[Darkroom] Wednesday night darkroom success!

Kelly hurtstotouchfire at gmail.com
Fri May 25 14:59:20 PDT 2012


Fridays are better for me than Wednesdays (usually burnt out from the
weekly meeting).

I can accommodate on a case by case basis, but I'm not likely to come
every week for weds. Unless SCOW starts up again. That would put
wednesdays over the tipping point.

On Thu, May 24, 2012 at 1:39 PM, Gwen <gwen at fromthegut.org> wrote:
> Yeah! Last night was awesome!
> Hi everyone, Gwen here- I'm new to the drkrm list but not to noisebridge.
>
>
> Thanks Rubin for hosting the B&W development tutorial last night, it was
> great to get back in the darkroom. I am too busy to meet every week, but
> every other week would be awesome. Wednesday is better for me because on
> Friday I am most often DEAD tired. Sunday night could be OK for me if
> you are looking for a night where there isn't much going on in
> noisebridge, but I don't know what other peoples schedules are like.
>
>
> As for next time it would be cool to follow the natural progression to
> developing B&W prints so everyone is familiar with how to mix what and
> what should be re-used, etc. In the future I would reeeeealy like to
> learn color processing but that is probably too intense for the second
> meetup.
>
>
> -Gwen
>
> On 5/24/12 12:13 PM, Rubin Abdi wrote:
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>> By the end of the night we had 3 new folks familiarized with our
>> darkroom and 4 developed rolls of black and white. Yay!
>>
>> We had some troubles dealing with a lack of premixed chemicals (mostly
>> my fault). Also 4 photographers developed 4 rolls at a time is the max
>> our darkroom setup and take without it becoming problematic. We're
>> also now filled up with the makeshift containers for waste water, and
>> developer mix should be refreshed.
>>
>> So I was asked if I could do that walk through again, among teaching
>> other classes (scanning, Lightroom processing, etc). I'm debating on
>> specifying a particular night of the week to declare as darkroom
>> night. Even though we started the walk through at 19:30, we didn't get
>> done with cutting our film until 23:30. Wednesdays seem mildly good
>> but getting a classroom free is mildly complicated.
>>
>> Fridays actually seem kind of good as there is hardy anything
>> scheduled then, and even if we get done late that night, the city is
>> your oyster at that point in time.
>>
>> So how do people feel about Wednesdays versus Fridays? Also weekly,
>> biweekly meetups? We can rotate around what happens each instance.
>>
>> And lastly, what should we host next time?
>>
>> - --
>> Rubin
>> rubin at starset.net
>>
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