Tag Archives: darkroom

Dont want to use darkroom chemicals to process your film? Ok, here’s an easier way!


Greetings from merry England, folks! You know, I get many, many emails from readers complaining that they either can’t get the right chemicals for processing their own films, or chemicals are too expensive, or more commonly, they just cannot buy … Continue reading

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Digital manipulation gone mad…the camera CAN lie!


    Take a look at the 2 photos above… On the right, is the digitally manipulated version of the lady on the left! Ok, I admit that the one on the right looks very much better than the untouched … Continue reading

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Large format…what it is, why to use it, and how much it can cost


Often times, and especially when my head is hidden underneath the black cloth of my wooden camera, lots of people gather round and start asking awkward questions….questions like “Is that a camera you’re using?”, or “why do you use that…a … Continue reading

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Digital photo manipulation–cheat or treat?


This is an ongoing debate amongst the digicam vs film crowds. And it will rage on forever and ever, perhaps until neither film nor digital exist, taken over by some hitherto unheard of medium. But in my mind, the gist … Continue reading

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Here it is! Your own darkroom in your wardrobe!


One of the most difficult things to do with film photography is having a place set aside in your home specifically for developing and printing your own films. Those of us who have very large homes no doubt can indeed … Continue reading

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Coming this week….set up a darkroom in your wardrobe!


No…I mean…yes….no, I haven’t gone raving mad! At least not yet anyway! I am going to show you how to set up a fully working darkroom, complete and ready for you to work in within a day or two, in … Continue reading

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Ok, guys…roll up, roll up…develop your own films here…


Yes, yes…I know. So I’m late with this post. So here, slap my hands then! It’s been a wild weekend, I can tell you. Aside of the weekly shop, I had a major disaster with my old Honda Civic….I thought … Continue reading

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The magic that is Kodak Tri-X film


Time was when the technology we have today was unheard of and photographers working with their cameras and in their darkrooms were considered genuises. And to be sure, their work did have a certain allure, especially as the heart of … Continue reading

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You love film? So do I!


“Film changed into sensors, darkroom into computers, and everything turns out to be simpler. It all has become so easy. A photograph is just one click away. Photographers have fewer tasks to do. But we somehow miss some things. The … Continue reading

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I want to take Hollywood style portraits


Who indeed hasn’t at one time or other, wanted to try their hand at taking the shots typical of the Hollywood era! Those photographs were masterpieces of art, giving the subjects an added air of grace and grandeur. It is … Continue reading

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