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April 7th, 2009 | Family,News,Other | Subcribe to RSS

I must admit, I miss film, I miss the darkroom and I miss the scary anticipation when you are counting down the minutes before you can see if your negatives survived everything you have done to it. 

Our whole first year of my photographic studies we shot on B&W film. Hours would pass in the darkroom and you would not even realize. As a class, we had some cRaZy fun times in the darkroom. In the beginning, the darkroom’s ventilation was not all that good. Or rather, there was no ventilation. (Oh boy, maybe I am addicted to the darkroom, for other reasons than I thought! :-)) I worked out that it took me an average of 2 hours 30 minutes to get a print that I was fully satisfied with. Not too dark or light, not too flat or contrasty, burned and dodged on all the right places, no marks and hair on the negatives etc etc. But the end result was just so satisfying. 

When a friend of mine told me that he knows someone that Cialis Online wants to sell his enlarger (equipment for B&W printing) I really became interested. I do not have a darkroom, space for a darkroom or even really place to just store the enlarger, but I was so drawn to it! I started to dream about having my own darkroom again. Maybe I will even shoot the Sudan/Egypt trip on film!

I contacted the person about the enlarger and in the end we decided to do a swop. I will take some pics of him and his family in exchange for his enlarger.

 

 

 

So ta-daa, let me intruduce you to my newest equipment:

(Still needs a bit of TLC… and a name!)

 

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 And here are a few shots of Deon and his family. It was so much fun and I actually just documented most of the time. Enjoy!

 

 

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let me know what you think

  • Izanne
    April 8th, 200911:24 am

    So special!

  • Du Wayne Denton
    April 9th, 20097:26 pm

    What a great swap. I used to shoot film and work with an enlarger like that in the old days.
    Been a while since I worked on one. Man those were the good old days of photography.

  • Fritz
    April 19th, 200911:01 pm

    Ai ou Lizelle, dis net sooo nice, lyk soos ‘n alternatiewe wêreld, wil soo graag daar wees…
    ek dink die ander posts van AL DIE MENSE se dit al soveel keer dat ek dit nie hoef te sê nie,
    maar ek gaan, jys die mees talentvolste (ek weet dis nie ‘n woord nie) fotogravin (en dit ook nie) wat ek ken……..wil nog sê, maar die ander het al

  • Cliff
    September 5th, 201112:17 pm

    Wow! I am trying to develop film myself. I am looking for a enlarger. Do you scan the negatives into a computer or do you scan the enlaged photo’s?