Focal Press Book: The Darkroom Cookbook (4th Edition, Paperback)

Focal Press Book: The Darkroom Cookbook (4th Edition, Paperback)

Focal Press Book: The Darkroom Cookbook (4th Edition, Paperback)

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  • Author: Steve Anchell
  • Softcover, 388 Pages
  • Date Published: March 2016
  • Reference for B&W Darkroom Processes
  • Over 200 Step-by-Step or DIY Formulas
  • Tips for Mastering Chemistry
  • Special Contributions & Images from Pros
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  • 1Description
Learn all aspects of a traditional darkroom photography workflow in this 4th edition of author Steve Anchell's The Darkroom Cookbook in paperback from Focal Press. This book is packed with techniques for silver-based processing, as well as "recipes" for darkroom experiments and invaluable information on developers, push-processing, reversal processing, enlarging negatives, pyro formulas, printing, and toning prints. The volume also offers advice on different topics, including where to procure equipment and how to setup your darkroom in a safe working space.

Key features of this revised edition of the text include over 200 step-by-step or do-it-yourself formulas, in addition to tips for mastering the "ingredients" of black-and-white photography processing--namely, the chemicals used to develop, stop, fix, and tone. You'll also find special technique contributions and stunning black-and-white imagery from professionals, including Bruce Barnbaum, Tim Rudman, John Sexton, and others.
Table of Contents
  • 1. Planning a Darkroom
  • 2. Equipment
  • 3. Developers
  • 4. Film Development
  • 5. Monobath Film Developing
  • 6. Pyrogallol and Pyrocatechin
  • 7. Print Developers
  • 8. Printing Methods and Techniques
  • 9. Stop Baths and Fixers
  • 10. Toning Prints
  • 11. Photographic Reduction and Intensification
  • 12. Development by Inspection
  • 13. Reversal Processing and Enlarged Negatives
  • 14. Printing-Out Processes
  • Safety in Handling Photographic Chemicals
  • Chemicals
  • Pharmacopoeia
  • Proofing for Maximum Black
  • Archival Print Procedure
  • Formulas
  • Conversion Tables
  • Material Sources
  • Bibliography
  • Index
About the Author
Steve Anchell has taught digital and darkroom classes at Oregon State University, in addition to conducting workshops since 1979 at institutions such as the International Center for Photography, Santa Fe Photographic Workshops, and UCLA. He is a former contributing editor for Outdoor Photographer and Camera & Darkroom, and has written articles for Shutterbug, Photo Technique, and many other major photography magazines. Steve is also the author of Digital Photo Assignments and the Variable Contrast Printing Manual, and co-author of The Film Developing Cookbook (also published by Focal Press).
Table of Contents
  • 1Description
Subject Black-and-white darkroom processes, techniques, and formulas
Author Steve Anchell
Edition 4th
Hard/Soft Cover Paperback
Pages 388
Illustrations Photos
ISBN Number 9781138959187
Publisher Focal Press / Routledge, Taylor & Francis Group
Date Published March 2016
Packaging Info
Package Weight 2.05 lb
Box Dimensions (LxWxH) 9.1 x 7.4 x 0.8"

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