Deborah Kanfer
Born and raised in South Africa, I immigrated to Toronto Canada with my family in May of 1995. I moved back to South Africa to complete my final years of high school. In 2002 I came back to Toronto for a working holiday and later embarked on my travels around Europe. I have always been creatively inclined and in awe of the photographic world. I proceeded to go back to South Africa to begin my studies in a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree, where I majored in photography. I have since graduated with a BFA honours degree in April 2007, and am currently pursuing a challenging career as a Fine Art photographer in Toronto, Ontario.
Tutorials
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    A Simple Guide to Setting Up Your Own Photographic DarkroomPreview
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    Every two weeks, we revisit some of our reader favorite posts from throughout the history of Phototuts+. This tutorial was first published in November of 2009. It takes a lot of ambition, interest, and curiosity to have the drive to go back to the traditional roots of photography and get stuck into manual photographic printing and processing. For me, however, I find this to be an utterly rewarding process in my constant exploration of the medium. In this tutorial, I will go through the basics of what is needed to set up your very own black and white photographic darkroom.Read More…
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    A Beginner's Guide to Lumen PrintingPreview
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    In this tutorial, I will be introducing an unconventional way of printing known as "lumen printing". "Lumen" is understood as the projection of light radiating from one ominous source, i.e. sunlight, or UV light. This is particularly pertinent to this method of printing as it utilizes available light (daylight) as opposed to controlled light (enlarger exposure light, or the rapid on/off light when creating photograms) in order to print an image.Read More…
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    An Introduction to Photogram/Contact PrintingPreview
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    In this tutorial, I will be going through a black and white printing process that does not require a great deal of equipment, time or money. This process is called contact printing, used for creating photograms (a photographic image made without a camera). This process does not require the use of a photographic enlarger nor is it absolutely necessary to use processed film. Below is a step by step explanation of how to create photograms. You will be astounded at just how easy and fun it is to print images using this method.Read More…