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Place the negative carrier into the enlarger to project your photo onto the easel. Raise and lower the enlarger head to adjust the size of your projected image, and use the focusing wheel and a focus finder to focus it.
Learn about The Darkroom true black and white film developing
Order just like standard color prints. Just select “Silver Gelatin” print sizes from the size menu.
Placing your film strips on a lightbox, use a loupe to choose the one you want to print before placing the strip into a negative carrier to isolate that photo.
Top: The Darkroom uses true archival B&W paper Bottom: Most places print B&W on color paper which may appear greenish in different lighting conditions
Ilford recently released a popular 8-minute video on how to process black-and-white film yourself, and now the film company is back again with another helpful crash course on how to make a black-and-white print in a darkroom. If you’ve never worked in a darkroom before, this intro is a great way to see what it’s all about.“There is nothing quite like the magic of seeing your first print appear in the tray,” Ilford says. “If you have always wanted to learn how to make a black and white print in the darkroom then this is the perfect video for you.”
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Setting a timer for increments of a certain number of seconds (Ilford recommends 5), expose one section of a piece of photo paper at a time by covering less and less of the paper during each increment. This is a “test print” that shows you the resulting images produced by different exposure times.
The Darkroom can now print your digital files on genuine ILFORD Black and White Silver Gelatin Photographic Paper. We believe this is as close as you can get to a traditional B&W darkroom print from a digital file and has significant benefits when compared to B&W images produced from color processes.
In terms of chemicals, you’ll need three (with three trays for them): (1) the Developer that makes the image appear on your photo paper, (2) the Stop bath that stops the development process, and the Fixer that fixes the developed photo, making it permanent.
The test print allows you to pick the best exposure time for creating your actual final print. You’ll need to develop, stop, and fix the print before giving it a bath in water.
Prints have a consistent and neutral image tone (no color cast). Strong blacks and detailed highlights. Bright white base for stunning black and white photographs. Superb quality and robustness. Excellent batch-to-batch and print-to-print consistency.
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You’ll need to get quite a few resources and materials together before you can start working, including a pitch-black room with enough space to work, an enlarger, chemicals, and a number of smaller tools and items.
May 29, 2014 / By admin / In Film Photography,Film Tips and Reviews,Photo Lab Blog
Using the exposure time you figured out in Part 6, repeat the same steps to create your final print. Voila! You’ve created a print.
How to Make a B&W Photo Print in the Darkroom: A 7-Minute Crash Course
Set your enlarger’s lens aperture (Ilford recommends f/8 as a good starting point) and insert your desired filter.
Next, you’ll need to prepare the chemicals you’ll need for your tray, calculating the appropriate ratio of chemical to water for each.