Recently during a demonstration I was doing for the photography class I teach I was embarrassed by one of the students’ observations. Apparently when I was showing them how to load film onto a reel for development (metal reels) I kept closing my eyes as I was going through the process. This caused me to be more observant during my normal routines in my darkroom.
Yup… every time I load or unload film holders in total darkness in my darkroom I do it with my eyes closed. Same thing for loading drums or any other procedure I do in darkness.
Does anybody else do this or I am uniquely weird on this one?