Photo Chemistry

  • Photo Chemistry
    How to Build a Low Budget DarkroomBudgetdarkroom400x400 ja
    Building your own darkroom to develop film and paper might seem tedious in these digital days. However, if you have the time and space, it can be a rewarding experience that will help you better understand photography.Read More…
  • Post-Processing
    A Simple Guide to Setting Up Your Own Photographic DarkroomPreview
    Every two weeks, we revisit some of our reader favorite posts from throughout the history of Phototuts+. This tutorial was first published in November of 2009. It takes a lot of ambition, interest, and curiosity to have the drive to go back to the traditional roots of photography and get stuck into manual photographic printing and processing. For me, however, I find this to be an utterly rewarding process in my constant exploration of the medium. In this tutorial, I will go through the basics of what is needed to set up your very own black and white photographic darkroom.Read More…
  • Shooting
    Film Development with Coffee and Vitamin C - Lomography TipsterPreview1
    Once a month, we'll be bringing you a tipster from Their ever-growing database of film knowledge offers trick, tips and techniques that often outside the realm of mainstream photography. This month we're showcasing a tipster by shoujoai and translated by duckduckninja that will show you how to develop black and white film with some common household products, a growing trend in film photography.Read More…
  • Post-Processing
    Step-By-Step Guide to Developing Black and White T-MAX FilmPreview
    This tutorial will explain the process of developing T-MAX film as a simple step-by-step walkthrough. It's a great introduction to understanding how film development works, and how you can improve your photography by giving the process a try!Read More…
  • Post-Processing
    A Beginner's Guide to Lumen PrintingPreview
    In this tutorial, I will be introducing an unconventional way of printing known as "lumen printing". "Lumen" is understood as the projection of light radiating from one ominous source, i.e. sunlight, or UV light. This is particularly pertinent to this method of printing as it utilizes available light (daylight) as opposed to controlled light (enlarger exposure light, or the rapid on/off light when creating photograms) in order to print an image.Read More…