Darkroom Finds by Ray Phung

For quite some time now, I have been toying with the idea of setting up a darkroom in my bathroom. Developing and printing gives you that extra latitude to control your exposures, be it from pushing/pulling in development or dodging and burning.  It also gives you an added economic benefit.  Not so long ago, I purchased a roll of Fuji Provia 400x at the tune of around $17 for the roll.  35mm Kodak Portra goes at almost $10.  And this does not include the cost of developing and scanning (around $9-$15, with the high end for E-6 and B+W).  As you can probably tell, it adds up quickly, and I really wanted to find a way to minimize these costs.

Read More