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Quick Guide to Black and White Photography – Introduction

Introduction For many beginner film photographers, black and white photography is the first step as black and white film is generally easier to work with, develop, and print. Black and…

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Quick Guide to Black and White Photography Part 3 – Using the Camera

How to Use the Film Camera Once your film is loaded you’ll be ready to begin shooting black and white photography; but first let’s review some essential bit of information…

Quick Guide to Black and White Photography Part 2 – Camera Preparation

Preparing your 35mm Camera for Use Before you run out and start your black and white photography adventure you need to prepare your camera for use. One of the first…

Quick Guide to Black and White Photography Part 8 – Contact Sheet Printing

Printing a Contact Sheet in the Darkroom Once your darkroom and chemicals are set up then you’re ready to begin printing your black and white photography. As mentioned in the…

Quick Guide to Black and White Photography Part 7 – Darkroom Introduction

Intro to the Darkroom Aside from taking the photos, printing in the darkroom is perhaps the most fun and exciting aspect of black and white photography and is the culmination…

Quick Guide to Black and White Photography Part 9 – Printing B&W Photographs

First Black and White Print The process to printing black and white photography in the darkroom is nearly identical to that of printing a contact sheet. The process of creating…

Quick Guide to Black and White Photography Part 6 – Developing B&W Film

Developing Black and White Film The development process of black and white photography is fairly straight forward, however the development times vary depending on temperature of the liquids, what film…