Archived posting to the Leica Users Group, 2002/05/26

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Subject: Re: [Leica] Darkroom in a manufactured home
From: Charles Walden <>
Date: Sun, 26 May 2002 22:12:49 -0400
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excellent points - on the overlap piece I'd also add that I'll NEVER go back
to making contact prints in a wet darkroom!  And even though my
understanding of PS is very incomplete, I think that it does actually aid me
in making better "wet" prints, as I use it to explore the negatives prior to
going in the darkroom.

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From: "Mark Rabiner" <>
To: <>
Sent: Sunday, May 26, 2002 9:37 PM
Subject: Re: [Leica] Darkroom in a manufactured home

> Charles Walden wrote:
> >
> > I'll second all of the following, but (with a smile) will add that if us
> > chemical-laden wet darkroom junkies don't get new people to continue
> > the equipment / supplies, we'll find ourselves building jobos out of
> > from edmund scientific, grinding oak galls for pyro and coating our own
> > paper.
> >
> > but seriously, habit is strong force - I worked hard to figure out how
> > make decent prints in a darkroom.  I would frankly rather spend the time
> > shooting, developing and printing  than climbing up a new learning
> > even though in a few years it may become inevitable...
> >
> > charlie.
> >
> The way I see it Inkjetting is a phenomenon that is getting thousands of
> new people printmaking - a higher level of photography-  every day.
> A higher level than picking up their 4x6's at the drugstore or minilab.
> A little more involvement with these letter sized prints I'd say!
> So if one out of a thousand of these inkjetters one day says "What's
> real darkroom printing all about" then we'll be having a darkroom boom -
> not the opposite.
> Are the camera store filled with cheap used enlargers and used trays
> because of all these people gone inkjet?
> If so then i think it works the other way too. The inkjetters go darkroom.
> And then there is the issue of the overlap.
> Digital and darkroom techniques overlap now. So you have to have both.
> For instance FineArt Platinum prints are being done now with digital
> Mark Rabiner
> Portland, Oregon USA
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