On Jul 1,
2022, at 8:26 PM, Greg 'groggy' Lehey <grog(a)lemis.com> wrote:
On Friday, 1 July 2022 at 17:57:35 -0700, Adam Thornton wrote:
On Jul 1, 2022, at 5:08 PM, Greg
'groggy' Lehey <grog(a)lemis.com> wrote:
> On Friday, 1 July 2022 at 20:12:44 +0200, Harald Arnesen wrote:
>> Except that we didn't use red light in our darkrooms at all, at least
>> not from the 1970s and on. ...
> Correct. I started darkroom work in 1964, and from the beginning we
> used amber safelights. I don't think red safelights have been used
> since long before that.
When I learned film photography in the mid 1980s the darkroom had
red lights. Of course it was a very old darkroom in a middle school,
so I'm sure that _adequate_ darkrooms had better equipment.
Hmm. Any idea how old the equipment is? I suppose you wouldn't
expect people to replace existing, functional equipment without good
I recall three darkrooms that I used, in 1960 a makeshift one in
bathroom in my home, a regular one in an armory in Greenbelt MD
about the same time, and one in the student union at UT Austin
about 1970. All three used red lights IIRC.