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First photo taken in 1984. First black and white film roll developed in 1986. Professional photographer since 1992. Worked in the fields of product photography, architectural photography, photojournalism, fashion industry, cinema, printing service, and more. Biology and chemistry scholar. DIY addicted. Photography teacher for over 20 years.
This is what I know, what I study, what I have been working on and teaching for 25 years so far. This is and what I like to share with you.
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The cyanotype boost process, or how to obtain darker and deeper indigo-blue hues on your cyanotype prints Many people have asked me how do I make my cyanotype boost process and how can I obtain the results I show. What is the recipe? Is there a silver bullet to achieve such a strong result with…Details
Wetplate intensification, a very important step to make the correct negative for printing out processes. Wetplate intensification is a necessary step for to condition negatives to the correct density and contrast to be suitable for alternative processes printing, such as salt paper, cyanotype, Van Dyke brown, kallitype, platinum-palladium, and so on. Intensification process is also…Details
This is a recurrent question: what is fine art photography and what does the word “fine art” mean in this sentence? What are the differences? Guidelines for to work in the photography field. What is editorial photography and how it can be included in a photography career? Should you be an artist or a pro…Details
William Henry Fox Talbot was an English chemist, who lived in the 1800s, who invented the process negative to positive for to make photographic copies of the same image. Today on Wikipedia he is called a photographer. But back to those times, the word ‘photography’ was not yet invented. Fox Talbot was one of the…Details
How to apply the f16 sunny Rule in the daily practice Learn Aperture and Shutter Speed relationship It may seem, from what I have written in part one, that the Sunny 16 Rule forces us to use only one shutter speed. This is not true. Fortunately, this is where the Reciprocity Law comes into play.…Details
‘On a sunny day, from spring to autumn, from mid morning to mid afternoon, the correct exposure for any subject is f/16’. ‘The according shutter speed is the reciprocal to the ISO film speed number’. That’s the basic rule that photographers have relied on since the dawn of photography. As a matter of fact, the…Details
This is the second part of the post “Darkroom and Law in Italy” Once, the photographer’s darkroom was a room with a table and a sink, with an enlarger and some running water, with many boxes of photo paper and bottles with chemicals. A very artisanal way of doing photography. Then the World began to say that…Details
The Discovery of the Camera Obscura The second article in the series on the evolution of the photographic medium explores the discovery and the use of the ‘camera obscura’ during the Middle Ages, when Giotto’s artworks were regarded as the highest expression of artistic realism in the history of humankind. The discovery of the ‘camera…Details
The Evolution of the Photographic Medium Brief history of the evolution of the photographic medium, from the ‘camera obscura’ to the modern DSLR digital cameras. When was photography invented and how has it evolved since then? What kinds of devices have contributed to its rise? Where does the most popular camera, the SLR, come from?…Details
A photographer’s darkroom. A tail of a crazy loop into crazy rules in Italy TheDarkroom is a brand originated from an idea by Michele Pero, photographer and photoreporter that turned into real a dream: to share a traditional film darkroom with other people, students of photography classes or professionals. The first darkroom school was established…Details