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Thursday, 06.Nov.2003

7:55 - I smell weird

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well, technically, just my hand smells weird. I guess I spilled more chemicals than I thought I had. I swear I washed, yet there's still this slightly odd scent under the soap scent.

So yes, last night I was taught the great mysteries of film developing. It's so damn easy, I don't know how the rumour that it's tough ever got started. Granted, I was developing black and white film and colour is likely somewhat more difficult, but it was still so damn easy! I'm still in shock.

Thank you, serenica69 for putting up with me as a student. I look forward to learning the printing process next week sometime (I should have more b&w to develop at that point, also -- I'll shoot at least one roll this weekend). Additionally, I just thought of something. We can use my digital camera to test your lights. It's modern enough and has a sync port to plug into, plus with the digital we can seee right away if something's not working right.

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From:graphxgrrl
Date:8:10 06.Nov.2003 (UTC)
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Darkroom work is very easy--though I must admit that I don't really like doing it. I think I just don't have the patience for it. There's a point after I've done the millionth test strip or slightly tweaked exposure setting that I just want someone else to deal with it. ;)

That said, there are some really great effects that you can achieve with doing your own darkroom work that just can't happen if someone else is developing your film.
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From:lograh
Date:8:33 06.Nov.2003 (UTC)
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yeah, for now I'll just focus on understanding the process, then I can experiment with different chemical strengths and times. Perhaps trying to purposefully get spots on it or something.. I dunno... we'll see..
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From:serenica69
Date:8:30 06.Nov.2003 (UTC)
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Well I took pics of Nina with a digital camera and the lights work - the flash from the little digital camera I used synced the strobe lights. So the lights work...just something is happening with the sync cord or the light meter is giving me readings way off or something...
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From:lograh
Date:8:37 06.Nov.2003 (UTC)
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that's what I'm saying.. the built-in flash on my camera is only on if I tell it to be on. We can use it to test the sync cord (by having the built-in flash off) and also we can use the built-in light meter on my camera to check yours.
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From:serenica69
Date:8:56 06.Nov.2003 (UTC)
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Sounds good. I still have your tripod, silly man.
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From:lograh
Date:9:53 06.Nov.2003 (UTC)
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oops. sorry.
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From:serenica69
Date:23:41 06.Nov.2003 (UTC)
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Yes, I'm sure you are.
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From:sifueireman
Date:5:14 07.Nov.2003 (UTC)

Silly sideline question

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Any thoughts on a good digital camera, that will not set me back an incredible chunk of change? Something that is fairly versitle and portable.
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From:lograh
Date:8:24 10.Nov.2003 (UTC)

Re: Silly sideline question

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sorry for the delay on this, I've been away from my journal for a few days....

Hrmm, artistic_chaos recently got one for herself that she's quite happy with. I've looked at it and it seems to be a reasonable point-and-shoot camera, which I presume to be what you're looking for.

check dpreview for reviews and comparisons of all the digital cameras out there. I've found it to be a very trustworthy site.

I've heard a lot of good stuff about Canon's G-somethingorother. G5?? G2?? grrr, I can't remember the number. Ask ArtisticChaos what she has.
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