My Darkroom

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  1. aggiezach

    aggiezach Yup...

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    Well I think I've got everything that I need to feed this addiction for awhile!

    Here is my light proofed door. Seems to work well, and I didn't want to pay a lot of money for black out cloth (although I probably will sometime in the future).

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    Here is my enlarger and timer setup. This is also where I develop my film. I usually take the enlarger apart and it stores nicely under my bed :D.

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    And here are my developing trays. I built that shelf yesterday and it seems to work pretty well. I eventually plan to waterproof it and paint it black but that'll have to wait for now. You can see my first real print washing in the black tray. I'll scan and post it later tonight for you all to see and critique!

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    Thanks to all of you for the inspiration and the information!
     
  2. oriecat

    oriecat work in progress

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    Awesome, Zach!! Yay! :cheer:
     
  3. aggiezach

    aggiezach Yup...

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    Here is the first real photo I have developed in my own dark room. I'll tell you , its a really cool feeling to see that image appear after 30 seconds in the developer tray! :D Again, thanks to all of your here for the great advice. I'm sure I'll need a lot more if it in the future!

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  4. ksmattfish

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

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    Go, man, go!
     
  5. terri

    terri Administrator Staff Member Supporting Member

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    It looks great!!! :cheer: Nice job!
     
  6. Karalee

    Karalee hOtLiPs!

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    Its really great to see someone so passionate about photography to go as far as you and make a makeshift darkroom out of your bathroom Zach. I give you props for taking the initative and taking that next step towards producing your own masterpieces.

    Out of curiosity, do you find that that mirror gives you more light off your enlarger?
     
  7. aggiezach

    aggiezach Yup...

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    Thanks Karalee! I haven't really noticed that the mirror has any effect on the print. But then again I am just starting out. I do have some concerns about that so I plan to get some black posterboard and cover the mirror while I'm making prints.

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  8. Karalee

    Karalee hOtLiPs!

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    Yeah I was curious to know if you were getting some light off that baby :lol:

    Oh to be back in a darkroom :roll: sweet memories. Hope your having fun
     
  9. japmula

    japmula TPF Noob!

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    Wow Zach! That is way cool! My brother & dad are supposed to build me a darkroom in our basement, but they said that a yr. ago and nothing has happened, so I should really consider doing something like what you've done! =) Thanks for the lil' spurt of inspiration...and might I add...you have a really clean bathroom!!!! =P

    :idea: Hmm...maybe if they see me doing stuff in the bathroom, they'll have more motivation to get started on that darkroom they promised me...
     
  10. Karalee

    Karalee hOtLiPs!

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    Well if they cant get in to do their business, maybe theyll make a place for you to potter round in the dark elsewhere so they can sit in the "library" and read the newspaper :lol:
     
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    japmula TPF Noob!

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    Right on!

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  12. aggiezach

    aggiezach Yup...

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    :LOL: :LOL:
     

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