Analog Photography Services

For The Fine Art Photographer

Tim Sr. and Tim Jr. at Hodgson Mill For Darkroom Underground Episode 1 08/28/2021Tim Sr. and Tim Jr. at Hodgson Mill For Darkroom Underground Episode 1 08/28/2021 We offer custom handmade analog photography services for the fine art photographer that you won't find anywhere else. 

Our process is completely done by hand and via optical enlargers so your fine art prints are truly still hand made. 

See our state of the art 8x10 Heiland Split-Grade System that we use to make your gallery quality fine art fiber prints. 

We do not use laser or digital equipment like the mass production service bureaus to make your gallery quality fine art fiber prints.  Every print that we make for you is made by hand optically using our proven archival process which includes selenium toning. 

We Offer The Following Services

1 - Copy or Enlarged Large Format Analog Film Negatives 4x5 or 8x10

2 - Split Grade Silver Gelatin Fine Art Gallery Prints 8x10 up to 40x60

3 - 20x24 Ultra Large Format Silver Gelatin Contact Prints


1 - COPY OR ENLARGED ANALOG FILM NEGATIVES 

Making large format wild horse silver gelatin fine art printsMaking large format wild horse silver gelatin fine art prints We have the ability to create new large format analog film negatives for you from either your original negative that you send us OR a digital file that you upload to us.  

This means you can mail us your current film negative (35mm up to 8x10) and we will make a brand new negative for you that is 4x5 or 8x10. 

You may want or need to do this for a lot of different reasons.  Maybe you want a larger negative for contact printing or a larger negative to make a bigger enlargement.  Possibly you have a scratch on your original negative and it is effecting your prints.  

We can make analog film negatives for you that are suitable for traditional silver gelatin printing and also alternative processes like platinum and palladium printing.

Our custom process allows you to upload a digital file (.JPG, .TIFF, .PSD) to us and we can make a brand new large format analog film negative for you (4x5 or 8x10). 

This means you can capture on a digital camera and have us make you an analog large format film negative!

We use Ilford FP4 or HP5 film and you can select the film you want at the time of order. 

We also offer the option for making the copy or enlarged negatives on paper which allows us to make paper negatives for contact printing up to 30"x40"

All paper negatives bigger than 8x10 require a custom quote.  Just contact us and we will work with you. If you think paper negatives can only be used for making contact prints, think again because we use them to make some of our prints.  

The cost is the same for 4x5 or 8x10 because the labor and time involved is the same.   

Cost: $200 each + shipping

Processing Time: ~3 to 4 weeks upon receipt

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2 - SPLIT GRADE FINE ART SILVER GELATIN HANDMADE PRINTS 

Ice Princess 30x40 Silver Gelatin Fine Art Wild Horse Print by Tim LaytonIce Princess 30x40 Silver Gelatin Fine Art Wild Horse Print by Tim Layton Using our state of the art darkroom facility and our Heiland 8x10 enlarger system, we can make world class archival silver gelatin fine art enlarged fiber prints for you.  

We only work from an 8x10 large format negative that we create to ensure optimum quality for you.  This means you will need to have new analog film negative made as the first step (as listed above) and then we can make your fine art gallery quality silver gelatin prints by hand next.

Once the new negative is created for you, we can make as many prints as you like at print only price as listed below. 

We make the following size archival fiber silver gelatin prints for you on Ilford fiber glossy, fiber warmtone semi-matte, or fiber matte and all of our fine art gallery prints are selenium toned.  

PRICES: 

8x10 - $75**

16x20 - $250**

20x24 - $375**

30x40 - $900**

40x50 or 40x60 - $1500**

Processing Time: ~3 to 4 weeks upon receipt

** Selenium toning and hand spotting/touchup included

** Shipping & handling is not included and calculated based on your address

** A new copy or enlarged negative is required for first print only (see prices above)

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All prints are created with our proven archival processing method and this includes selenium toning. 

Compare pricing to Digital Silver Imaging that uses a laser and digital processing system versus a master darkroom printer making your fine art gallery print by hand. 

DSI Comparison Pricing
8x10: Base Print $42 + 50% for Selenium Toning $63
16x20: Base Print $138 + 50% for Selenium Toning $207
20x24: Base Print $207 + 50% for Selenium Toning $310
30x40: Base Print $456 + 50% for Selenium Toning $684
40x50: Base Print $912 + 50% for Selenium Toning 
$1368

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Note: you have to dig to find out they charge 50% more for selenium toning


3 - 20x24 ULTRA LARGE FORMAT SILVER GELATIN CONTACT PRINTS 

Tim Sr. and Tim Jr. at Hodgson Mill For Darkroom Underground Episode 1 08/28/2021Tim Sr. and Tim Jr. at Hodgson Mill For Darkroom Underground Episode 1 08/28/2021 Using our state of the art analog negative process, we can make 20x24 ultra large format silver gelatin contact prints for you.

We have the ability to make platinum and palladium contact prints as well.  The prices of materials and precious metals fluctuate so much, we provide a custom quote for you at the time of your inquiry.  Contact us at any time for your personalized quote. 

As Edward Weston taught us, large and ultra large format handmade silver gelatin contact prints are the sine qua non of photographic art.

No other type of fine art print has the presence and ethereal beauty of a large or ultra large format contact print.  The definition, detail, clarity and tonal rendering is unparalleled.

Using your digital file, either a scan of your film or a digitally captured file, we make a custom 20x24 ultra large format analog negative for your new contact print. 

Then, we make your 20x24 silver gelatin split grade contact print using our state of the art Heiland Splitgrade large format system.

We can make your new print on Ilford fiber glossy, fiber warmtone semi-matte, or fiber matte papers.  All of our fine art gallery prints are archivally processed and selenium toned. 

20x24 - $775 + shipping/handling

Additional prints at time of order: $575 each

Processing Time: ~3 to 4 weeks upon receipt

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