Into the Darkroom..
This evening I spent 3 hours in the darkroom, developing some of the photo’s that I took with my OM-10. It was a real crash course, Karen (my tutor) went through the steps (setting up the workspace, how to use the magnifier, focusing, chemicals etc) and we did a few together, then it was my turn..
I have to say, i’ve loved the experience of using the darkroom, it just feels more real to me, watching as your image “magically” appears on the page is brilliant. I’ve so far got a few (slightly wonky) 7×5’s and a few 8×6’s of varing quality and my hands stink of the chemicals (kind of a vinegar/ammonia smell) but i’m over the moon with the results.
I’m planning on developing a few 12×10’s or larger depending on when I get some suitable paper and getting them framed. I cant wait.