[Noisebridge-discuss] Dark Room/Photography

Danny O'Brien danny at spesh.com
Fri Jan 28 05:43:35 UTC 2011

Hey John,

You might want to ask the darkroom folks on their own list -- they live

Looking through the archives is also a good way of finding out the names of
people who might be using the darkroom more regularly...


On Thu, Jan 27, 2011 at 5:11 PM, John Capogna <john.s.capogna at gmail.com>wrote:

> Hello, All,
> My name is John. I tried developing some photos in the darkroom today. Too
> bad they didn't come out. It looks like they were "overcooked". I think it's
> because as I was developing, I noticed that the bottle contained the
> developer in concentrate form. Whoops. I just dumped that stuff in there
> pure. I'm not sure if I was supposed to dilute it (the little paper on the
> wall to the right of the sink says to use in stock form for 9 minutes).
> Also, I kept the safe lights on through much of the process, figuring the
> tank was light proof once closed (without the small cap on). The only time I
> left the lights completely off was when I was loading the film onto the
> reel. Also, its possible that the camera didn't take the pictures properly.
> There are just so many variables, I don't know which it was that was wrong.
> I'd like to try again, but I'm out of "practice film". Anyone got any
> practice film and/or suggestions on what do do better next time?
> Thanks.
> - John
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