Memories of film and a dark room

Not many people know that I trained in dark room back in the day when film was popular and digital photography had not yet been invented.

 

I remember manually processing films and prints in developer, stop and fixing baths.

 

I loved the process and creativity behind creating images.

 

Dodging and burning meant choosing where the light from your enlarger fell on your paper during an exposure.

 

One of my favorite items from this time was my very first SLR – my trusty old Pentax K1000.

 

I found it in the back of my cupboard earlier this week and reminded me of all my old photography adventures – it seems like a lifetime ago.

 

She was a bit dusty and mouldy but I brushed her off and quickly grabbed a few frames.