We literally wrote the book on stand development.
Iridescent Light is the first and only book on the art of stand development. It has accelerated the work of many photographers, into the tone rich photography that formerly required tedious techniques, like learning and practicing the Zone System. Find out for yourself, what all the excitement is about, no matter what your film equipment.
Iridescent Light is available in hard cover or economical softback, exclusively through Blurb.com. Here are some comments from photographers who have purchased the book:
“I never thought I could get so much quality out of my old 35mm cameras. This book [Iridescent Light] has provided me with more excitement than I’ve ever experienced with my old Pentax camera.” – Drew Carter, Pittsburgh, PA
“I thought that stand development was going to be more complex, but really all I needed was a push start. I do it in my kitchen, and it takes so little hands-on time, that I can watch TV or spend time with my family, instead of hours in the darkroom.” – Sherry Kline, Newberg, OR
“It was quite by accident that I learned about stand development. While attending one of Axel’s large format workshops, he showed us how to use stand development to get really long tonal scales to our images. After 10 years of working with my Linhof 4×5 Master Technica camera, I thought there wasn’t really much more I could do to improve the quality of my images. Boy was I wrong.” – Lois Meyer, Phoenix, AZ