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General / Re: What's everyone listening to?
« Last post by ismybadluckrunningout on September 16, 2017, 04:17:04 PM »


feeling old school this evening
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General / Re: What's everyone listening to?
« Last post by jer on September 16, 2017, 08:16:54 AM »
7 Seconds are straight edge too. You took my horrible joke.
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General / Re: What's everyone listening to?
« Last post by BlakeK on September 15, 2017, 06:53:25 PM »
7 Seconds would be so good if they just relaxed and had like one beer.
7 Seconds would be so good if they just relaxed and had like one beer.
I used to say the same thing about Minor Threat.

Ya'll are crazy they're perfect
I was just joking/trolling with the Minor Threat comment because ya' know, straight edge. I need to work on my trolling.
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General / Re: Alright nerds, who makes a good windows laptop these days?
« Last post by skateandannoy on September 14, 2017, 06:19:12 PM »
Sounds like my boss' iPhone homescreen.
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General / Re: What's everyone listening to?
« Last post by skateandannoy on September 14, 2017, 06:18:26 PM »
7 Seconds would be so good if they just relaxed and had like one beer.
7 Seconds would be so good if they just relaxed and had like one beer.
I used to say the same thing about Minor Threat.

Ya'll are crazy they're perfect
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General / Re: What's everyone listening to?
« Last post by momitsnowme on September 11, 2017, 09:45:54 AM »
So much better and it makes the first one better knowing it's the same story
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General / Re: What's everyone listening to?
« Last post by jer on September 11, 2017, 08:42:15 AM »
The Front Bottoms released a second single from the new album and it's a lot better than the first single...

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General / Re: What's everyone listening to?
« Last post by BlakeK on September 10, 2017, 05:21:42 PM »
7 Seconds would be so good if they just relaxed and had like one beer.
I used to say the same thing about Minor Threat.
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General / Re: Can I use this board as my personal blog too?
« Last post by hatmoose on September 10, 2017, 10:08:25 AM »
thank you! i've always wanted to try to set up something like that but i don't really have the space right now, i love hearing about it though. i could also use a dark cave and some type of goal, i know what you mean
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General / Re: Can I use this board as my personal blog too?
« Last post by rory on September 10, 2017, 07:29:15 AM »
Darkrooms are super simple! For black and white photo at least, I have never seen a color lab, but everything I've heard is that you can't really makeshift set them up in your home like b+w.

I bought my two enlargers and pretty much everything else I needed on craigslist for really cheap. Where ever you live, this stuff is bound to pop up.

For developing, you just need the developing dank / a light bag (or a completely light proofed room), the chemicals (developer / stop bath (which you can use distilled white vinegar as apparently?) / fixer) and running water. You put the film in the developing tank in total darkness, then run the chemicals through it in order with specified time, rinse, and your film should be good! Though it is super simple, it's nerve wracking, because unlike printing, if you screw it up there's no going back.

For printing you need a light proof room and red lights, photo paper, the enlarger, trays / tongs for your chemicals, running water or just a way to run water over the photo (like a water bottle and a bucket), and a spot to dry things. The chemicals are the same as for the film, and you also go in that order, but it's in open trays instead of in a little tank. The enlarger is what you put your negatives (developed film) onto, and it projects it. You project it for a certain amount of tine / certain aperture setting (how much light is passing through) to produce a desired result. Do as many trials as needed until desired results, varying time and aperture, but after awhile you get a sense for it depending on where you shot / what film you used. The photo paper cannot be exposed to light until the image is fixed (has gone through all the chemicals).

I did this stuff in high school, and a couple times for as just personal hobby stuff. Being in the darkroom is a peaceful experience for me. Working in a crammed little dark cave with just some music and some simple goals in mind is really nice. When I've got some new photos I'm happy about I'll show you all! I have to admit that I'm not actually a very good photographer, but it's a hobby I've on and off enjoyed aspects of, so I try not to dwell on that fact so much. It's more about the process for me than the result much of the time.
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