If you’re hugely into photography, you can get some amazing shots in December. The festive period is full of beautiful sights, from the sunlight glimmering off snow, to the dazzling lights of London during the festive shopping season. The only problem at this time of year is the lack of light, and the winter sunlight causing glare.Read More
Monday, November 28, 2016 12:42:13 PM Europe/London
Monday, November 28, 2016 10:24:24 AM Europe/London
RK Photographic has been in business for over 25 years, and is a family business with over 80 years’ experience in the darkroom field. We offer a host of equipment and supplies for photography and darkroom, as well as digital equipment.
Digital photography has really taken off in the last decade, but many professionals worry about getting the same quality of prints as those they would produce themselves in a darkroom. That’s why we stock Fotospeed Ink Jet Paper. Fotospeed took their considerable knowledge of darkroom chemistry and specialist fine art printmaking processes and applied it to the world of inkjet printing.Read More
Wednesday, November 16, 2016 3:38:10 PM Europe/London
Finding the right inkjet paper can feel time consuming, with such a huge range of brand names to choose from; but if you’re a fan of creative prints, you can’t go wrong with high quality Fotospeed paper.Read More
Monday, November 7, 2016 12:00:00 AM Europe/London
Fancy giving children something different for Christmas this year?
If you have a budding photographer on your hands, a pack of Sun Paper could be ideal.
This method of traditional photography doesn’t require a lot of fiddly components, and is fun, quick and straightforward. In fact, the only things you need for Cyanotype Processing are sunlight and water and a pack of Sun Paper, which can be bought at RK Photographic.Read More
Monday, October 31, 2016 12:00:00 AM Europe/London
Are you searching for inkjet paper that produces amazing prints?
Fotospeed are a well-known brand in the world of photography, that are trusted by both traditional and digital photographers. At RK Photographic we have a massive range of top brands of inkjet paper, including those from Fotospeed, such as this pack of Fotospeed PF Lustre 275 for only £5.87.
Monday, October 24, 2016 1:00:00 AM Europe/London
Stumped over which brand of inkjet paper to buy? You can’t go wrong with Fotospeed.
Fotospeed produce some of the finest inkjet papers in the world, renowned for their feel, performance, weight, longevity and (it goes without saying) their image quality.Read More
Monday, October 17, 2016 1:00:00 AM Europe/London
Have you taken some incredible pictures this summer, and need inkjet paper to create prints and show them off to the world?Read More
Thursday, October 13, 2016 11:21:30 AM Europe/London
Used by the world’s leading photographers, Fotospeed is a trusted brand used by both darkroom and digital enthusiasts.Read More
Wednesday, October 5, 2016 1:55:45 PM Europe/London
With its dusky sunsets and fading leaves, the month of October is a riot of colour for photographers. From harvest moons to early winter snow, you can have real fun with both light and subject matter.Read More
Monday, September 26, 2016 1:00:00 AM Europe/London
The darkroom is the primordial home of the photographer, where the process all began.
Sadly, nowadays often it’s only studio photographers and college students who frequent the dank, chemical-scented room, which always has an air of magic to it. But for many photographers, it’s an essential part of understanding the process and learning about light, chemicals and the science of photography.Read More
Monday, September 19, 2016 1:00:00 AM Europe/London
‘You know what a camera is? A mirror with a memory.’
With photography a great medium for expressing yourself, it’s always rewarding to have prints of your photographs. But with the cost of prints soaring, it’s tempting to keep them online instead. Although it’s not quite the same, it certainly stops you paying up to 12 pence per print.Read More
Monday, September 12, 2016 1:30:20 PM Europe/London
September is the beginning of one of the most beautiful seasons for photography.
Described as ‘the year’s last, loveliest smile’ (William Cullen Bryant), autumn provides the kind of colours that photographers adore. From the mosaics of richly coloured leaves to hazy golden sunsets, autumn is arguably the most photogenic of all seasons.Read More
Monday, September 12, 2016 1:00:00 AM Europe/London
Want to make the most of the Indian summer?
