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Expose for the shadows the right way…

"Expose for the shadows, develop for the highlights"

I think this was one of Ansel Adams' famous quotes but I might be wrong about that. He certainly formalised the procedure beautifully, creating a scientific and repeatable way of achieving this technique. And I see this quote banded around a lot online but, I'm afraid, incorrectly. Read More…
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D-23 The secret sauce!

D-23 has been around since the 1940's. Of the many people who used it Ansel Adams is one of the most famous. It's soft working, controllable, fine grained and forgiving of high contrast. And it's very easy to make. But here's a way to use that's really worth trying!

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The history of two bath developers

In the early days of photography, people developed their pictures from single plates but most of us don't have that ability. We develop multiple negatives at a time from our roll films. And this is why two bath developers were created …

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