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What is Traditional Darkroom?What is Traditional Darkroom?
Traditional Darkroom is where it all began. It started in a world where the word 'photography' didn't yet exist and the art of creating images of reality with light and chemicals sat somewhere between science and magic. Did you know that the mathematicians Aristotle and Euclid describe pinhole cameras in the 4th and 5th centuries?
In the early 1800s, artist/inventors like Louis Dageurre and Henry Fox Talbot (among others) experimented with ways of fixing images using chemicals, including silver compounds, following exposures on materials like glass and metal, lasting from several minutes to several hours. By 1840, Talbot was creating negative images using the calotype process and John Herschel had invented the cyanotype process (where the term 'blueprint' comes from) and created the first glass negative in 1839.
In the middle part of the 1800s, the wet plate collodion process be
Introduction to the Darkroom galleryIntroduction to the Darkroom gallery on dA
Darkroom on dA is a tribute to the traditional, involving chemical developing and printing techniques which have barely changed since the birth of photography, a symbol of the modern, making use of technological advances in digital processing, and a whole lot of amazing and beautiful things in between.
While the majority of Photography galleries on dA are subject-based, Darkroom is technique-based. Photographs using Darkroom techniques are generally accepted in the other photography galleries too, but if you wish to categorise your Darkroom photography submission based on how it was created, then Photography > Darkroom is here to allow you to do that.
If you're not a photographer, or you arrived on your photographic journey at a time when digital was in full swing, you may have never shot on film, been temporarily blinded by walking into daylight after hours spen
What is Digital Darkroom?What is Digital Darkroom?
Digital Darkroom is the evolution, converting chemical processes to digital ones, cellulose and silver to pixels and bytes. The first digital camera, weighing 8 pounds with a resolution of 0.01 megapixels, was built in 1975 and recorded black and white images to a cassette tape. The first camera which recorded images as computerised files was made by Fuji in 1988 and the first commercially available digital camera was created in 1990.
The Digital Darkroom gallery on dA is for photographs which have been digitally processed or edited with the use of computer software to emulate traditional and alternative film darkroom techniques. It's also a place for very modern processes like HDR photography, which involves creating images with a higher range of visible tones than regular photography.
Most of the functions available in digital editing software were created to mimic actual darkroom
Darkroom DDs: October 2012These beautiful darkroom photographs were featured as Daily Deviations in October 2012.
L'Artiere HDR by ~thaliesen Funeral Bouquet by ~fishingonastar Double by ~EloiseSinead Woodburn Fishery by ~marklewisphotography The hidden fortress by *SylveryFox books for sale by ~noxpop Soothsayer by ~wreckles The mask by ~JDV-from-A Cyanotype image 3 by ~funkyjunky Buenos Aires bicromate gum by ~Yourmung PRINT oilprint 009 by ~charlesguerin Istanbul 3 10 by ~darkosaric 167 by ~okilok Shelter by =andrewdavid1970 The Cat Lover by ~badaipurba Library by ~RoyWasntListening Daisy by ~OverTheLazyDog The Morning After by *LamontPhotography woman by ~SevincYusifova Persephone in Wings by ~majuviro THE WITCH by ~K-E-I-T
Darkroom DDs: August 2012These beautiful darkroom photographs were featured as Daily Deviations in August 2012.
pier in the fog by *KariLiimatainen NoName25 by ~Snobas Drying leaves... by ~NightAndWind Anima by *Les-Diables white flowers by ~busangane no.248 - I Give It All by `mjranum Hungarian skies pt.CXXXII. by =realityDream BMX by ~semyk3 riverworld by *sandpiper764 un pauvre clown malheureux by ~partiallyHere Capital of Sweden by ~DagHagerius 1.1 by ~OliaRei The lady bike by ~MrPigman pinhole prague i by ~pavelCh untitled by =katworks Has the fortuitous wave by =Sesca as soft as a bone by *TabeaBorchardt all sparks by ~illeg4le the Portal. by *oro-elui
Darkroom DDs: November 2012These beautiful darkroom photographs were featured as Daily Deviations in November 2012.
kimbits by ~kahoxworth In Spring by ~Vic-P-Photography HDR-photo-1 by ~Louis-photos * by ~neuzheli Temple Of The Sea by ~ArjenCalter Classic Retro Vespa Girl by ~bedustreetart Cappadocia / Kapadokya / Kemerhan Cave Suites by ~anilync Wet Plate Collodion II by *gingersfunkyphotos Gears by ~MermaidGirl10 Fractured Dis-Plays by ~Shachar-Art Art by ~Elise-in-Oz Stairwell by ~IndependentlyConceal Bulb with wings by ~skullkill88 deja vu by ~i-m-light :thumb339571708:
Darkroom Exposed: JakezDanielDarkroom Exposed is a series of articles highlighting talented deviants, noteworthy art and helpful information all about the Photography > Darkroom gallery on dA.
This issue features *JakezDaniel, who creates beautiful images with textures among other darkroom techniques. This is just a sample of what you can find in his gallery...
