Category Archives: Chemistry

“If it was good enough for Edward Weston…” – Developing Film by Inspection

Consider doing film development by inspection.

Cost of Alternative Processes

As I am getting ready to teach a workshop with Kim Weston this weekend, I whipped up some New Cyanotype solution to give to the students to try with Weston Diploma paper. So, while one can start dropping pretty pennies on platinum printing (saving money by the usual mixing with the only slightly less costly […]

Bulk chemicals vs. pre-packs

At some point one will ask themselves the question “Should I buy pre-packaged chemicals or buy them in bulk?” This is almost the same as deciding whether to do your shopping at the corner grocery store or at Costco. The difference in price is great when you consider the chemistry needed for cyanotype. I buy […]