  

Now having this print in my hands, I can tell you that this selenium-toned print looks three-dimensional.  That is high praise considering we work in a two dimensional medium.  If you have not already joined Tim’s Fine Art Print Club, I strongly recommend that you join now! You will not regret your decision. -John D'Angelo, NY

Ice Princess 30x40 Silver Gelatin Fine Art Wild Horse Print by Tim LaytonIce Princess 30x40 Silver Gelatin Fine Art Wild Horse Print by Tim Layton "The size of your prints are amazing, but it’s the minute detail and tonal range you capture that give your images their aesthetic qualities. Every one of your handmade fine art prints that I have seen, has blown me away to the point I pause the video to look at them more closely.  It never ceases to amaze me how you create images that look so simple, and yet many of us watching that doesn’t mean easy. I can only dream of capturing anything 1/10th as beautiful as you do." -Mark Harris


"I have been following Tim's journey for some time now; I shoot mostly 4x5 and some 8x10, and have a small business, Zee Zee LightBenders, that specialises in alternative printing in cyanotype, Salt, Kallitype and of course traditional black and white silver gelatine. I have been following Tim's quest on the Wild Horses of Missouri and was lucky enough to purchase "The Nomads" print. I live in Africa, so nothing moves with speed. 60 days later I received the package from Tim, no fault of his, that's how we roll in Africa.
Well, was the wait worth it? - ABSOLUTELY!!!! A beautiful print on textured paper. I went on a Namibia trip to see the wild horses there in January this year so I can absolutely relate to this experience. 

Keep up the good work Tim, love your work and contribution to conservation" -Rodney Rudman, Cape Town, South Africa

Join Tim Layton on YouTubeJoin Tim Layton on YouTube "The artwork by Tim Layton is very unique, all handmade, from the negative to the final print on Ilford MGIV fiber paper and gently toned in selenium.  The tones are subtle, and distinct, and placed in just the right grey scale zones so the overall contrast of the print feels complete - from pitch black to delicate highlights. Holding one of his prints in your hands and viewing it carefully in daylight will reveal the beauty of his handmade darkroom prints.  In addition, Tim's prints are simply beautiful and artistic." -Anders Blomqvist, Sweden

If you want to help support our film and darkroom work, click on the Amazon or B&H Photo logos below and we earn a small commission when you use our links at no additional cost to you. Every little bit helps and we appreciate your support.  


 
B&H Photo VideoB&H Photo Video

Darkroom Underground - www.timlaytonfineart.com/DUDarkroom Underground - www.timlaytonfineart.com/DU

What Are Members Saying About The Darkroom Underground?

Join Tim Layton on YouTubeJoin Tim Layton on YouTube There is no shortage of people providing information on photography on YouTube and the internet.   Some  are even aimed at the analog photographer, but what Tim has done with the Darkroom Underground (DU) is nothing short of pure brilliance.  DU is not only for the analog photographer it is also for the Large Format &  Ultra Large Format Photographer.  I don’t know of anyone else who is covering ULF.

He has simplified learning with wonderful videos that are supplemented with show notes so you have all the information for you to do this on your own. But unlike anything else out there you have Tim as a resource, too. He has always been easily available for questions or clarification and he welcomes suggestions for future shows.

If you are serious about learning all aspects of analog and LF/ULF this is the place to be. -Michael Wellman


Darkroom Underground - www.timlaytonfineart.com/DUDarkroom Underground - www.timlaytonfineart.com/DU "Tim Layton is providing very useful information for all those who are interested in analog photography and large format cameras. He covers in a very detailed and entertaining way the different aspects of this field. He always takes the time to explain the details and share all his know-how. Nothing is hidden or secret. Everything is on the table. 

The videos and blogs are shot and edited in a very professional way. Tim is always ready to receive and share the suggestions and ideas coming from other people. He is a very good community manager. 

I would like also to underline the growing role of his son, Tim Junior who contributes also greatly to the quality of the videos, text and explanation. Last but not least, Tim is always welcoming suggestions and questions and ready to interact. I recommend warmly the work of Tim Layton. -Stéfane France

ANALOG PHOTOGRAPHY TRAINING LIBRARY

Darkroom Underground Academy by Tim LaytonDarkroom Underground Academy by Tim Layton

Tim Layton Fine Art All Access Pass B&W Darkroom Photography Video WorkshopB&W Darkroom Photography Video Workshop Large Format Photography Video Workshop SeriesLarge Format Photography Video Workshop Series B&W Large Format Floral Still Life Video WorkshopB&W Large Format Floral Still Life Video Workshop Large Format B&W Film Testing Video WorkshopLarge Format B&W Film Testing Video Workshop Large Format Paper Negative Video WorkshopLarge Format Paper Negative Video Workshop DIY UV Printer Design & Build Video WorkshopDIY UV Printer Design & Build Video Workshop Platinum & Palladium Printmaking with Vellum Video WorkshopPlatinum & Palladium Printmaking with Vellum Video Workshop

Read Testimonials from photographers and collectors from around the world.

Buy Your Photography, Video, & Technology Gear at No Additional Cost To You From B&H Photo

B&H Photo VideoB&H Photo Video COLOR FILMS, DEVELOPERS, DARKROOM GEAR

Fujichrome Provia 100F - Fujichrome Velvia 100 - Fujichrome Velvia 50 - Kodak Portra 160 - Kodak Portra 400  - Kodak Ektar 100 - Fujicolor Pro 400H - Fujicolor Crystal Archive Silver Gelatin RA4 Paper - RA-4 Color Print Processing Developer & Processing Chemicals - Color Darkroom Enlargers 

ILFORD B&W FILMS & DEVELOPERS

Ilford HP5 PlusIlford FP4 Plus - Ilford Delta 100 - Ilford Delta 400 - Ilford Delta 3200 - Ilford Pan F Plus - Ilford XP2 Super - Ilford SFX - Ilford ID-11 - Ilford DD-X - Ilford Microphen

KODAK B&W FILM DEVELOPERS

Kodak Tri-X - Kodak T-Max 100 - Kodak T-Max 400 - Kodak Portra 160 - Kodak Portra 400 - Kodak Ektar 100 - Kodak P-3200 - Kodak Ektachrome - Kodak D-76 - Kodak XTOL - Kodak HC-110

DARKROOM SUPPLIES & EQUIPMENT
Jobo CPP-3 processer - Ilford RC Pearl Paper - Ilford RC Glossy Paper - Ilford Multigrade Fiber Paper - Ilford Stop Bath - Ilford Rapid Fixer - Neutral FixerKodak Photo-Flo - Hypo Clearing Agent - Darkroom Trays - Chemical Storage Jugs - Nitrile Gloves - Film Archival Storage Sleeves - Archival Storage Binder - Archival Print Storage Boxes

Note: I participate in affiliate programs where I earn a small commission on some select products that I provide links for on my website at www.timlaytonfineart.com. When you use these links, I earn a small commission and there is no additional charge to you.

 

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(Tim Layton Fine Art) analog photography darkroom Darkroom Underground Wild Horses https://www.timlaytonfineart.com/blog/2021/8/darkroom-diary-episode-18 Thu, 05 Aug 2021 23:00:00 GMT
Darkroom Diary Episode 17 (First Large Format Wild Horse Prints in The New Darkroom) https://www.timlaytonfineart.com/blog/2021/8/darkroom-diary-episode-17 Darkroom Diary Episode 17 by Tim Layton www.timlaytonfineart.comDarkroom Diary Episode 17 by Tim Layton www.timlaytonfineart.com

In episode 17, Tim shares the very first wild horse 8x10 large format negatives and contact prints in the new darkroom and much more.

Darkroom Underground Analog Photography Membership by Tim LaytonDarkroom Underground Analog Photography Membership by Tim Layton

What Are Members Saying About The Darkroom Underground?

There is no shortage of people providing information on photography on YouTube and the internet.   Some  are even aimed at the analog photographer, but what Tim has done with the Darkroom Underground (DU) is nothing short of pure brilliance.  DU is not only for the analog photographer it is also for the Large Format &  Ultra Large Format Photographer.  I don’t know of anyone else who is covering ULF.

He has simplified learning with wonderful videos that are supplemented with show notes so you have all the information for you to do this on your own. But unlike anything else out there you have Tim as a resource, too. He has always been easily available for questions or clarification and he welcomes suggestions for future shows.

If you are serious about learning all aspects of analog and LF/ULF this is the place to be. -Michael Wellman


"Tim Layton is providing very useful information for all those who are interested in analog photography and large format cameras. He covers in a very detailed and entertaining way the different aspects of this field. He always takes the time to explain the details and share all his know-how. Nothing is hidden or secret. Everything is on the table. 

The videos and blogs are shot and edited in a very professional way. Tim is always ready to receive and share the suggestions and ideas coming from other people. He is a very good community manager. 

I would like also to underline the growing role of his son, Tim Junior who contributes also greatly to the quality of the videos, text and explanation. Last but not least, Tim is always welcoming suggestions and questions and ready to interact. I recommend warmly the work of Tim Layton. -Stéfane France

Join Tim Layton on YouTubeJoin Tim Layton on YouTube

ANALOG PHOTOGRAPHY TRAINING LIBRARY

Tim Layton Fine Art All Access Pass B&W Darkroom Photography Video WorkshopB&W Darkroom Photography Video Workshop Large Format Photography Video Workshop SeriesLarge Format Photography Video Workshop Series B&W Large Format Floral Still Life Video WorkshopB&W Large Format Floral Still Life Video Workshop Large Format B&W Film Testing Video WorkshopLarge Format B&W Film Testing Video Workshop Large Format Paper Negative Video WorkshopLarge Format Paper Negative Video Workshop DIY UV Printer Design & Build Video WorkshopDIY UV Printer Design & Build Video Workshop Platinum & Palladium Printmaking with Vellum Video WorkshopPlatinum & Palladium Printmaking with Vellum Video Workshop

Read Testimonials from photographers and collectors from around the world.

