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Ice Princess – palladium print artist proof #1

Today, we continue our journey in making a platinum and palladium print for our new handmade wild horse fine art book.

I am using Platinum Revere paper, one of our handmade calotype paper negatives, and potassium oxalate developer to see how warm we can make the print and determine if the negative has the proper density for platinum and palladium printing.

If you are a photographer or interested in learning about analog photography, we have an Analog Photography Membership Community that is the only community of its kind where you can learn and explore analog photography in depth. I also have an extensive training library of video workshops and guidebooks if you prefer to download the videos and books for offline use.

If you are a photographer or interested in learning about analog photography, we have an Analog Photography Membership Community that is the only community of its kind where you can learn and explore analog photography in depth. I also have an extensive training library of video workshops and guidebooks if you prefer to download the videos and books for offline use.

In the video below, we share the behind-the-scenes testing we did today and my observations at the end of the video.

I think the predominate palladium print in the potassium oxalate developer at 175F has a lot of potential based on my creative vision and the narrative of my work, so this one will go on the short list of possibilities as we continue to make different print types before making a final decision.

I share my latest work in the darkroom with you in the Darkroom Diary on my YouTube Channel. If you are interested in coming behind the scenes with me as I work, this is the place for you.

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