Layout and Equipment
A brief overview of darkroom design, including diagrams and theory on what constitutes
Processing, Chemicals & Equipment ..page2
A step by step work through of processing a 120 format black and white roll
film, although this would suit a 35mm film equally. In addition a brief discussion
about film types and formats. The first stage of creating a fine art print in
black and white.
of Film Development
more technical page about how the latent image of a film becomes a negative
Diagram on the structure of black and white film
The types of black and white as well as colour film available to photographers,
which films give finer grain or faster speeds. Ilford XP2 covered on this page.
What is film latitude and how far out from the ideal light readings can you
get away with, how to understand your light meter and what to do if your camera
or lens will only adjust in full stops. How does black and white print film
differ from colour print film or even transparency
Panchromatic, Orthochromatic are all names that are banded about, this page
will help you unravel them.
Printing Equipment and Processing
A full blow by blow account on the production of fine art photography printing
from the setting up of the enlarger, decisions on the paper grades and types
and how to set your timers.
Test prints save money and paper, why use a full sheet when a strip will do,
the reasons why and why not are here. The production of fine art photographs
requires blood sweat and plenty of paper.