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Darkroom Dynamics, 2nd Edition

Book Description

Back in print 35 years after it was first published, Jim Stone’s classic darkroom manual provides step-by-step instructions for alternative creative darkroom techniques for experimental and manipulated photography. Each technique, presented by a photographer who is an expert in its application, includes how-to illustrations and reproductions of the photographer’s work. Perfect for students of darkroom photography, including those interested in experimental photography and alternative processing.

Table of Contents

  1. Cover
  2. Half Title
  3. Title
  4. Copyright
  5. CONTENTS
  6. INTRODUCTION
  7. THE SABATTIER EFFECT
    1. The Nature of the Sabattier Effect
    2. How to Produce a Sabattier Print
    3. The Test Strip Procedure
    4. Methods of Control during Exposure
    5. Methods of Control in Processing
    6. Tone Control With Bleach
    7. Bas Relief and Troubleshooting
  8. BLACK-AND-WHITE INFRARED FILM
    1. Using the Film
    2. Using Filters
    3. Controlling the Film
    4. Processing the Film
    5. Infrared Flash
    6. Using 70mm Infrared Film
  9. PHOTOGRAMS
    1. Light Sources
    2. Photogram Materials
    3. Making the Photogram
    4. Abstraction vs. Representationalism
  10. SPLIT-TONING
    1. Split-Toning
    2. Controlling the Split
  11. POLAROID PEEL-APART FILM
    1. Instant Photography
    2. The Transfer
    3. The Rollers
    4. Gilding
  12. MULTIPLE PRINTING
    1. Blending in the Camera
    2. Sandwiching Negatives
    3. Setting up an Enlarger Blend
    4. Printing the Blend
    5. Complex Printing
  13. ENLARGED PHOTOGRAMS
    1. The Process
    2. The Materials
    3. Negative Making
    4. Making Negatives Permanent
  14. POLAROID SX-70
    1. Manipulating the Reagent
    2. Altering the Surface
    3. Transparency Making
  15. HAND COLORING
    1. The Materials
    2. Making an Enameled Print
    3. Alternative Methods
  16. TONING
    1. Print Color With Toning
    2. Toner Chart
    3. Preparing Your Prints
    4. Toning Your Prints
    5. Finishing Up
  17. HIGH CONTRAST
    1. How to Make a High-Contrast Print
    2. Making a Film Positive and Negative
    3. Selecting a Working Film Size
    4. Basic Darkroom Controls
    5. Retouching Litho Film
    6. Photomontage
    7. Photomontage Examples
    8. Masking
    9. Tone Separation and Tone-Line
    10. Screens and Backgrounds
    11. Other Applications
    12. Combining Techniques
    13. Considerations When Photographing
    14. Development for Detail
    15. Simplicity vs. Detail
  18. LIQUID EMULSION
    1. Liquid Light
    2. Preparing the Piece
    3. Applying the Emulsion
    4. Processing
    5. Finishing
  19. RETICULATION
    1. What Is Reticulation?
    2. Simple Reticulation
    3. Radical Reticulation
    4. Veiling
    5. Differential Reticulation
  20. PHOTOMONTAGE
    1. Setting Up
    2. Assembling the Montage
    3. Mounting and Copying
    4. Gallery
  21. COMBINATION COLORING
    1. Setting Up
    2. Coloring the Print
  22. DYE TRANSFER
    1. Setting Up
    2. The Wash-Off Relief Process
    3. Dyeing the Matrix
    4. Printing the Matrix
    5. Formulas
  23. ABOUT THE AUTHORS
  24. INDEX