Darryl C. Nicholas

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Darryl C. Nicholas Posted: Jan 01, 1998 0 comments

Processing with C-41 is relatively
easy to perform. The chemicals involved are not overly sensitive or
difficult to work with. In fact, even the time and temperatures involved
are not real critical. If the time and/orte...

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Darryl C. Nicholas Posted: Sep 01, 2004 1 comments

One of the secrets to making great ink jet prints is to set the black point correctly in the image file before sending the image to the printer. The black point in an image is the group of pixels that should be printed as solid, D-max, black. If this...

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

While conventional photography
(as opposed to digital) continues to be the main stream of the industry,
conventional darkroom activity has declined over the past few years. Today,
most conventional darkroom activity seems to be in the area of fine art...

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

A density meter is a small battery-powered device that measures light. A density meter is to an enlarger what a light meter is to a camera. I can't imagine working in a darkroom without one.

Most density meters measure only...

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

I love gadgets. In fact, if it has blinking lights, beeping noises or a flashing LCD display, I usually can't live without it. Years ago when I was working with a dichroic enlarger I discovered the joys of the EM-10, and I haven't been without one since. If you use a continuous-light...

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

Almost all enlargers will accept lenses of different focal lengths, designed so you can match the focal length of the lens to the size of the negative that you are printing. If you do not, your negative might not print correctly.

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Darryl C. Nicholas Posted: Feb 01, 2000 4 comments

If you have a medium format
or a 35mm format enlarger, then you probably do not need to wall mount
your enlarger. However, if you have a 4x5enlarger...

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Darryl C. Nicholas Posted: Jul 01, 2004 0 comments

The new Photoshop CS has a greatly expanded Filter section. One of the new filter options is called Filter Gallery. The Filter Gallery is so extensive it just boggles the mind! In order to give you a little introduction into this feature-rich area of...

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Darryl C. Nicholas Posted: Mar 01, 2005 0 comments

Years ago in the old-fashioned wet darkrooms we used to constantly fight the problem of originals that were too high in contrast to print well onto paper. Typically, slides and other chromes simply gave us fits. At that time, if you wanted to print slides onto Cibachrome (later called Ilfochrome), you just about had to perform some sort of contrast control masking in order to have...

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Darryl C. Nicholas Posted: Jun 01, 2002 0 comments

Remember in the old days how you used to tilt the easel when you made a print under the enlarger if you wanted to correct for some optical distortion? Well, there is a way to do something similar using Photoshop when you are working in the digital...

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