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If you own, or have access to a darkroom, you could be using an enlarger to help improve your photographic composition. There is no substitute to a well composed picture in the first place, but often, through no fault of our own, we capture a picture on film that needs further help.

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A comprehensive pictorial guide to the Platino-Palladiotype process with Dr Mike Ware

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Using variable contrast papers will save you loads of money while you're learning to print and can also improve your creativity as you become more experienced.

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Dr Mike Ware's comprehensive guide to Cyanotype printing

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Jesus Coll shows how learning to master exposure times and dodging and burning will help you produce fine art prints.

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Peter Bargh shows you how to make your pictures like line drawings using lith film in this traditional darkroom technique.

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The complete guide to Argyrotype with our host, Dr Mike Ware

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Over the next three articles Dr Mike Ware describes three iron-based processes - new cyanotype, argyrotype and platino-palladiotype. They have the same working methods so, to avoid repetition, the equipment, materials and handling procedures you will need are described here first.

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Create artistic shapes on paper in this traditional darkroom technique shared by Peter Bargh.

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Dr Mike Ware gives us a complete run down on the alternative processes including Platinotype, Cyanotype and Chrysotype.

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There's something magically about watching your first print appear in a darkroom developing tray. Heres a guide to what you need and how to make your first print.

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Peter Bargh of ePHOTOzine shows you how to use your enlarger to straighten up the walls of a building that are suffering from converging verticals.

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