Digital Darkroom part-1

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Digital Darkroom’s we all have them..

The digital darkroom is something that has been around for a while and is rapidly growing among photographers, retouchers, or just anybody in the creative world nowadays. Before photographers would go into a pitch black room take their film out and into a developing container and develop their negatives.  From there they’d take a look through a Loop see what they shot.  After that, you take one of your negatives into the enlarger and a few steps later you got your prints.  I still love doing that. There is nothing like film. (Film vs Digital)

Nowadays you really only need a few things, a camera (of course) and a computer with some software. But I’m sharing mine just cause it’s really where all the magic happens. Where I can spend hours retouching client photos from weddings and beauty work and watching TV.

My Digital Darkroom

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1 iSight webcam.
discontinued

2 Apple 30’ cinema display.
The greatest monitor ever made and Apple stopped making it. but you can find them online for a lot less than I paid. 

3 (2) Lexar USB 3.0 hi-speed card reader.

4 (2) firewire 500gb hard drives.
they’re full of movies, and they light up so I keep them around

5 1tb hard drive for iTunes.
also, use AppleTV for streaming movies

6 2013 13′ MacBook Pro with Retina
and a Kate Upton photo as my desktop

7 Contour Designs Shuttle Pro V.2

8 Wacom Intuos 4 medium tablet.

9  MacPro tower.

10 A stack of DVD’s and CD’s that has been sitting there for way too long.

11 Epson scanner
great for scanning film.

12 TV for those Harry Potter marathons on ABC Family channel.

 

Links to some of the hardware can be found here! What’s in the Bag.

I normally have a big black curtain that goes over the window for when I don’t want all that light in.

Be sure to check out this post and see what all I had to go thru just to get the photos for this.

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Donte Tidwell Photography is a Los Angeles Photographer.

Donte Tidwell Photography specializes in boudoir, portrait, fashion, and fine art pictures.  To see more work from Photographer Donte Tidwell, check out his website at  http://www.dontetidwell.com or visit the facebook http://www.facebook.com/dontetidwellphoto or instagram http://www.instagram.com/dontetidwell. Contact Photographer Donte Tidwell by email at info@dontetidwell.com

Donte Tidwell Photography is a Los Angeles Photographer.

Donte Tidwell Photography specializes in boudoir, portrait, fashion and fine art pictures.  To see more work from Photographer Donte Tidwell, check out his website at  http://www.dontetidwell.com or visit the facebook http://www.facebook.com/dontetidwellphoto or instagram http://www.instagram.com/dontetidwell. Contact Photographer Donte Tidwell by email at info@dontetidwell.com

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