Saturday, September 30, 2006

Merry Christmas....To Me


Blogger Sandy said...

I've have been keeping a eye out for this camera for awhile now. I was in the next town the other day and checked out their camera store. Low and behold...there it was. I told my husband he could buy it for me for Christmas. I then decided I could not wait that long and since I have a fridge full of 120 film......

While there, I had a great chat with the camera owner. I told him that yesterday I purchased a complete old darkroom setup and if he could recommend any good books on it. He says that he happens to teach a darkroom course for $299.00. After my Photoshop course and my skating lessons I am going to take it. I am very much a visual learner so I think this will be great! I have always wanted to learn how to develop film and make prints.

8:41 PM  
Blogger Boxwood Cottage said...

Wohoo congrats on your camera find Sandy!

2:02 AM  
Blogger Tami said...

Wee Hee, Sandy you are gonna love it! Developing the film is easy, you will get really picky about how clean your film is (I dropped mine off once to a "professional" shop, I could not believe how much dust was acceptable on the film, to them!)dust on the fiml ='s white spots on the print. The conrol in burning in, making areas darker and dodging, keeping areas lighter, is a riot! Then there are the toners and the bleaches. Let me know when you start and what you think. You're making me think about setting mine back up, I took it down planning to move. I think that has been put off.

4:36 PM  
Blogger Tami said...

Just another quick note: a basic Black and White Photography course will teach you all the basics of developing and processing (dark room techniques). The cost would be quite a bit less, unless you would just prefer learning from this gentleman.

7:40 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Wow, Sandy! You're taking a step back in time! :-) That's intersting that there are still people teaching how to work in a darkroom. Fantastic.

I have a Yashica Mat 124G sitting on one of my shelves. It's the only film camera that I have left. I decided to keep it for nostalgic reasons. :-)

4:19 AM  
Blogger Sandy said...

Tami, I am very limited in my area. Another guy charges 900.00. I was just going to read some books and try on my own but I am a real visual learner. I thought learning how to make prints would be cool also.

7:44 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Good luck with this little beastie and with the course. I still, occasionally, run a b&w film thru my Mamyia 645 to hear the clop of the mirror as much as anything else ’though my darkroom days are gone . . but not forgotten.

2:40 PM  
Blogger Tami said...

Oh, Yeah, hands on, at least at the beginning is a MUST. It would be tough to read a manual and just GET IT. There is a lot of technical stuff that you can get way to bogged down in and if you don't have some one to show or tell you what's important at the beginning and what is technical fluff, you might just give up. 299.00 by comparison and the one on one is a good deal. You will probably learn in one shot all the info it took 3 courses for the classes to cover :>)

4:03 PM  

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