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    Emulsion Chefs Roundup

    Hi All,

    I woke up this morning thinking it was time again to bump this topic up to the top. I continue to feel that APUG is the natural place to discuss and learn emulsion making. (Yes, I know. I'm a very stubborn person.) The number of silver gelatin emulsion makers continues to grow and grow, yet it's harder and harder to sustain the conversation here. I can't think of a good reason for that, so here goes again.

    Are any emulsion makers still reading APUG? And, if you are, stop lurking! Post your pics. Post your successes. Post your failures. (And I hope you have them. I'd hate to think I'm the only one who has an absolutely Epic Fail every now and again!)

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    Hi Denise I am still reading APUG and tried Kevin Klein's Emulsion Formula (from your site) with some sucess last year, I also had some epic fails mostly emulsion sliding of the plate during the wash. Will try to scan some photographs. I believe the reason for the lack of interest on APUG is the fact that film is still widely available so no reason to make film/paper oneself. The Alt-process part of Apug doesn't seem to be very active either. People like to talk about the handcraft and handmade aspect of analogue photography as compared to digital but that only means developing the film/paper in the darkroom that's it.

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    I think you've probably identified the issue. APUG today is more about conversation than action. Alternative processes are alive and well and dry plate is growing by leaps and bounds. Maybe you can buy film, but you can't buy a dry plate (at least at a sane price.) Not to mention, of course, the "happiness quotient" of D.I.Y.

    If you want to try plate making again, I hope you start a Q&A here. I'll try to help. Your emulsion shouldn't be sliding off the glass.
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    It shouldn't but it does if one uses too much hot water it was entirely my mistake. Sliding was also the wrong word the right word would be washed away but this would have happened to any comercial Emulsion as well. I just mentioned it as example for an epic fail or more precisely epic case of stupidity. I was planing to make some plates next month and print them on salted paper. The perfect synergy of old and not quiet new.
    Will try to post some Pictures of my successes.

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    I am still here, as well. Thank you for bumping! Been trying to figure out the art and science of chemical sensitization.

    Here is a fairly recent success story.

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    Some of the gelatin was damaged trying to clean the negative.

    -- Jason
    All this has happened before, and all this will happen again.

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    I'm not an emulsion maker but enjoy reading about emulsion making and coating, and read all the APUG threads with interest.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Michael R 1974 View Post
    I'm not an emulsion maker but enjoy reading about emulsion making and coating, and read all the APUG threads with interest.
    Same for me.
    Matt

    “Photography is a complex and fluid medium, and its many factors are not applied in simple sequence. Rather, the process may be likened to the art of the juggler in keeping many balls in the air at one time!”

    Ansel Adams, from the introduction to The Negative - The New Ansel Adams Photography Series / Book 2

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    Quote Originally Posted by kb3lms View Post
    I am still here, as well. Thank you for bumping! Been trying to figure out the art and science of chemical sensitization.

    Here is a fairly recent success story.

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    Some of the gelatin was damaged trying to clean the negative.

    -- Jason
    Wowsers! Fantastic. REALLY nice to see that you are still at it!
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    Quote Originally Posted by kb3lms View Post
    I am still here, as well. Thank you for bumping! Been trying to figure out the art and science of chemical sensitization.

    Here is a fairly recent success story.

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    Some of the gelatin was damaged trying to clean the negative.

    -- Jason
    Nice results congrats

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    Jason, good results. Congratulations. Do you have a speed point for the emulsion?

    PE

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