print log





Slightly different kind of print. No chemicals needed at all, just plain black and white photo paper. This is done with solargraphy technique. “Solargraphy is a technique in which a fixed pinhole camera is used to expose photographic paper for… Continue Reading →


Preparing ..

Shot on Mamiya RB67 on Ilford 100 film (f3.8 1/4sec). Paper print on f8: 4.3 stops full exposure on grade 1, full exposure on grade 5 for 0.9 stops. Burn upper part on grade 1 for 0.5 stops.


Print manipulation

Prints to share

Time after time there comes need to give a print to someone else. I decided to make few extra prints for to share.

Näsinneula, Tampere, Finland


Multi-grade print First I printed the negative with multi-grade technique. I made test strip for grade 5 (high contast) and looked out where “black dots” start to appear. Then I made another test strip for grade 0 (low-contrast) filter, on… Continue Reading →


Shot on Tri-X, overexposed 1-2 stops and overdeveloped 1 stop. The negative are dense. Epson V600 handles the dense negative well, exposing paper takes a bit longer (actually about 1 stop!).

How does enlarger lens aperture affect to print sharpness?

I wanted to test how lens aperture affects to the sharpness of the print. Following drafts were exposed with same focus settings. The exposure was done using f-stop timer (increasing one aperture on both enlarger lens & f-stop exposure). On… Continue Reading →



First day of the year and printing with my daughter. Many new things: the photo was first print taken with my brand new -72 Mamiya RB67. I also used Ilford multigrade filters for the first time. Previously I have used… Continue Reading →


Still testing multigrade paper printing. I used enlargers color filters at their full setting. Aperture: f2.8 Dynamic (with iso 9) at height 51,5cm :  -2.9 EV .. -0.5EV Dynamic (with iso 9) at height 37cm :  -2.2 EV .. -0.8EV


In this session I tried to practice my multigrade printing skills and get some “lighter / whiter” photographs. This part of the year sun is so low in Finland that during daytime dark prints look really dark. Film: Ilford HP5+… Continue Reading →


This time printing shots on new paper type, taken with Holga 120, with studio flashes on TMax 400. These prints on ILFORD Multigrade IV 25M – Semi-Matte (RC) – 18×24 : One print on Foma Multigrade paper too:  


I was disappointed by the previous printing session a bit. Decided to go back to previous frame (“kiss”) and try multigrade printing to see if that would help fixing the overall balance. Below you can see the “original” (from session… Continue Reading →

not a print: Finnish Film photography RSS-aggregator

I put up RSS-aggregator for Finnish Film blogs. URL is


Finally got back into darkroom. This time I focused on printing just a single frame (first one). Both prints need revisiting though. Also used my self built printing EV meter and it is promising. Here the dark part of the… Continue Reading →

dark side

T-Max 400 120-film, pushed to 1600 or 3200. Semi-stand in Fomadon R09 for 2h, single super soft agitation  every 30 minutes. Scans above are heavily adjusted and bromide drag is clearly visible in the raw scans:  


Canon AE-1, Kentmere 400 (400), Foma dev 10min, Fomaspeed Variant 311 Click here: First picture scanned at 2400dpi with Epson V600    


tmax 400 (120), foma dev 12min


Printing session 3. Plan was try to master this print with multigrade printing. Pretty decent and could be framed already as it is. However I’m not totally satisfied yet, the mid-gray area goes too dark. The recipe was: Aperture f8…. Continue Reading →

somewhere else

Good stuff to read: Nice exposure chart with decent weather descriptions:


This weekend I have been just playing around with all kind of things in the darkroom. I’ve tested exposures, multi-grading, two different papers, 135 and 120 film (6×6). This is not my first time in darkroom, actually I’ve developed hundreds… Continue Reading →

first dry


My enlarger is Fujimoto G70.


Here we go. This is my print log.

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