Buy Your Photography, Video, & Technology Gear at No Additional Cost To You From B&H Photo

B&H Photo VideoB&H Photo Video COLOR FILMS, DEVELOPERS, DARKROOM GEAR

Fujichrome Provia 100F - Fujichrome Velvia 100 - Fujichrome Velvia 50 - Kodak Portra 160 - Kodak Portra 400  - Kodak Ektar 100 - Fujicolor Pro 400H - Fujicolor Crystal Archive Silver Gelatin RA4 Paper - RA-4 Color Print Processing Developer & Processing Chemicals - Color Darkroom Enlargers 

ILFORD B&W FILMS & DEVELOPERS

Ilford HP5 PlusIlford FP4 Plus - Ilford Delta 100 - Ilford Delta 400 - Ilford Delta 3200 - Ilford Pan F Plus - Ilford XP2 Super - Ilford SFX - Ilford ID-11 - Ilford DD-X - Ilford Microphen

KODAK B&W FILM DEVELOPERS

Kodak Tri-X - Kodak T-Max 100 - Kodak T-Max 400 - Kodak Portra 160 - Kodak Portra 400 - Kodak Ektar 100 - Kodak P-3200 - Kodak Ektachrome - Kodak D-76 - Kodak XTOL - Kodak HC-110

DARKROOM SUPPLIES & EQUIPMENT
Jobo CPP-3 processer - Ilford RC Pearl Paper - Ilford RC Glossy Paper - Ilford Multigrade Fiber Paper - Ilford Stop Bath - Ilford Rapid Fixer - Neutral FixerKodak Photo-Flo - Hypo Clearing Agent - Darkroom Trays - Chemical Storage Jugs - Nitrile Gloves - Film Archival Storage Sleeves - Archival Storage Binder - Archival Print Storage Boxes

Note: I participate in affiliate programs where I earn a small commission on some select products that I provide links for on my website at www.timlaytonfineart.com. When you use these links, I earn a small commission and there is no additional charge to you.

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(Tim Layton Fine Art) analog photography darkroom Darkroom Underground Wild Horses https://www.timlaytonfineart.com/blog/2021/8/darkroom-diary-episode-17 Wed, 04 Aug 2021 22:30:00 GMT
Darkroom Diary Episode 16 (Newer 660 RGB LED Lights) https://www.timlaytonfineart.com/blog/2021/8/darkroom-diary-episode-16 Darkroom Diary Episode 16 by Tim Layton www.timlaytonfineart.comDarkroom Diary Episode 16 by Tim Layton www.timlaytonfineart.com

In Episode 16, Tim shares his brand new Newer 660 LED RGB lights and what he plans to do with them in the darkroom.

Join Tim Layton on YouTubeJoin Tim Layton on YouTube Darkroom Underground - www.timlaytonfineart.com/DUDarkroom Underground - www.timlaytonfineart.com/DU
 

What Are Art Buyers & Collectors Saying About Tim Layton Fine Art?

Darkroom Underground - www.timlaytonfineart.com/DUDarkroom Underground - www.timlaytonfineart.com/DU "I just received my handmade silver gelatin fine art print from Tim Layton and it is absolutely stunning!  

I want other people to know the attention to detail that Tim puts into the making of his fine art.  

As a fellow large format photographer and printer of my own B&W darkroom prints, I can tell you that Tim’s work is exceptional.  

Now having this print in my hands, I can tell you that this selenium-toned print looks three-dimensional.  That is high praise considering we work in a two dimensional medium.  If you have not already joined Tim’s Fine Art Print Club, I strongly recommend that you join now! You will not regret your decision. -John D'Angelo, NY

Ice Princess 30x40 Silver Gelatin Fine Art Wild Horse Print by Tim LaytonIce Princess 30x40 Silver Gelatin Fine Art Wild Horse Print by Tim Layton "The size of your prints are amazing, but it’s the minute detail and tonal range you capture that give your images their aesthetic qualities. Every one of your handmade fine art prints that I have seen, has blown me away to the point I pause the video to look at them more closely.  It never ceases to amaze me how you create images that look so simple, and yet many of us watching that doesn’t mean easy. I can only dream of capturing anything 1/10th as beautiful as you do." -Mark Harris


"I have been following Tim's journey for some time now; I shoot mostly 4x5 and some 8x10, and have a small business, Zee Zee LightBenders, that specialises in alternative printing in cyanotype, Salt, Kallitype and of course traditional black and white silver gelatine. I have been following Tim's quest on the Wild Horses of Missouri and was lucky enough to purchase "The Nomads" print. I live in Africa, so nothing moves with speed. 60 days later I received the package from Tim, no fault of his, that's how we roll in Africa.
Well, was the wait worth it? - ABSOLUTELY!!!! A beautiful print on textured paper. I went on a Namibia trip to see the wild horses there in January this year so I can absolutely relate to this experience. 

Keep up the good work Tim, love your work and contribution to conservation" -Rodney Rudman, Cape Town, South Africa

Join Tim Layton on YouTubeJoin Tim Layton on YouTube "The artwork by Tim Layton is very unique, all handmade, from the negative to the final print on Ilford MGIV fiber paper and gently toned in selenium.  The tones are subtle, and distinct, and placed in just the right grey scale zones so the overall contrast of the print feels complete - from pitch black to delicate highlights. Holding one of his prints in your hands and viewing it carefully in daylight will reveal the beauty of his handmade darkroom prints.  In addition, Tim's prints are simply beautiful and artistic." -Anders Blomqvist, Sweden

If you want to help support our film and darkroom work, click on the Amazon or B&H Photo logos below and we earn a small commission when you use our links at no additional cost to you. Every little bit helps and we appreciate your support.  


 
B&H Photo VideoB&H Photo Video

Darkroom Underground - www.timlaytonfineart.com/DUDarkroom Underground - www.timlaytonfineart.com/DU

What Are Members Saying About The Darkroom Underground?

Join Tim Layton on YouTubeJoin Tim Layton on YouTube There is no shortage of people providing information on photography on YouTube and the internet.   Some  are even aimed at the analog photographer, but what Tim has done with the Darkroom Underground (DU) is nothing short of pure brilliance.  DU is not only for the analog photographer it is also for the Large Format &  Ultra Large Format Photographer.  I don’t know of anyone else who is covering ULF.

He has simplified learning with wonderful videos that are supplemented with show notes so you have all the information for you to do this on your own. But unlike anything else out there you have Tim as a resource, too. He has always been easily available for questions or clarification and he welcomes suggestions for future shows.

If you are serious about learning all aspects of analog and LF/ULF this is the place to be. -Michael Wellman


Darkroom Underground - www.timlaytonfineart.com/DUDarkroom Underground - www.timlaytonfineart.com/DU "Tim Layton is providing very useful information for all those who are interested in analog photography and large format cameras. He covers in a very detailed and entertaining way the different aspects of this field. He always takes the time to explain the details and share all his know-how. Nothing is hidden or secret. Everything is on the table. 

The videos and blogs are shot and edited in a very professional way. Tim is always ready to receive and share the suggestions and ideas coming from other people. He is a very good community manager. 

I would like also to underline the growing role of his son, Tim Junior who contributes also greatly to the quality of the videos, text and explanation. Last but not least, Tim is always welcoming suggestions and questions and ready to interact. I recommend warmly the work of Tim Layton. -Stéfane France

ANALOG PHOTOGRAPHY TRAINING LIBRARY

Darkroom Underground Academy by Tim LaytonDarkroom Underground Academy by Tim Layton

Tim Layton Fine Art All Access Pass B&W Darkroom Photography Video WorkshopB&W Darkroom Photography Video Workshop Large Format Photography Video Workshop SeriesLarge Format Photography Video Workshop Series B&W Large Format Floral Still Life Video WorkshopB&W Large Format Floral Still Life Video Workshop Large Format B&W Film Testing Video WorkshopLarge Format B&W Film Testing Video Workshop Large Format Paper Negative Video WorkshopLarge Format Paper Negative Video Workshop DIY UV Printer Design & Build Video WorkshopDIY UV Printer Design & Build Video Workshop Platinum & Palladium Printmaking with Vellum Video WorkshopPlatinum & Palladium Printmaking with Vellum Video Workshop

Read Testimonials from photographers and collectors from around the world.

Buy Your Photography, Video, & Technology Gear at No Additional Cost To You From B&H Photo

B&H Photo VideoB&H Photo Video COLOR FILMS, DEVELOPERS, DARKROOM GEAR

Fujichrome Provia 100F - Fujichrome Velvia 100 - Fujichrome Velvia 50 - Kodak Portra 160 - Kodak Portra 400  - Kodak Ektar 100 - Fujicolor Pro 400H - Fujicolor Crystal Archive Silver Gelatin RA4 Paper - RA-4 Color Print Processing Developer & Processing Chemicals - Color Darkroom Enlargers 

ILFORD B&W FILMS & DEVELOPERS

Ilford HP5 PlusIlford FP4 Plus - Ilford Delta 100 - Ilford Delta 400 - Ilford Delta 3200 - Ilford Pan F Plus - Ilford XP2 Super - Ilford SFX - Ilford ID-11 - Ilford DD-X - Ilford Microphen

KODAK B&W FILM DEVELOPERS

Kodak Tri-X - Kodak T-Max 100 - Kodak T-Max 400 - Kodak Portra 160 - Kodak Portra 400 - Kodak Ektar 100 - Kodak P-3200 - Kodak Ektachrome - Kodak D-76 - Kodak XTOL - Kodak HC-110

DARKROOM SUPPLIES & EQUIPMENT
Jobo CPP-3 processer - Ilford RC Pearl Paper - Ilford RC Glossy Paper - Ilford Multigrade Fiber Paper - Ilford Stop Bath - Ilford Rapid Fixer - Neutral FixerKodak Photo-Flo - Hypo Clearing Agent - Darkroom Trays - Chemical Storage Jugs - Nitrile Gloves - Film Archival Storage Sleeves - Archival Storage Binder - Archival Print Storage Boxes

Note: I participate in affiliate programs where I earn a small commission on some select products that I provide links for on my website at www.timlaytonfineart.com. When you use these links, I earn a small commission and there is no additional charge to you.

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(Tim Layton Fine Art) analog photography darkroom Darkroom Underground https://www.timlaytonfineart.com/blog/2021/8/darkroom-diary-episode-16 Tue, 03 Aug 2021 22:00:00 GMT
Darkroom Diary Episode 15 (Harrison Dark Cloth for Large & Ultra Large Format View Cameras) https://www.timlaytonfineart.com/blog/2021/7/darkroom-diary-episode-15 Darkroom Diary Episode 15 by Tim Layton www.timlaytonfineart.comDarkroom Diary Episode 15 by Tim Layton www.timlaytonfineart.com

In Episode 15 of Tim Layton's Darkroom Diary, Tim opens his brand new extra large Harrison Dark Cloth for ultra large format view cameras.

