anyone doing "wet" photography?

Discussion in 'Digital Photography' started by shecky, Dec 30, 2008.

  1. shecky Guest

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    just curious - anyone still do wet photography; be it developing negatives and/or making prints? either at home, school, or work.

    i am debating putting a darkroom into my next home/studio space :) right now i am developing my own 120mm B+W film in a dark bag and scanning the negatives for use in my design work.
     
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    I'm just getting into that, but just 35mm, no fancy 120mm. I've got developing down pretty good, I'm working on making prints. They don't come out very nicely, yet.
     
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    I have not for a long while, but I recently came upon my film cameras and decided I would use them again. There's someone who I think may get a real kick out of learning how to process her own B&W negatives. She appears highly artistic and probably would appreciate the purest ways.
     
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    LOL. Wet X-ray processing is even more dead than wet film processing.
     
  6. NightGeometry macrumors regular

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    I develop my own B&W using a darkbag. Never done prints, if I had space and time to spare I'd definitely do some prints, but I suspect that i would only do a few before reverting to getting a good lab to do them instead, to be honest. Dev is easy, prints more time consuming...

    But if you had a room that could be blacked (temporarily) out then why not? I did look into being able to light seal my bathroom, so if i wanted to print I could, but there just isn't enough space in there. I looked on ebay for an enlarger, and it looks like you can get the kit reasonably cheaply. As with film cameras, I suspect you could get the equipment and later possibly sell it on for no real loss.

    I also saw a 'portable' dark room - basically a vary vary large dark bag concept, which I am interested in. That isn't overly cheap (around £600 from memory), and space is still an issue. Plus I can't imagine what the heat would be like trying to use it in summer.
     
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    Shot a lot of 4x5 last year. It's fun, in a novel sort of way. Only using my 5d now, though.
     

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