Cyanotype processing can create some eerily beautiful images, that can be used for decorative purposes. The process is extremely easy and ideal for showing children traditional photography techniques. It’s also a fabulous technique for photography students interested in old methods. This 20th century method used traditionally used two chemicals: ammonium iron(III) citrate and potassium ferricyanide.Read More
Tuesday, August 30, 2016 10:49:57 AM Europe/London
Fotospeed’s high quality papers are the most renowned inkjet papers among professional photographers. In fact, many well-known photographers use this brand of inkjet paper for all their printing needs.Read More
Monday, August 29, 2016 1:00:00 AM Europe/London
Want to make the most of the Indian Summer? According to weather reports, all this lovely sunshine is going to continue into September, with the warm weather seeing parts of Britain hitting 30C this week. That makes it the perfect weather for trying some traditional photography techniques outside.Read More
Monday, August 15, 2016 3:29:01 PM Europe/London
‘Here comes the sun…,’ sang The Beatles. Fortunately, that does actually appear to be the case this weekend. The UK is due to have a heatwave over the next few days. Here at RK Photographic we can to help you make the most of the sun this summer.Read More
Monday, August 15, 2016 1:00:00 AM Europe/London
Monitor hoods reduce glare and therefore improve your shooting experience. Shielding unwanted light from your monitor, they’re especially useful in the summer time. You’re much more likely to get the colours you want when using a monitor hood.Read More
Monday, August 1, 2016 1:00:00 AM Europe/London
Do you want to show children some early photography techniques? Or have some fun with Cyanotype processing yourself?Read More
Monday, July 25, 2016 1:00:00 AM Europe/London
Do you want to have fun with traditional photography techniques? Then Cyanotype Processing could be for you. This method doesn’t require a vast amount of equipment, and it’s quick and fun.Read More
Monday, July 18, 2016 1:00:00 AM Europe/London
Looking for cheap inkjet paper for your project? Want to get that perfect print every time?
Buying inkjet paper can be tricky and confusing, but our team at RK Photographic can help you make the right choice.Read More
Monday, July 11, 2016 1:00:00 AM Europe/London
Hoodman might not be one of the most well-known brands of photography manufacturers, but it is one of the most innovative, with a number of clever accessories to improve your shooting experience.Read More
Monday, June 27, 2016 1:00:00 AM Europe/London
At RK Photographic we sell a wide range of camera accessories, including those from brands like Hoodman. As you might imagine from our name, we particularly specialise in traditional photography equipment.Read More
Monday, June 20, 2016 1:00:00 AM Europe/London
Whether you work for a college or have a private darkroom, RK Photographic have all the equipment you need for traditional photography.Read More
Monday, June 13, 2016 1:00:00 AM Europe/London
Got a penchant for traditional photography techniques?Read More
Monday, June 6, 2016 1:00:00 AM Europe/London
At RK Photographic we sell a wide range of camera accessories, to improve your viewing and shooting experience, including innovative products from Hoodman.Read More
Monday, May 30, 2016 1:00:00 AM Europe/London
Take a look at RK Photographic today if you wish to obtain Hoodman eyepieces from a leading source.Read More
Monday, May 23, 2016 1:00:00 AM Europe/London
Looking for cheap but quality inkjet paper for your photographs?
Here are 5 tips when choosing inkjet paper for prints.Read More
Monday, May 16, 2016 1:00:00 AM Europe/London
Have you ever been disappointed with the results of home printing? A majority of inkjet papers can produce photographs just as good as a chemist’s. But it’s important that you also have high quality inkjet paper. Unfortunately, ordinary paper simply doesn’t work for this type of printing.Read More
Wednesday, May 11, 2016 1:00:00 AM Europe/London
Canon are one of the most well-known names in photography, and well-known for producing quality but affordable equipment. The brand has its roots in Japan where it was established in the 1930s; it was here that their first x-ray camera was manufactured in 1940.Read More
Monday, May 2, 2016 1:00:00 AM Europe/London
Are you looking to purchase Fotospeed inkjet papers? At RK Photographic we have a huge range of this trusted and quality brand, including inkjet papers, tubeless inkflow systems, wash aid, mounting sprays, refillable cartridges, sensitiser solution, and more.Read More
Monday, April 25, 2016 1:00:00 AM Europe/London
Choosing the right inkjet paper makes all the difference for your printed photographs. This is because a sufficient and even porosity is essential for preventing ink spreading. With ordinary paper, moisture will simply spread through the fibres and cause smudging.Read More
Monday, April 18, 2016 1:00:00 AM Europe/London
Fotospeed are one of the top brands used by professional photographers. If you’re looking to purchase either their inkjet paper or chemicals online, you’ve come to the right place…Read More
Monday, April 11, 2016 1:00:00 AM Europe/London
Digital photographs have made life much easier, but home printing still daunts many people. This is probably because the results are often so dubious. ‘Where did those lines come from?’ ‘I’m sure that picture wasn’t originally that colour…’Read More
Monday, April 4, 2016 1:00:00 AM Europe/London
Finding the right inkjet paper can be a tricky task, especially since there are so many brands on offer.Read More
Monday, March 28, 2016 1:00:00 AM Europe/London
Are you looking to buy a Hoodman camera loupe online? Then before you begin scouring the Internet for the best possible prices, head straight to the RK Photographic website.Read More
Monday, March 21, 2016 12:00:00 AM Europe/London
For a photographer, is there any better refuge than the darkroom?
