Sine Qua Non of a Good Photo

Almost everything is negotiable when it comes to my thinking a photo is a good one. 

The one exception is that when viewing the photo as a contact print at a normal reading distance, or when viewing it as, say, an 8×10 print from 12 feet away, or any equivalent combination of size and distance I must either (a) be able to see what it is a picture of or (b) be interested enough to make me want to take a closer look. Continue reading “Sine Qua Non of a Good Photo”

Developing Film 4 – Process

It takes me about half an hour to develop a roll of 35mm black and white film. Here’s how I do it. 

I measure 5ml of Rodinal into the developer graduate and add distilled water to make 250ml. I measure 50ml of Rapid Fixer into the fixer graduate and add distilled water to make 250ml. I put 250ml of plain distilled water in the stop bath graduate and in the wash water graduate.  Continue reading “Developing Film 4 – Process”