Roxanne! You don’t have to put out a red light…but in the case of the darkroom, it might be a good idea. Yes, the gang spends an afternoon in the darkroom pumping out prints. Including for Bryan his first darkroom print ever! Darkroom Printing While we have talked about darkroom work in the past, we’ve never actually done an episode where we’ve printed then sat down around the table to talk about the successes, failures, papers, techniques. And more importantly, introducing Bryan to the wonderful albeit sometimes frustrating joy of seeing your print come up on paper for the first time. After this recording, BryanRead More →

Well it’s been nearly a year before writing this Blog entry about a fantastic meet run by John Powers out of his backyard, I probably eluded to it in my 52 roll project last year. But with the meet coming up in a few months and my life starting to get busy again I decided to take a morning and set myself to printing some of my favourites from last year’s meet to show off this year. I don’t often scan my darkroom prints, my old V500 scanner really didn’t do them justice. But after posting a simple iPhone photo on the APUG thread aboutRead More →

This is what it’s all been leading up to. A print, there’s something unique about holding a print in your hand, looking down at the patterns of light and shadow being brought out in blacks, whites, and grays, it’s magic. Well actually its science, the perfect blend of art and science. Creating the print is a rather neat process from start to end and when you sit down and think about the sheer amount of control you have over the whole process is fantastic. You get to pick the camera (and in some cases the lens), film stock. Then you can meter it the wayRead More →