Articles , Blog December 27, 2019 17 Comments An Inside Look at Ansel Adams’ Darkroom Magic Dereck Turner Post navigation Autumnal Metallic Leaf Design – Magic Ombre EffectAdoption Awareness Month – Circus of the Heart 2019 17 thoughts on “An Inside Look at Ansel Adams’ Darkroom Magic” dalemews1 says: July 7, 2016 at 6:46 pm Fascinating insight into the great man's darkroom Marc. I wonder what Ansel would have made of Photoshop and it's ability to transform and manipulate images. Photography or graphic design? Reply Hamza Khawaja says: July 7, 2016 at 7:16 pm This is pure Photography Gold. Thanks for sharing the experience. much appreciated. Reply Marc Haers says: July 7, 2016 at 8:25 pm As a new age digital young professional knowing something but not lots about the old photography workflows I truly love this channel. Thanks for sharing! Reply elbryan9 says: July 7, 2016 at 9:27 pm I wonder why all those lights had individual switches instead of one master switch to control them all. Did it help with exposure or dodge and burn or something? Reply Advancing Your Photography says: July 8, 2016 at 9:40 am Well. This is a great example of what photography was (is) in the first place : Craft.One MAKES a photography. Even more obvious in the old,days where releasing the shutter was just one step in middle of a process, right after composing, framing, determening depth of field, B&W filters etc, and right before going to the reverse process with the enlarger, and finally, the process of printing, and framing the photograph properly.Great video !!! Reply Adam Pamungkas says: July 8, 2016 at 11:47 am Oh my god…. Precious footage… Thank you so much for sharing this video!!! Reply Chrissie aka GermaicanLady says: July 8, 2016 at 2:04 pm I wonder if it was really a microwave, Ansel Adams used. We used to use a heater oven at low temperatures or a heated glazer to dry our barite prints. However, I could still believe he used a microwave… after all, he adopted (invented) many other things like the enlarger with indidual light switches! That's awesome! Reply Larry Steiner says: July 9, 2016 at 2:46 am I bet Ansel had seen a lithgraphers process camera. This homemade rig is similar. Reply ythefeds says: July 9, 2016 at 4:15 am Cameo by Frederick Van Johnson from TWIP Reply Edward Elgar says: July 9, 2016 at 2:52 pm So wonderful to see where the Master worked. How could anyone give this a "thumbs-down"?!?! Reply Anton Txu says: July 10, 2016 at 9:15 am you should watch this one https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RCN_WQeEKnc Reply Santa Cruz Mountains Natural History says: July 12, 2016 at 11:10 pm Hi Mark: What a treat to visit the dark room of one of my life time favorite photographers. Pretty amazing! I had no idea how involved and evolved his dark room process was. Thanks for the insight. Fred Reply S Warren says: March 23, 2017 at 4:40 pm In the microwave!! Reply Marcos Rocha says: July 8, 2017 at 11:16 pm Wow!! He created his own Photoshop system. Reply beau pfeiffer recordings says: August 4, 2017 at 11:03 am love your work an artist at work all hands on deck star Reply Christopher says: November 9, 2017 at 6:21 pm I believe (that's to say.. I've heard from different sources over the years) that Ansel's horizontal enlarger was built by his good friend, Adolf Gasser (Michael Adams says that Ansel "had 'some help' putting it together". Ha! Gasser was one of the finest 'mechanics' for photographic equipment of the era! ). As for John Sexton designing the ventilation system, doesn't sound likely because I believe that enlarger was installed in the early 60s, when John was a kid. Reply Fiona Sutherland says: October 25, 2018 at 10:39 pm The man was a genius!! Reply Leave a Reply Cancel reply Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *Comment Name * Email * Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment.