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On Sunday, I nipped along to the Leicester Lo-Fi salt printing workshop and snapped a few pictures of the process.

Salt Print-7Leicester Lo-Fi are a group who celebrate and practice traditional forms of photography such as cyanotypes, solargrams, pinholes, traditional darkroom printing (and salt printing). They have a community darkroom and run workshops and courses to spread the Lo-Fi word.

This course showed people how to prepare the paper by brushing on the necessary chemicals, preparing a negative by scanning and printing onto OHP film and then to contact print an image by placing the paper in outside in daylight.

Results were mixed, both on the course and my attempts to capture it. I shot the event using Kodak Tri-X, for the fist time pushing it to 1600, meaning huge contrast and plenty of grain. As usual, my processing and scanning were rushed and unsatisfactory.


Leica M6, Summicron-M 35mm ASPH, Kodak Tri-X 400 shot at 1600, Ilfotec HC at 1:15 for 7 minutes. Scanned at home (Hate it)


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