Tim Layton Fine Art | Darkroom Photography Video Workshops and Books

I am proud to bring you modern video workshops and books to help you learn and master every aspect of analog photography.  If you have any questions, feel free to contact me, and I am always happy to help.

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BRAND NEW - Large Format Black & White Film Testing Video Workshop.  Learn how to save your valuable time, money, and reduce frustration while enabling fuller artistic control of your large format black and white film images and prints.  

In this comprehensive video workshop, Tim Layton walks you through how to properly test any black and white large format sheet film in your local environment.  

Whether you are a beginner or an old sage, knowing how to properly rate your film for the proper speed and establish correct development times is paramount for artistic control over your images and prints. 

BRAND NEWLarge Format Photography Video Workshop Series  - A brand new video workshop series containing 3 modules (The Camera, The Negative, The Print). Everything you ever wanted to know about learning and mastering large format photography is included in these video workshops.  You can sign up today for the pre-release and claim your 25% discount and get behind the scenes access to the videos as they are being developed.  You will have the opportunity to provide input and comments to help shape the final course.  

You can visit the Introduction To Large Format Photography Course Page to review the details and sign up for the pre-release savings. 

I am releasing a new online entrepreneur business training program for artists and photographers.  Are you a creative person that would love to be able to make a living by following your passion?  Do you ever wonder how other creatives are able to be successful in such a competitive environment?  Would you like to earn passive income so that you can focus on creating new artwork without financial stress?

Learn how you can make money while you sleep and do other important things in your business.  I teach you everything you need to know to transform your passion into a profitable online knowledge business.

The Darkroom Underground Print Club is an exciting opportunity to collect artist original handmade darkroom prints at an incredibly affordable price.  These prints are not available anywhere else in the world and as a member you receive a 50% discount on my complete library of darkroom and large format photography training resources

I release new prints in February, May, August, November so that you receive your print one month after the release of the Darkroom Underground Magazine. By coordinating this way, you get the magazine four times a year in Jan, April, July, and October, and your prints one month later in February, May, August, and November. 

Modern Platinum & Palladium Printmaking with Digital Negatives - Quick Start Guide Get immediate access to this special quick start guide to help you create beautiful Platinum & Palladium fine art prints using digital negatives. You get a 44-page quick start guide ebook and 8 HD videos that help illustrate the concepts and steps in the book.  

You also get my custom Photoshop curve to create your digital negatives.  My custom curve removes the hurdles for creating platinum/palladium prints with digital negatives.  By combing digital negatives with the platinum sodium Na2 solution, making Platinum/Palladium prints have never been easier.  You get immediate access to all of the course materials. 

Black & White Darkroom PhotographyGet Immediate Access to all of the course materials including a 50-page course training guide and 12 HD videos for 3 hours of impactful training. Everything you need to know to expose and develop black and white film and make handmade darkroom prints is included in this comprehensive video workshop.  If you have ever wanted to take control of your black and white creative process, develop your own black and white film, and make handmade darkroom prints, then this is the video workshop for you. I gently guide you through the entire process of exposing, developing, and making darkroom prints from beginning to end. With over 30 years of experience, I can save you a lot of time and help you from making unnecessary mistakes.  

B&W Floral Still Life Photography With Large Format - I take you behind the scenes and walk you through my step-by-step process of how I create beautiful floral still life prints in the darkroom with a 4x5 large format view cameraYou get a 68-page course training guide in addition to 17 HD video lessons.  You can get immediate access to all of the course materials in the video workshop.  I have included some special bonus downloads that I know you will enjoy.  Floral still life using large format veiw cameras and film is a genre that could keep you busy for three lifetimes. I know you will come away from this experience with new skills and knowledge that will transform how you create your floral still life fine art images moving forward. 

Platinum & Palladium Printmaking with Vellum - Master Series - Get immediate access to this video workshop.  I walk you through the entire process of how to make high-quality platinum and palladium prints using translucent vellum as opposed to regular rag and cotton paper.  Using this technique, you can unlock a new level of creativity that isn't possible with normal opaque papers.   I show you how to create platinum & palladium prints on acid-free vellum making them nearly transparent for a variety of unique and compelling presentation options.  I am confident you will discover new and innovative ways to express your creative vision that sets you apart from others.


