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    Before there was Photoshop

    This article popped up on my facebook feed, and is very interesting indeed.

    A must watch for all photographers.

    http://www.diyphotography.net/see-ho...oshop-existed/

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    I enjoy the post capture processing as well as the taking of the photo.

    I used to love watching the B&W images gradually appear on the prints in the dev tray (never got round to colour print processing). The main challenge, when I lived in the N of England, was to prevent the dev/wash/fix trays from freezing over in the winter months.

    I now prefer Photoshop, compared to smelly chemicals in a room lit by the dim glow of a dull red lamp!

    Cheers

    Dennis

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    Quote Originally Posted by nardes View Post
    I enjoy the post capture processing as well as the taking of the photo.

    I used to love watching the B&W images gradually appear on the prints in the dev tray (never got round to colour print processing). The main challenge, when I lived in the N of England, was to prevent the dev/wash/fix trays from freezing over in the winter months.

    I now prefer Photoshop, compared to smelly chemicals in a room lit by the dim glow of a dull red lamp!

    Cheers

    Dennis

    I started very late with photography, in so much I used to take a few pictures here and there and then get the film developed, I have never seen photos being developed at all or even processed in a darkroom.

    It was very interesting the way a lot of the edits that were done are now mimicked by photoshop, but it would have taken a long time to get the final image that you wanted in the darkroom.

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    Very interesting. I think lots of people think images were straight out of camera in the film era as they had no idea how much was done in the lab.
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    Is that image PhotoDeved?

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    In the late '70's, we had a darkroom set up at my co-ed school for Art students. This included me, much to my Art teacher's chagrin. (She thought that I did not have an artistic bone in my body, and was most likely correct). I enjoyed the creative opportunities offered by the darkroom, but apparently not quite as much as some "more advanced" students. Their activities in the seclusion of the darkroom brought about the premature closure of the facility. I understand that there were a few over-exposures and premature finishes before it was shut down. Still, I learned a lot about photography while it was open.
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    Thanks Gonk0, interesting looking back at how it was
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    Quote Originally Posted by Hawthy View Post
    I understand that there were a few over-exposures and premature finishes before it was shut down.
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    I spent many hours in the darkroom with my father when I was a kid.
    We even did colour in his darkroom.
    He is a FAPS and also a FIAPS so he was obviously a VERY keen competition photographer and he won many Australian and international competitions and part of his success was his darkroom skills.
    Whatever you can do with PS, we did under the enlarger, including adding and taking away elements which were seamless.
    My Dad's lungs aren't too hot now (and he never smoked) and this was caused by all the chemicals he breathed in over the 40 odd years that he did his own developing and printing.
    He's really good with a dark bag too.
    All my photos are taken with recycled pixels.
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    Before there was Photoshop???

    Simple! I had Corel Draw and Paint Shop Pro.
    CC, Image editing OK.

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