I would like to add that I finally developed my first four rolls of T-MAX 400 in over eleven years. Yea! Most of it came back to me. (slight misload of one metal spool-5 pics-nothing important lost). I finally remember using only water on a stop bath in the past but this time I could not remember how to mix up my stop bath! No wonder. I never did for film. Then, I did something else I never did before. I poured the 32 oz of used fixer back into the half gallon container. I always used to just throw it away as a one shot. No big deal as I will re-use it next time. When I was done, I had to say, "this is photography"!
What throws me off now is remembering some film enthusiasts saying to scan the negs while in the Printfile sleeves to get an idea of what pictures to really persue. My scanner wants them in strips, with only two rows for the real scans. It won't accurately scan the Printfile sheet because I only get a negative appearance when I do that and not a positive photo to look at. Bummer, because I thought hybrid. Back in the film game now.
I learned that I can "invert" the proof sheet in Photoshop to see it as a positive.
Any memorable rare moments in life can never be forget for whole life. Real photography is on basis of street events, family events etc.
I'm a network engineer. I surf the Internet at home (mostly forums of my hobby interests) extensive, keep in touch via email, then go to work and sit in front of a computer for work email and a terminal program configuring devices to keep Internet traffic flowing. It's nice to get off the damned thing and get my hands wet and feel like I'm actually crafting something.
Plus I started in photography when that's the way it was done, never got over the excitement of watching a print come up in the developer tray, and I enjoy it.
That last is key. Because I enjoy doing it this way.
me too, Networker, Cluster,*nix-administration and architect.
Nothing in my free time can bring me in front of a terminal. If I imagine all the hours over hours I would have to spend in front of a screen to re-invent everything with Pooshop to reach only 25% of the skills I already have ...perhaps only to notice I have to wait a few more years for the technique still to be developed ...
As an old Irish Newspaper Press photographer said shortly before he died, 'There is nothing like the smell of the darkroom with it's Stop-bath and Whisky!' Amen
+1 to that!:D