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I'm looking for some ADVANCED darkroom books. I already bought the two essential "cookbooks" which have helped me a lot improving my technique. Now I'm interested in somrthing more advanced, dealing esp. with photographic chemistry. I found this obscure book at Amazon.com which seems to be the only book available dealing specifically with photographic chemistry, it's called "Chemistry of Photography" by Roger K Bunting. ISBN 0961672404. Has anybody read it?
Also in the list: 1- Gradient Light : The Art and Craft of Using Variable Contrast Paper
2- The Variable Contrast Printing Manual by Steve Anchell.
3- Darkroom Dynamics : A Guide to Creative Darkroom Techniques by Jim Stone.
4- The Elements of Black and White Printing by Carson Graves.
I'd appreciate any suggestions or feedback regarding these books.
Much regards Xosni
-- Xosni (email@example.com), October 03, 2001
For chemistry I recommend "Photographic Chemistry," by George T. Eaton (Dobbs Ferry, NY: Morgan & Morgan Inc., 1957); "Developing," by Jacobson and Jacobsen (18th Revised Edition, London: Focal press, 1976); and "Fundamentals of Photographic Theory," by James & Higgins (New York: Morgan and Morgan, 1960).
-- Ed Buffaloe (firstname.lastname@example.org), October 03, 2001.
I was going to say Eaton's book as well, it's out-of-print now I think....another good reference is "Photographic Materials and Processes", by Stroebel/Todd/Zakia etc. (focal press).Maybe try Dr. Richard Henry's "Controls in B&W Photography" (also Focal).
-- DK Thompson (email@example.com), October 03, 2001.