About the blog

This is ‘The Web Darkroom’. It is a blog which I created to pass on my knowledge of analogue techniques, illustrate my working methods and to suppliment my many magazine articles, allowing me to present longer versions of the topic being presented, and to give me the freedom to publish whatever I liked, without the editorial control of an outside body. When I began, it was more like I diary, but as I became more familiar with it, I started to explore other ideas about my inspirations, techniques and ways of thinking.

The original webdarkroom blog had to be completely moved over to this site as I was having all sorts of problems with it (too boring to explain here). I have copied over almost all of the posts, only removing ones which I no longer felt were relevant to the new version. I have replaced most of the images with the same images, but occasionally I have used a different shot.

All of the images on this site have been shot on film or light sensitive materials, printed in a darkroom by me and then the prints have been scanned for use here. By working this way I can get more out of the negatives and present them in the way I originally intended. I don’t like scanning from negatives as it gives a look that I don’t care for. Obviously the illustrative colour images are digital, but the main pictures are all analogue.

With the copied over posts I have included the original comments at the bottom of each post.

10 thoughts on “About the blog

    1. andrewsandersonphoto Post author

      Dear Indr, I don’t have experience of all of them, but the three best that I know of are; Wolverhampton, Falmouth and Bradford. The best of those is probably Wolverhampton.
      Regards, Andrew Sanderson.


  1. John Hopkins

    Hi Andrew

    Thought it was worth whille to put pen to paper over our 3 days together last month in the workshop
    1 I think the attention to the small details has made a big difference in my developing film and printing- the split grade session was excellent
    2 The night photography session was really good – it certainly has given me more confidence- reading the meter properly – my digitial meter is now in the scrap bin- the last camera I thought I would use was the Mamiya RB, really good to get using it again- again it was all the small stuff that adds up – result much better photos
    3 Alternative Photography- hand colouring – I am doing it- the big negatives for contact printing made the odd Cyanotype so far from them

    So an excellent 3 days – we covered a lot – good fun – will be back to do paper negatives and using the large format camera next year


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