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The Quest to Get Ilford HP5+ 11x14 Large Format Film Figured Out

September 29, 2015 - With the new 11x14 camera, I am going to test and give HP5+ 11x14 sheet film a try. I don't care for HP5+ in 120 roll fi...
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Unboxing of New 11x14 and 4x5 Chamonix View Camera's

September 29, 2015 - The day has finally come! After two years of saving and dreaming of replacing my Burke & James 11x14, the new camera's h...
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And so it begins...The 8x10 Beard

September 28, 2015 - Some of my favorite photographers of all time have unknowingly influenced me to follow in their footsteps. Of course, I...
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T-Max 100 is Faster than Tri-X 320 for Long Exposures - Darkroom Underground

September 26, 2015 - It may sound a little odd that a 100-speed film is faster than a 400/320-speed film, but that is in fact, true when it c...
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Second Set of Tests with Ilford Direct Positive Paper Indoors - Darkroom Discussions

September 26, 2015 - In this video, I continued my testing of Ilford Direct Positive Black and White paper in the studio with continuous ligh...
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Darkroom Discussions YouTube Channel Dedicated to Film and Darkroom Photography

September 26, 2015 - On my YouTube Channel I share my knowledge, answer viewer questions and take you behind the scenes and into the darkroom...
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Testing Ilford Direct Positive Paper with 8x10 View Camera - Darkroom Discussions

September 26, 2015 - In this video, I perform two tests with Ilford Black and White Direct Positive Paper using my 8x10 view camera. I have t...
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The Creative Advantage of Film - Darkroom Discussions

September 25, 2015 - In this video, I discuss my perspective of why I think film photography has a creative advantage over the high-tech digi...
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Metering for Different Film Types - Darkroom Discussions

September 24, 2015 - Metering for film photography is one of those topics that seems to always come up. In particular, when people are new to...
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Large Format B&W Direct Positive Prints - Darkroom Discussions

September 16, 2015 - In this episode of " Darkroom Discussions " I share my latest testing for Ilford Harman Direct Positive Black and White...
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How to Calculate Dilution Ratio in the Darkroom - Darkroom Discussions

September 12, 2015 - I discuss how to correctly figure out the amount of chemical for the total volume desired to be used for any dilution fa...
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4x10 Pano on 8x10 Large Format - Darkroom Discussions

September 11, 2015 - In my " Darkroom Discussions " video today, I review how I modified my 8x10 large format film holder to allow me to crea...
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Using Selenium Toner on Negatives - Darkroom Discussions

September 10, 2015 - In my Darkroom Discussions video today, I discussed some options for using Kodak Rapid Selenium Toner, other than for en...
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Metering for Black and White Negative Film vs. Digital Cameras

September 05, 2015 - One of the things that I love most about black and white negative film is the ability to capture a very wide range of co...
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The Next Chapter - Choosing Mobility over Flexibility - My Personal Journey

September 02, 2015 - My first love has always been working with black and white film, the zone system, and making prints in the darkroom. Thi...
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