May 11th, 2012 browsing by day


Darkroom: Silver prints

Friday, May 11th, 2012

This evening I spent a few hours in the darkroom making contact prints from some of my films. I’ve always loved contact sheets, there’s something about the small images that draw you in and I love the sharpness of them. I also like how looking at an entire roll of film on one sheet can help tell a story. It’s been a long time since I made any contact prints but this evening I enjoyed it so much that it’s something I’ll be trying to make time to do more of.  If you’ve never been in a darkroom and seen how prints are made with nothing more than silver, light and some chemicals then you’re missing out. As I watched the images appear on the paper in the developer tray I had to remind myself of how I was making prints without the aid of a computer, scanner or printer. How amazing is that?

Low quality images courtesy of my iPod Touch.

Images from the Lincoln College Ball. I haven't scanned these in yet to post on this blog.


10x8 inch contact print. That's right, the negative is 10x8 inches in size.