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The Blog of an Alevel Student Part 22


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The Blog of an Alevel Student Part 22

15 Mar 2013 8:15AM   Views : 1238 Unique : 833

Picture time!

I havent really had time to evaluate my work because of being at the shop in my time off college, so im planning to evaluate them tomorrow. However i did spend a good hour an a half in the darkroom yesterday printing some prints. I also appear to have a random dog which must of creeped across my photograph without me looking.


Right ill start with my digital contact prints. After a bit of research i learned i could create a contact sheet using CS6 so after a bit of faffing around this is my result. (Sprry for poor camera phone quality, i do not recommend the lumia 800 camera is rubbish)


Some of you might have already seen this photograph i uploaded a few days to my portfolio I'm not going to write about my photographs just yet I'm going to leave them open to interpretation.


Another one of my digital prints


My third Digital print ignore the iMac reflection in the top.


Film contact prints, i had a really long exposure time to develop these right.. 24 seconds seemed like i was stood for ever waiting for the enlarger to turn off, then on top of that to start off with someone had moved the enlarger tray, and looking for a black object in the dark not wise.


Ignore my flash from my camera phone. I actually kinda like this photograph


My friend who was in the darkroom with me said this was her favourite of the bunch


This photograph sums up the feel have been trying to get with all my photographs... that rich deep contrast.


The random dog! I was unaware he wandered across when i took this is was focused on getting the camera settings right i must of not noticed.


Even though this image didnt turn out how i expected i love the relaxed atmosphere and the curious dog.

I blog soon with my evaluations.


Tags: Digital Photo Project Darkroom Student Exam Alevel


JJGEE 17 8.0k 18 England
15 Mar 2013 9:35AM
Do you find it easier to evaluate images on a contact print than say a grid view of digital images on a computer screen ?

( I think contact prints is easier Wink )
Film contact prints are definitely easier to evaluate, i also before printing big picture use my negatives on a light box to check that they themselve are okay.. e.g no water marks.
dudler Plus
18 1.9k 1937 England
16 Mar 2013 11:02AM
I'm really looking forward to seeing one or two of those prints on your EPZ page... In particular, the two shots with the lychgate in them look wonderful!

Don't worry about a 24-second exposure: I occasionally have to use a couple of minutes - and even longer once or twice doing lith prints, which you have to overexpose by 2 or 3 stops!

But aiming to expose and develop to give times aroudn the 10 or 20 second mark is sensible (and probably reflects "correct" exposure well...)

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