The calm hush of darkness, the smell of chemicals, the trays awaiting the magical appearance of your images.Read More
Monday, March 14, 2016 12:00:00 AM Europe/London
An eyecup is an excellent way to get rid of extraneous light and combat vision fatigue. It makes shooting photographs much more comfortable, especially if you choose the Hoodman eyecup.Read More
Monday, March 7, 2016 12:00:00 AM Europe/London
When purchasing inkjet paper, it might feel like you need a buyer’s guide. With the number of different brands and types for sale, this is a bewildering market for beginners. It can also be extremely expensive and you want to get the best value for your purchase.Read More
Monday, February 29, 2016 12:00:00 AM Europe/London
Searching for a website which sells inkjet paper?
Sadly, nowadays, many images don’t make it into print- all too often they remain digitally stored in a computer instead.Read More
Tuesday, February 23, 2016 10:36:43 AM Europe/London
‘Photography is a love affair with life’.
Looking for digital camera accessories? Digital photography has becoming increasingly affordable and user-friendly, but it pays to shop around for the most competitively priced accessories.Read More
Monday, February 15, 2016 12:00:00 AM Europe/London
Over the past decade, the way we take photos has changed rapidly, with a generation of smartphone users flooding the internet with images on Instagram and social networking sites.Read More
Monday, February 1, 2016 12:00:00 AM Europe/London
Whether taking photos on Valentine’s Day, or of those beautiful snow drops, February isn’t without some fantastic picture opportunities. The evenings are slowly lengthening and it’s a great time to capture the first signs of spring.Read More
Monday, January 25, 2016 12:00:00 AM Europe/London
In the past, printing off photos yourself was nearly always disappointing. Either the ink would be poorly saturated, the photos would be lined, or the paper too reflective. Rarely would anyone end up with prints worth slipping in an album, or on the wall.Read More
Monday, January 18, 2016 12:00:00 AM Europe/London
Icy mornings with golden sunlight; clouds of breath on the chilly air; cobwebs covered in frost- there’s plenty of photographic material to be had at this time of year. The snow and frost, in particular, makes for some dazzling photographs.Read More
Monday, January 4, 2016 12:00:00 AM Europe/London
January is hardly the most enjoyable month, weather-wise. And it’s easy to feel disheartened once Christmas is over. If you’re a keen photographer, why not cheer yourself up with some camera accessories?
If it’s Hoodman accessories you’re after- whether it’s their innovative Hoodloupe or cinema straps- you’ll find them at RK Photographic.Read More
Monday, December 28, 2015 12:00:00 AM Europe/London
Did you receive an inkjet printer for Christmas? If so, then the chances are you’re looking forward to printing those family photos. Whether you spent the big day with family or friends, or both, it’s likely you have plenty of pictures for your album.Read More
Monday, December 21, 2015 12:00:00 AM Europe/London
Canon are one of the most well-known names, in the world of photography. This Japanese multi-national company are a trusted brand for photographers at all levels. Founded in 1937, they now produce not only cameras, but camcorders, photocopiers, steppers, printers and medical equipment.Read More
Monday, December 14, 2015 12:00:00 AM Europe/London
Dark rooms still have an irresistible allure for most photographers. This particular room is completely dark, so that sensitive photographic materials, such as the film and paper can be processed. It’s argued that nobody is a proper photographer, until they’ve given the darkroom a try.Read More
Monday, December 7, 2015 12:00:00 AM Europe/London
Tis the season for low lit photographs and some truly striking night shots. Whether you’ve seen an incredible light display or want to shoot those New Year’s Eve photographs, you’ll need to find the best accessories for maximum control.Read More
Wednesday, December 2, 2015 12:00:00 AM Europe/London
Christmas provides plenty of material for photographers at all levels, from novices to professionals.
