Toning

Shown here are examples of the different types of toners, split toning and lith developing.

 

Mordancage Etched Prints

This is a special "toner" that etches away the darkest values of the print. The silver gelatin literally lifts off of the print while using this process. More information on this unique process could be found here and here. Only a few cheap chemicals are required and easy to perform. The following two prints are RC glossy gelatin paper but should work on just about any paper.

See original here.

 

See original here.

 

 

Sepia and Blue Toning

 

Above: Sepia toned; Ilford RC paper (original)

 

Above: Blue toned; Ilford RC paper (original)

 

 

 

Lith Developing

All lith photos developed in Kodak Kodalith. I diluted it to a 1:2 ratio. The working solution will last for about 4 prints before being exhausted. After every consecutive print, the developing time will lengthen exponentially and will get grainier/coarser (the photos labeled with numbers 1-4 are listed below as being developed in that order in the same working solution)

 

(1) Above: Lith developed, no toning; Arista EDU Ultra (Foma) RC paper (original)

 

(2) Above: Lith developed, no toning; Arista EDU Ultra (Foma) RC paper (original)

 

Above: Lith developed, no toning; Fomatone warmtone RC paper (original)

 

Above: Lith developed, blue toning; Ilford RC paper (original)

 

(3) Above: Lith developed, no toning; Arista EDU Ultra (Foma) RC paper (original)

 

(4) Above: Lith developed, no toning; Arista EDU Ultra (Foma) RC paper (original)

 

Above: Lith developed, no toning; Arista EDU Ultra (Foma) RC paper (original)

 

 

 

 

Split Toning

 

Above: Copper-Developer split toned: Selenium->Copper->[Dilute Developer-> Copper] (repeated 8 times)->Selenium; Arista EDU Ultra (Foma) RC Paper (original).

This combination shows the darker values being untoned and lighter values copper toned.

 

 

Above: Selenium-Blue split toned: Selenium->Blue; Arista EDU Ultra (Foma) RC Paper (original)

This combination shows that darker values blue toned and lighter values untoned (but is actually selenium toned).

 

Above: Copper-Blue split toned: Copper->Blue; Arista EDU Ultra (Foma) RC Paper (original)

This combination shows that darker values blue toned and lighter values copper toned.

 

Above: No toning; Lith developed; Arista EDU Ultra (Foma) RC Paper (original)

 

Above: Lith Developed; Sepia-Selenium Split Toned: Partial Bleach->Sepia->Selenium; Arista EDU Ultra (Foma) RC Paper (original)

 

Above: Lith Developed; Blue-Sepia Split Toned: Blue->Dilute Sepia; Arista EDU Ultra (Foma) RC Paper (original)

This combination shows that darker values blue toned and lighter values sepia toned.

 

Above: Same process as photo above but put back into developer, changes blue to sepia. Some solarization has also occured. (original)

 

 

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