Preface

Though it seems as if the world of photography is constantly changing, in fact, very little of the basic process is different from the one invented by Henry Fox Talbot in the nineteenth century. This is especially true for darkrooms. (See the illustrations, on the next few pages, of the darkroom of the 1880s—look familiar?) Yes, there are different kinds of materials and new, fancier equipment used in making images, but mostly things have remained the same—negative, paper, three chemicals. However, there is now the beginning of a revolution in photography—the digital photographic revolution. Even though this revolution has not impacted most amateur photographers it will not be long before its effects will be felt by all of us. In recognition ...

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