Tim Layton Fine Art | Large Format Black & White Film Testing Video Workshop

Large Format B&W Film Testing Video Workshop

4x5 large format film is the most popular large format medium because of the impressive quality, manageable size and weight, and variety of films available whether you are scanning for a digital workflow or printing in the darkroom.  

Tim Layton's black and white film testing process is of value whether you are a large format beginner or an old sage.  

Your properly exposed and developed negative is a solid rock that you stand on that provides you the opportunity to shape your final images and prints no matter if you are scanning your negatives, printing in the darkroom, or doing both.  

Note: if you have purchased Module 2 from my Large Format Video Workshop Series, the film testing workshop is included for you.  

Tim Layton walks you through how to properly test any black and white 4x5 large format sheet film and developer combination to establish your personal film speed (EI), and the right development times for Normal (N), Expanded (N+), and Contracted (N-) negatives.  

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Even if you shoot larger film, it is more economical to do your testing with 4x5 because you use less chemicals and 4x5 film is less expensive.  

Note: You can use any type of film development tank you want (e.g., SP-445, Jobo, Dip & Dunk, Tubes, Trays, etc.) and any agitation method (inversion, BTZS, Semi-Stand, Stand, Rotary, Shuffle, etc.) because you are learning the methodology and process for establishing your proper film speed and associated development times based on your specific process.   

BENEFITS OF THE LARGE FOMRAT B&W FILM TESTING VIDEO WORKSHOP

  • In addition to the course videos, you also get a detailed step-by-step eBook and a film testing worksheet.  
  • Establishing your personal film speed and development times is the first part of a larger black and white fine art workflow.  If you want go to the next level and master the darkroom, Tim has a special offer for you below to bundle this workshop with his B&W Darkroom Video Workshop.  (See details below)
  • Knowing your true film speed and establishing correct development times for Normal (N), Expanded (N+), and Contracted (N-) is paramount for consistent results and artistic control over your negatives.  
  • Are you tired of guessing the proper exposure index (EI) for your film and developer combination? (hint: it’s almost never the manufacturer’s rating)
  • Increase your confidence and certainty across your entire large format work flow to include exposure, development, and scanning/printing by combining this workshop with the B&W Video Workshop (see details below). 
  • By using your true film speed, you set the stage for your shadows to be open and beautiful.  Then, by knowing the different development times, you can control the overall contrast and placement of your highlights.

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If you need in-depth instruction or a detailed refresher in the black and white darkroom, then you may want to consider Tim's B&W Darkroom Photography Video Workshop as the next step in mastering your black and white photography.  

Tim provides a comprehensive series of HD videos and a course book walking you through every step in the black and white darkroom that is the next step after you master your film testing procedure.  

When you purchase the B&W Large Format Film Testing Video Workshop, you will receive an email containing a special coupon code for the B&W Darkroom Photography Video Workshop to save 40%! 

There is no need for an expensive densitometer because Tim Layton teaches you a visual-based method using a step-wedge to identify your personal film speed and development times that is extremely practical and proven to work based on three decades of experience. 

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By establishing and testing for your personal film speed coupled with knowing the proper development times for normal (N), expanded (N+) and contracted (N-), you have total control over your negatives and this sets the stage for your scanning and/or printing in the darkroom.  

Tim’s process works whether you are scanning your film, printing in the darkroom, or both! 

In this video workshop, Tim walks you through the entire testing process using one of the most popular black and white film and developer today using Ilford HP5+ and Kodak D-76.  

You can use Tim’s process for any 4x5 black and white film and developer combination that you want to use or experiment with today or in the future.  

Because many photographers won't likely have access to a Jobo or other similar temperature controlled rotary developing system, Tim Layton demonstrates the testing process with the SP-445 4x5 compact daylight film developing tank.  You can develop 4 sheets of 4x5 film in only 475ml of developer.  If you don’t already own the SP-445 Tank, you can purchase one directly from the manufacturer or use any development system that you already own. Keep in mind, if you already own the type of development tank/tube/tray that you plan on using to developing your film, you don't need to buy anything new.  

Tim Layton teaches you a visual-based process to identify and verify your personal film speed and development times for any black and white film and developer combination using a Stouffer's step wedge which eliminates the need for a densitometer.  

After completing the training you will be able to work with total confidence knowing that you can achieve pure black (DMAX), open shadows, and detailed highlights.  

No more guessing or wondering the true speed of your film or how long you should develop it!

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WHAT DO YOU NEED?
•    SP-445 Daylight Development Tank or any development tank/tube/tray of your choice
•    Stouffer 4x5 TP4x5-21 Step Wedge or something similar 
•    Any B&W sheet film of your choice (e.g. Tri-X, T-Max, FP4+, HP5+, Delta, Fomapan, etc.)
•    Any B&W film developer of your choice (D-76, HC-110, XTOL, Pyro, Rodinal, etc.)
•    Basic darkroom chemicals and paper to develop your negatives and contact proofs
•    Light source to create contact prints (any enlarger, or a DIY contact proofer)  

Note: If you don't have an enlarger, Tim shows you how to make an inexpensive and practical DIY contact printer from very basic material via these two free videos 1, 2

TESTIMONIALS

“I believe that without Tim's film testing guide, I would have wasted 10 or so sheets of 4x5 film before finding my film speed, developing film time and DMAX printing value. Tim has saved me time and frustration and helped me move forward exponentially with my love of film photography.” Favian, Florida 

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