Darkroom as a studio

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  1. cliveh

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    Do others also sometimes use the darkroom as a studio? I find the exclusion of light a great benefit for total control when lighting table top objects.
     
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    In as much as most of my cameras are 40 years old, I sometimes use the dark room as a make shift repair shop.
     
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    Not a bad idea if there is enough room. We use very heavy black felt to control light when shooting product shots or food. Works fine for me.
     
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    Yes. :smile:
     
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    In my last house I used a room meant for a rec room as both a darkroom and a small studio. It was about 26x20. Worked great, really miss it. :sad:
     
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    Out of necessity, I use the darkroom as studio. Single purpose though - copying prints to share on APUG. I have to bring in strobes and tripod and plug the faucet to prevent accidental introduction of water to the set. It's a bit of effort so I don't do it that often and it's why you haven't seen recent prints. I don't feel like breaking it down and doing it until I get several prints spotted.

    Actually, my motivation to setup Studio Mode is stalled because I have a backlog of negatives that I'm excited to see as finished prints.
     
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    My studio and darkroom is where I live. In the same room where I sleep and cook.
    It is called starving artist. In my case starving photographer.

    The good thing is that my lights and backdrops are always ready to go.
     
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    Wow

    Takes a lot of courage to live your art.
     
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    You don't need courage. You just need to be poor. :smile:

    But I like it like this.

    The bad thing is that my bed on the conner of the room can make models a bit worried at the beginning (as if the bed would make any difference if I had second intentions).
    But soon they realise how pathetic I am and they are comfortable again.
     
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    I have a 700 sq' loft, meaning no rooms, just a bathroom with a door. My bed is next to the kitchen and my shooting place extends from there, sinks and enlargers at room front.

    Everything in one room. I also have the entire space lit by LED red light 24/7.

    I fool with film in the bathroom.

    Computer station in the middle.

    powerful exhaust fans

    zero daylight, I have to open my front door to see what is happening outside.

    Works for me.