A way to ... by *JakezDaniel Swan couple by *JakezDaniel
Stock used in title graphic
007007 by ~mikm-STOCK
negatives stock 1 by ~hatestock
Polaroids and Negatives by :de
Darkroom DDs: September 2012These beautiful darkroom photographs were featured as Daily Deviations in September 2012.
Whose Point Of View by ~jusuart shadows of souls by ~tsiapas Sunset on the Quarry by ~runyouknow1 Infinity by ~SongOfAwakening ini by ~mano-svanidze Fruit Bat by ~hidarime-images Rope Bridge by *zottelguitar cgt hdr by ~mau5 Window Shopping by =SuperSnappz Cursed Church by ~hakaba Leaving makes the windows cry by ~ensilencio MaYBe... by ~DilekGenc Breathing light! by ~Ullises in the weeds by ~sparkbearer Aikucho by ~BrittaniLuv old Tugboat by ~IndianRain auf der erde und in der hoelle IV by ~BuChWien :thumb327043595: Jane in stripes by ~PHaarhus
Darkroom Exposed: TomWasilewskiDarkroom Exposed is a series of articles highlighting talented deviants, noteworthy art and helpful information all about the Photography > Darkroom gallery on dA.
This issue features ~TomWasilewski, who has a beautiful gallery packed with traditional and digital darkroom photographs. Here are just a few of them...
2284 by ~TomWasilewski 3301 by ~TomWasilewski
Stock used in title graphic
007007 by ~mikm-STOCK
negatives stock 1 by ~hatestock
Polaroids and Negatives by :devabsint
Text and Typography - November 2012Sorry for the delay in writing the "monthly" DD Roundups, but I've had been featuring little DDs in the last months, been on 4 weeks vacation and had some other issues, I may talk about later at a more personal point
Anyway, here is the roundup of the last 3 months with DDs featured by ^pica-ae from the Text and Typography galleries on deviantART, Typography related groups on dA and some helpful FAQ entries
alphanimals by ~classic-syndrome
Dem Alptraum Herr werden by *Konsumo Minerva Mcgonagall the Witch by ~katpann
Typowonder by ~Lacza Mohmed Rsol Alah by *hussien007
Typography Related Groups
:icontypola: :icontypoholics: :icontypographers-society: :icontypersonality: :icontypebandit:
:iconvicious-type: :icontypolove: :iconuber-typog
Stock and Resources DDs- November 2012:iconelandria:
Stock and Resource DDs given by ^Elandria
Snow White Stock by ~yale-stockPlushie Pattern Tutorial by ~NataliaSerrano
dreamcatcher series stock #04 by ~MachineFairyWater Brush like Paint Tool SAI in Photoshop by ~Bhansith78 by *NastiaOsipovaStock
Pabloano's Quick Build Brushes 1 by ~pabloano0032 by =lhockinsonAnimals - Amur Leopard 1 by ~MoonsongStock
Old Book Stock Pack by ~maslenitsaNothing Goes To Waste - Full Alpha Set by ~Fox-HollowComplete 'Digital Painting' and 'GIMP' Tutorial by *crystal-89
Stock and Resource DDs given by ^PirateLotus-Stock
STOCK: Adriatic Shoreline by ~lenkaltmanRed Cloth Stock II by ~GillianStock051 by ~Ophelia-Stock
Windmill by *Leina1dragon cave 04 by ~bookwackHow to be creative with textures (Forest) by *ChristinaKingma
ADAM by =SteveWackenKingRed 3 by ~Mihaela-VStockanimal 13 by ~Dark-Wolfs-Stock
Vikings' ship by ~Dracona666STOCKFantasy Film Wing Tutorial by ~Flying-FoxDark Blue Wall Texture by ~Limited-Vision-Stock
Art History - Textiles FeaturesA Feature from the Textiles Gallery
Gallery Info: Textiles
Art created by using fabric and natural woven materials including
fashion/costume construction and hairpieces like wigs and falls.
wire collar vest by ~d-mikelson BulbaShoes by =Miss-Melis
Blonde Wig by *BeachGirlNikita
Steampunk-Victorian cuffs PCCC33 by ~JanuaryGuest Kanzashi by ~Tono-chan
Steampunk Woolen coat by ~VioletCats
Teacozy - Peppermint Pointsettia by ~RubyOfTrinity Chocolate and Roses Hat by ~NoFlutter
And some tutorials about textiles
Hat Tutorial by ~CubicPandaShoe painting tutorial by =ArlequinneDoll hoodies tutorial Part 1 by ~RoomTwo
Can't get enough? Have a look at the gallery yourself!
What is art history?
How to submit an article.
Cartoons and Comics November 2012 NewsletterThank you!
Hello everyone! First and foremost, thank you the wonderful November 2012! I'm going to list down some of the activities that will be presented to the community starting next year so we'll have one epic start for 2013!
Weekly Themed Features
And a closer look on Daily Deviations
I am already working on the major parts so I hope to finish em soon!
