On Sun, Aug 4, 2019 at 10:50 AM Marc Boxerman via olympus <
> > Does anyone shoot film on this list anymore?
> I’m a long-time lurker but have been a member of the list for over a
> decade. About a year ago I started to shoot film again. The reason? My
> nephew (who was 13 at the time) found his father’s old Ricoh KR-5 and
> started shooting with it, which led to his desire to learn to develop and
> print black and white film. I found a community darkroom (we live in
> Chicago). One visit was all it took for the bug to bite. We now go
> monthly. I advise him on such things as dodging/burning and contrast, but
> otherwise we each print our own work. He saved up for an OM-2n, which he
> selected so he could borrow my lenses. For his most recent birthday I gave
> him accessory shoe 4 and a T-32 flash. He says he prefers film because the
> process slows him down and requires him to think more carefully about his
> shots, and he loves the by-hand work of the darkroom over sitting at a
> computer. I confess it is nice going cell-phone and tablet free for the
> hours we print. His printing skills have improved markedly over the past
> year too.
It's nice to hear from you. Maybe this is a silly question, but are you
developing and printing in the same session? Also curious about what film
and process chemistry you enjoy.
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