Join Tim Layton on YouTubeJoin Tim Layton on YouTube Darkroom Underground - www.timlaytonfineart.com/DUDarkroom Underground - www.timlaytonfineart.com/DU
 

What Are Art Buyers & Collectors Saying About Tim Layton Fine Art?

Darkroom Underground - www.timlaytonfineart.com/DUDarkroom Underground - www.timlaytonfineart.com/DU "I just received my handmade silver gelatin fine art print from Tim Layton and it is absolutely stunning!  

I want other people to know the attention to detail that Tim puts into the making of his fine art.  

As a fellow large format photographer and printer of my own B&W darkroom prints, I can tell you that Tim’s work is exceptional.  

Now having this print in my hands, I can tell you that this selenium-toned print looks three-dimensional.  That is high praise considering we work in a two dimensional medium.  If you have not already joined Tim’s Fine Art Print Club, I strongly recommend that you join now! You will not regret your decision. -John D'Angelo, NY

Ice Princess 30x40 Silver Gelatin Fine Art Wild Horse Print by Tim LaytonIce Princess 30x40 Silver Gelatin Fine Art Wild Horse Print by Tim Layton "The size of your prints are amazing, but it’s the minute detail and tonal range you capture that give your images their aesthetic qualities. Every one of your handmade fine art prints that I have seen, has blown me away to the point I pause the video to look at them more closely.  It never ceases to amaze me how you create images that look so simple, and yet many of us watching that doesn’t mean easy. I can only dream of capturing anything 1/10th as beautiful as you do." -Mark Harris


"I have been following Tim's journey for some time now; I shoot mostly 4x5 and some 8x10, and have a small business, Zee Zee LightBenders, that specialises in alternative printing in cyanotype, Salt, Kallitype and of course traditional black and white silver gelatine. I have been following Tim's quest on the Wild Horses of Missouri and was lucky enough to purchase "The Nomads" print. I live in Africa, so nothing moves with speed. 60 days later I received the package from Tim, no fault of his, that's how we roll in Africa.
Well, was the wait worth it? - ABSOLUTELY!!!! A beautiful print on textured paper. I went on a Namibia trip to see the wild horses there in January this year so I can absolutely relate to this experience. 

Keep up the good work Tim, love your work and contribution to conservation" -Rodney Rudman, Cape Town, South Africa

Join Tim Layton on YouTubeJoin Tim Layton on YouTube "The artwork by Tim Layton is very unique, all handmade, from the negative to the final print on Ilford MGIV fiber paper and gently toned in selenium.  The tones are subtle, and distinct, and placed in just the right grey scale zones so the overall contrast of the print feels complete - from pitch black to delicate highlights. Holding one of his prints in your hands and viewing it carefully in daylight will reveal the beauty of his handmade darkroom prints.  In addition, Tim's prints are simply beautiful and artistic." -Anders Blomqvist, Sweden

If you want to help support our film and darkroom work, click on the Amazon or B&H Photo logos below and we earn a small commission when you use our links at no additional cost to you. Every little bit helps and we appreciate your support.  


 
B&H Photo VideoB&H Photo Video

Darkroom Underground - www.timlaytonfineart.com/DUDarkroom Underground - www.timlaytonfineart.com/DU

What Are Members Saying About The Darkroom Underground?

Join Tim Layton on YouTubeJoin Tim Layton on YouTube There is no shortage of people providing information on photography on YouTube and the internet.   Some  are even aimed at the analog photographer, but what Tim has done with the Darkroom Underground (DU) is nothing short of pure brilliance.  DU is not only for the analog photographer it is also for the Large Format &  Ultra Large Format Photographer.  I don’t know of anyone else who is covering ULF.

He has simplified learning with wonderful videos that are supplemented with show notes so you have all the information for you to do this on your own. But unlike anything else out there you have Tim as a resource, too. He has always been easily available for questions or clarification and he welcomes suggestions for future shows.

If you are serious about learning all aspects of analog and LF/ULF this is the place to be. -Michael Wellman


Darkroom Underground - www.timlaytonfineart.com/DUDarkroom Underground - www.timlaytonfineart.com/DU "Tim Layton is providing very useful information for all those who are interested in analog photography and large format cameras. He covers in a very detailed and entertaining way the different aspects of this field. He always takes the time to explain the details and share all his know-how. Nothing is hidden or secret. Everything is on the table. 

The videos and blogs are shot and edited in a very professional way. Tim is always ready to receive and share the suggestions and ideas coming from other people. He is a very good community manager. 

I would like also to underline the growing role of his son, Tim Junior who contributes also greatly to the quality of the videos, text and explanation. Last but not least, Tim is always welcoming suggestions and questions and ready to interact. I recommend warmly the work of Tim Layton. -Stéfane France

ANALOG PHOTOGRAPHY TRAINING LIBRARY

Darkroom Underground Academy by Tim LaytonDarkroom Underground Academy by Tim Layton

Tim Layton Fine Art All Access Pass B&W Darkroom Photography Video WorkshopB&W Darkroom Photography Video Workshop Large Format Photography Video Workshop SeriesLarge Format Photography Video Workshop Series B&W Large Format Floral Still Life Video WorkshopB&W Large Format Floral Still Life Video Workshop Large Format B&W Film Testing Video WorkshopLarge Format B&W Film Testing Video Workshop Large Format Paper Negative Video WorkshopLarge Format Paper Negative Video Workshop DIY UV Printer Design & Build Video WorkshopDIY UV Printer Design & Build Video Workshop Platinum & Palladium Printmaking with Vellum Video WorkshopPlatinum & Palladium Printmaking with Vellum Video Workshop

Read Testimonials from photographers and collectors from around the world.

Buy Your Photography, Video, & Technology Gear at No Additional Cost To You From B&H Photo

B&H Photo VideoB&H Photo Video COLOR FILMS, DEVELOPERS, DARKROOM GEAR

Fujichrome Provia 100F - Fujichrome Velvia 100 - Fujichrome Velvia 50 - Kodak Portra 160 - Kodak Portra 400  - Kodak Ektar 100 - Fujicolor Pro 400H - Fujicolor Crystal Archive Silver Gelatin RA4 Paper - RA-4 Color Print Processing Developer & Processing Chemicals - Color Darkroom Enlargers 

ILFORD B&W FILMS & DEVELOPERS

Ilford HP5 PlusIlford FP4 Plus - Ilford Delta 100 - Ilford Delta 400 - Ilford Delta 3200 - Ilford Pan F Plus - Ilford XP2 Super - Ilford SFX - Ilford ID-11 - Ilford DD-X - Ilford Microphen

KODAK B&W FILM DEVELOPERS

Kodak Tri-X - Kodak T-Max 100 - Kodak T-Max 400 - Kodak Portra 160 - Kodak Portra 400 - Kodak Ektar 100 - Kodak P-3200 - Kodak Ektachrome - Kodak D-76 - Kodak XTOL - Kodak HC-110

DARKROOM SUPPLIES & EQUIPMENT
Jobo CPP-3 processer - Ilford RC Pearl Paper - Ilford RC Glossy Paper - Ilford Multigrade Fiber Paper - Ilford Stop Bath - Ilford Rapid Fixer - Neutral FixerKodak Photo-Flo - Hypo Clearing Agent - Darkroom Trays - Chemical Storage Jugs - Nitrile Gloves - Film Archival Storage Sleeves - Archival Storage Binder - Archival Print Storage Boxes

Note: I participate in affiliate programs where I earn a small commission on some select products that I provide links for on my website at www.timlaytonfineart.com. When you use these links, I earn a small commission and there is no additional charge to you.

 

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(Tim Layton Fine Art) analog photography darkroom fine art Harrison Film Changing Tent https://www.timlaytonfineart.com/blog/2021/7/darkroom-diary-episode-15 Wed, 28 Jul 2021 21:45:00 GMT
Darkroom Diary Episode 14 (Harrison Jumbo Film Changing Tent) https://www.timlaytonfineart.com/blog/2021/7/darkroom-diary-episode-14-harrison-jumbo-film-changing-tent Darkroom Diary Episode 14 by Tim Layton www.timlaytonfineart.comDarkroom Diary Episode 14 by Tim Layton www.timlaytonfineart.com

In Episode 14 of Tim Layton's Darkroom Diary, Tim shares his new Harrison Jumbo Film Changing Tent that he got for the new darkroom. 

Join Tim Layton on YouTubeJoin Tim Layton on YouTube Darkroom Underground - www.timlaytonfineart.com/DUDarkroom Underground - www.timlaytonfineart.com/DU
 

What Are Art Buyers & Collectors Saying About Tim Layton Fine Art?

Darkroom Underground - www.timlaytonfineart.com/DUDarkroom Underground - www.timlaytonfineart.com/DU "I just received my handmade silver gelatin fine art print from Tim Layton and it is absolutely stunning!  

I want other people to know the attention to detail that Tim puts into the making of his fine art.  

As a fellow large format photographer and printer of my own B&W darkroom prints, I can tell you that Tim’s work is exceptional.  

Now having this print in my hands, I can tell you that this selenium-toned print looks three-dimensional.  That is high praise considering we work in a two dimensional medium.  If you have not already joined Tim’s Fine Art Print Club, I strongly recommend that you join now! You will not regret your decision. -John D'Angelo, NY

Ice Princess 30x40 Silver Gelatin Fine Art Wild Horse Print by Tim LaytonIce Princess 30x40 Silver Gelatin Fine Art Wild Horse Print by Tim Layton "The size of your prints are amazing, but it’s the minute detail and tonal range you capture that give your images their aesthetic qualities. Every one of your handmade fine art prints that I have seen, has blown me away to the point I pause the video to look at them more closely.  It never ceases to amaze me how you create images that look so simple, and yet many of us watching that doesn’t mean easy. I can only dream of capturing anything 1/10th as beautiful as you do." -Mark Harris


"I have been following Tim's journey for some time now; I shoot mostly 4x5 and some 8x10, and have a small business, Zee Zee LightBenders, that specialises in alternative printing in cyanotype, Salt, Kallitype and of course traditional black and white silver gelatine. I have been following Tim's quest on the Wild Horses of Missouri and was lucky enough to purchase "The Nomads" print. I live in Africa, so nothing moves with speed. 60 days later I received the package from Tim, no fault of his, that's how we roll in Africa.
Well, was the wait worth it? - ABSOLUTELY!!!! A beautiful print on textured paper. I went on a Namibia trip to see the wild horses there in January this year so I can absolutely relate to this experience. 

