Following the soaring costs and only-average quality of commercial processing and printing, amateur interest in DIY methods is rapidly increasing. This comprehensive guide shows, in hundreds of step-by-step illustrations and photographs, how to succeed with colour and black-and-white processing and printing.
All photographers interested in going beyond basic developing and printing will find interest in Darkroom Art.
Darkroom Dynamics is a highly refined and visual presentation of the major experimental darkroom processes. It is also an anthology of selected images by sixteen leading photographers working in these processes.
This is the first book published on trick photography that tells how to achieve the desired effects of mirrors, glass, grass, or anything else the photographer might be inspired to use.
Monochrome Darkroom Practice concentrates on the processing and printing techniques necessary to produce work of the highest quality. The first two chapters outline the structure and characteristic of monochrome materials, and the principles of processing them, Some understanding of these topics will help every photographer to choose the product best suited to a particular job, and to recognise and rectify processing faults. Further chapters describe in detail modern darkroom equipment and procedures, both small-scale and large-scale, from negative processing and after-treatment to print exposure development and finishing. Finally, creative techniques such as toning are discussed.
The Darkroom Handbook is a complete illustrated manual of skills, procedures and equipment, and is aimed both at the beginner who is thinking of processing film for the first time, and at the experienced amateur or professional who is already highly proficient in the darkroom.