One of my first prints

I tried to get this scanned print as close to the real thing as possible. I cropped out the white borders since they weren’t clean. I didn’t write down how I exposed this in the enlarger – shame on me, I guess.

Lastly, since this was our first assignment, our teacher hadn’t shown us contrast filters or dodging and burning. Don’t analyze this to death. 🙂

Film: Arista.EDU Ultra B&W 400 35mm
Camera: Pentax ME Super
Lens: Kiron 28-105mm f/3.2-4.5
Paper: Arista.EDU Ultra VC RC Semi-Matte 8×10
Scanner: HP ScanJet 7400C @ 600 DPI


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Bryan Villarin

Bryan works at Automattic. He's also a cat whisperer. Sometimes…a photographer, and card magician.

4 thoughts on “One of my first prints”

  1. We already know you’ve got the eye and skill. Can’t wait to see what you do to your prints once you have more of the darkroom technique down. It’s a good start. Thanks for putting yourself out there and sharing this. It’ll be fun to follow your progress.


  2. I love it! Your photos never fail to amaze me.. great stuff. The quality is just amazing. Where exactly is the above photo?


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