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Understanding Color Spectrum for Silver Gelatin Emulsion Makers

December 22, 2015 - Understanding the color spectrum and how it relates to silver gelatin emulsion formulas is an important part of photoche...
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The Large Format Paper Negative Conundrum

December 20, 2015 - As I invest more time exploring the possibility of using paper with a hand-made silver gelatin emulsion recipe, I am sta...
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Adox Baryta Paper Initial Response to Silver Gelatin Emulsion Testing

December 17, 2015 - I am continuing to test the Adox Baryta paper for its response and behavior to coating it with silver gelatin emulsion....
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Initial Test of Adox Baryta Paper for Coating with Silver Gelatin Emulsion

December 17, 2015 - In this video, I perform a simple test on the Adox Fine Art Baryta paper to see how it will respond to being coated with...
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Video - Materials Review in the Darkroom for the Chloro-Bromide Silver Gelatin Emulsion

December 15, 2015 - In this brief video, I show the materials and tools that I use to create my Chloro-Bromide (ClBr) silver gelatin emulsio...
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Materials List to Make the Chloro-Bromide (ClBr) Emulsion for my Large Format Paper Negatives

December 15, 2015 - This is a brief article to provide an update on the making of the ClBr (Chloro-Bromide) silver gelatin emulsion for my l...
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Making Silver Gelatin Emulsion is an Art Within at Art

December 14, 2015 - As I continue my journey of making my own silver gelatin emulsion from raw materials, I am quickly realizing that making...
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Getting Closer to Making some Chloride Bromide (ClBr) Emulsion for Large Format Paper Negatives

December 09, 2015 - I am having a blast working through the process of finding a suitable paper substrate for some hand made paper negatives...
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The Journey of Simplicity for a Large Format Analog Photographer is Sometimes Complicated

December 08, 2015 - INTRODUCTION As I continue to build out my off the grid cabin and darkroom, I challenge myself to find ways to simplify...
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Book Review - The Light Farm, Handmade Silver Gelatin Emulsions

December 08, 2015 - It isn't often that I review darkroom photography books, but I felt a sense of duty to make my readers aware of the new...
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Initial Testing of Papers to Identify a Paper Negative Candidate

December 07, 2015 - I am starting the process of trying to identify potential papers that could work for paper negatives. I will be making m...
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First Steps in Exploring Dry Plates - Dry Plates for Babies

December 07, 2015 - If you have ever thought about making your own dry plate glass negatives, then this article is for you. With the approac...
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Tested an LED Light Bulb for Contact Printing in the Darkroom

December 06, 2015 - I have been using incandescent light bulbs in the darkroom for over 30 years to make contact prints. I was motivated to...
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Video - Making a Large Format Contact Print with a Paper Negative Using the Split-Grade Method

December 06, 2015 - In this 22 minute video, I take you through the process of creating an 8x10 large format contact print from a paper nega...
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New Variable Contrast Printing Solution for Contact Printing at my Off the Grid Darkroom

December 05, 2015 - As I continue to continue to build my off the grid cabin and darkroom, I am thinking through things that I need for my w...
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