Darryl C. Nicholas

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Darryl C. Nicholas Posted: Mar 01, 2001 0 comments

In the "old days" we kept dozens of different backgrounds in our studio. By using different colored lights on them, we could create even more different options for our portrait customers. Today all of that is mostly obsolete. It is now...

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Darryl C. Nicholas Posted: Sep 01, 2001 0 comments

Back in the
old days when I spent most of my life in a conventional darkroom, I used
to do a fair amount of dodging and burning-in. For some strange reason
almost every picture needed some slight adjustments. As long as I was...

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Darryl C. Nicholas Posted: 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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Darryl C. Nicholas Posted: Sep 01, 1999 0 comments

Many photographs will have a white sky because the contrast range of the film was not great enough to capture the much brighter sky and show its blue color. This is especially true when shooting color negative film. Slide film--with its greater tone...

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Darryl C. Nicholas Posted: Jul 01, 2006 0 comments

For those of you who have Adobe's Photoshop installed on your computer, I'm sure that you know all about re-sizing pictures down and converting them to JPEG before attaching them to an e-mail.

This short tip is for everyone else.

Microsoft Windows XP has made the job very easy. All you need is to be using the Win-XP operating system and the...

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Darryl C. Nicholas Posted: 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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Darryl C. Nicholas Posted: Mar 01, 2000 0 comments

My wife, Faye, and I started our "mom and pop" photographic studio in the early 1980s. We did it all. We shot weddings, kids, models, dogs, and the occasional commercial job. One friend called it the "brides, brats, and bimbos"...

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Darryl C. Nicholas Posted: Feb 01, 1999 0 comments

A few years ago the manufacturers of ink jet printers were struggling in order to make printers that could lay down very tiny dots--very close together. During those days if you tried to make a black and white print, it tended to look a little grainy...

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Darryl C. Nicholas Posted: May 01, 2007 0 comments

If you have ever had the experience of trying to convert your favorite slide or color negative to an electronic file you have probably run into the problem called “noise.”...

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Darryl C. Nicholas Posted: Apr 01, 2001 0 comments

I suppose a typical reaction to understanding H&D curves would be, "Who cares?" And, unless you're interested in learning how your film will perform under various circumstances, it might not be of any interest to you. But, I've...

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