Portrait of a Pig

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  1. Taralyn Romero

    Taralyn Romero TPF Noob!

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    My first and last attempt at using a dark room:​

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    To the MODs: If this is in the wrong area, please feel free to move! Thanks!
     
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    He looks like he is about to attack you! didnt he like having his photo taken? :)

    I take from your comments you didnt have a pleasurable time in the darkroom then?
     
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    Nope! Ha-ha! Apparently I only have patience for the world of digital and Wolf Camera online printing :)
     
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    From the grain, this must have been overexposed... a bunch! What film/chemistry did you use?

    -Pete
     
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    It dose look a little overexposed and grainy, but also seem to work well for subject, it my not be your typical portrait subject but it is a portrait:lmao:
     
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    i think the grain adds to it, there really isnt anything other to look at besides its face, even tho i try to look eleswhere i am constantly drawn back to its mug
     
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    I like it, too! I am curious as to the chemistry/developing as well.

    There IS a lot of grain, but for this subject....? :lol: He's a dirty fat piggy! The grain does nothing but enhance that feel. It works great for this image, and I like the close crop, though I'd like to see both eyes.

    Hi Taralynn, if I were you I'd pursue the darkroom work - you ended up with a really good image here. :thumbup:

    Welcome to TPF!
     
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    Thanks for all the thoughtful comments everyone! Happy to hear I didn't completely butcher the whole thing.

    Unfortunately, and I hate to dissapoint, but I have NO CLUE as to what I did in that darkroom, or what chemicals were used... :confused: I gave into peer pressure and followed a friend (who is actually taking a photography class) into her university's darkroom, played around with whatever directions and filters she gave me and frustrated the heck out of myself for quite a while before accepting that this was as good as it was gonna get. It is quite grainy, I agree. I think some of that might be from the scanning process but most of it is probably from just sheer inexperience.:lol:

    Overall, the whole experience was wild for me as I never knew how the whole development process went about - I doubt I'll be going back though.... I wasted entirely too much of that expensive photo paper - yikes!
     

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