Darkroom Printing Session

Managed to get in a darkroom printing session this week so of course I had to get a photo of it 🙂

This is the City Council public darkroom and at $5 NZ per hour is a pretty good setup with everything you need except chemicals and paper (there a both of those there to use but are other people’s cast offs so wasnt too keen to use them)

I spent the first couple of hours thinking my paper was dud since I couldn’t get any contrast even with using a whole heap of magenta filter and then discovered that the filters had been disengaged on a switch on the side of the enlarger and once this was discovered things went a lot more smoothly… A trick to remember for next time.

It’s nice to know that I can still be a Dumbass sometimes 🙂

Nikon F5, Tokina 19-35mm Lens, Ilford HP5+ 400 ISO Film.


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