Goodbye Daylight Savings Time, Hello Short Days & Darkroom Printing

Today’s the first day of standard time in the U.S., and we all know that means the loss of daylight way too early in the evening. One place that has no affect is when I head down the stairs and into the darkroom. This is the time of year I look forward to because I get to printing more silver prints, something I find myself doing less in the middle of a beautiful summer day and warm weather.

So, welcome autumn and winter. It’s the start of a productive time making photographic prints. You know–the reason for photography, to make work that can exist as art. Whether for decoration in frames on walls or desks, or in albums for stirring memories, they’re real physical photographs that you can hold in your hand.

They’re real photographs.

It’s what I live for, making these photographs for myself for my own walls, for gallery exhibits and for others as gifts for display in their homes. I have my work in people’s home galleries around the world, far and near.

How about you? Are you a photo printer at home? If not, you can set up one easily. The equipment is readily available–people will gift it to you. And if you need a darkroom space and don’t have one, Ilford is coming out with a popup darkroom that might be just what you need.

Now there’s no reason anyone can’t print photographs at home.

‘Tis the season for photo printing.

Photographs make wonderful handmade holiday gifts, too.

Want to support my shows? You can, just visit this link at Paypal, or go to to add your monthly contribution to keep the lights on!

Check out my YouTube Channel of Photography Talks: my 6×6 Portraits Blog (you’re here) and my Daily Photography Podcast. Thanks!

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