This is for reference in case anybody else wants to do this. I wasn’t sure where to post this because it pretty much encompasses most everything. For quite a while now, I’ve been working on getting a dedicated darkroom and just did my first ever darkroom print. Being a a totally hybrid guy, my first ever silver gelatin print was produced the following way: I shot a studio portrait of one of my kids on a 24MP DSLR In Lightroom I post processed the file to my taste, then in PS I converted it to black and white, inverted it, and adjusted from gamma 1.0 to gamma 0.615 so the it looks like a film negative. Flip it horizontal and print it out in bw mode on canon pro-1000 and inkpress RC inkjet paper in 5x7 and 600dpi Make a contact exposure of the inkjet print onto 5x7 Arista.EDU pearl paper. 3.9 seconds, no filters. Develop the print in dektol, fix in Kodak fixer. The image on the left is the inkjet “digital negative”, the image on the right is the silver print. For a first effort, this was shockingly easy to make with totally usable results. Looking at the dried print, I’d probably dial some more contrast, but otherwise it’s really sharp and looks good.