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 bulletproof negatives that we look at despairingly. You know 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"

Old English wooden enlarger for glass plates

Old English wooden enlarger for 6×8 inch glass plates

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. Made for glass plates up to about 6x8 inches, with two heavy window weights to counterbalance raising... Continue reading "Old English wooden enlarger for 6×8 inch glass plates"

traditional silver gelatin

Traditional Silver Gelatin Fibre Based Prints

Traditional silver gelatin fibre based prints are made by hand and involves the use of traditional darkroom, light sensitive materials and chemistry. In a darkroom you project an image onto photographic paper, much like you would project an image onto a wall with a slide projector. When making black and white prints the photographer can... Continue reading "Traditional Silver Gelatin Fibre Based Prints"

Traditional Darkroom

Traditional Darkroom Workshops

Traditional darkroom practise is slowly disappearing. It seems like there are less and less opportunities around Perth to learn about film photography and the making of traditional silver gelatin photographic prints, using a wet darkroom. Someone was telling me that even the local colleges are cutting back on resourcing film based photography for their students.... Continue reading "Traditional Darkroom Workshops"