Keep up the good work Tim, love your work and contribution to conservation" -Rodney Rudman, Cape Town, South Africa

Join Tim Layton on YouTubeJoin Tim Layton on YouTube "The artwork by Tim Layton is very unique, all handmade, from the negative to the final print on Ilford MGIV fiber paper and gently toned in selenium.  The tones are subtle, and distinct, and placed in just the right grey scale zones so the overall contrast of the print feels complete - from pitch black to delicate highlights. Holding one of his prints in your hands and viewing it carefully in daylight will reveal the beauty of his handmade darkroom prints.  In addition, Tim's prints are simply beautiful and artistic." -Anders Blomqvist, Sweden

If you want to help support our film and darkroom work, click on the Amazon or B&H Photo logos below and we earn a small commission when you use our links at no additional cost to you. Every little bit helps and we appreciate your support.  


 
B&H Photo VideoB&H Photo Video

Darkroom Underground - www.timlaytonfineart.com/DUDarkroom Underground - www.timlaytonfineart.com/DU

What Are Members Saying About The Darkroom Underground?

Join Tim Layton on YouTubeJoin Tim Layton on YouTube There is no shortage of people providing information on photography on YouTube and the internet.   Some  are even aimed at the analog photographer, but what Tim has done with the Darkroom Underground (DU) is nothing short of pure brilliance.  DU is not only for the analog photographer it is also for the Large Format &  Ultra Large Format Photographer.  I don’t know of anyone else who is covering ULF.

He has simplified learning with wonderful videos that are supplemented with show notes so you have all the information for you to do this on your own. But unlike anything else out there you have Tim as a resource, too. He has always been easily available for questions or clarification and he welcomes suggestions for future shows.

If you are serious about learning all aspects of analog and LF/ULF this is the place to be. -Michael Wellman


Darkroom Underground - www.timlaytonfineart.com/DUDarkroom Underground - www.timlaytonfineart.com/DU "Tim Layton is providing very useful information for all those who are interested in analog photography and large format cameras. He covers in a very detailed and entertaining way the different aspects of this field. He always takes the time to explain the details and share all his know-how. Nothing is hidden or secret. Everything is on the table. 

The videos and blogs are shot and edited in a very professional way. Tim is always ready to receive and share the suggestions and ideas coming from other people. He is a very good community manager. 

I would like also to underline the growing role of his son, Tim Junior who contributes also greatly to the quality of the videos, text and explanation. Last but not least, Tim is always welcoming suggestions and questions and ready to interact. I recommend warmly the work of Tim Layton. -Stéfane France

ANALOG PHOTOGRAPHY TRAINING LIBRARY

Darkroom Underground Academy by Tim LaytonDarkroom Underground Academy by Tim Layton

Tim Layton Fine Art All Access Pass B&W Darkroom Photography Video WorkshopB&W Darkroom Photography Video Workshop Large Format Photography Video Workshop SeriesLarge Format Photography Video Workshop Series B&W Large Format Floral Still Life Video WorkshopB&W Large Format Floral Still Life Video Workshop Large Format B&W Film Testing Video WorkshopLarge Format B&W Film Testing Video Workshop Large Format Paper Negative Video WorkshopLarge Format Paper Negative Video Workshop DIY UV Printer Design & Build Video WorkshopDIY UV Printer Design & Build Video Workshop Platinum & Palladium Printmaking with Vellum Video WorkshopPlatinum & Palladium Printmaking with Vellum Video Workshop

Read Testimonials from photographers and collectors from around the world.

Buy Your Photography, Video, & Technology Gear at No Additional Cost To You From B&H Photo

B&H Photo VideoB&H Photo Video COLOR FILMS, DEVELOPERS, DARKROOM GEAR

Fujichrome Provia 100F - Fujichrome Velvia 100 - Fujichrome Velvia 50 - Kodak Portra 160 - Kodak Portra 400  - Kodak Ektar 100 - Fujicolor Pro 400H - Fujicolor Crystal Archive Silver Gelatin RA4 Paper - RA-4 Color Print Processing Developer & Processing Chemicals - Color Darkroom Enlargers 

ILFORD B&W FILMS & DEVELOPERS

Ilford HP5 PlusIlford FP4 Plus - Ilford Delta 100 - Ilford Delta 400 - Ilford Delta 3200 - Ilford Pan F Plus - Ilford XP2 Super - Ilford SFX - Ilford ID-11 - Ilford DD-X - Ilford Microphen

KODAK B&W FILM DEVELOPERS

Kodak Tri-X - Kodak T-Max 100 - Kodak T-Max 400 - Kodak Portra 160 - Kodak Portra 400 - Kodak Ektar 100 - Kodak P-3200 - Kodak Ektachrome - Kodak D-76 - Kodak XTOL - Kodak HC-110

DARKROOM SUPPLIES & EQUIPMENT
Jobo CPP-3 processer - Ilford RC Pearl Paper - Ilford RC Glossy Paper - Ilford Multigrade Fiber Paper - Ilford Stop Bath - Ilford Rapid Fixer - Neutral FixerKodak Photo-Flo - Hypo Clearing Agent - Darkroom Trays - Chemical Storage Jugs - Nitrile Gloves - Film Archival Storage Sleeves - Archival Storage Binder - Archival Print Storage Boxes

Note: I participate in affiliate programs where I earn a small commission on some select products that I provide links for on my website at www.timlaytonfineart.com. When you use these links, I earn a small commission and there is no additional charge to you.

 

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(Tim Layton Fine Art) analog photography darkroom fine art Harrison Film Changing Tent https://www.timlaytonfineart.com/blog/2021/7/darkroom-diary-episode-14-harrison-jumbo-film-changing-tent Mon, 26 Jul 2021 13:55:37 GMT
Large & Ultra Format Film Negative Size Comparison & Why I Choose 14x17 https://www.timlaytonfineart.com/blog/2021/7/large-ultra-format-film-negative-size-comparison large format film size negative comparison by Tim Laytonlarge format film size negative comparison by Tim Layton I was working on a new project for my new Chamonix 14x17 ultra large format camera and I was trying to explain how much larger this negative was over a 4x5 negative. 

So, I created this graphic to help with my discussion and realized that it would be a good reference for many other photographers as well. 

Look at the tiny red box in the lower left corner representing 35mm negatives.  While we know large format is indeed much larger than roll film, this illustration really helps drive the realities of this home even more.

If you are on Facebook and want to join us in the Ultra Large Format Photograph Group, I would be happy to welcome you to the group.

WHY I CHOOSE 14x17 

Join Tim Layton on YouTubeJoin Tim Layton on YouTube I decided to go with 14x17 for a number of reasons over other formats.  I already have 4x5, 5x7, and 4x10 backs for my Chamonix 8x10 camera, so all of the smaller formats are covered.  

I have been using and B&J 11x14 since 2010 and it was time to either update this camera or try another format. 

I did own a Chamonix 11x14 for a couple years and loved the camera, so the decision was really between 14x17 or 16x20 for me. 

At least at this time, I don't have an appetite for 20x24 because I like to do a lot of Pictorialist style soft focus work with the bigger formats and the lens selection is pretty narrow and the costs and workflow is exponentially more complex in many cases.  It is technically possible to either make a single element meniscus lens that will cover 20x24 or purchase a TT Signature Pictorialist lens that will cover, so this wasn't the deciding factor for me. 

I work a lot in the field alone and trying to manage 20x24 by yourself is typically not a great idea.  I traveled around the country with my 11x14, so I feel comfortable doing the same with the new 14x17.  I think it is possible to work with 20x24 alone, I just don't have a use case or the appetite for that at this point in time.  

14x17 Chamonix Ultra Large Format View Camera14x17 Chamonix Ultra Large Format View Camera For my needs, I felt the 14x17 format was exactly what I am looking for at this time. 

I have plenty of lenses that cover this format already and the contact print size when mounted with a 4 inch window mat is 22"x25" making it unique and also substantially larger than the traditional 11x14 format.

Since I make artwork that is intended to be sold to art buyers and collectors, I try and do the small things that set me apart from others.  

The aspect ratio is also fairly close to 8x10 (1:1.21 vs. 1:1.25) and this matters to me because I can easily make 8x10 copy negatives without altering my original composition very much. This opens up the possibility of making very large 40"x60" silver gelatin fine art gallery prints from the 8x10 negatives if desired or needed.  

The main reason I went after 14x17 at this time was because of the contact prints.  I am working on a brand new project where I am making my own orthochromatic film and paper negatives for the 14x17 camera and also making my own silver chloride AZO handmade paper, making this a pure handmade analog workflow from beginning to end. I use film when I want sharper definition and paper when I want a more idealistic rendering.  The silver chloride contact print from either negative renders something to behold and cherish.  

Not every project will require handmade film and paper, so that is why I will keep several boxes of Ilford 14x17 FP4 and HP5 in the freezer.  Ilford has their annual ULF film ordering program every summer, so it should be reasonable to have plenty of film on hand. 

I plan to make classic fiber silver gelatin contact prints using FP4 or HP5 negatives and standard papers like Ilford MGIV and others.  I have done all of this for years on my 8x10 and now I simply scale things up to the 14x17 format.

I have been making platinum contact prints with my 8x10 for a long time and having the option to make the bigger 14x17 platinum prints from my original film negatives will also be a great option in the future as well. 

Much more on all of this in the future.

-Tim Layton

Join Tim Layton on YouTubeJoin Tim Layton on YouTube Darkroom Underground - www.timlaytonfineart.com/DUDarkroom Underground - www.timlaytonfineart.com/DU
 

What Are Art Buyers & Collectors Saying About Tim Layton Fine Art?

Darkroom Underground - www.timlaytonfineart.com/DUDarkroom Underground - www.timlaytonfineart.com/DU "I just received my handmade silver gelatin fine art print from Tim Layton and it is absolutely stunning!  

I want other people to know the attention to detail that Tim puts into the making of his fine art.  

As a fellow large format photographer and printer of my own B&W darkroom prints, I can tell you that Tim’s work is exceptional.  

