Although I haven’t written much about it, my black and white photography class has taken center stage in my life for the past several weeks. At first it was difficult and frustrating moving from digital back to 35mm. But I’ve slowly started to become a darkroom addict! Although I’m only in class for 6 hours per week, I have been spending several extra hours per week in the school’s photography lab trying to learn printing techniques from other teachers and students with more experience.
It’s amazing how time flies when I’m in the photo lab. Although I can’t imagine spending eight hours in photoshop trying to perfect one photo, last week I found myself in the darkroom for eight hours one day trying to perfect a single print. And I enjoyed every minute of it!
I guess you could say I’ve found a new passion 🙂 And since this new passion has kept me from updating Pinch My Salt as much as I would like, I decided to move back into the kitchen for my latest photo assignment.
For our current project, we are supposed to be exploring motion. We are required to make one photo featuring frozen motion and one that shows blurred motion. These egg photos are from my first attempt at freezing motion. I shot an entire 36 exposure roll of nothing but eggs. And now I have a bowl full of liquid eggs in the fridge that need to be turned into a quiche or custard…or maybe both!
The lighting wasn’t great for these shots but this was really just a practice roll. I’m still happy with the way they turned out! These digital versions were scanned from the negatives with some post-processing done in Aperture. I haven’t tried printing any of them yet.
If you are interested in seeing some of the other photos I’ve taken so far this semester, I’ve created a photoset on Flickr. The final prints that I turn in as assignments end up looking quite a bit different than the online versions that have been scanned from negatives. Hopefully the actual prints look better! I plan on scanning the prints from my final portfolio at the end of the semester and then you’ll be able to see why I’ve been spending extra time in the darkroom!