Death of the Darkroom

KILKENNY -- I see many more digital cameras than film cameras on the streets today, leading me to think it's indefensible to teach traditional darkroom techniques to college students. That's also the case in New York City, where the Latent Image Workshop Inc., with its 23 rent-by-the-hour darkrooms, will close its doors by the end of the month. Latent Image has offered darkrooms by the hour since 1987. Other rental workshops are losing business or scrambling to upgrade their digital services to survive.

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Digital Photography Composition Tips

LIVING ROOM -- Essential reading from Darren Rowse who scoured the Web for the best tutorials on Photographic Composition and finished with a page full of excellent links for photographers using both the digital and film medium. His resultant listing provides tips on "Composition" which means they centre on how to arrange your subject in the frame and not on other technicalities of shooting digital images like using a flash, shooting in different modes.

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