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Darkroom Photography Tutorials

Sat Dec 1, 2012, 10:11 AM

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If you want to try your hand at darkroom photography, or simply gain a greater understanding of the medium, here are a few to get you started...

Confused by film types and formats? Don't know your 35mm from your instant processing? This tutorial is a good place to start.

The Different Medium Types by photo-class

No camera? No problem! Make your own.

Making a Pinhole Camera by lampman 360 PINHOLE TUTORIAL by OmahaNebraska How To Make A Pinhole Camera by seasonaldragon1

One exposure not enough? Here's how to do the double.

Double Exposures - How To by double-exposures

Time to develop? Read these!

Tutorial: bw development by senfbeu How to develop bw film? by pinyty

Maybe you want to try some alternative processing. Here's how to make a negative from a digital photo.

Digital Photo to Negative by Drizztofmielikki

Cyanotypes are fun, safe and easy. Find out how to make your own.

How to Sensitize by Drizztofmielikki From Exposure to Development by Drizztofmielikki

Want to take your instant film shots further? Try an emulsion lift!

Emulsion lift tutorial by kivienkathairon

Love vintage looks but don't have access to darkroom chemicals? Digital divas, rejoice!

Polaroid Look: Easy by Ankom Going Vintage by Symphony-X Wet Plate Collodion Effect by beefstock

Play with HDR for amazing effects.

HDR Tutorial v1.0 by Logicalx HDR panorama tutorial part.I. by realityDream HDR 101 - An Introduction by FlashKid105

Find additional tutorials here or search in Resources & Stock Images > Tutorials > Photography for even more!

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Nameda Featured By Owner Dec 4, 2012  Professional General Artist
Urus-28 Featured By Owner Dec 1, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
The first tutorial remind me my precedent work where I was making photography with big size negative and 2 meter long camera (and it was not the biggest one) :lol:
RockstarVanity Featured By Owner Dec 3, 2012  Professional Photographer
It's such an amazing experience using cameras like that! I remember the first time I encountered them and it was like alien technology :D
Urus-28 Featured By Owner Dec 3, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Well it was in an industrial environment for me... In a clean room. So I was dressed like a spaceman :lol:
TheGalleryOfEve Featured By Owner Dec 1, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you so much for the tutorials! :hug:
RockstarVanity Featured By Owner Dec 3, 2012  Professional Photographer
You're welcome. There are some really brilliant ones out there :)
TheGalleryOfEve Featured By Owner Dec 3, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
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