Girla Obscura (nymphie) wrote in orange_light,
Girla Obscura

Black & White Photography

I stumbled upon this interesting article from Ritz on the benfits of black and white film. Some of it's a little elementary, but good none the less :).

A snippet:

"There's magic in the black-and-white darkroom. The color "wet" darkroom is a maze of chemicals (some quite harsh) and stringent temperature requirements. In truth, you have to be a glutton for punishment to process color in a home darkroom. For color, the computer's "electronic darkroom" excels. But the black-and-white home darkroom is a relaxing, informal place, where the rich black-and-white print can be pursued at a leisurely pace while listening to one's favorite music, sequestered from the light and the hustle and bustle of the "real" world."

While I personally have no experience with a color darkroom, I love the description of experiencing a black and white one is written. I feel the same way! I have a darkroom in my home and it's so relaxing. You really feel like you can roll up your sleevs and get personal, almost intimate with your work.

Also, found a cool technique called Split Filtering.
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