Now having this print in my hands, I can tell you that this selenium-toned print looks three-dimensional.  That is high praise considering we work in a two dimensional medium.  If you have not already joined Tim’s Fine Art Print Club, I strongly recommend that you join now! You will not regret your decision. -John D'Angelo, NY

Ice Princess 30x40 Silver Gelatin Fine Art Wild Horse Print by Tim LaytonIce Princess 30x40 Silver Gelatin Fine Art Wild Horse Print by Tim Layton "The size of your prints are amazing, but it’s the minute detail and tonal range you capture that give your images their aesthetic qualities. Every one of your handmade fine art prints that I have seen, has blown me away to the point I pause the video to look at them more closely.  It never ceases to amaze me how you create images that look so simple, and yet many of us watching that doesn’t mean easy. I can only dream of capturing anything 1/10th as beautiful as you do." -Mark Harris


"I have been following Tim's journey for some time now; I shoot mostly 4x5 and some 8x10, and have a small business, Zee Zee LightBenders, that specialises in alternative printing in cyanotype, Salt, Kallitype and of course traditional black and white silver gelatine. I have been following Tim's quest on the Wild Horses of Missouri and was lucky enough to purchase "The Nomads" print. I live in Africa, so nothing moves with speed. 60 days later I received the package from Tim, no fault of his, that's how we roll in Africa.
Well, was the wait worth it? - ABSOLUTELY!!!! A beautiful print on textured paper. I went on a Namibia trip to see the wild horses there in January this year so I can absolutely relate to this experience. 

Keep up the good work Tim, love your work and contribution to conservation" -Rodney Rudman, Cape Town, South Africa

Join Tim Layton on YouTubeJoin Tim Layton on YouTube "The artwork by Tim Layton is very unique, all handmade, from the negative to the final print on Ilford MGIV fiber paper and gently toned in selenium.  The tones are subtle, and distinct, and placed in just the right grey scale zones so the overall contrast of the print feels complete - from pitch black to delicate highlights. Holding one of his prints in your hands and viewing it carefully in daylight will reveal the beauty of his handmade darkroom prints.  In addition, Tim's prints are simply beautiful and artistic." -Anders Blomqvist, Sweden

If you want to help support our film and darkroom work, click on the Amazon or B&H Photo logos below and we earn a small commission when you use our links at no additional cost to you. Every little bit helps and we appreciate your support.  


 
B&H Photo VideoB&H Photo Video

Darkroom Underground - www.timlaytonfineart.com/DUDarkroom Underground - www.timlaytonfineart.com/DU

What Are Members Saying About The Darkroom Underground?

Join Tim Layton on YouTubeJoin Tim Layton on YouTube There is no shortage of people providing information on photography on YouTube and the internet.   Some  are even aimed at the analog photographer, but what Tim has done with the Darkroom Underground (DU) is nothing short of pure brilliance.  DU is not only for the analog photographer it is also for the Large Format &  Ultra Large Format Photographer.  I don’t know of anyone else who is covering ULF.

He has simplified learning with wonderful videos that are supplemented with show notes so you have all the information for you to do this on your own. But unlike anything else out there you have Tim as a resource, too. He has always been easily available for questions or clarification and he welcomes suggestions for future shows.

If you are serious about learning all aspects of analog and LF/ULF this is the place to be. -Michael Wellman


Darkroom Underground - www.timlaytonfineart.com/DUDarkroom Underground - www.timlaytonfineart.com/DU "Tim Layton is providing very useful information for all those who are interested in analog photography and large format cameras. He covers in a very detailed and entertaining way the different aspects of this field. He always takes the time to explain the details and share all his know-how. Nothing is hidden or secret. Everything is on the table. 

The videos and blogs are shot and edited in a very professional way. Tim is always ready to receive and share the suggestions and ideas coming from other people. He is a very good community manager. 

I would like also to underline the growing role of his son, Tim Junior who contributes also greatly to the quality of the videos, text and explanation. Last but not least, Tim is always welcoming suggestions and questions and ready to interact. I recommend warmly the work of Tim Layton. -Stéfane France

ANALOG PHOTOGRAPHY TRAINING LIBRARY

Darkroom Underground Academy by Tim LaytonDarkroom Underground Academy by Tim Layton

Tim Layton Fine Art All Access Pass B&W Darkroom Photography Video WorkshopB&W Darkroom Photography Video Workshop Large Format Photography Video Workshop SeriesLarge Format Photography Video Workshop Series B&W Large Format Floral Still Life Video WorkshopB&W Large Format Floral Still Life Video Workshop Large Format B&W Film Testing Video WorkshopLarge Format B&W Film Testing Video Workshop Large Format Paper Negative Video WorkshopLarge Format Paper Negative Video Workshop DIY UV Printer Design & Build Video WorkshopDIY UV Printer Design & Build Video Workshop Platinum & Palladium Printmaking with Vellum Video WorkshopPlatinum & Palladium Printmaking with Vellum Video Workshop

Read Testimonials from photographers and collectors from around the world.

Buy Your Photography, Video, & Technology Gear at No Additional Cost To You From B&H Photo

B&H Photo VideoB&H Photo Video COLOR FILMS, DEVELOPERS, DARKROOM GEAR

Fujichrome Provia 100F - Fujichrome Velvia 100 - Fujichrome Velvia 50 - Kodak Portra 160 - Kodak Portra 400  - Kodak Ektar 100 - Fujicolor Pro 400H - Fujicolor Crystal Archive Silver Gelatin RA4 Paper - RA-4 Color Print Processing Developer & Processing Chemicals - Color Darkroom Enlargers 

ILFORD B&W FILMS & DEVELOPERS

Ilford HP5 PlusIlford FP4 Plus - Ilford Delta 100 - Ilford Delta 400 - Ilford Delta 3200 - Ilford Pan F Plus - Ilford XP2 Super - Ilford SFX - Ilford ID-11 - Ilford DD-X - Ilford Microphen

KODAK B&W FILM DEVELOPERS

Kodak Tri-X - Kodak T-Max 100 - Kodak T-Max 400 - Kodak Portra 160 - Kodak Portra 400 - Kodak Ektar 100 - Kodak P-3200 - Kodak Ektachrome - Kodak D-76 - Kodak XTOL - Kodak HC-110

DARKROOM SUPPLIES & EQUIPMENT
Jobo CPP-3 processer - Ilford RC Pearl Paper - Ilford RC Glossy Paper - Ilford Multigrade Fiber Paper - Ilford Stop Bath - Ilford Rapid Fixer - Neutral FixerKodak Photo-Flo - Hypo Clearing Agent - Darkroom Trays - Chemical Storage Jugs - Nitrile Gloves - Film Archival Storage Sleeves - Archival Storage Binder - Archival Print Storage Boxes

Note: I participate in affiliate programs where I earn a small commission on some select products that I provide links for on my website at www.timlaytonfineart.com. When you use these links, I earn a small commission and there is no additional charge to you.

 

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(Tim Layton Fine Art) Contact Prints film Ilford large format Silver Chloride Silver Gelatin Ultra Large Format https://www.timlaytonfineart.com/blog/2021/7/large-ultra-format-film-negative-size-comparison Sun, 25 Jul 2021 16:24:45 GMT
Darkroom Diary Episode 13 (Large Format Contact Printing With Heiland LED Cold Light System) https://www.timlaytonfineart.com/blog/2021/7/darkroom-diary-episode-13-large-format-contact-printing-with-heiland-led Darkroom Diary Episode 13 by Tim Layton www.timlaytonfineart.comDarkroom Diary Episode 13 by Tim Layton www.timlaytonfineart.com

In episode 13, Tim shares how he plans to use the Heiland LED Cold Light Split-Grade System to make Large Format silver chloride and silver gelatin contact prints.

Join Tim Layton on YouTubeJoin Tim Layton on YouTube Darkroom Underground - www.timlaytonfineart.com/DUDarkroom Underground - www.timlaytonfineart.com/DU
 

What Are Art Buyers & Collectors Saying About Tim Layton Fine Art?

Darkroom Underground - www.timlaytonfineart.com/DUDarkroom Underground - www.timlaytonfineart.com/DU "I just received my handmade silver gelatin fine art print from Tim Layton and it is absolutely stunning!  

I want other people to know the attention to detail that Tim puts into the making of his fine art.  

As a fellow large format photographer and printer of my own B&W darkroom prints, I can tell you that Tim’s work is exceptional.  

Now having this print in my hands, I can tell you that this selenium-toned print looks three-dimensional.  That is high praise considering we work in a two dimensional medium.  If you have not already joined Tim’s Fine Art Print Club, I strongly recommend that you join now! You will not regret your decision. -John D'Angelo, NY

Ice Princess 30x40 Silver Gelatin Fine Art Wild Horse Print by Tim LaytonIce Princess 30x40 Silver Gelatin Fine Art Wild Horse Print by Tim Layton "The size of your prints are amazing, but it’s the minute detail and tonal range you capture that give your images their aesthetic qualities. Every one of your handmade fine art prints that I have seen, has blown me away to the point I pause the video to look at them more closely.  It never ceases to amaze me how you create images that look so simple, and yet many of us watching that doesn’t mean easy. I can only dream of capturing anything 1/10th as beautiful as you do." -Mark Harris


"I have been following Tim's journey for some time now; I shoot mostly 4x5 and some 8x10, and have a small business, Zee Zee LightBenders, that specialises in alternative printing in cyanotype, Salt, Kallitype and of course traditional black and white silver gelatine. I have been following Tim's quest on the Wild Horses of Missouri and was lucky enough to purchase "The Nomads" print. I live in Africa, so nothing moves with speed. 60 days later I received the package from Tim, no fault of his, that's how we roll in Africa.
Well, was the wait worth it? - ABSOLUTELY!!!! A beautiful print on textured paper. I went on a Namibia trip to see the wild horses there in January this year so I can absolutely relate to this experience. 

Keep up the good work Tim, love your work and contribution to conservation" -Rodney Rudman, Cape Town, South Africa

Join Tim Layton on YouTubeJoin Tim Layton on YouTube "The artwork by Tim Layton is very unique, all handmade, from the negative to the final print on Ilford MGIV fiber paper and gently toned in selenium.  The tones are subtle, and distinct, and placed in just the right grey scale zones so the overall contrast of the print feels complete - from pitch black to delicate highlights. Holding one of his prints in your hands and viewing it carefully in daylight will reveal the beauty of his handmade darkroom prints.  In addition, Tim's prints are simply beautiful and artistic." -Anders Blomqvist, Sweden

If you want to help support our film and darkroom work, click on the Amazon or B&H Photo logos below and we earn a small commission when you use our links at no additional cost to you. Every little bit helps and we appreciate your support.  