Night shots are usually especially striking, at this time of year, with so many light displays around, whether it’s a burst of fireworks or fairy lights. You can achieve some wonderful effects with light, including a ‘starburst’ of light to make lights look truly striking.Read More
Monday, November 23, 2015 12:00:00 AM Europe/London
100 years ago, who could have predicted the changes in the world of photography?
The first photo as we know it, was taken in 1825 by a French inventor called Joseph Niepce, and showed the view from a window at Le Gras. It had little artistic merit but was the first true picture of its kind. The first ever photo of a human being, meanwhile, was taken in Paris by Louis Daguerre. You can find copies of it online, if you do a quick search.Read More
Tuesday, November 17, 2015 12:00:00 AM Europe/London
Buying for a photographer this Christmas? If they are already have a Hoodman camera, why not get them some natty accessories?Read More
Monday, November 2, 2015 12:00:00 AM Europe/London
What beats working in the secretive and magical world of a darkroom, during winter? You can escape the gloomy weather, and really immerse yourself in the development process. It’s also the perfect time to take some truly striking shots, making use of the atmospheric light of autumn.Read More
Monday, October 26, 2015 12:00:00 AM Europe/London
French photographer Marc Riboud once said, ‘Taking pictures is savouring life intensely, every hundredth of a second.’ Fortunately nowadays the latest technology enables you to savour each moment to the fullest.Read More
Monday, October 19, 2015 1:00:00 AM Europe/London
Nature offers us some incredible photo-opportunities at this time of year.Read More
Monday, October 12, 2015 1:00:00 AM Europe/London
With its misty mornings and dusky sunsets, autumn is a wonderful time for photographers. With the trees ablaze with colour, it makes a beautiful natural backdrop for any subject. Some might even describe it as the most photogenic season.Read More
Wednesday, October 7, 2015 2:08:52 PM Europe/London
With Christmas creeping closer, you might be considering the perfect gift for loved one. If they adore digital photography, RK Photographic have everything you need for any photographer’s Xmas stocking.Read More
Thursday, October 1, 2015 11:40:29 AM Europe/London
Hoodman may not be the most well-known brand, but their tools are certainly inspired, creative and forward thinking. Founded nearly 30 years ago, the company have always sought photographers’ feedback when creating products.Read More
Monday, September 21, 2015 1:00:00 AM Europe/London
Digital cameras have transformed, not only the way we shoot images, but the way we communicate. One of the biggest advantages is viewing images instantly. If your shot is blurred or the composition is wrong, it can be deleted in seconds.Read More
Monday, September 14, 2015 1:00:00 AM Europe/London
For a great selection of cheap inkjet paper, explore RK Photographic.Read More
Monday, September 7, 2015 1:00:00 AM Europe/London
There are many bits and pieces that make up a photographer’s kit. For new comers it’s not always easy to tell what’s what. Sometimes certain accessories go unused, even though they’re extremely useful.Read More
Monday, August 31, 2015 1:00:00 AM Europe/London
A camera is the most powerful way to capture the world. For the best photographers, it’s like an appendage of their hands. It should be manoeuvred and used quickly and easily as possible. When capturing fast-moving shots, this is absolutely essential. If you’re shooting outside, it’s also important you have the right accessories to make use of every opportunity.Read More
Tuesday, August 25, 2015 4:53:03 PM Europe/London
Light is a key aspect of photography. It’s not only the basis for the whole process, but can make or break an image. From a sunset over the ocean, to the moon at night, it’s important to get it right. However, while it’s vital to create images, too much light can be disruptive. That’s particularly true if you’re shooting outdoors.Read More
Monday, August 24, 2015 3:27:26 PM Europe/London
Inkjet paper is an essential part of home printing. Without it your photographs will bleed or blur and look far from professional.
There are five main factors you should consider when choosing this type of paper. One, its brightness. Contrast is a key part of printing photographs. Generally this means the whiter the paper is the better prints will look. This particularly affects the vibrancy of the colours.Read More
Tuesday, August 11, 2015 4:09:46 PM Europe/London
In the 21st century a lot of things have changed, including photography. Although we can now browse photos on phones and tablets, nothing beats having prints to hold and scrutinise. Giving a tangible feel to memories, they’re much easier to share and discuss.Read More
Friday, August 7, 2015 1:10:09 PM Europe/London
Want to produce stunning prints at home?
