Film and darkroom work

Crafting a sense of a scene is what I find so interesting about darkroom-based photography. Post-visualisation becomes as important as pre-visualisation. You only have to see the work of a master printer like Larry Bartlett to recognise what a huge impact printing skill affords. The darkroom is a place of science and alchemy. Both have a place in my darkroom.

There’s a fair amount of ‘how-to’ stuff here, largely because I initially used the site as a self-learning tool.

Writing about darkroom experiments is a good way of learning the ropes. But at the same time, it’s important not to get fixated on technical details. Technique on its own never made a good photograph.