By Konrad Eek | Friday, March 20, 2015
The rise of digital cameras has spurred a surprising trend: The return to analog and black-and-white photography.
Sure, digital photography gives us amazing power and control, but there’s something irresistible about creating a tangible artifact of captured light that you’ve translated—through chemistry—into a work of art. Also, I’d argue that the luster, finish, and depth of tone of digital black-and-white prints can’t compare to those of gelatin silver prints.
Did you know that many of the tools you see in Photoshop every day are based on traditional darkroom techniques?
My new course Setting Up a Home Darkroom shows you how to create your own darkroom to make old-school-style prints.
In this article, I’ll help you decide what darkroom equipment you need, where to get it, and how to get the most for your money.
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