Darkroom Visitation, East Bay California

Discussion in 'Workshops & Lectures' started by Josh Harmon, Mar 24, 2011.

  1. Josh Harmon

    Josh Harmon Member

    Jun 30, 2010
    Silicon Valley
    Multi Format
    Hello fellow Apuger's!

    As I have posted in this thread: http://www.apug.org/forums/forum54/87376-talk-about-your-photography.html
    I am a senior in high school. I am required to complete a senior projecton on a topic of my choosing. I must research and learn all about that topic.

    I have chosen Anaolgue photography as my topic.

    I have been using film as my main photographic medium for the past year. I have also been blessed to have a fairly well equiped school darkroom to use. My analogue processing knowledge is ever expanding as I research into it more. I have also began developing my own C-41 film and am planning to try RA-4 printing.

    The next portion of my Senior Project requires me to perform a visitation of a professional or knowledgeable person related to the topic.

    In this post I am requesting that I may be able to visit a fellow film user's darkroom.

    I would include a lunch out and material fees if I were to print.

    Anyones darkroom would be okay, but I would love to go to a color darkroom if possible.

    I live in the Concord area of the East Bay and can drive around or BART around.

    Thank you so much for the reading and considering me. Please feel free to E-Mail or PM me.


    Josh Harmon
  2. Bill Burk

    Bill Burk Subscriber

    Feb 9, 2010
    4x5 Format
    Hi Josh,
    I've got a corner of the garage setup as a black and white darkroom you're welcome to visit.
    It's about fifteen minutes down the coast from the city, don't know if you wanted to drive that far.
    Can do film speed/dev time tests. I use trays for 4x5 and Nikor tanks for rolls. I've got some potassium bromide we can try to rescue some of that expired paper. My favorite film is Panatomic-X, we can see how your batch compares with mine that I know is good. It might be a good idea to bring a friend.
    At least you can get that senior project out of the way. There'll be no charge.
  3. Zathras

    Zathras Subscriber

    Nov 9, 2004
    SF Bay Area
    Multi Format

    Are you in Pacifica by any chance? That's where my darkroom is.