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This Short Documentary on the Film Photography Process Will Make You Want a Complete Darkroom

After watching this short film on film photography, we're sure that those who have yet to build their own darkroom will be itching to have a complete setup!

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The darkroom experience is certainly a big chunk of the film photography experience. As the place where one gets to transform a roll of film into an actual print, it’s simply where much of the analogue magic happens. In his documentary short entitled “Beat of Film Photography,” Finland-based filmmaker Samuli Welin follows the process of image-making the analogue way, from taking a photo down to the processing and printing in a marvelous-looking darkroom. An interesting touch is how he edited the various sounds of the whole process to create a beat or rhythm (hence the title).

If that does not make you wish/want/itch/crave for a grand darkroom setup of your own, we’re not sure what else will!

written by plasticpopsicle


  1. jvujnovi

    A very good demonstration of film development and darkroom work, especially for medium-format.

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  2. plasticpopsicle


    @jvujnovi I definitely agree!

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This is the original article written in: English. It is also available in: Deutsch.