March 27, 2016
Part 1 pdf : Chapters I-VI. Read
Part 2 pdf (VII-XIV) in progress. Latest addition: Chapter XI,
pages 192-201 (pdf pages 201-210). Read
Watch this space for regular chapter additions.
February 20, 2016
Greetings dear friends. Difficult as it
might be to believe, I'm finally ready to commit to getting a few of
my favorite books scanned and posted! How long have I been promising
a few of you? Rather than spend my extra time writing, I've decided
to put scanning on my schedule. It should fit in well with my summer
work and play schedule.
I've set myself a realistic goal — one
chapter or so every day or two, starting with the introduction and
first chapter of my favorite, couldn't-live-without book:
Photographic Emulsion Technique, by T. Thorne Baker, 1941.
I promise you that reading the classics is
invaluable to learning how to make emulsions. Let the cadence of the
language and philosophy of diligent and persistent work flow through
you like poetry.
Watch this space for regular chapter
additions. Read here.
September 14, 2015
August 31, 2015
The book is finished!
It's hard to believe that my last posting was last October. It was a few days
before Halloween and then it was Thanksgiving and then Christmas. On January 1, I
started writing a book on emulsion making. I fully expected it was going to be
done by spring. Let's just say I underestimated! But, it is finished and give or
take printing time, it will be ready in a week or two. I'll have more about it then.
But now, I could not be more pleased to present the work of a new contributor —
Pierre Van de Vliert. Pierre is a dry plate artist. I can do no better than let him
take it from here. Welcome, Pierre!
August 31, 2015
I Make Photographs — Pierre Van de Vliert
About a year ago I had realized that photography no longer gave me the satisfaction it used to give.
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 >
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".
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.