Analogue photography resources contains resource links from meeting activities as well as equipment and consumables sources. This includes notes on darkroom processing.
Thanks to Barrie Bunting for his contribution.
Photographic Chemicals and Supplies
Processing 4×5 with Bounet’s developing reel
DIY video on home processing 4X5 films.
Ilford dark room guides a series on YouTube.
APUG is a name that many analogue workers will be aware of, it covers cameras, lenses, film, developers and has a searchable archive. iIt recently had a name change to Photrio.
The Massive Dev Chart is a very useful resource for finding developing times for any combination of film and developers.
Films, chemicals and papers Photo Resource operate only online. Orders placed in the morning either by phone or by their web-site are usually in the mail that day.
Blanco Negro also supply film, chemicals and paper through online ordering. Has a supply of FOMA products.
Online and in store
Photographic Processing Notes
The Camera Exchange probably has Australia’s largest collection of analogue cameras. Only a fraction of them are in the online store.
Borges Imaging has an extensive range of film, chemicals and darkroom gear.
Film never die is the shared vision of a small group of photographers living in Melbourne. They are Gary, Wei Wei, Eric, Andrew & Sebastian. They sell analog film, cameras and processing.
Vanbar pride themselves on understanding the needs and requirements of working photographers and keen enthusiast. At Vanbar you can see and touch Australia’s largest range of Photographic products.
Ikigai Camera stock film products from around the world and offer a professional processing and scanning service.
Books and bookshops
Analogue Photography web resources
This is a link to an archive of what is arguably the most comprehensive site on darkroom chemistry – and more.
Pinhole camera photography with paper negs. or film.
One of the problems is Exposure as most light meter scales do not go down to the very small apertures on pinholes .
Ilford , who sell both 4 x 5 & 8 x 10 cameras, reversable printing papers have a DIY Pinhole exposure calculator .
This PDF has three discs that can be cut out and put together, print out on paper and glue to some stiff board.
Making your ‘PinHole’ – Video
Pinhole Stereo camera KickStarter
Alternative Photography – web-site
Gum bichromates and Cyanotypes exposure times.
Jill Enfield, one of the leading experts on alt processes and the author of Jill Enfield’s Guide to Photographic Alternative Processes: Popular Historical and Contemporary Techniques (available from Readings Carlton), explains “gum printing exposures are usually about 2 – 5 minutes where as cyanotypes can be 10 – 45 minutes. This all depends on your chemicals and negatives and paper. but those are good starting points. Do a test when you first get started just like you would in a black and white darkroom. For gum, do 1 minute intervals, for cyanotype 5 min intervals.”
The Royal Photographic Society UK, 165 year history of RPS magazine free on line.
The ‘Sunny 16’ rule or how-to expose with no meter. Read it here
The ‘Sunny 16’ rule cheat sheet pdf download
Large format photography
The club’s large format loan cameras – a run down on large format cameras. Download pdf
Getting started in LF photography – a great explanation on Intrepid Camera website.
A rethink of the large format field camera – the well priced 4×5 Intrepid IV camera.
Australia’s own large format group – View Camera Australia, has a very informative website.
Medium format and large format photographers meet and share knowledge through excursions, darkroom visits and exhibitions – Friends of photography.
Large format sheet film rundown on LF Friday YouTube
Shooting 4×5 – the story behind a fallen sequoia tree
Medium format cameras
A run down on medium format cameras and information on the club’s medium format loan cameras. Download pdf