Join Konrad Eek for an in-depth discussion in this video Making the first work print, part of Setting Up a Home Darkroom.
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- I'm really excited about what we get to do now.…As you can see we're in a safelit environment…in a darkroom we've created.…You'll notice a color cast to everything…you see during these segments,…and you'll also hear a little bit of a hum,…and that's due to the safelight itself.…You've gotta put up with that in order to be able…to see what we're doing in here.…We've got our negative in the enlarger,…and I've already done my tests…for a split filter work print.…If you wanna learn more about that process,…please watch my course,…Shooting and Processing Black-and-White Film,…where I explain a lot more fully…how we do the split filter printing.…
I've got everything set.…I'm gonna go ahead and put a piece of paper in the enlarger.…Open up the easel carefully so I don't move it.…Lock the paper into the little slot…for eight by 10 at the back,…and make sure it's shifted to the left side of the slot,…that aligns it perfectly in the enlarger,…or in the easel,…and then I'm gonna carefully close my paper back up.…A quick point, the box is not light-tight…
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.