Tag: Jim Read

Papers to use for the cyanotype print process
Papers to use for cyanotypes

Jim Read argues the case for using the cheaper papers for printing cyanotypes.

Cyanotype papers with good result
Debunking the myths of cyanotypes

Jim Read straightens out a few myths on the cyanotype process.

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The digital camera, the cyanotype and grain

Jim Read calibrates his digital camera to make cyanotype printing even better.

curves negatives
Curve corner – Photoshop and Gimp curves for making digital negatives

A curve could be described as the representation of all the tones in an image, from highlights to shadows. Photoshop curves are a great tool for creating a balanced digital negative. They help you control the tonal values and contrast of an image or a negative. Now you can download ready-made curves here – or upload yours to share with others.

photopolymer
Photopolymer printing on a budget

Jim Read proves yet again that – with a little work and a lot of imagination – photographic materials doesn’t have to cost a fortune.

brush coating
Coating your paper using brushes

This is a how to, what with, what on and how much to use article and though it’s aimed at Cyanotype printers it can be used, with patience with other processes needing coating.

Gimp Negatives
How to make digital negatives

An easy way to make interesting negatives with the help of a computer. If you think Photoshop is too expensive – The Gimp is a cheaper program – it’s actually free.

contact frame
Darkroom DIY: Making a contact print frame

Jim Read scours the second hand shops finds a contact frame. He decides to build his own – and shows you how you can do it too.

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