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Learn all aspects of a traditional darkroom photography workflow in this 4th edition of author Steve Anchell's The Darkroom Cookbook from Focal Press. This paperback 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 set up 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
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
Proofing for Maximum Black
Archival Print Procedure
List of Formula Types
Divided and Water-Bath Developers
Extreme Compensating Developers
Low-Contrast Developers for Document Films
Low-Contrast Developers for Panchromatic Film
High-Contrast Developers for Paper
Variable Contrast Developer
Amidol Paper Developer
The Weston Amidol Developers
Stop and Hardening Baths:
Bisulfite Stop Bath
Indicator for Stop Baths (PF)
Kodak SB-1 Non-Hardening Stop Bath
Kodak SB-4 Tropical Hardener Bath
Kodak SB-5 Non-Swelling Acid Rinse Bath
Kodak SB-8 Citric Acid Odorless Stop Bath
Agfa 304 Rapid Fixer
ATF-1 Non-Hardening Rapid Fixer
ATF-5 Acid Hardening Rapid Fixer
Defender 9-F Rapid Thiocyanate Fixer
Kodak F-1a Acid Hardener
Kodak F-5 Acid Hardening Fixer
Kodak F-5a Hardener
Kodak F-6 Odorless Acid Hardening Fixer (PF)
Christina Z. Anderson
Mark Osterman & France Scully Osterman
About the Author
Since 1979, Steve Anchell has been conducting workshops at institutions such as the International Center for Photography, Santa Fe Photographic Workshops, and UCLA. He has also taught digital and darkroom classes at Oregon State University. Mr. Anchell 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. Additionally, he is 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
Black-and-white darkroom processes, techniques, and formulas
First published by Focal Press This edition published by Routledge, part of Taylor & Francis Group