Nicole Caldwell Photo

Magnolias In the Darkroom

Watching the magic appear before your eyes, under a warm red safelight in the darkroom, is something that never gets old.  It always curls my toes. Had I not learned photography shooting film, I most likely would not have become a photographer through digital process. It’s the process, the routine, the formula. Spot the nerd, I took pre-calculus in high school as an elective.

The ISO is rated at 2 or 3, so you are looking at a long exposure time.  You can load the papaer under a deep red safelight.  Iford Direct Positive papaer comes in 5×7 8×10 and 16×20 glossy.  I order mine through Freestyle in Los Angeles.