Debriefing : PMK Pyro development.

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Three 5 x 4 negatives were tray developed with PMK Pyro at 20 C for 9 minutes, with 2 minutes staining in the pyro bath after fixing, continuous agitation.  First one came out beautifully. Second one was under-developed. Usable. Third one, very faint. Unusuable. I suspect that the developer got contaminated with fixer, as negatives went back to the pyro … Read More

My large format backpack

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The content of my backpack After several months I have settled on what I take in my photographic sorties, from bottom left: Black dust bag doubling as black cloth. Cleaning cloth. Grey card and Weston Master lightmeter. Red filter for the 90mm lens. Mobile: Reciprocity calculator app, phone and camera functions. I usually take 3 dark slides. The top one … Read More

Notes on light metering and developing: film photography

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Further thoughts on this subject.  Light metering depending on the light characteristics of the scene, and its envisaged depiction on print. Development to be based around the stand and semi-stand process, the actual procedia defined  by the contrast and light characteristic of the scene/subject. Still keep a weak solution, variations on the agitation. Tray developed. In this way, the contrast … Read More