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Photographic developer components

Photographic film and paper developers generally consist of four components which work together to develop your images. Here’s a quick overview of the components and their purposes. Please note: I’ll mention some chemicals in this article. Some of them are pretty harmless, but some can be downright dangerous. Please educate yourself about safe handling of...

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Size matters

There is a block of woods in the Winston-Salem warehouse district. I call it the fairy woods. On this particular afternoon the light was blasting through there beautifully. This image is from an 8×10 paper negative. Paper negatives at this size record tons of detail and this image is one you could walk into. Until...

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Bartholomé on photography

French sculptor Paul-Albert Bartholomé (1848-1928) on the (then) current mania for “artistic” manipulation in photography: I am irritated by most of the photographs in which the authors have intervened to create works that are no longer photographs and are not drawings. They suggest to me only imperfect imitations of etchings or reproductions of paintings. ....

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