Daily Deviation Summary: November 2012
Next, thank you everyone for sending your suggestions! If you haven't suggested something yet, then be sure to suggest some to me I am specifically looking for Christmas deviations for this month, but ofcourse, I am always open for any deviations that you think deserves to be on the spotlight with a Daily Deviation
And now, here are the DD Summary for this month:
Features by `jcroxas
Fanart + Fanfiction Round Up NovemberHere are your Fan Art and Fan Fictions Daily Deviations for November
Given by ^Lyricanna
Ghibli Sleepover - colored by ~kehchoonwee Pendragon Chronicles by ~Yogh-Art Heroes - Learn To Fly by *Kumagorochan Metroid by *ImmarArt Mr Jack commission by *Vinz-el-Tabanas Every Legendary Pokemon (2012) by ~DMGoodrum The Murder by *rajewel Approach to Rivendell by *PaulTobin The Witcher by *JustAnoR Taggerung by =KaiserFlames Kodan by *jackfrozz The Caped Cephalopod by *MegLyman Liv by ~MarkAlv study in orange by *s-u-w-i
Given by `JZLobo
OK Doc - A Doctor Who Western (p.1) by ~Betawhofic
Given by ^KasumiCR
Sailor Mars and Sailor Moon by ~Margalot assassins creed 2 by *aenaluck Shindo collection by *furupati Wreckage of the World by ~cottonwings Hinata attacks by *Juhani Dishonored - The Outsider by *Vrihedd Sagat vs Ryu! by ~MinohKim Super Metroid by *thiago-almeida Mononoke Deer God Shishigami Tradigital Painting by ~studiomuku :thumb338547219: Dota2 Undying tombstone by *biggreenpepper How much for a bouquet? by *zillabean Mother of dragons by ~Neboveria earthquake by ~haisukka FANTASTIC! by *ElectroCereal
Fashion This WeekA selection of fashion photography submitted over the past week which deserve some extra attention!
solaris02 by ~sebastiancviqLast Flare of Nomonhane by ~Akadama-n
n o b l e s s e by *elle-cannelle2092 by ~AllenGraveskatia3 by ~AjysiA
Pimps and Whoas - August 15, 2012Pimps
Official dA News
Announcing our Creative Grants recipients
Keep Calm and Comic-Con
Site Update Sta.sh Visual Refresh
"FAQ Revamp Underway
FAQ Revamp Project Update pt2
There's something new in town...For a long while now, I've been itching to create a group that encompasses the whole of the People & Portraits Photography Gallery. After chatting it through with ^3wyl today, we decided to launch one - and so ~PeopleAndPortraits was born! It's for every single sub-gallery of People and Portraits Photography. Every single one. You'll find a folder for every one of them and you'll find that you can submit not one but TWO works a week to each one. What else are we giving you...well...
The chance to show case your work by having it submitted to the group
A 'photographer' of the week each week
People and Portraits Exposed - a weekly series of articles
Articles from other community volunteers who handle People and Portrait Galleries
Feedback - we would LOVE to give you feedback!
A contest ---- our contest is launching next week and we're ready for you! Standby to see what it's all about.
Art History - Digital Month Roundup:iconarthistoryproject: :iconcommunityrelations:
All the Art History Digital Articles from October
In case you missed any!
Interview with Sergi Brosa by ^Thiefoworld Digital Art vs Traditional Art by ^KovoWolf Digital Art Features - Sci-Fi by ^KasumiCR John Bauer and his trolls by `SylwiaTelari Digital Art Feature - People by ^KasumiCR Stories of Improvement II by ^Thiefoworld Interview with Marc Brunet - Bluefley by ^Thiefoworld Inspiring Digital Artworks by `lintu47 Interview with Sandara by ^Thiefoworld Interview with *yangtianli by `lintu47
November is Resources and Stock Month!!
Order of Galleries
JULY - Traditional AUGUST - Graphics (Comics & Cartoons, Anthro, Fan Art and Anime/Manga)SEPTEMBER - LiteratureOCTOBER -
dA Groups that welcome Darkroom photosdA Groups that welcome Darkroom photos
Check out these fabulous dA groups which are home to some truly stunning darkroom creations.
#alt-process-printing's gallery is like a living history of photographic printing techniques, from Polaroid emulsion lifts to Dageurrotypes. You'll find some familiar processes here as well as many that you've never heard of or seen before. This group is a great place to browse if you want to learn more about Darkroom photography as well as see beautiful images.
#TLRs is a group for photos taken with (and of) twin-lens reflex cameras. These are film cameras that have two lenses with the same focal length, one being the 'taking lens' (which actually takes the picture) and the other being used as a view-finder.
Keep in Touch!
^Nyx-Valentine arrived in our community and started whipping everyone into a frenzy with her relentless desire to bring the Artistic Nude and Fetish galleries to the fore. 9 years later, and it's safe to say that Nyx is not only a leader as a photographer in these galleries, but she has also established herself as a much saught after model. ^... Read More