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

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

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

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  • Author: Steve Anchell
  • Hardcover, 388 Pages
  • Publisher: Focal Press / Routledge
  • 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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Focal Press 9781138126084 overview

  • 1Description

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 hardcover 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
  • 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
List of Formula Types
    Film Developers:
  • Divided and Water-Bath Developers
  • Extreme Compensating Developers
  • Fine-Grain Developers
  • General-Purpose Developers
  • High-Contrast Developers
  • High-Definition Developers
  • Low-Contrast Developers for Document Films
  • Low-Contrast Developers for Panchromatic Film
  • Low-Temperature Developers
  • Monobath Developers
  • Push-Processing Formulas
  • Pyro Developers
  • Pyrocatechin Developers
  • Superfine-Grain Developers
  • Tropical Developers
    Paper Developers:
  • Cold-Tone Developers
  • High-Contrast Developers for Paper
  • Low-Contrast Developers
  • Neutral-Tone Developers
  • Toning Developers
  • Variable Contrast Developer
  • Warm-Tone Developers
  • Amidol Paper Developer
  • The Weston Amidol Developers
    Universal Developers:
  • Ilford ID-36
  • Kodak DK-93
    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
  • Acid Hypo
  • 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)
  • Blue Toners
  • Brown Toners
  • Copper Toners
  • Dye Toners
  • Green Toners
  • Protective Toners
Contributing Photographers
  • Christina Z. Anderson
  • Bruce Barnbaum
  • Rod Dresser
  • Jay Dusard
  • Patrick Gainer
  • Richard Garrod
  • Henry Gilpin
  • Gordon Hutchings
  • Sandy King
  • Les McLean
  • Said Nuseibeh
  • Alexandra Opie
  • Mark Osterman & France Scully Osterman
  • Tim Rudman
  • Ryuijie
  • John Sexton
  • John Wimberley
  • David Wood
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).
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Focal Press 9781138126084 specs

Subject Black-and-white darkroom processes, techniques, and formulas
Author Steve Anchell
Edition 4th
Hard/Soft Cover Hardcover
Pages 388
Illustrations Photos
ISBN Number 9781138126084
Publisher First published by Focal Press
This edition published by Routledge, part of Taylor & Francis Group
Date Published 1994 by Focal Press
March 2016 by Routledge

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