Join Konrad Eek for an in-depth discussion in this video Installing the developing components of the wet work station, part of Setting Up a Home Darkroom.
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- Now, I'd like to share with you…how we put together the wet part of the darkroom,…or the processing station.…First, I want to point out how narrow the gap is…between our dry station and the wet station.…This is why we took the time and trouble…to seal the end of this table we made.…It's quite possible that there might be…a few drips of the chemistry that…spread in that direction.…We set up our trays on a shelf unit we bought at,…just the local builder's supply.…Notice, too, it fits perfectly under here,…that's because I only partially assembled it.…
The legs as they came were about four feet tall,…but they were in two sections,…so we just didn't bother to screw the other section on.…We spaced them properly to give us…a little bit of room for agitation in the trays.…Then, we set up our chemistry with the developer,…stop, fix, and then a water bath,…so we go from the top to the bottom, in order.…The tongs are tray-specific,…because we don't want to cross-contaminate our chemistry.…I've labelled them D for developer,…
In this course, photographer and educator Konrad Eek builds on his Shooting and Processing Black-and-White Film course to show the equipment, steps, and techniques involved in setting up a darkroom and making your own prints. From essential gear and setup considerations to processing techniques, this course is a complete introduction to the pleasures of black-and-white printing.