|The Importance of the Darkroom In Photographic Education|
Dear Ed, I teach BW photography at the College of Southern Maryland CSM. I would like to have a section of the class syllabus and darkroom work on infrared. We would most likely use the Efke or Rollei I.R. in rolls and sheets..4x5 What subjects and what developers do you suggest? Thank you!!! John H.
Dear Edward, I purchased the outdated EFKE Infrared a few weeks ago and I have yet to process a roll that looks right. It just isnt dense, I am using Arista developer Kodak rapid fixer Kodak stop bath and Kodak HCA. My processing times are 9 minutes for the developer 3 minutes stop bath 4 minutes for fix and two minutes with HCA. All photos were shot at 400ISO and I was using a hand held light meter. What am I doing wrong. Thank you, Andrew