Pictorial Planet John Finch Bio

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About John Finch…

  • Soldier
  • Aircrewman
  • Photographer
  • Videographer
  • Video Director
  • Instructional Designer
  • Franklin Covey Certified Trainer

I'm now a photographer, videographer, and photographic instructor. Oh, and YouTuber I suppose!

In the past I specialised in writing and designing any class using Instructional Systems Design methodology. I have photographed for, filmed, written and delivered training for many Fortune 500 companies such as American Express, Florida Power and Light (NextEra Energy), and Ahold Delhaize.

Having been a photographer and working in a darkroom from the age of eight(!) I'm very happy to instruct both digital and analog photography as well as darkroom work on a one to one basis; from first principles to more advanced darkroom techniques.


The Art of Black and White Developing My book has been sold worldwide and helped countless photographers learn or improve darkroom skills. It's been updated five times and covers both black and white film and paper developing in the darkroom as well as chemistry making.