I have just started a YouTube Channel and hope to slowly add more videos. Please like and subscribe.
I will try add more videos when possible, If you would like to add suggestions for videos please do and I will try accommodate and share my photographic process from loading film, shooting, developing and printing in the darkroom.
Darkroom printing = Video 1
I turned my bathroom into a temporary darkroom and taped blackout material over the windows. It was my first time printing in any type of darkroom let alone my own homemade one. I was given all the trays, red safe light and enlarger which was an old 80’s Meopta Axomat 5a. I mainly shoot medium and large format and these were too big for this particular enlarger but I did have some black and white negatives to use from a roll I shot last year. The camera the roll was shot with was a Canon AE-1 Program with 50mm lens. I bought Ilford Multigrade 10×8 RC glossy paper and some Ilford Multigrade developer. I already had the ‘stop’ and ‘fixer’ both Ilford as I develop my own black and white film. I throughly enjoyed the entire process and I can’t wait to do some more printing!
Darkroom printing = Video 2
One of the first images taken with me 1971 Hasselblad 500c was my son eating breakfast. Natural light from the large dining room window was perfect and he kept gazing outside every now and then. I’ve got into a habit of using Fomapan 100 as a first roll when I get a new camera, my reason being is I now know how it performs, its nice and cheap if there is a light leak and its quick and easy to develop at home. This was my first time using the JOBO C6600 enlarger which came with a Nikkor 50mm F4 enlarger lens and the first time using Ilford RC Pearl paper. I had to burn down the left hand side of the image a little for approx 5 seconds because the light was a little distracting. I’m really happy how it came out and yet again the Ilford products never let me down. I cropped the original image to crop out the table. I would love to hear what everyone thinks of the final image.
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Graham Binns Photography