Darryl C. Nicholas

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Darryl C. Nicholas Posted: Mar 01, 2003 0 comments

In color photography there are six photographic colors (red, green, blue, cyan, magenta, and yellow) plus density and contrast. In order to look at a print and correctly identify what might be wrong with the color balance it is necessary...

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Darryl C. Nicholas Posted: Feb 01, 2003 0 comments

The Darkroom

We use a flat-bed UMAX PowerLook III scanner for scanning reflective material. It has a maximum scan area of about 8.5x11.7". While that size handles a lot of what we need to scan, every now and then a client will bring in a much larger old picture that they...

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

The next step is to lay in a circular gradient on the top layer. I thought a gradient that would go from white in the center to dark blue in the corners would look nice. So, I selected Blue (Red=0, Green=24, Blue=70...or, 0, 24, 70). That is a nice, dark, blue. Set that for the background color...

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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: Aug 01, 2002 0 comments

When taking a picture of an
object, the exact background is no longer as important as it once was
because we can now change it so easily in Photoshop. For example, #1 is
a picture I recently took of a vase that I was preparing to offer...

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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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Darryl C. Nicholas Posted: Feb 01, 2002 1 comments

Believe it or not, a color
enlarger is one of the best you can use if you want to print black and
white negatives. This is especially true if you want to print onto variable
contrast black and white paper. Now, to be totally accurate, a variable...

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

For those of you who do pro or semi-pro shooting, you probably already know about package printing. It's when you send a negative to a lab and ask them to make up an order from it that would be something like (1) 8x10, (2) 5x7s, (2)...

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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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