darkroom for school

Work from home

Work from home

  • 3
  • 1
  • 123
^

A
^

  • 7
  • 1
  • 195
portrait

A
portrait

  • 2
  • 1
  • 249
Nature Photographers

D
Nature Photographers

  • 0
  • 0
  • 156
Oh, deer?

D
Oh, deer?

  • 0
  • 0
  • 90

Forum statistics

Threads
178,540
Messages
2,455,673
Members
94,560
Latest member
Sixbysix
Recent bookmarks
4
Joined
Sep 13, 2003
Messages
16
How do you think i could get my school to get a small cheap B&W darkeroom for the school newspaper. they hated haveing a middle man in the print lab and they dont like the battery usage in digital cameras (they have a 2.1 MP).?
 

Sean

Admin
Admin
Joined
Aug 29, 2002
Messages
11,440
Location
New Zealand
Shooter
Multi Format
well, basically all you would need is some closet space, an exhaust fan, and some enlarging equipment. You could probably find a complete package on ebay going cheap. Most school papers are probably going digital now, since the print quality is not the best in these papers the originals don't need to be that great.. My high school offered basic photography classses so had a small darkroom.
 

Grady O

Member
Joined
May 26, 2003
Messages
113
Location
Mass, USA
Shooter
Medium Format
I'd put an add in the local paper. A lot of people have old darkrooms that are no longer used and would probably be willing to donate it.
 

Eric Rose

Subscriber
Joined
Nov 21, 2002
Messages
6,639
Location
T3A5V4
Shooter
Multi Format
Well if they have a problem with battery usage as a cost concern then they shouldn't be getting into a darkroom.

You can pick up an old enlarger for real cheap on eBay or maybe a yardsale in your town. But then they have to keep purchasing expendables like paper, chemicals, film etc.

When they sit down and do the math I'm sure a good set of rechargables and a charger will be a lot cheaper for them in the long run.

Maybe not as much fun for you tho. I sit in front of a computer all day, the last thing I want to do is sit in front of it at night playing with PhotoShop.
 
Photrio.com contains affiliate links to products. We may receive a commission for purchases made through these links.
To read our full affiliate disclosure statement please click Here.

PHOTRIO PARTNERS EQUALLY FUNDING OUR COMMUNITY:



Ilford ADOX Freestyle Photographic Stearman Press Weldon Color Lab
Top Bottom