Over the New Year's holiday, I took some time on New Years' Day to indulge in an annual tradition I keep - spending a few hours touring exhibits at the Smithsonian. This year, I took in five different photography shows at the National Portrait Gallery - Portraits by Matthew Brady, The Photograph as Jewelry, The Mask of Lincoln, Women in Photographs, and a display of contemporary work in the collection.
The Brady Portraits were fascinating - almost all of them were carte de visite
I have not been this excited about one of my hobbies for a long time (and I have a lot of hobbies). I find myself sitting for hours trying to find equipment, reading all of the posts here and searching every photography site I can find!
I have nearly gotten everything I need for my darkroom, except the room, but I can set it up anywhere that I can make light proof for the time being and the supplies wich i will have to order soon. I can't wait seeing that first print that I develop
Hi! I am new to photography. I fell in love with black and white photography this past summer at camp. I don't like digital very much, it is just not like the hard earned work of developing your own stuff. I just set up my own dark room (and i still need an enlarger!). My only problem is the stop bath for developing film. What should I use? Should I buy an acid based product? Make my own vinegar product? If vinegar, how much do I use with water? Should I just use water? Help!!
Happy New Years all.
I just returned from a road trip from my hometown LA to San Francisco, the scenic route. I saw wonderful sights and reconnected with my father, despite the fact that we still share a home. Along for the ride was my trusty 35mm camera and several rolls of film, all black and white (and some IR ) Well, I have returned! And in my house I find that I have become as addicted to APUG as I used to be to Facebook. Who knew? It's been a great past few weeks, and a good year
I am setting up a darkroom in my home, and putting back together my Zone 6 enlarger purchased back in 1993 or thereabouts. I used it for years, and enjoyed it, but after we moved back to the states had no where to set up.
Now I find that the rotating handle that is suppossed to move the enlarger head up and down is turning without engaging. As a result, the head does not move. Could i be missing a piece?