Last week, my darkroom class was a disaster. Or rather, I was a walking disaster in the darkroom. I couldn't remember a single thing from the last session, accidentally exposed test strips a few times and generally made a fool of myself. I have a really bad memory, and when stressed out, it's even worse. After class, I wanted to keep beating myself up, so it's natural that this week, I went in expecting the same results as last time. I'd prepared by watching a few videos so the steps would be clearer and fresher in my mind, but the best piece of advice I got was from Brent: take your time. I did just that and while I didn't get the best prints I could have gotten, I still enjoyed myself. It was fun and relaxing and I memorized things just by taking the time to understand them. I also left with two prints that I liked (not pictured below; those are from the first class) and a few tests that are useful benchmarks for next time. I'm going back in tomorrow to make more prints and might go in on Saturday with a roll or two.
Minolta X-500 // Ilford HP5+