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Frances E. Schultz Feb 01, 2003 0 comments

Still Using A Lab For B&W Prints

In the years BC (Before Color), black and white labs for amateurs were taken for granted. After that...

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Michael LaRosa Sep 01, 2002 0 comments

A coat hanger with one clothespin to hold the film on at the top and another to keep it from curling at the bottom worked well enough for me for quite some time. In my home darkroom--a large closet in the back bedroom--there is seldom a need to rush things. But when I recently purchased a new monolight...

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Darryl C. Nicholas Sep 01, 2002 0 comments

Making prints from color negatives in a home darkroom is not nearly as difficult as most folks seem to think it is. You just need to have a little understanding of the equipment and materials you are using. After that, everything else sort of falls into...

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Peter K. Burian Jul 01, 2001 Published: Jun 01, 2001 0 comments

Agfacolor Vista 800
Bearing a strong family resemblance, this film appears almost identical to Vista 400 in 4x6 prints. In my 8x12 enlargements, contrast appears a bit higher, an advantage in the flat light of an overcast day.

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The Editors Feb 01, 2001 1 comments

Just as when you put a new lens on your camera, loading black and white rather than color film makes you see differently. The images you make deal in the gray scale world, where tone and texture and an exciting range of light can be found. There are deep blacks, bright...

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Tom Fuller Feb 01, 2001 0 comments

Our project this month is to turn a hanging garment bag into an effective film drying cabinet. Although this is just barely a Level 2 Project (see the April 2000 issue for an explanation of my DIY complexity scale), it requires the wiring of an AC...

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Dave Howard Oct 01, 2000 0 comments

A little over a year ago, when I first conceived this article, my main idea was to dwell on after-market enlarger accessories and custom modifications. After attending several major photographic equipment shows, it has become evident that another...

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Joseph A. Dickerson Oct 01, 2000 2 comments

Now that summer is behind us and there are fewer daylight hours for shooting we're naturally spending more time in the darkroom.

But when was the last time you went through your negative...

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Tom Fuller Apr 01, 2000 0 comments

For our project this month, we will be making very inexpensive recessed lensboards for large format cameras. As a commercially-made board of this type easily goes for over $100 and our homegrown version costs about $10, I especially want to point out its...

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Darryl C. Nicholas Oct 01, 1999 0 comments

All color photographic printing paper responds to only three colors of light: Red, Green, and Blue (RGB). In fact, the emulsion of color printing papers is specifically adjusted to respond best to specific wavelengths of RGB. Therefore, if certain, specific wavelengths of RGB are used to...

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Jay Abend Oct 01, 1999 0 comments

Ah, the Omega D2. Every time I walk into my darkroom and see my own well-worn enlarger my mind flashes back to my college days, where the university had about 30 D2s working hard every day. Many long hours spent putting together my first black and white...

Tom Fuller Oct 01, 1999 0 comments

Here I go again dating myself, but I remember going through packs of Kodak Athena, a double-weight contact paper with a lovely brown-black image. Actually, the tone varied daily from warm to neutral depending upon the condition of my fledgling technique...

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Joseph A. Dickerson Jul 01, 1999 0 comments

Shooting In The Wet

It was the longest mileage day in a multi-day bike tour of the California Wine Country and the Mendocino Coast and we had yet to ride a mile when the rain that had been threatening started to come down. At...

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Joseph A. Dickerson Jun 01, 1999 0 comments

It seems that as technology strives to make picture taking easier and more digitalized there is a backlash among many photographers toward rediscovering techniques and processes of the past. Therefore, I thought this would be an opportune time to share my...

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Jay Abend Feb 01, 1999 0 comments

One of the truly liberating aspects of shooting black and white film is the relatively low cost of setting up and maintaining your own darkroom. When moving to a new studio recently, I was forced to break down my existing darkroom and consider whether to...