A&P Black and White darkroom tips, tricks, techniques...

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  1. Danoldo

    Danoldo Lollercaust

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    I love doing darkroom pictures right now...

    I spend about 3 hours a day in 1 and love every second of it.

    I LOVE normal pictures that I take, but I love even more making crazy effects and shit on pictures.
    I was wondering if anyone had any tips on making crazy things happen in a darkroom to your pictures and how to do it....

    Thanks guys!
     
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    try bleaching prints, sepia toning them and the like
     
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    No 5 filter FTW. Also, make thin black matboard masks to make soem cool framing and shit.
     
  4. Hua

    Hua AZN photographer crew

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    Crack your negatives.
     
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    00soul halfsharkalligatorhalfman

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    superimpose a few negatives and see what happens
     
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    solarization
     
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    put a slide in the enlarger, it gives you a positive image (reversed colors)

    burn a negative :noes:

    buy a vivitar slide scanner off ebay, it transfers a 35mm slide to med format polaroid, then do a image or emulsion transfer for a cool ass custom ___ (well anything)
     
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    BulletToothTony This one goes to 11

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    paint, drip, splatter on the developer

    I've always wanted to try printning in focus for half the time and then the second half printing way out of focus. I would think that it would make kind of an overlay effect looks in photoshop but who knows.
     
  9. viva hate

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    Create reticulation [cracked emulsion] effects by taking the film or print from a warm developer to a cold fixer or from a warm fixer to a freezing wash. The sudden and dramatic change in temperature forces the emulsion to expand or contract causing grain to cluster together into larger collections.
    This worked better back in the day because emulsions were not as stable as they are now.
    Don't try it with a film you care too much about.
     
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    Danoldo Lollercaust

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    how do you do this?
     
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    why number 5? just super high contrast?
     
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    I've heard of bleaching and sepia toning them...how do you do this?
     
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    00soul halfsharkalligatorhalfman

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    stack negatives on the enlarger
     
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    00soul halfsharkalligatorhalfman

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    i did this when i was a big jurassic 5 fan

    i did this when i was a big jurassic 5 fan.

    i exposed this negative correctly.
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    then i overexposed this negative on top of it (cropped of course).
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    then went through the chemical process and ended up with this.
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    back then, i liked it enough to mount it really shitty :rofl:
     
  15. Cut up some negatives and make a collage :dunno:


    You know about the dodge and burn technique with cutting a hole in a piece of board right?
     
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    make B&W print like normal

    put in bleach solution, it will remove all the silver

    put in sepia solution to tone it

    thats it
     
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    So I put it in the developer, then the stop, then the fixer, then the wash.....there's my B&W print....

    then I get bleach, put it in that (for how long or is it obvious?), then take it out, and put it in sepia toner?
     
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    Any specific kind of bleach? I am assuming I'd go to the photo shop and buy this bleach and sepia....or is this just a regular readily available bleach?
     
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    Sarge21 Frau am Steuer Ungeheuer!

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    i did one that was an image of some weird shirt design it was a very defined wavy black and white design....

    When i exposed it, i rotated the paper 180 degrees smoothly over the course of about 3 seconds, then i let the actual image burn in on top..

    It made a vortex effect in the backround, i called it something like twilight zone or some shit... it won best of show in a show i put it in... I had a lady order a print of it in 11x17
     
  20. There's some good suggestions in here. :naughty:
     
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    One of my friends write on top of tissure paper and overlayed it on top of the paper. Made a cool written text photography.
     

  22. I think the clear projector plastic paper stuff might be better. Tissue paper is kinda thick and has texture, it'd distract from your photo. Maybe that's what you're tryign to say.

    But if you just wanted to add your signature I think using a clear plastic sheet of paper is better. :) Of corse you'd have to use one of those dry erase markers to write your name though.
     
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    It was tracing paper, not tissue paper, but same transparency pretty much. I forget how he did it, but it worked.
     
  24. Oh yeah I know what you're talking about, Onion paper. Yea it's just like adding a filter I guess, so you'd have to add a few extra seconds to the timer.
     
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    thats it. its obvious when the bleaching is done, it washes off all the silver, leaving the paper looking blank.

    i dont know if household bleach will work or not, ask where ever you get the sepia

    post pics when youre done
     

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