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When? June 2014
Where? Milden Hall
What? A black and white ISO 100 film photo produced in the dark room

Sepia Sunflowers Large Format

This is a scan of a 9×12 cm negative taken using a Voigtlander Avus (made around 1930). It didn’t turn out exactly how I wanted. Also, it got fairly scratched by the dark slide. 6 more words


I Wanna Be Startin' Somethin'

It’s been all about my Independent Study project + of which I have no idea what I’m doing right now + and my proposal is void + but the good news is that my school is ever so helpful + since I knew I wanted to concentrate on my darkroom technique + and I wanted to work on 35mm as well as 120mm I got a sweet loaner to practice on + yes it’s a Mamiya 645 + which I was very hesitant about because of how the film loads + I just wanted to get a cheap Fujica Rangefinder style camera + that loaded like a 35mm with a fixed lens + but taking the recommendation of my classmates + and stepping up to the challenge + I decided to work with the behemoth + the Mamiya is heavier than any camera I’ve ever used + I was up until 1am this morning trying to figure out how to load it + while wasting some expired 120mm film from 2 years ago + oh what fun + and I just love the challenge of figuring out the camera + the more I get stuck on a function + the more I read + and the harder I work to figure it out + processing will be another  challenge separating the paper from the film + but I’m up for it + and I’ve already ordered 4 rolls of 120mm film + and some Ilford Pearl finish paper + I just can’t wait to start something.

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Introducing My Friend Stephanie's Blog

    My long time friend Stephanie from Colorado just started school for photography. I said to her what’s better than start blogging your journey through day one of school? 121 more words

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From the darkroom

In my quest to learn all about this photology magic, I have taken a workshop to learn how to use the darkroom. I recently found out that a small charity who have set up a community darkroom in town were holding an introductory workshop for amateurs. 164 more words


I'm listing new prints on Ebay

Ciao ragazzi,
it’s been a long time since I’ve posted on my blog. I had wet plate friends visiting and of course we had family holiday times and I’m reluctant to publish when we are gone from our house. 276 more words