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I'm a recent college grad and I've taken a few photo classes. Now, I want to get setup with a digital darkroom. Is there anybody out there that has some advice. I'm thinking of using a nikon slr, slide scanner and either printing on an epson printer or going to an online site like www.ofoto.com (they make traditional color prints from digital files). However, I would really like to shoot black and white and I don't have a better solution than a computer printer. Thanks, Ben
-- ben (email@example.com), July 03, 2001
Get the book by Dan Burkholder, it shows you how to make digital negs, digital enlargement etc. It will be the easiest way for you to learn.
-- Jorge Gasteazoro (firstname.lastname@example.org), July 03, 2001.
Ben, doing b&w with digital is a little trickier at this time than doing color. I strongly recommend you check out this web site: http://groups.yahoo.com/group/epson-inkjet/ about digital printing, and especially b&w with Epson ink jets.
It is my understanding that slide/film scanners don't work all that well with b&w film except with the chromogenic [c-41 process] films like Ilford's XP-2. It is a great film, so that should not be a problem.
Also check out 'Piezography BW' inks and software at: http://inkjetmall.com. If you are planning on doing serious b&w work, you will want a system like that.
-- Christian Harkness (email@example.com), July 04, 2001.
Ben, take a look at this site, I think there is some great info there:
-- Christian Harkness (firstname.lastname@example.org), July 05, 2001.
I was a digital media major and have actually studied under John Paul Caponigro and Felicity Perryman. If you or anyone else would like advice I am available and free ;)
-- anno k (email@example.com), February 15, 2002.