Pictorial Planet

Pictorial Planet

Welcome to Pictorial Planet
A website dedicated to the art of Black and White Developing

Created by John Finch

Follow the menus to read articles on Black and White processing and other darkroom topics.

The Art of Black and White Developing
5th edition press release!

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About this site:

My name's John Finch. I am the owner of Pictorial Planet and the author of The Art of Black and White Developing.

I've been a darkroom enthusiast since my father taught me darkroom work at eight. From the age of ten he had me making developers, stops, fixers and toners. Since then I've been a professional soldier, aircrewman, photographer, film maker, film director, writer, training designer, and facilitator.

Throughout my life, the thing I've enjoyed the most, is sharing my passion with other photographers. To that end I published my first book (
The Black and White Developing Workshop) in 2005 to share with others my experiences.

So far my book has been updated five times and now covers all things developing in the darkroom (as well as lots of photography tips). Why not follow me on
Twitter, like my page on facebook and share this resource with your friends. Better still buy my book to support this website.
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An outstanding integration of wisdom, wit and practical information. A must read…
David M

Fifth edition - Available now:
U.K. Link
U.S. Link


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