Thursday, July 16, 2015

Red Light in a Dark Room - Part 19

We have another installment for our darkroom series, this time from David. Thanks a lot for contributing, David!

What is your darkroom? A room, closet or bathroom? Please tell us a bit about it.

It is a storage room, no running water, very dark with overall constant temperature. Small space.

What is your process? Tell us a bit about your developing routine, especially if it's tricky!

Stainless steel Kindermann tanks. Agitate 1st minute continuously, then 5 seconds per minute up to 10 minutes, then 10 seconds per 2 minutes after 10 minutes.

What is your go to developer?

AGFA Rodinal or Kodak HC-110.

What is your all time favorite film/developer combo?

AGFA APX 100, Rodinal. 1:50 68F/20C.

What kind of look does this give you?

Crisp.

Have you tried any or are you interested in any alternative processes, such as cynotype?

Palladium, salted silver. (1986)

What is the best processing tip you can give?

Cleanliness, constant temperature, correct times, patience.

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