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Old 24th April 2022, 07:05 AM
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Yes as a major creative activity, and it will happen when I downsize from my too big now to look after house.( But for arthritic disability combined with covid it might have happened sometime the past two years.)
In future I will only need one large well lit space to draw and paint in. For the past 20 years I've had a home studio, darkroom space and room for some artwork. I feel I've said almost all I can photographically and haven't done any since pre covid lockdowns stopped my most recent projects. A new knee last month may mean i can get those done this summer.
I'lll no doubt scan/photograph my favourite negs and prints using that system we don't talk about here and print some of the many images I took with that method too and spend my dotage print spotting (if I came into money I'd pay someone to do that task, very many prints).
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Old 24th April 2022, 09:09 AM
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It’s been over 18 months since I have had a darkroom. I do have the space to create another one but I have lots of work to do on the house first. Since not having a darkroom my enthusiasm for photography has dipped and I am taking a lot less photos. If I didn’t know I will be creating another darkroom in the future i would probably consider giving it up.


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Old 24th April 2022, 09:29 AM
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No, but it would be different. I probably wouldn't make prints. I have access to or had a D/R since the mid-60s but I can't see myself spending the necessary LSD to make satisfactory name-that-shall-not-be-mentioned prints.

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Old 24th April 2022, 12:08 PM
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No, I would change what I am doing, I don't fancy having a go at digi printing,but I could give slides a go, I enjoy making images so much I can't imagine not doing some sort of photography
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Old 24th April 2022, 02:25 PM
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I think that photography when boiled down is all about image making. To go the digital route or the analogue route once you can enjoy the results that is what I think is most important.
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Old 24th April 2022, 03:06 PM
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Well, I had no darkroom while living abroad so processed my films in the bathroom, which has no window. Then printed on odd trips home.

So if I didn't have a darkroom I'd hire one.

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Old 24th April 2022, 03:18 PM
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Interesting question. I shoot black and white 4x5 so no darkroom would be problematic. Probably not the forum to say this but at that point I would probably move to a hybrid digital/analog model - something I've been exploring a bit lately

There was a time just recently, when I didn't think I'd be able to build my darkroom. I had the space ok but finding stuff was discouraging and expensive. It almost didn't work out and at one point I found myself considering other "what if I can't" scenarios.

That's when I came across Denise Ross, Christina Anderson and salt printing with digital negatives. Yes it's hybrid and technically, it still requires a darkroom of sorts so I'm cheating to consider it a "no darkroom" scenario but it's not nearly as demanding and relatively easy to create pretty much anywhere so that's what I would do if I couldn't have a traditional darkroom.

In the end, I did manage to complete my darkroom but I also built a UV exposure box and have been experimenting with this hybrid model and alternative processes lately - there's something satisfying about contact printing an image on paper you coated yourself. Next step will be to coat some 4x5 glass negatives and see how that works out.

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After a move years ago, and than not be willing anymore to live with an improvised darkroom in the new object, all my photographical activities did stopped for more than 3 years.
It has been the hell.

Since last autumn I can use a small but good enough to me room at work as a darkroom, but I have had with my enlarging light.
Since some days I am possible to print again, and this really is a lovely thing :-)

So here is my first try ( but not a final print) with my new LED enlarging bulbs which I did last week:
That's a lovely print, Reginald.
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Thanks, Marty.

The main thing is that I was able to do it :-)
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No

For years I effectively didn't have a darkroom, so used a changing bag to load my darkslides and then load my development tanks.

I developed my negatives in the kitchen and dried them in a Durst UT100 in the utility.

To print I would investigate hiring a darkroom or joining one of the local colleges, which still have a darkroom.

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