I think it popped up because spam got added to it today. The spam is gone, but the thread is revived.Another ancient thread pops up out of the woodwork. I recall this one from - eight years ago, wow! It will be interesting to see what comments are added to it now.
So no curiosity on your part about what the OP actually did or didn't do and what happened with his idea? He was here as late as yesterday so it is not as if it was a thread from a starry eyed newcomer whose interest waned within weeks or even days and then disappeared without traceYou must be really bored
So no curiosity on your part about what the OP actually did or didn't do and what happened with his idea? He was here as late as yesterday so it is not as if it was a thread from a starry eyed newcomer whose interest waned within weeks or even days and then disappeared without trace
Still each to their own in terms of what excites their curiosity
I have not. Frankly I wasn't even aware of the thread until it revived yesterday. As it was from someone who has been here since at least 2012 I voiced my thought out loud as it just excited my curiosity.I’m curious as well.
Did you try messaging the OP?
Ah, I thought you revived the thread, hence my poor attempt at humor with the 'bored' remark - which obviously fell flat. Apparently, a spammer bumped the thread and their message was subsequently removed, which caused my confusion.I wasn't even aware of the thread until it revived yesterday.
Thanks and no problem I hadn't realised that had happened which explains your remark.Ah, I thought you revived the thread, hence my poor attempt at humor with the 'bored' remark - which obviously fell flat. Apparently, a spammer bumped the thread and their message was subsequently removed, which caused my confusion.
Not even sure if that venerable institution, the Melbourne Camera Club, is still in operation, I recall they did have a darkroom at one time but the majority of their members are likely centenarians now and this facility may well be closed like the rest.
lolDon't I know it.
hi Matt - thanks for the nice words... the main ingredient after 45 years of printing for others and my self is the love of Photography,, if you do not have it this is a shitty business to get into.Bob Carnie is an example of how to make money (or at least run a successful business) with a darkroom.
So the route is straightforward - become as good as Bob Carnie is, get some money behind you to give you time to build a business, work incredibly hard and for long hours and then watch the customers roll in!
You mean, one can make money doing this?
I have info sheets on easels with "no pixels, no digital" and explanations, sometimes I'll even display a couple cool old cameras near the shots they were used for (that Busch Pressman turns some heads). Smaller prints I'll be sure to matte where they'll fit 8x10 or 11x14 frames and note that on the bag, make it clear an "off the shelf frame" will work.
Thank you - if nothing else, my kids will gobble up my test prints - but I've found there's quite a demand. I'm pretty sure what's helped me is there's a sense of uniformity to my stuff (I hope anyway) it's sort of its own world/worldview, and it's not like random street shooting - I think non-collectors don't imagine hanging pictures of strangers in their homes. Subject and theme might give you an edge for sales.I based my decision on setting up a darkroom in great part on that idea (offering an "all-analog" product). We'll see how that pans out!
Lovely work on that table!
Providing a dark room for rent is a no go as I do not want others to mess with my stuff.Printing for others doesn't work either because printing is a very individual thing. Good news is you don't need to make money with your dog and you didn't get it to make money you're gonna have to do your own processing and that is a lot of fun so just do that.I really liked the thread: How do you make money with your medium format camera?
(there was a url link here which no longer exists)
It's one thing to be a great shooter and market your photography, but I think that there might be a larger market for the person who can make prints for other photographers. My local lab has stopped doing B&W for a few years now, and they've told me that people are still asking about it.
What would be the tools and resources you'd need to run a profitable black and white lab?
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