I take you behind the scenes and walk you through my step-by-step process of creating beautiful floral still-life fine art prints in the darkroom. I use a 4x5 view camera, Ilford HP5+ sheet film, and I develop in Kodak D-76 developer.
Get immediate access to the 68-page course training guide and 17 HD video lessons.
I assume photographers already have a working knowledge of how to expose, develop, and make basic darkroom prints. If not, don't worry; take my Intro to B&W Darkroom Photography video workshop available at https://timlayton.teachable.com/courses
I demonstrate and explain various view camera movements common to floral still-life photography. Having control over your focal plane and the ability to apply select focus gives you the creative license to express your vision, unlike any other type of photography format.
I discuss and demonstrate large format specifics that must be understood to create high-quality floral still-life images.
WHAT WILL I LEARN?
Movie # 1 - Welcome & Introduction
Movie # 2 - Why Large Format for Floral Still Life?
Movie # 3 - Develop a Creative Plan
Movie # 4 - Pre-Exposure Tips
Movie # 5 - Discussion on Composition
Movie # 6 - Learning to See
Movie # 7 - Selective Focus Techniques
Movie # 8 - Indoor/Outdoor Flower Photo Studio Overview
Movie # 9 - Share a Variety of Backgrounds and Tips on How to Use Them
Movie # 10 - Tools of the Floral Still Life Photographer
Movie # 11 - Technical Discussion on How To Calculate Magnification Ratios For Any Lens
Movie # 12 - How to Calculate Bellows Factor & Exposure Compensation for Large Format
Movie # 13 - Exposure and Development Tips for HP5+
Movie # 14 - Demonstration - Exposing HP5+ Film
Movie # 15 - Demonstration: How to Make Split-Grade Prints in the Darkroom
Movie # 16 - Summary and Discussion of Ideas for Further Exploration
Movie # 17 - Bonus Documents - Video Overview
Note: In this workshop, I will be using Ilford HP5+ black and white negative sheet film, Kodak D-76 film developer, Kodak Dektol paper developer.
WHAT DO YOU NEED?
- A desire to create beautiful black-and-white floral still-life fine art photographs
- Any type of large format 4x5 view camera
- Any type of standard lens for your camera in the 120mm to 180mm range
- Ability and knowledge to develop your films, make a contact print, and enlarge prints in the darkroom