Modified Stand Development Ilford FP4

Modified Stand Development Ilford FP4 with Foma R09 and LC29

In my recent experiments with modified stand development I was surprised to find that I could not only reduce contrast in the highlights but actually improved middle and lower values separation with almost half a stop film speed increase. The following results are from stand developing FP4 4x5 sheet film with Foma R09 and Ilford... Continue reading "Modified Stand Development Ilford FP4 with Foma R09 and LC29"

Overdeveloped negatives | printing from difficult negatives

Overdeveloped negatives | printing from difficult negatives

Overdeveloped negatives, we all have them hidden away somewhere. You know, one of those bullet proof negatives that we look at despairingly knowing it is going to be difficult to print. And this is one of mine, which I have been putting off printing for several decades. You only have to see it on the... Continue reading "Overdeveloped negatives | printing from difficult negatives"

Film tests Pipes Fremantle

Fremantle Bridge Pipes film test exposure index 4×5 sheet film

Fremantle Bridge pipes as a film test subject to experiment with film speed and contrast. Film tests can be time consuming and generally bore me to tears, but every now and then they are a necessary evil. So to make it a little more interesting I tried to find some local subject matter that had... Continue reading "Fremantle Bridge Pipes film test exposure index 4×5 sheet film"