 
B&H Photo VideoB&H Photo Video

Darkroom Underground - www.timlaytonfineart.com/DUDarkroom Underground - www.timlaytonfineart.com/DU

What Are Members Saying About The Darkroom Underground?

Join Tim Layton on YouTubeJoin Tim Layton on YouTube There is no shortage of people providing information on photography on YouTube and the internet.   Some  are even aimed at the analog photographer, but what Tim has done with the Darkroom Underground (DU) is nothing short of pure brilliance.  DU is not only for the analog photographer it is also for the Large Format &  Ultra Large Format Photographer.  I don’t know of anyone else who is covering ULF.

He has simplified learning with wonderful videos that are supplemented with show notes so you have all the information for you to do this on your own. But unlike anything else out there you have Tim as a resource, too. He has always been easily available for questions or clarification and he welcomes suggestions for future shows.

If you are serious about learning all aspects of analog and LF/ULF this is the place to be. -Michael Wellman


Darkroom Underground - www.timlaytonfineart.com/DUDarkroom Underground - www.timlaytonfineart.com/DU "Tim Layton is providing very useful information for all those who are interested in analog photography and large format cameras. He covers in a very detailed and entertaining way the different aspects of this field. He always takes the time to explain the details and share all his know-how. Nothing is hidden or secret. Everything is on the table. 

The videos and blogs are shot and edited in a very professional way. Tim is always ready to receive and share the suggestions and ideas coming from other people. He is a very good community manager. 

I would like also to underline the growing role of his son, Tim Junior who contributes also greatly to the quality of the videos, text and explanation. Last but not least, Tim is always welcoming suggestions and questions and ready to interact. I recommend warmly the work of Tim Layton. -Stéfane France

ANALOG PHOTOGRAPHY TRAINING LIBRARY

Darkroom Underground Academy by Tim LaytonDarkroom Underground Academy by Tim Layton

Tim Layton Fine Art All Access Pass B&W Darkroom Photography Video WorkshopB&W Darkroom Photography Video Workshop Large Format Photography Video Workshop SeriesLarge Format Photography Video Workshop Series B&W Large Format Floral Still Life Video WorkshopB&W Large Format Floral Still Life Video Workshop Large Format B&W Film Testing Video WorkshopLarge Format B&W Film Testing Video Workshop Large Format Paper Negative Video WorkshopLarge Format Paper Negative Video Workshop DIY UV Printer Design & Build Video WorkshopDIY UV Printer Design & Build Video Workshop Platinum & Palladium Printmaking with Vellum Video WorkshopPlatinum & Palladium Printmaking with Vellum Video Workshop

Read Testimonials from photographers and collectors from around the world.

Buy Your Photography, Video, & Technology Gear at No Additional Cost To You From B&H Photo

B&H Photo VideoB&H Photo Video COLOR FILMS, DEVELOPERS, DARKROOM GEAR

Fujichrome Provia 100F - Fujichrome Velvia 100 - Fujichrome Velvia 50 - Kodak Portra 160 - Kodak Portra 400  - Kodak Ektar 100 - Fujicolor Pro 400H - Fujicolor Crystal Archive Silver Gelatin RA4 Paper - RA-4 Color Print Processing Developer & Processing Chemicals - Color Darkroom Enlargers 

ILFORD B&W FILMS & DEVELOPERS

Ilford HP5 PlusIlford FP4 Plus - Ilford Delta 100 - Ilford Delta 400 - Ilford Delta 3200 - Ilford Pan F Plus - Ilford XP2 Super - Ilford SFX - Ilford ID-11 - Ilford DD-X - Ilford Microphen

KODAK B&W FILM DEVELOPERS

Kodak Tri-X - Kodak T-Max 100 - Kodak T-Max 400 - Kodak Portra 160 - Kodak Portra 400 - Kodak Ektar 100 - Kodak P-3200 - Kodak Ektachrome - Kodak D-76 - Kodak XTOL - Kodak HC-110

DARKROOM SUPPLIES & EQUIPMENT
Jobo CPP-3 processer - Ilford RC Pearl Paper - Ilford RC Glossy Paper - Ilford Multigrade Fiber Paper - Ilford Stop Bath - Ilford Rapid Fixer - Neutral FixerKodak Photo-Flo - Hypo Clearing Agent - Darkroom Trays - Chemical Storage Jugs - Nitrile Gloves - Film Archival Storage Sleeves - Archival Storage Binder - Archival Print Storage Boxes

Note: I participate in affiliate programs where I earn a small commission on some select products that I provide links for on my website at www.timlaytonfineart.com. When you use these links, I earn a small commission and there is no additional charge to you.

 

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(Tim Layton Fine Art) analog photography darkroom Darkroom Underground Wild Horses https://www.timlaytonfineart.com/blog/2021/7/darkroom-diary-episode-13-large-format-contact-printing-with-heiland-led Fri, 23 Jul 2021 23:00:00 GMT
How I Plan To Use The Heiland LED Cold Light System To Make My Large Format Contact Prints https://www.timlaytonfineart.com/blog/2021/7/how-i-use-the-heiland-led-cold-light-system-to-make-my-large-format-contact-prints As I was building out the new darkroom, I was just about to set up an overhead light source hanging over the workbench for making my large format and ultra large format contact prints.  Then, I saw a post by Stéfane France in the Heiland Split-Grade System Users Group and a light went off in my mind.

Heiland LED Split-Grade LED for Making Large Format Contact Prints.Heiland LED Split-Grade LED for Making Large Format Contact Prints. Stéfane France and I have become friends recently and he had invited me to the group a couple weeks ago.  I was scrolling through the posts in the group and then I saw this post by Stéfane.  

As noted in his post, if you select the fixed grade paper type on the Heiland Split-Grade controller, you can use the LED cold light head as a continuous light source that is also controlled by the integrated timer!

After the initial discovery was circulating through my mind for a little while, I then realized another huge benefit of using this approach for making my large format contact prints. 

Having the ability to control the intensity of the light with the aperture on the lens is also a huge benefit over using a bare bulb hanging over the bench.  In all fairness, I used a dimmer switch on my previous bare bulb system, and that was effective too.  

All of this is a big win for me because I already own the Heiland LED cold light system with the Split-Grade controller, so there is no extra expense involved.  Also, it saves me valuable space on my workbench because I don't need to setup another are exclusive to large format contact printing.  

You will see all of this in action in our new darkroom as we begin to make new large format contact prints and huge silver gelatin enlargements up to 40 inches x 60 inches.  All of this can be enjoyed via our new YouTube Channel

Join Tim Layton on YouTubeJoin Tim Layton on YouTube You may be thinking, what's the big deal? 

I use my enlarger to make large format silver gelatin contact prints all the time. 

I love to make silver chloride large format contact prints which requires much more light than the typical enlarger is capable of producing. Also my homemade DIY AZO emulsion is very slow and requires a lot of light.  Using a regular enlarger light source is not possible with slower contact printing emulsions, so being able to use the Heiland LED cold light in this way is a big deal for me because I save a lot of time, space, and effort because I don't need an entirely different system for making these types of large format contact prints.    

Heiland LED Cold Light on New Beseler 45V-XL EnlargerHeiland LED Cold Light on New Beseler 45V-XL Enlarger The Heiland LED system in the white light focusing mode is extremely bright and this is how it is possible to use very slow emulsions for making the contact prints.  My traditional enlarger light sources simply don't have enough power.  All of my enlargers are now equipped with the Heiland LED Cold Light Split-Grade systems, so this is a big deal for me.  

However, there is one challenge with this setup if I want to make traditional silver gelatin contact prints with papers like Ilford MGIV, etc.  They need much less light than the silver chloride contact printing papers, so I need a way to reduce it. 

For now, the Heiland Split-Grade controller does not offer a variable way to reduce the white focus light, but I have sent this suggestion to Heiland for a possible firmware update. I got an email from Heiland and they are working on a software update where I will be able to control the intensity of the light when I have the Splitgrade controller in Fixed Grade Mode (white light).  This is really amazing if you think about it.  Companies like Heiland are rare.  Their level of intelligence goes beyond my understanding, and I just grateful that we have companies like Heiland that are willing to use their intelligence for helping analog photographers. 

In the meantime while the software update is being developed, I have a few things that I can do to reduce the strong white light. 

First, I can elevate the light source to help reduce the intensity.  If that doesn't do it, then I could also stop down the aperture on the enlarger lens.  If that doesn't reduce the light, then I could also put some Variable ND filters on my enlarger lens.  I have a high end 1 to 5 stop variable ND filter and a 10 stop filter which I will try and get an adapter ring to use on the enlarger lens if the other two methods don't reduce the light enough.

Heiland Splitgrade ControllerHeiland Splitgrade Controller All in all, this is a big win for me for the reasons above and I am really excited to discover additional use cases for the Heiland LED system as well.  I already have a few more ideas that I am going to explore. 

If you have ever considered purchasing a Heiland LED cold light system, but haven't because of the price, I can assure you that if you are truly a darkroom printer, that pain of the expense will quickly fade because this gear is incredible to work with.  I also have the Splitgrade and Comfort controllers as well as the B&W LED Safelights.    

As things continue to progress with the new darkroom build project, I will be making lots of videos of all the various darkroom methods that Tim Jr and I use to make our prints. You can see my 8x10 and 4x5 enlargers with the Heiland Cold Light system here

As I test all of this out, I will come back and write new articles and make some videos showing you how it all works. 

In episode 13 of my Darkroom Diary, I cover all of this information in the video.

Join Tim Layton on YouTubeJoin Tim Layton on YouTube Darkroom Underground - www.timlaytonfineart.com/DUDarkroom Underground - www.timlaytonfineart.com/DU
 

What Are Art Buyers & Collectors Saying About Tim Layton Fine Art?

Darkroom Underground - www.timlaytonfineart.com/DUDarkroom Underground - www.timlaytonfineart.com/DU "I just received my handmade silver gelatin fine art print from Tim Layton and it is absolutely stunning!  

I want other people to know the attention to detail that Tim puts into the making of his fine art.  

As a fellow large format photographer and printer of my own B&W darkroom prints, I can tell you that Tim’s work is exceptional.  

