How to Set Up a Photography Darkroom : Wet Station Setup for a Darkroom

How to Set Up a Photography Darkroom : Wet Station Setup for a Darkroom


Hi, my name is Lanie McCormick I’m a fine
art photographer in Austin, Texas. I’m here to show you how to set up a dark room on behalf
of Expert Village. In setting up the wet workstation in your darkroom there are several options
that you can consider. One you can purchase the chemical table which will hook directly
up to a drainage system. It can house the chemicals inside of it and it won’t leak out
on the floor. Another option is the simple table and put your trays on top of it I found
that works fine. Once you have your table in place you’re going to add three different
trays your going to have first is your developer tray, second your stop bath, and third your
fix tray. After that you can add a fourth tray for washing your prints or gathering
your prints after the fix, under the fix bath. Once your prints are out of the fix they are
going to go to the wash station next the wash bath is a simple tray that will have water
circulating in and out of the tray. You can purchase expensive ones or you can use a regular
tray and just make sure that the water is moving through the baths. Once your print
has been washed thoroughly you are going to move it to a squeegee station where you use
a simple piece of plexiglass and a squeegee. This is to eliminate any excess water and
get it ready for the dry station.

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