[Darkroom] Fwd: [Noisebridge-discuss] Dark Room/Photography

Matthew Silvey matthew at dancewithdevils.com
Thu Jan 27 17:12:49 PST 2011


Hopefully someone more useful than I can answer him.

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From: John Capogna <john.s.capogna at gmail.com>
Date: Thu, Jan 27, 2011 at 5:11 PM
Subject: [Noisebridge-discuss] Dark Room/Photography
To: noisebridge-discuss at lists.noisebridge.net


Hello, All,

My name is John. I tried developing some photos in the darkroom today. Too
bad they didn't come out. It looks like they were "overcooked". I think it's
because as I was developing, I noticed that the bottle contained the
developer in concentrate form. Whoops. I just dumped that stuff in there
pure. I'm not sure if I was supposed to dilute it (the little paper on the
wall to the right of the sink says to use in stock form for 9 minutes).
Also, I kept the safe lights on through much of the process, figuring the
tank was light proof once closed (without the small cap on). The only time I
left the lights completely off was when I was loading the film onto the
reel. Also, its possible that the camera didn't take the pictures properly.

There are just so many variables, I don't know which it was that was wrong.
I'd like to try again, but I'm out of "practice film". Anyone got any
practice film and/or suggestions on what do do better next time?

Thanks.

- John

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