My Top 10 Picks – Part 2

My Top 10 Picks – Part 2

If you haven't read part 1, you can read it here. 6. The Tetons and the Snake River - Ansel Adams - 1942 Source - Wikicommons Ansel Adams needs no introduction. His large format prints have been on display all over the world and recognized by almost everybody. 7. John...

My Top 10 Picks – Part 1

My Top 10 Picks – Part 1

We all have seen the posts titled “100 Best Photos of All Time” on Buzzfeed, Bored Panda, Time etc. Of course it’s all a matter of opinion (although I’ll put a little more stock in Time and the New York Times than Cracked). I’m pretty sure everyone has their own...

Shots from Lviv

A few shots from my recent trip to Lviv. I tried using the old Google Nik collection to get a more cinematic look and I think it worked. We will be moving back to Lviv soon. I'm pretty excited because a friend of mine has a van which is able to run my lights, which...

Lviv Soviet Toy Museum

Lviv Soviet Toy Museum

Last week we had to make a quick visa run to Krakow and spen a few days in Lviv. Lviv is full of strange oddities and tucked away places. One of these locations is probably the creepiest places you could ever visit. I have no idea how this place started, but in a...

Toys of the Soviet Union Preview

Toys of the Soviet Union Preview

"Toys of the Soviet Union" is a project I've been thinking about a while. Unfortunately for some reason Soviet toys are extremely expensive so the project is going slower than I would like, but it will get done eventually. These are not final prints but just a...

Sepia Toning – Before and After

Sepia Toning – Before and After

Not only does sepia toning protect the longevity of a darkroom print, it also helps to control tones and add a warm vintage effect. They process is extremely simple. Unlike other toners, sepia is a two bath toner. The first bath bleaches the print until almost all the...

Imaging the Moon

Imaging the Moon

I've been waiting for the cloudy Ukrainian winter to pass to get a photo of the moon. Since I was knee high to a grasshopper, I have been fascinated with space but never had the money to invest in astrophotography. Yesterday I decided to put my Soviet 200mm lens on my...

Split Grade Printing Part 2 – Making Test Strips

Split Grade Printing Part 2 – Making Test Strips

Making test strips in the darkroom can help save a lot of time. With split grade printing, the process is no different than single grade. In my last article, I talked about filters, paper, and how the split grade printing works. This post will get more into the...