Darryl C. Nicholas

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

Slides and color negatives
can be duplicated using the same techniques. The best way to duplicate
both is to use a computer. Scan the original in using a scanner that
can go to a high resolution (2000-3000dpi or more)an...

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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, 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: Dec 01, 1999 0 comments

I've spent the better part of the past 20 years teaching folks how to do things in their traditional color darkrooms. But, I've got to tell you, since digital imaging has become a reality, there are some things I just can't do in a wet...

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Darryl C. Nicholas Posted: Nov 01, 1999 2 comments

Enlarger lenses are generally grouped into three price categories: hobby (inexpensive), regular "professional" (moderately priced), and Apochromatic (APO) professional (very expensive). APO lenses are designed mostly for use in precise color separation...

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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, 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: Jun 01, 1999 0 comments

So, let's see--you shoot with a 35mm camera and occasionally want the lab to make an 8x10 print for you. That's nice. Except whenever the lab does that, they always cut off the edge of the picture. Or, they make a 7x10" print and you...

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

I've worked in a conventional,
wet darkroom almost all of my life. I can remember see-sawing black
and white film back and forth through open trays to develop it when
I was about 10 years old. I've beenthere...

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