July 13th, 2009
Hi, Erin here.
Today was the second day of ROP and some of the students arrived early for class! Yes, high schoolers early for class. Everyone finished their roll of film over the past week and they were eager to see their images. However, they quickly learned that processing is quite a process.
The funny silver tents with sleeves, the old fashioned timer, the blue rubber gloves, it all took some getting used to. They did an excellent�� job blindly loading the film to the spools in the film changing tents, carefully following the directions of their teachers as they moved from chemical to chemical and waiting as negatives dried. It was in the last few minutes of class that the first images were held up to the lights. It was hard work, but it was worth it and next week we go into the darkroom.