Exploring Paper Negatives For Darkroom & Large Format PhotographersGet immediate access to the full video workshop right now.  You get a 78-page course training guide and 18 video lessons.  I take you on a journey through the process of using darkroom paper as a negative medium to create black and white fine art prints.  Paper negatives are often overlooked or only explored on the surface by photographers.  As with all of my video workshops, there is no fluff, I get right to the point and I share everything that I know and have learned about making darkroom prints from paper negatives.  If you want to use paper negatives as your capture medium and bring them into your digital workflow, I have you covered there too. 

How To Create Digital Negatives For Alternative Printing - Get immediate access to my 30 page How to Create Digital Negatives for Alternative Printing eBook, I walk you through the entire process of how to create digital negatives for your alternative analog printmaking (e.g., platinum, palladium, salt, van dyke, silver gelatin, etc.) using Photoshop.  The eBook is in PDF format and available immediately after purchase. Any modern version of photoshop in the last ten years will work.  I walk you through how to scan your analog printed step tablet, so a scanner of some type will allow you to reconcile the variances between the analog process and the digital negative creation.  I use Picorico Premium OHP transparency film for my digital negative medium, and I print with an Epson 3880.

DIY UV Printer Build & Design Video Workshop For Alternative Photographers - I take you through the entire design and build process for your own custom UV printer via 33 HD videos.  You will be able to save an incredible amount of money over buying a commercial printer.  I believe you will end up with a superior UV printer that is based on your specific requirements and you will understand how to make adjustments for your style of photography.   You get immediate access to start designing and building your UV printer today. The video course can be watched online via your web browser or you can download all 33 of the HD videos for access anywhere at any time.


Large Format Quick Reference Cards - You can download the Large Format Photography Quick Reference Cards in PDF format right now and have immediate access to them.  You can put the information to use right away and continue to refer to the cards every time you are in the field with your large format gear to help guide you through the more complex camera movements, metering, and even bellows factor exposure compensation.    

I created the quick reference cards in business card size format so that you could print them and even laminate them if you want to put in your pocket. I included several pages of detailed and contextual information to help you apply the information in the cards.

Split-Grade Darkroom Printing, Step-by-Step eBook - You can download the eBook and get immediate access after you complete the purchase.  I created this ebook to help you create beautiful darkroom prints that have a full range of tonal values from detailed highlights to rich blacks with every tone in between.  There is nothing like a hand made silver gelatin darkroom print.  Based on over 35 years of darkroom printing experience, I believe the split grade method is the simplest and most efficient way to make stunning darkroom prints from a wide range of negatives using variable contrast papers.  I share my personal workflow with you and I walk you through every step in the process. 

Color Film Quick Reference Cards For Analog Photographers - You can download the quick reference cards in PDF format immediately.  You can start using the information that I have been collecting and using for decades in your own color film work.  You will get information on all of the modern color films to include: Kodak Ektar, Kodak Portra 160, Kodak Portra 400, Provia 100, Velvia 50, Velvia 100.  I created the quick reference cards in business card size format so that you could print them and even laminate them if you want to put in your pocket, store them in your camera bag/backpack, or hang from your tripod in the field for easy reference. 

How To Selenium Tone B&W Film Negatives - You can download the How to Selenium Tone Black & White Film Negatives PDF immediately and put the information to use right away. 

When you think of selenium toning, your first thought most likely involves either archival processing of your darkroom prints or toning your fiber prints for an increased contrast and a slight color shift towards neutral with deeper blacks.  

In this quick reference guide, I discuss two different methods for selenium toning your black and white films for improved archival performance and an innovative way to increase the overall contrast of your negative. 


I have been publishing technical training on just about every aspect of darkroom and large format photography for years now.  The next series of training is more about the art and self expression.  Most of the training applies to both digital and film photography and if something is specific like large format, I will call that out in the title.

I am starting to think about topics like composition, perspective, aspect ratios and how those choices impact your final image; understanding light; taking a fine art approach to your photography; visualization and storytelling; simplifying for maximum impact; low-light photography with film; large format fine art landscape photography, large format floral still life photograpahy.  

If you want to be kept up to date on these brand new creative-based training eBooks and video workshops, send me an email and let me know what you are interested in.  

You can connect with my via my Free Newsletter and I will be sharing my status and updates along the way. 

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