The Light Farm

A Cooperative of Photographers — Artists, Scientists, Historians —
Dedicated to the Renaissance of Handcrafted Silver Gelatin Emulsions
An Evolving Body of Knowledge
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October 26, 2014

Yashica-44 and 127 format film

There will be a new chapter on cameras in the 2nd edition. This is the first installment.  The Yashica-44 is a great, fun little camera.  More Here >

The homepage posts weave together current research material, completed 2nd Edition chapters, and articles by contributors. If you are new to emulsion making or this website, it will be helpful to read the TLF Tutorials before anything else. They provide a foundation of elementary chemistry and emulsion making basics.

October 22, 2014

Dry Plate, p.2 — More Possibilities

This is a contact print of the same 4"x5" plate on paper emulsion-coated 'Yupo' synthetic watercolor paper. Yupo is wonderful stuff and I highly recommend a tablet of it in your "toolbox". Continued >

October 19, 2014

Dry Plate, p.1 — Possibilities

Dry Plate Photography is simply photography. The 'plate' part, of course, is the glass plate emulsion support but the 'dry' part can be confusing if you aren't up on the minutia of the history of photography. Continued >

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