Burning & dodging masks can help you control print exposures within a difficult negative.
How to make burning and dodging tools for darkroom printing and tips for successful technique.
I have listed four common photographic print types using silver and chemistry as their basis. These include traditional silver gelatin fibre based prints, Polaroid prints, Type C colour prints and Cibachrome or Ilfochrome prints.
Split grade printing is my preferred technique for printing from a high contrast image with the goal of making a full tonal range silver gelatin fibre based print.
The importance of establishing a standard exposure time for making and assessing your first contact prints.
Overdeveloped negatives, we all have them, but how do you print from them?
Just came across this old photo of mine. Looking more like a guillotine this was my first large format enlarger. It is an old English wooden enlarger for glass plates purchased 25 years ago just outside Launceston, Tasmania.
Whats involved and how long is a typical darkroom printing session?
How to dry mount fibre based prints onto 100% cotton "rag" museum board for exhibition.
Reducing potential fan vibration in my enlarger head. Replacing the old fan with a 12volt DC axial fan used in computers. This not only eliminated vibration but was also quieter.