Darkroom Book?

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  1. wardcbm

    wardcbm TPF Noob!

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    I was wondering whether anyone might be able to recommend a book that would serve as a good introduction to the darkroom... My sister has a simple Jessops darkroom set up at home which I have access to, but I am really a beginner in this area!

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    Charlie
     
  2. terri

    terri Administrator Staff Member Supporting Member

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    I've never read a single one. I took a beginner's darkroom course and just continue to practice, and I still consider myself a beginner! :lol: I will betcha Ksmattfish will be along to recommend the Ansel Adams trilogy: The Camera, The Negative, and The Print. He swears by them! He can tell you more. :)
     
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    ferny TPF Noob!

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    Take a look around eBay in the photography books sections (there's three floating about I think) and do a search for "enlarging". You normally see some books on the cheap. I got three for around £3 I think. They were cheap so I grabed them...
     
  4. ksmattfish

    ksmattfish Now 100% DC - not as cool as I once was, but still

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    I do like Ansel's books, but the first books I'd recommend are Henry Horenstein's Black and White Photography, and Beyond Basic Photography.
     
  5. Jeff Canes

    Jeff Canes No longer a newbie, moving up!

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    The better darkroom books are written in braille. :sexywink:
     
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    matchframe TPF Noob!

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    The best book to have in the darkroom is the Kodak Black & White Data Book!

    Really helps when deciding which chemicles, and papers to use. Also has charts of temps and times for each step of the process.
     
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    luis.martins TPF Noob!

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    Get Tim Rudman's - The photographer's master printing course, it's one of the best darkroom books I've ever read.
     

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