A simple printing technique that is ideal for using old expired photographic paper.
Explore your garden or local park for nature material, flowers, leaves, seeds are ideal.
In darkroom, place plant material on old photographic paper, using a backboard and place sheet of glass over top. Printing out frames are ideal, but can crease single weight paper. Expose in sunlight for 50 to 60 minutes. Go and set up wash and fix bath, then have a cup of tea. Return print to darkroom, wash in water(optional) then use fix bath for three minutes. Follow with 5 minute wash for RC paper, or 30 minutes for fibre paper.
Dry overnight. Scan print and you will have an interesting result. Different papers produce different tones. Ilford bromo paper produces a pink/grey; Agfa Brovira gives a light tan, while Forte Polywarmtone produces an orange/red. Ilford contact printing paper produces a gold. Paper imperfections can add texture and varied tones to the print
Fresh blooms and green leaves give varied tones due to differing density. Spray with water or use early morning dew to strengthen tonality The hour exposure also gives a modelling effect from shadow movement. Try using anything opaque from a $2 shop; artificial stuff like glass or plastic. Mix and match natural and artificial materials
So leave your camera behind and try this simple sun print. The challenge in this process is arranging materials in subdued light into an interesting composition.
Redscale photography is a popular technique that yields dramatic images of red and yellow by exposing color negative film back-to-front. Now meet bluescale, a simple way to achieve striking cyan photographs.
You want your subject be the center of attention? Petzval lens photos are recognizable for sharpness and crispness in the centre, strong color saturation, wonderful swirly bokeh effect, artful vignettes and narrow depth of field that will make your subjects stand out!
Two days from now, Lempertz will hold a sale of 195 photographic prints. The lineup is as varied as the history of photography itself. An 1856 print by an anonymous photographer is in the same group as a top-valued Joseph Szabo shot. A deceptively simple shot of a flower vase is joined by the complex textures of Lucien Hervé. Take a look at the fascinating mix.
Louis-Jacques-Mandé Daguerre's invention made possible photography that is literally and figuratively one of a kind. For every shot fired, the photographer can only do one print. And though the marred by stains, a daguerreotype has the long-lived charm of a museum relic.
A lot of lomographers have experienced using and even writing about the greatness of the Lomography Earl Grey black and white 35mm ISO 100 film. However, no one has written about using an expired Earl Grey film yet. How does it fare when it is used expired? Read on to find out more.
As a child, she would ask her peers to pose for her and photograph them using her mother's camera. That early fascination with cameras has evolved into a lifelong passion. At 25, Mandi K. Smith, the kid from Southern California who spent all her money on film, is now a full-fledged photographer.
Really want to bring your film photos to life? We’re now offering totally analogue fine art prints in a host of large sizes and formats! Carefully enlarged from your negatives onto premium photographic paper by lab professionals, each picture is a unique piece of craftsmanship.
Reminiscent of traveling photographers of the 19th century, Giles Clement tours through the country with his assistant, Zeiss (an Irish Terrier), offering everything from portrait sessions to wildly creative photographic projects for magazines and companies. And although his mode of transportation may have evolved with the times, his photographic method and gear have changed very little compared to the photographers of days past. Now, with over 3 years of tintyping experience under his belt and an impressive list of clients, he's carved a name out for himself as an accomplished tintyper and continues to spread his passion for this ages-old technique everywhere he goes.
Have you tried shooting pinhole before? This early method of photography requires longer exposure times and is perfect for creative experiments.Who needs a lens?! Forget the viewfinder and standard techniques — you'll get amazing and unpredictably soft-focused snapshots. Go old-school and check out this showcase of pinhole photos our fellow Lomographers have taken!
Humans always seek ways to improve an innovation. In the early days of photography, the project was to introduce color to Mr. Daguerre’s fascinating prints. Transferring reality onto wood or paper was one thing; it was another to produce a vibrant equivalent. Hand painting was an answer to this public demand for color before color photography was even invented.