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Darkroom Dynamics

Book Description

This popular book presents creative darkroom techniques in a step-by-step format. It includes multiple printing, montage, toning, reticulation, infrared film, high contrast, combination coloring, dye transfer, liquid emulsions, Sabattier, and much more. Darkroom Dynamics has the information and photographs to expand the the reader's awareness of the sophisticated images which are possible in photography today.

Darkroom Dynamics has been written to be easily comprehensible to the novice
photographer attempting experimental photography for the first time. It serves not only as a forum for the serious display of experimental and manipulated photographs but also as a comprehensive source on how to make these images.

Table of Contents

  1. Cover
  2. Half Title
  3. Title Page
  4. Copyright Page
  5. Table of Contents
  6. Introduction
  7. THE SABATTIER EFFECT
    1. The Nature of the Sabattier Effect
    2. How to Produce a Sabattier Effect
    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