Topaz Mill - Dry Plate Diary June 27, 2021

As part of a scouting trip this weekend, I visited Topaz Mill so I would know what to expect when I return with my 1889 Eastman Dry Plate 5x7 large format view camera. M...
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Why Following Your Heart as a Photographer Will Lead You To Your Ultimate Success

If you have been following me for very long, then you know that I tragically lost my daughter Abigail on April 15th of this year. As I continue to grieve and work throug...
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Hodgson Mill - Dry Plate Diary June 05, 2021

Hodgson Mill is located 17 miles northeast of Gainesville Missouri on Hwy. 181 in the Sycamore area. It is advertised as the most photographed mill in Missouri. Grist an...
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New One on One Analog Photography Workshops Available With Tim Layton

One of the things that people asked me about many times over the years is if I would be willing to do some in person workshops. I listened to everyone and I am now offer...
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Silver Gelatin Dry Plate Storage Tips For Long-Term Preservation

In this article, I share some tips and ideas of how to store silver gelatin dry plates for long-term preservation. If you investing the time in creating and using silver...
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Silver Gelatin Dry Plate Developer Formulas Kodak D-49 & D-19 & Bonus Tips and Info

If you are using commercial dry plates, then you most likely using Kodak HC-110 as the recommended developer. While HC-110 can do the job, I wanted to share a couple of...
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New Handmade Silver Gelatin Emulsions Community

One of the things that I am most excited about in terms of the new darkroom is having a large area dedicated to making handmade silver gelation emulsions so I can make my...
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Darkroom Diary Episode 8 - May 25, 2021

In Episode 8 of Tim Layton's Darkroom Diary, Tim Jr helped build some floor to ceiling shelving on the south wall to organize all the chemicals, paper, and darkroom suppl...
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Darkroom Diary Episode 7 - May 21, 2021

In episode 7 of my Darkroom Diary, Tim Jr and I got our Beseler 45V-XL enlarger with the Heiland 8x10 cold light head and split grade controller installed and mounted tod...
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Darkroom Diary Episode 6 - May 20, 2021

In episode 6 of my Darkroom Diary, I share the progress that I made today on getting my 8x10 Beseler 45V-XL 8x10 enlarger with Heiland LED cold light head mounted and ins...
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