Now having this print in my hands, I can tell you that this selenium-toned print looks three-dimensional.  That is high praise considering we work in a two dimensional medium.  If you have not already joined Tim’s Fine Art Print Club, I strongly recommend that you join now! You will not regret your decision. -John D'Angelo, NY

Ice Princess 30x40 Silver Gelatin Fine Art Wild Horse Print by Tim LaytonIce Princess 30x40 Silver Gelatin Fine Art Wild Horse Print by Tim Layton "The size of your prints are amazing, but it’s the minute detail and tonal range you capture that give your images their aesthetic qualities. Every one of your handmade fine art prints that I have seen, has blown me away to the point I pause the video to look at them more closely.  It never ceases to amaze me how you create images that look so simple, and yet many of us watching that doesn’t mean easy. I can only dream of capturing anything 1/10th as beautiful as you do." -Mark Harris


"I have been following Tim's journey for some time now; I shoot mostly 4x5 and some 8x10, and have a small business, Zee Zee LightBenders, that specialises in alternative printing in cyanotype, Salt, Kallitype and of course traditional black and white silver gelatine. I have been following Tim's quest on the Wild Horses of Missouri and was lucky enough to purchase "The Nomads" print. I live in Africa, so nothing moves with speed. 60 days later I received the package from Tim, no fault of his, that's how we roll in Africa.
Well, was the wait worth it? - ABSOLUTELY!!!! A beautiful print on textured paper. I went on a Namibia trip to see the wild horses there in January this year so I can absolutely relate to this experience. 

Keep up the good work Tim, love your work and contribution to conservation" -Rodney Rudman, Cape Town, South Africa

Join Tim Layton on YouTubeJoin Tim Layton on YouTube "The artwork by Tim Layton is very unique, all handmade, from the negative to the final print on Ilford MGIV fiber paper and gently toned in selenium.  The tones are subtle, and distinct, and placed in just the right grey scale zones so the overall contrast of the print feels complete - from pitch black to delicate highlights. Holding one of his prints in your hands and viewing it carefully in daylight will reveal the beauty of his handmade darkroom prints.  In addition, Tim's prints are simply beautiful and artistic." -Anders Blomqvist, Sweden

If you want to help support our film and darkroom work, click on the Amazon or B&H Photo logos below and we earn a small commission when you use our links at no additional cost to you. Every little bit helps and we appreciate your support.  


 
B&H Photo VideoB&H Photo Video

Darkroom Underground - www.timlaytonfineart.com/DUDarkroom Underground - www.timlaytonfineart.com/DU

What Are Members Saying About The Darkroom Underground?

Join Tim Layton on YouTubeJoin Tim Layton on YouTube There is no shortage of people providing information on photography on YouTube and the internet.   Some  are even aimed at the analog photographer, but what Tim has done with the Darkroom Underground (DU) is nothing short of pure brilliance.  DU is not only for the analog photographer it is also for the Large Format &  Ultra Large Format Photographer.  I don’t know of anyone else who is covering ULF.

He has simplified learning with wonderful videos that are supplemented with show notes so you have all the information for you to do this on your own. But unlike anything else out there you have Tim as a resource, too. He has always been easily available for questions or clarification and he welcomes suggestions for future shows.

If you are serious about learning all aspects of analog and LF/ULF this is the place to be. -Michael Wellman


Darkroom Underground - www.timlaytonfineart.com/DUDarkroom Underground - www.timlaytonfineart.com/DU "Tim Layton is providing very useful information for all those who are interested in analog photography and large format cameras. He covers in a very detailed and entertaining way the different aspects of this field. He always takes the time to explain the details and share all his know-how. Nothing is hidden or secret. Everything is on the table. 

The videos and blogs are shot and edited in a very professional way. Tim is always ready to receive and share the suggestions and ideas coming from other people. He is a very good community manager. 

I would like also to underline the growing role of his son, Tim Junior who contributes also greatly to the quality of the videos, text and explanation. Last but not least, Tim is always welcoming suggestions and questions and ready to interact. I recommend warmly the work of Tim Layton. -Stéfane France

ANALOG PHOTOGRAPHY TRAINING LIBRARY

Darkroom Underground Academy by Tim LaytonDarkroom Underground Academy by Tim Layton

Tim Layton Fine Art All Access Pass B&W Darkroom Photography Video WorkshopB&W Darkroom Photography Video Workshop Large Format Photography Video Workshop SeriesLarge Format Photography Video Workshop Series B&W Large Format Floral Still Life Video WorkshopB&W Large Format Floral Still Life Video Workshop Large Format B&W Film Testing Video WorkshopLarge Format B&W Film Testing Video Workshop Large Format Paper Negative Video WorkshopLarge Format Paper Negative Video Workshop DIY UV Printer Design & Build Video WorkshopDIY UV Printer Design & Build Video Workshop Platinum & Palladium Printmaking with Vellum Video WorkshopPlatinum & Palladium Printmaking with Vellum Video Workshop

Read Testimonials from photographers and collectors from around the world.

Buy Your Photography, Video, & Technology Gear at No Additional Cost To You From B&H Photo

B&H Photo VideoB&H Photo Video COLOR FILMS, DEVELOPERS, DARKROOM GEAR

Fujichrome Provia 100F - Fujichrome Velvia 100 - Fujichrome Velvia 50 - Kodak Portra 160 - Kodak Portra 400  - Kodak Ektar 100 - Fujicolor Pro 400H - Fujicolor Crystal Archive Silver Gelatin RA4 Paper - RA-4 Color Print Processing Developer & Processing Chemicals - Color Darkroom Enlargers 

ILFORD B&W FILMS & DEVELOPERS

Ilford HP5 PlusIlford FP4 Plus - Ilford Delta 100 - Ilford Delta 400 - Ilford Delta 3200 - Ilford Pan F Plus - Ilford XP2 Super - Ilford SFX - Ilford ID-11 - Ilford DD-X - Ilford Microphen

KODAK B&W FILM DEVELOPERS

Kodak Tri-X - Kodak T-Max 100 - Kodak T-Max 400 - Kodak Portra 160 - Kodak Portra 400 - Kodak Ektar 100 - Kodak P-3200 - Kodak Ektachrome - Kodak D-76 - Kodak XTOL - Kodak HC-110

DARKROOM SUPPLIES & EQUIPMENT
Jobo CPP-3 processer - Ilford RC Pearl Paper - Ilford RC Glossy Paper - Ilford Multigrade Fiber Paper - Ilford Stop Bath - Ilford Rapid Fixer - Neutral FixerKodak Photo-Flo - Hypo Clearing Agent - Darkroom Trays - Chemical Storage Jugs - Nitrile Gloves - Film Archival Storage Sleeves - Archival Storage Binder - Archival Print Storage Boxes

Note: I participate in affiliate programs where I earn a small commission on some select products that I provide links for on my website at www.timlaytonfineart.com. When you use these links, I earn a small commission and there is no additional charge to you.

 

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(Tim Layton Fine Art) analog photography Contact Print Heiland large format photography photography https://www.timlaytonfineart.com/blog/2021/7/how-i-use-the-heiland-led-cold-light-system-to-make-my-large-format-contact-prints Fri, 23 Jul 2021 10:59:42 GMT
Darkroom Diary Episode 12 (Laser Alignment of The Beseler 45V-XL Large Format Enlarger) https://www.timlaytonfineart.com/blog/2021/7/darkroom-diary-episode-12 Darkroom Diary Episode 12 by Tim Layton www.timlaytonfineart.comDarkroom Diary Episode 12 by Tim Layton www.timlaytonfineart.com

In Episode 12 of Tim Layton's Darkroom Diary, Tim explains how to laser align the Beseler 45V-XL large format enlarger using the Versalab Parallel tool. 

Join Tim Layton on YouTubeJoin Tim Layton on YouTube Darkroom Underground - www.timlaytonfineart.com/DUDarkroom Underground - www.timlaytonfineart.com/DU
 

What Are Art Buyers & Collectors Saying About Tim Layton Fine Art?

Darkroom Underground - www.timlaytonfineart.com/DUDarkroom Underground - www.timlaytonfineart.com/DU "I just received my handmade silver gelatin fine art print from Tim Layton and it is absolutely stunning!  

I want other people to know the attention to detail that Tim puts into the making of his fine art.  

As a fellow large format photographer and printer of my own B&W darkroom prints, I can tell you that Tim’s work is exceptional.  

Now having this print in my hands, I can tell you that this selenium-toned print looks three-dimensional.  That is high praise considering we work in a two dimensional medium.  If you have not already joined Tim’s Fine Art Print Club, I strongly recommend that you join now! You will not regret your decision. -John D'Angelo, NY

Ice Princess 30x40 Silver Gelatin Fine Art Wild Horse Print by Tim LaytonIce Princess 30x40 Silver Gelatin Fine Art Wild Horse Print by Tim Layton "The size of your prints are amazing, but it’s the minute detail and tonal range you capture that give your images their aesthetic qualities. Every one of your handmade fine art prints that I have seen, has blown me away to the point I pause the video to look at them more closely.  It never ceases to amaze me how you create images that look so simple, and yet many of us watching that doesn’t mean easy. I can only dream of capturing anything 1/10th as beautiful as you do." -Mark Harris


"I have been following Tim's journey for some time now; I shoot mostly 4x5 and some 8x10, and have a small business, Zee Zee LightBenders, that specialises in alternative printing in cyanotype, Salt, Kallitype and of course traditional black and white silver gelatine. I have been following Tim's quest on the Wild Horses of Missouri and was lucky enough to purchase "The Nomads" print. I live in Africa, so nothing moves with speed. 60 days later I received the package from Tim, no fault of his, that's how we roll in Africa.
Well, was the wait worth it? - ABSOLUTELY!!!! A beautiful print on textured paper. I went on a Namibia trip to see the wild horses there in January this year so I can absolutely relate to this experience. 

Keep up the good work Tim, love your work and contribution to conservation" -Rodney Rudman, Cape Town, South Africa

Join Tim Layton on YouTubeJoin Tim Layton on YouTube "The artwork by Tim Layton is very unique, all handmade, from the negative to the final print on Ilford MGIV fiber paper and gently toned in selenium.  The tones are subtle, and distinct, and placed in just the right grey scale zones so the overall contrast of the print feels complete - from pitch black to delicate highlights. Holding one of his prints in your hands and viewing it carefully in daylight will reveal the beauty of his handmade darkroom prints.  In addition, Tim's prints are simply beautiful and artistic." -Anders Blomqvist, Sweden

If you want to help support our film and darkroom work, click on the Amazon or B&H Photo logos below and we earn a small commission when you use our links at no additional cost to you. Every little bit helps and we appreciate your support.  


