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    Licquid Emulsion

    I am trying out liquid emulsion for the first time and would appreciate any help you can offer. I plan to apply it to flat pieces of raw timber which have been sanded.

    Here's some of the questions that come to mind:

    Is it a set filter grade.
    How many coats should it get.
    How should it be applied, brush or roller.
    How long does it take to dry.
    Any basic rules I should be following or avoiding.

    Thanks,
    Peter

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    All the liquid emulsions that I have used are fixed grade, about 2, although I think there is a VC version. With regard to your questions I would suggest that you prepare the surface of materials such as wood, stones and rocks, old metal etc with a primer, I used flat grey primer paint. I have also coated glass and used a clear varnish as a key for the liquid emulsion you can also use varnish on the other materials I mentioned.

    Try giving two or three coats applied in a thin even layer by brush although you can use anything you wish to lay on the emulsion. Sometimes a less than perfect coating can work well depending on the subject matter.

    Before using the emulsion heat it in a bowl od warmish water, not too hot, this thins it to allow better application. Do not shake the bottle as this introduces bubbles into the emulsion.

    Dry it in normal room, or should I say darkroom temperature, it should be dry in about 1 hour or even less. If you want to increase the contrast you can try adding a few mls of a 10% solution of bromide if it doesn't work at first add a little more.

    Liquid emulsion is a fun thing to use but it is also a very creative process. Try to look at the book Cyclops by Albert Watson where there are someexcellent examples of the use of liquid emulsion in fashion photography.

    have fun
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    Website: www.lesmcleanphotography.com

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    Thanks for your help Les, much appreciated.

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    emulsions

    new here...

    you should get the "bible" on the matter...

    #silver Gelatin# by Martin Reed. It has ALL the info you need.

    I use SE1 emulsion (Kentmere), and I only use one layer. (nice emulsion)

    MACO makes a VC emulsion. I have it but havn't gotten around to try it yet..

    have fun - it's addictive!

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    I got the Jessops version, how does it compare to other makes?

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    jessup

    dunno as I havn't tried it.

    but the SE1 is so easy - and unexpensive to use..

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    http://www.rockaloid.com/products.html
    This might be of some assistance.

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    Looks like a good site, thanks Rogueish.

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    I have been definitly curious about their HALO-CHROME ® SILVER TONER.
    http://www.rockaloid.com/products.html#halo
    Anyone tried it?
    Looks interesting, but I think I should try my hand at some of the more known toners first. (sepia, selenium, paladium etc.)
    Last edited by rogueish; 01-28-2005 at 09:49 AM. Click to view previous post history. Reason: opps spelling

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    Quote Originally Posted by rogueish
    http://www.rockaloid.com/products.html
    This might be of some assistance.
    It is of assistance. Thanks.

    They list a Variable Contrast emulsion.
    Carpe erratum!!

    Ed Sukach, FFP.

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