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We are a two printer family. Yes, we have the "good printer" and the "little printer." The "little printer" is the budget printer and the subject of this article. Anything that's not critical as regards archival permanence gets printed in the "little printer."

Need for Winter Time Darkroom Heating

I suppose we all know that the chemicals for processing B&W Photographic prints should be used at 20°C. The manufacturers of the various papers and chemicals say so. On a cold winter night, with the darkroom in a tin shed and the outside temperature down to -2°C this is not so easy to achieve.

In order to correctly expose your film or CCD there are two variables that must be identified: average reflectance and average light. Unless you have some good reason to meter for other than these two averages, stick meticulously to the method outlined below when you take a light reading.

Ever get caught without a light meter? Stuck on an important photographic expedition without a way of determining your exposure settings? Well I have and it worked out ok, thanks to the Sunny 16 Rule and careful consideration of years of experience. Here's the story surrounding this event and how it worked out.

Why Pinhole Photography?

  • It’s fun.
  • It’s creative.
  • It’s educative about the basics that photographers deal with whenever they do their thing.