Brown Photos

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  1. zombiekilla

    zombiekilla TPF Noob!

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    A few months ago I got back into photograpy after a 4 year vacation. Everything went well, and the phtos came out good, but now there all turning brown. ANy one have a clue why?
    I am using arista fiber based papers and chemicals.
    Thanks in advance!
     
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    I assume your talking about black & white. That being the case, i would suggest you are not fixing tham long enough or they have insufficient washing..
     
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    Yes, I was talking about b&w. what do you reccomend for fixing and washing times? Right now I am fixing for 3 minutes and just doing a basic rinse, because my darkroom is set up in a spare bedroom and I dont have access to water. Maybe that is my problem?
     
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    If your fixer is O.K. 3 minutes is enough, though it won't hurt to double your fixing time. It then seem that washing is the problem. Fibre based papers need considerably more than resin coated, probably about 30 minutes. I would suggest you use a Hypo Clearing solution. I don't know what you call it in the U.S.
     
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    Here in Michigan we say Hypo Clear. Oh wait thats the same.:wink:

    Sounds like both where not enough time. In the class darkroom, we did 5 min fix, 15 min wash, and 5 min hypo. We all had good results.
     
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    Get a bottle of hypo-check to make sure your fixer is still good.
     

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