While computer technology has advanced in leaps and bounds, for some reason home printing remains problematic. Given the amount of photographic devices, from smart phones to digital cameras, it’s a surprise that home printing isn’t more popular. This is partly because people find it so tricky to get professional looking results.Read More
Tuesday, July 28, 2015 4:52:00 PM Europe/London
In order to produce great images, you must have great control over the camera. Being able to move quickly and smoothly is an important part of photography.Read More
Monday, July 20, 2015 10:51:37 AM Europe/London
Do you love the mysterious atmosphere of the darkroom? Bringing you nearer than ever to the photography process, it’s a technique still savoured by many enthusiasts. A favourite haunt of those with a real zeal for photography, it’s often where their passion first started.Read More
Tuesday, July 14, 2015 2:41:37 PM Europe/London
When the car was first invented, people assumed the horse would become almost extinct. This didn’t happen for the simple fact that people love and appreciate horses. In the photography world, the same could be said to apply to the darkroom.Read More
Tuesday, June 30, 2015 10:40:43 AM Europe/London
Do you love traditional photography? If so, you’re not alone. Lots of photographers are huge fans of traditional darkroom methods of developing images.Read More
Thursday, June 25, 2015 3:30:28 PM Europe/London
Before you film any project this summer, it’s important you have the right accessories.
Monitor hoods are a simple, but invaluable tool, for viewing a camcorder LCD screen outside. Reducing screen glare, it means you can properly see precisely what you’re doing, at any time of day. On sunny days this is often particularly difficult. But if you’re filming a wedding or prom, the last thing you want is poorly shot videos.Read More
Thursday, June 25, 2015 11:02:13 AM Europe/London
Summer is often the season for camcorders. People love to whip them out at BBQs, festivals, garden parties and weddings. Whether the footage is shaky or smooth, families love watching amateur videos in later years. From those first schools plays to ballet recitals, they often capture special moments that pass all too quickly. It somehow has a poignancy that professional videography lacks.Read More
Wednesday, June 24, 2015 4:04:56 PM Europe/London
We have just received some of the new Tetenal Inkjet papers. The range is called SpectraJet and we stock/will stock the premium and the photo range.
The photo range offers excellent value for money with a good weight (270 and 290gsm), in gloss, satin and silk (due in soon). All are paricularly suited to the professional photographer who needs goods handling quality, like wedding and school photographers.
In the premium range, we were bowled over by the Baryta: it looks (and smells) the part at a fraction of the cost. The Pearl 310 and Gloss 310Premium are also perfect for those who seek heavier paper at photographic rather than fine art prices.Read More
Friday, June 12, 2015 1:20:11 PM Europe/London
Are you suffering from lacklustre home printing results?
If you’re trying to produce photographs at home, this can be doubly frustrating. After all, when producing prints of photographs, we all seek a smooth and sharp finish to rival that of a chemist’s.Read More
Thursday, June 4, 2015 11:32:55 AM Europe/London
Many photographers still love working in darkrooms. Darkrooms have an atmosphere that digital photography simply can’t replace.Read More
Monday, June 1, 2015 9:09:27 AM Europe/London
Digital cameras have come a long way in the past ten years. In 2004 most consumer models only had 4 million mega pixels; now they can boast of over 12.5. Given their relatively recent popularity, digital cameras have a surprisingly long history.Read More
Friday, May 22, 2015 11:52:08 AM Europe/London
Experiment with out of date film: cheap and cheerful way to test the unexpected from RK PhotographicRead More
Wednesday, May 20, 2015 1:38:19 PM Europe/London
When carrying out the best photography, it’s important to use good quality accessories. Solid equipment will enable you to capture the sharpest action shots and most detailed close ups possible.Read More
Monday, May 11, 2015 1:40:45 PM Europe/London
Did you know, the tern ‘Camera Obscura’ in Latin means ‘Dark Room’?
Known even during Leonardo De Vinci’s time, the camera obscura, like the pinhole camera was simply a darkened room with a tiny hole at one end to admit lightRead More
Tuesday, May 5, 2015 4:49:27 PM Europe/London
Did you know, the earliest digital cameras were used by the military?Read More
Monday, April 27, 2015 3:30:11 PM Europe/London
Whether you’re a professional or an amateur, the best photography results depend on use of the best equipment.Read More
Tuesday, April 21, 2015 11:41:12 AM Europe/London
Do you want to print great photos at home?Read More
Thursday, April 16, 2015 2:19:57 PM Europe/London