Wednesday, September 14, 2011
Make Your Own Silver Gelatin Prints!
guest blog by Mat Marrash
Forget scanning and inkjet printers, head to the darkroom and make your very own silver gelatin prints!
When you take a picture on black and white film, light is permeating layers of sensitized silver, physically altering the structure of the silver and thereby capturing the image. Through development, the light-struck silver develops as black for highlight values and becomes increasingly more transparent for shadow values. To get a positive image, one must either scan the film and reverse the image digitally, or do the traditional thing and make a gelatin silver print. Much like the B&W film, a gelatin silver print is an image suspended in a layer of silver gelatin, but on a paper substrate. Enough about the science behind it, have you seen one of these prints?!
Read more: http://filmphotographyproject.com/content/howto/2011/08/make-your-own-silver-gelatin-prints