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Large & Ultra Format Film Negative Size Comparison & Why I Choose 14x17

July 25, 2021 - I was working on a new project for my new Chamonix 14x17 ultra large format camera and I was trying to explain how much...
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Ilford Just Announced New 5th Generation RC Portfolio Paper

January 19, 2021 - I am really excited to share the brand new announcement from Ilford today. They announced they are releasing a 5th gene...
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How To Make a Simple B&W Contact Printing Setup For Darkroom Printing

February 05, 2020 - In this article today, I am going to show you how simple it is to make a black and white contact printing setup that you...
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HP5 - ABC Pyro - DBI - AZO - Amidol - KRST

January 14, 2020 - If you understood the title to this article (HP5 - ABC Pyro - DBI - AZO - Amidol - KRST), you should consider yourself i...
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Darkroom Diary: Testing Tri-X at EI 3200 Developed in Rodinal

July 20, 2019 - Last week, I shot a roll of the new emulsion Kodak T-Max P3200 film while photographing the Wild Horses of Missouri. Yo...
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Darkroom Diary 7/13/2019: B&W Wild Horses Print Comparison Using Kodak P3200 and Tri-X in D76

July 12, 2019 - I decided to try the new emulsion Kodak T-Max P3200 film this week while photographing the Wild Horses of Missouri. I r...
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How to Determine Your ISO Rating for Ilford Harman Direct Positive Black & White Paper

April 05, 2016 - Ilford Harman Black and White Paper is a refreshing and fun way to create positives on fiber paper directly in your larg...
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Developer Options for Ilford Harman Direct Positive Black and White Paper

April 04, 2016 - I love the simplicity of Ilford Harman Direct Positive Black and White Fiber Paper. I like the classic look of this medi...
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Why I Still Create Fine Art Prints in the Darkroom

October 15, 2015 - I love when people ask me why I still print in the darkroom and haven't "gone digital". I am not quite sure what "havin...
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The Ultimate Freedom for a Large Format Photographer - The Nikon F

October 11, 2015 - The vast majority of my work is created with large format camera systems, but I love the freedom of using a mechanical s...
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Large Format Sheet Film Cost Analysis

October 04, 2015 - I originally wrote this article on October 4, 2015 because I was evaluating large format sheet film costs and over time,...
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Why Use Large Format Film in Modern Times?

October 04, 2015 - Why would any photographer use large format gear and film when we are living in the digital age? Why not use large form...
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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 have an update at the bottom of t...
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