I have finally scanned the images on my portfolio from Photo 1 class, so I'm going to put a hold on digital shots for now and besides Prof. Boon encouraged me to scan & upload them on here. Hence this is the 1st image am presenting I will go further and explain in depth about the processing.
This is the 1st image on my portfolio. So Esi again, the previous shot of her was digital. With the other image I held my SLR with my left hand and my SD with my right hand and am very glad at the results
Procedure: Shot with a 35mm SLR Film camera and 35mm film Fuji Neopan 400. Developed & Taken into the darkroom. Filter 2 was what we were assigned to use, Set my easel/base board to correct size. For 8 x 10 paper (71/2 x 91/2). Put my negative in the negative carrier then into the enlarger. Turned on the timer to focus the frame. So I move the enlarger up and down to fit the frame on the base board, stopped down 3 stops on the enlarger lens to f.8 (f.8 gave us a better prints…sometimes you might have to stop down lower depending on if the prints doesn't come out right), switched the timer to T and set it to desired time…I use between 5secs – 20secs sometimes for my test strips, depending on how I want the image to look. (I will show you some samples of test strips after the whole presentation) But here I made a test strip of 10secs in 5 different exposures on the same paper. E.g 10, 20, 30 secs…etc. Like I said it depends. After running the test strip, deep in the developer for at least 1min, transfer to stop for 1min. BUT not with the same stick…if not it messes up the image (I will show you an error I made on an image later). After the stop, transfer to fix for 5mins, and then wash for 5mins, then put on board clean water off and dry. Then look at the image in bright light. It didn't come out right, I could tell a little from the developer but then we can't judge in the Darkroom until we get it out into light….so I had to change filter from 2 to 4…to get a good contrast. So I started the whole process all over again…(Prof Boon and I decide on what exposure best fits the image, we decided on 35sec, so I ran another test strip again, just to see how the actual print would be and here. Stressful, but a fun process.
So this frame: Canon EOS K2, 35mm Film - Fuji Neopan 400, Filter 4, f.8, 35secs.
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|camera||Canon EOS Rebel K2|
|exposure mode||full manual|