Sunday, August 14, 2011

Developed a roll of film yesterday.  Tri-X Pan with Hc-110.  Did a couple prints this morning that I'll scan later when dry.  I wanted to work sometime in the darkroom this weekend since it's the 7th anniversary of my darkroom. 


Anonymous Anonymous said...

That is very neat! How long does an average photo take to develop in there. Does size alter the time?

7:00 PM  
Blogger Thomas D. Rutter said...

It takes as much time to make a small print as a large one unless you are making a very large print like 16x20. I usually prefer to stick to small 8x10. Development of a print takes about 5-10 minutes depending on the temperature in the darkroom. Washing another 30 minutes. Drying can take about 24 hours again depending on temperature and humidity. Then the prints need to be put up in a press to flatten them out another 24 hours. If you add retouching, matting and framing another couple of days. It's a slow process compared to digital printing and you have to spend a lot of time in the dark.

6:45 AM  

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