This page is about my efforts at learning film photography and silver halide/alternative printing.
I am no expert and I hope that, by writing these posts, I am not holding myself out to be one.
Some have spent more than 30 years honing their darkroom skills – these are the experts. This site is more of a notebook to myself, recording my progress in film photography and darkroom work. If nothing else, I at least will be helping to preserve a craft that is in danger of disappearing.
For me, film photography and darkroom skills are two sides of the same coin, inseparable. Taking a picture fashions the options that you have in the darkroom. Printing a photograph tells you how you could have done better when taking that photograph. I don’t think the same relationship holds for digital photography.
However I do not eschew digital photography, as this is something different. It’s just not my scene.
Abandoned farm house, North Dakota, lith printed on Foma paper