 
B&H Photo VideoB&H Photo Video

Darkroom Underground - www.timlaytonfineart.com/DUDarkroom Underground - www.timlaytonfineart.com/DU

What Are Members Saying About The Darkroom Underground?

Join Tim Layton on YouTubeJoin Tim Layton on YouTube There is no shortage of people providing information on photography on YouTube and the internet.   Some  are even aimed at the analog photographer, but what Tim has done with the Darkroom Underground (DU) is nothing short of pure brilliance.  DU is not only for the analog photographer it is also for the Large Format &  Ultra Large Format Photographer.  I don’t know of anyone else who is covering ULF.

He has simplified learning with wonderful videos that are supplemented with show notes so you have all the information for you to do this on your own. But unlike anything else out there you have Tim as a resource, too. He has always been easily available for questions or clarification and he welcomes suggestions for future shows.

If you are serious about learning all aspects of analog and LF/ULF this is the place to be. -Michael Wellman


Darkroom Underground - www.timlaytonfineart.com/DUDarkroom Underground - www.timlaytonfineart.com/DU "Tim Layton is providing very useful information for all those who are interested in analog photography and large format cameras. He covers in a very detailed and entertaining way the different aspects of this field. He always takes the time to explain the details and share all his know-how. Nothing is hidden or secret. Everything is on the table. 

The videos and blogs are shot and edited in a very professional way. Tim is always ready to receive and share the suggestions and ideas coming from other people. He is a very good community manager. 

I would like also to underline the growing role of his son, Tim Junior who contributes also greatly to the quality of the videos, text and explanation. Last but not least, Tim is always welcoming suggestions and questions and ready to interact. I recommend warmly the work of Tim Layton. -Stéfane France

ANALOG PHOTOGRAPHY TRAINING LIBRARY

Darkroom Underground Academy by Tim LaytonDarkroom Underground Academy by Tim Layton

Tim Layton Fine Art All Access Pass B&W Darkroom Photography Video WorkshopB&W Darkroom Photography Video Workshop Large Format Photography Video Workshop SeriesLarge Format Photography Video Workshop Series B&W Large Format Floral Still Life Video WorkshopB&W Large Format Floral Still Life Video Workshop Large Format B&W Film Testing Video WorkshopLarge Format B&W Film Testing Video Workshop Large Format Paper Negative Video WorkshopLarge Format Paper Negative Video Workshop DIY UV Printer Design & Build Video WorkshopDIY UV Printer Design & Build Video Workshop Platinum & Palladium Printmaking with Vellum Video WorkshopPlatinum & Palladium Printmaking with Vellum Video Workshop

Read Testimonials from photographers and collectors from around the world.

Buy Your Photography, Video, & Technology Gear at No Additional Cost To You From B&H Photo

B&H Photo VideoB&H Photo Video COLOR FILMS, DEVELOPERS, DARKROOM GEAR

Fujichrome Provia 100F - Fujichrome Velvia 100 - Fujichrome Velvia 50 - Kodak Portra 160 - Kodak Portra 400  - Kodak Ektar 100 - Fujicolor Pro 400H - Fujicolor Crystal Archive Silver Gelatin RA4 Paper - RA-4 Color Print Processing Developer & Processing Chemicals - Color Darkroom Enlargers 

ILFORD B&W FILMS & DEVELOPERS

Ilford HP5 PlusIlford FP4 Plus - Ilford Delta 100 - Ilford Delta 400 - Ilford Delta 3200 - Ilford Pan F Plus - Ilford XP2 Super - Ilford SFX - Ilford ID-11 - Ilford DD-X - Ilford Microphen

KODAK B&W FILM DEVELOPERS

Kodak Tri-X - Kodak T-Max 100 - Kodak T-Max 400 - Kodak Portra 160 - Kodak Portra 400 - Kodak Ektar 100 - Kodak P-3200 - Kodak Ektachrome - Kodak D-76 - Kodak XTOL - Kodak HC-110

DARKROOM SUPPLIES & EQUIPMENT
Jobo CPP-3 processer - Ilford RC Pearl Paper - Ilford RC Glossy Paper - Ilford Multigrade Fiber Paper - Ilford Stop Bath - Ilford Rapid Fixer - Neutral FixerKodak Photo-Flo - Hypo Clearing Agent - Darkroom Trays - Chemical Storage Jugs - Nitrile Gloves - Film Archival Storage Sleeves - Archival Storage Binder - Archival Print Storage Boxes

Note: I participate in affiliate programs where I earn a small commission on some select products that I provide links for on my website at www.timlaytonfineart.com. When you use these links, I earn a small commission and there is no additional charge to you.

 

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(Tim Layton Fine Art) analog photography darkroom fine art https://www.timlaytonfineart.com/blog/2021/7/darkroom-diary-episode-12 Wed, 21 Jul 2021 11:34:19 GMT
Darkroom Diary Episode 11 (How To Install & Set Up a New Beseler 45V-XL Large Format Enlarger) https://www.timlaytonfineart.com/blog/2021/7/darkroom-diary-episode-11 Darkroom Diary Episode 11 by Tim Layton www.timlaytonfineart.comDarkroom Diary Episode 11 by Tim Layton www.timlaytonfineart.com

In Episode 11 of Tim Layton's Darkroom Diary, Tim and Tim Jr share step-by-step instructions on how to setup and install a new Beseler 45V-XL large format enlarger.  

Join Tim Layton on YouTubeJoin Tim Layton on YouTube Darkroom Underground - www.timlaytonfineart.com/DUDarkroom Underground - www.timlaytonfineart.com/DU
 

What Are Art Buyers & Collectors Saying About Tim Layton Fine Art?

Darkroom Underground - www.timlaytonfineart.com/DUDarkroom Underground - www.timlaytonfineart.com/DU "I just received my handmade silver gelatin fine art print from Tim Layton and it is absolutely stunning!  

I want other people to know the attention to detail that Tim puts into the making of his fine art.  

As a fellow large format photographer and printer of my own B&W darkroom prints, I can tell you that Tim’s work is exceptional.  

Now having this print in my hands, I can tell you that this selenium-toned print looks three-dimensional.  That is high praise considering we work in a two dimensional medium.  If you have not already joined Tim’s Fine Art Print Club, I strongly recommend that you join now! You will not regret your decision. -John D'Angelo, NY

Ice Princess 30x40 Silver Gelatin Fine Art Wild Horse Print by Tim LaytonIce Princess 30x40 Silver Gelatin Fine Art Wild Horse Print by Tim Layton "The size of your prints are amazing, but it’s the minute detail and tonal range you capture that give your images their aesthetic qualities. Every one of your handmade fine art prints that I have seen, has blown me away to the point I pause the video to look at them more closely.  It never ceases to amaze me how you create images that look so simple, and yet many of us watching that doesn’t mean easy. I can only dream of capturing anything 1/10th as beautiful as you do." -Mark Harris


"I have been following Tim's journey for some time now; I shoot mostly 4x5 and some 8x10, and have a small business, Zee Zee LightBenders, that specialises in alternative printing in cyanotype, Salt, Kallitype and of course traditional black and white silver gelatine. I have been following Tim's quest on the Wild Horses of Missouri and was lucky enough to purchase "The Nomads" print. I live in Africa, so nothing moves with speed. 60 days later I received the package from Tim, no fault of his, that's how we roll in Africa.
Well, was the wait worth it? - ABSOLUTELY!!!! A beautiful print on textured paper. I went on a Namibia trip to see the wild horses there in January this year so I can absolutely relate to this experience. 

Keep up the good work Tim, love your work and contribution to conservation" -Rodney Rudman, Cape Town, South Africa

Join Tim Layton on YouTubeJoin Tim Layton on YouTube "The artwork by Tim Layton is very unique, all handmade, from the negative to the final print on Ilford MGIV fiber paper and gently toned in selenium.  The tones are subtle, and distinct, and placed in just the right grey scale zones so the overall contrast of the print feels complete - from pitch black to delicate highlights. Holding one of his prints in your hands and viewing it carefully in daylight will reveal the beauty of his handmade darkroom prints.  In addition, Tim's prints are simply beautiful and artistic." -Anders Blomqvist, Sweden

If you want to help support our film and darkroom work, click on the Amazon or B&H Photo logos below and we earn a small commission when you use our links at no additional cost to you. Every little bit helps and we appreciate your support.  


 
B&H Photo VideoB&H Photo Video

Darkroom Underground - www.timlaytonfineart.com/DUDarkroom Underground - www.timlaytonfineart.com/DU

What Are Members Saying About The Darkroom Underground?

Join Tim Layton on YouTubeJoin Tim Layton on YouTube There is no shortage of people providing information on photography on YouTube and the internet.   Some  are even aimed at the analog photographer, but what Tim has done with the Darkroom Underground (DU) is nothing short of pure brilliance.  DU is not only for the analog photographer it is also for the Large Format &  Ultra Large Format Photographer.  I don’t know of anyone else who is covering ULF.

He has simplified learning with wonderful videos that are supplemented with show notes so you have all the information for you to do this on your own. But unlike anything else out there you have Tim as a resource, too. He has always been easily available for questions or clarification and he welcomes suggestions for future shows.

If you are serious about learning all aspects of analog and LF/ULF this is the place to be. -Michael Wellman


Darkroom Underground - www.timlaytonfineart.com/DUDarkroom Underground - www.timlaytonfineart.com/DU "Tim Layton is providing very useful information for all those who are interested in analog photography and large format cameras. He covers in a very detailed and entertaining way the different aspects of this field. He always takes the time to explain the details and share all his know-how. Nothing is hidden or secret. Everything is on the table. 

The videos and blogs are shot and edited in a very professional way. Tim is always ready to receive and share the suggestions and ideas coming from other people. He is a very good community manager. 

I would like also to underline the growing role of his son, Tim Junior who contributes also greatly to the quality of the videos, text and explanation. Last but not least, Tim is always welcoming suggestions and questions and ready to interact. I recommend warmly the work of Tim Layton. -Stéfane France

ANALOG PHOTOGRAPHY TRAINING LIBRARY

Darkroom Underground Academy by Tim LaytonDarkroom Underground Academy by Tim Layton

Tim Layton Fine Art All Access Pass B&W Darkroom Photography Video WorkshopB&W Darkroom Photography Video Workshop Large Format Photography Video Workshop SeriesLarge Format Photography Video Workshop Series B&W Large Format Floral Still Life Video WorkshopB&W Large Format Floral Still Life Video Workshop