I admit, Im addicted to the smell of photo chemicals and the red glow of a safelight. Sadly, developing ones own films and prints is an artform that is being neglected in recent years due to the introduction of digital cameras and software like Photoshop. What can be accomplished in the darkroom is unknown to many people and even my professor in my darkroom class admitted that the type of work I was doing was beyond her knowledge and she romanticizes the darkroom the same way that I do. There just is something about creating your own print that leaves a different sense of satisfaction than a print received from a photolab.
There was a recent <a href=http://news.deviantart.com/article/63327/>news feature which showed how people were manipulating Polaroid images before Photoshop, which was really good to see. However, it left out the many neat things that can be done in a darkroom, which I think people should be aware of. There are th