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Casework: Sailors Warning

What do you do when you come across a scene that's on a bright beach, in bright sun, against a bright sky? You trust in your exposure and your development. Read More…
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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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5 Tips for using Fixers

Fixing? Surely there's nothing to it right? I mean, you just dump the film or paper into the fixer after stop bath, swish it around for a couple of minutes and wash right? Well my friend, you couldn't be more wrong. "Fixing" the photographic negative or print removes the undeveloped (and therefore unexposed) silver halides from the image. If we didn't "fix" paper then the image would deteriorate quickly through time. With film it's actually opaque until fixed. There's things to know about fixing so here's 5 tips.
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Casework: Loch Duich

Loch Duich is one of Scotlands most magnificent sea lochs. With mountains towering above the lake and the most photographed castle Eilean Donan it's a photographer's paradise. I found myself there a few weeks ago and enjoyed loads of great photography with my Nikon FM2N. Today, I wanted to talk about this beautiful scene.
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What's new with Pictorial Planet?

There are big changes underway here at Pictorial Planet and I’m so glad I can now let the cat out of the bag! Read More…
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