Christopher John Ball Fine Arts Photographer and Writer
A Selection of Photographic Formulae Compiled by Christopher John Ball
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This section includes various formulae for you to try. You will find Toners, developers, fixers and obscure formula, such as stain removal, film cleaners etc. If you want any of your own included, with full credit, please e-mail chris@cjballphotography.co.uk

Contents: the button at the bottom of each page will return you to this contents page, or you can use the link at the foot of this page to take you back to the tutorials section.
Paper Developers
Film Developers
  • Crawley's FX-3 :-full emulsion speed with fine grain and excellent sharpness.
  • D-76/ID11 :- Popular medium fine grain film developer. Also includes formulae for replenisher
  • Adox M-Q Borax :- medium fine grain film developer based upon D-76 that gives improved sharpness.
Stop Baths
Fixers Film and Paper
Toners
  • Gold Toner :- For archival permanence. Also used to create blue-black tones and, if sepia toned first, a red tone.
Miscellaneous Formulae
  • Cyanotype : Detail of the formula to create the alternative process Cyanotype.
  • Hypo Eliminator :- Use as part of an archival regime. Do not use this formula for film.
  • Ansco 310 :- Farmers reducer. Used on over-exposed or over-developed film
  • Ansco 311 :- Used to reduce over developed or exposed film.

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