Toning with Espresso

Continuing experimentation with toning or in this case staining I decided to see what soaking an image in espresso would do. While I let one of my test prints pre-soak in about 75* water for 5 minutes, I ran a double shot portafilter full of freshly ground espresso through 4 cycles which gave me about […]

Testing LPD vs PF106 part II

In a previous article, http://www.searing.photography/testing-lpd-vs-pf106/ I explored the differences of two paper developers on 3 different papers and found there was little difference in the tonality based on developer.¬† There were differences in exposure time required to achieve max black¬† and some differences in shadow detail but I can not attribute all of that to […]

Testing LPD vs PF106

I love experimenting in the darkroom and recently sought out a brown tone developer. Photographers Formulary¬† had a similar developer to an older Ansco formula which was supposed to have been a brown toned developer on certain older papers like Kodak Ektalure which is no longer made. So I ordered some PF106 (link) to see […]