Darkroom experiments #1

 

I have been experimenting with Analog photography for the last six months. Not only has it been exciting, but addictive as well.  I do not think anyone can find better words than Master Tim Rudman in defining it:

The secret is, of course, the adventure that lies at the heart of darkroom work. It begins with the rush of adrenaline as the print detail materializes before your eyes in the developer and reaches its culmination with the wonderful sense of fulfilment in producing a unique piece of work.

Rudman, Tim. The Photographer’s Master Printing Course, Focal Press, 1994, p. 6.

The pic was taken last winter on a marvelous misty morning by the seaside, and it was printed on Ilford Multigrade FB Classic paper (neutral tone). It looks like that there are countless ways of improving misty images through all sorts of toning techniques: so, time to keep experimenting.

 

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@ Teresa Huguet, 2016.

@ Teresa Huguet, 2016.

 

 

4 Comments on “Darkroom experiments #1

  1. Hi Teresa – good to hear from you, have missed your posts Like how you have captured the mood of the morning and that you are now experimenting with analogue. One of the photographers that i have met through Quinton, shoots film and is trying to convert me as well. He loaned me his Leica M2 and i shot two rolls and with Quinton’s guidance developed them in the darkroom – that is as far as i have got at the moment. Next step is to actually print some of the images.

    Again, good to hear from you.

    Rob

    • Hi, Robert! Very nice to hear from you too. Thank you for your kind words. Indeed analog is such a rewarding experience. Can’t wait to your thoughts once you have printed your images. I like so much Quinton’s work. Hope one day I can attend one of his RAW workshops. That would be terrific!

  2. Preciosa foto Teresa,

    Sitges es una meravella en tots els sentits, i tu saps com extreure el seu encant. Tint tants records de moments dolços viscuts en les seves platges i el seus carrers. Gràcies pel teu art.

    2016-05-08 14:28 GMT+02:00 Teresas Sketchbook :

    > teresasdreamscapes posted: ” I have been experimenting with Analog > photography for the last six months. Not only has it been exciting, but > addictive as well. I do not think anyone can find better words than Master > Tim Rudman in defining it: The secret is, of course, the” >

    • Moltes gràcies, Pilar, per les teves precioses paraules. Sóc de les que penso que sempre és més fácil fer fotos de coses, llocs i persones per les que sents alguna mena de connexió emocional. Més que fer fotos de com és una cosa, es fan fotos de com és qui fa la foto. Gràcies de nou. Un petó!

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