ON FILM & IN THE DARKROOM

35mm, medium format, and large format film photography

Alternative Darkroom Technique / Painting Developer by DL Hudson

Creative Darkroom Technique: Paint Developer onto Paper

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  1. Determine proper exposure for print with test strips. Create neutral print to fine tune and alter exposure… dodge, burn,…

Beachwood Darkroom Print on Ilford Multigrade FB Classic Matt Paper

Ilford Multigrade FB Classic Matt Darkroom Prints

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This week I purchased my first box of fiber-based darkroom paper, Ilford Multigrade FB Classic Matt. Up until this point,...
"Frame 1." A recent print from 35mm negative. 8x10. Better scan of print to follow.

“Frame 1”

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"Frame 1." A recent print from 35mm negative. 8x10. Better scan of print to follow. Nearly three years ago, I...
Darkroom developing and printing .GIF animation | ©DL Hudson 2015 All Rights Reserved

First prints from the Darkroom

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Sam Cooke in the ears + fresh developer on the fingertips = Saturday Nights into Sunday Mornings  I did it. I...
Darkroom Plan Sketches // ©DL Hudson 2015, All Rights Reserved.

Apartment Darkroom

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yes, it's happening... T graciously allotted me half of his "man-cave/tool-room" to build my darkroom, and I couldn't be happier....
DL Hudson Photography // Tom in PHilly

Semi – Anonymous Portraits

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a lil grain ne’er hurt nobody.       footnotes:  Leica M7 // Kodak Tri-x pushed to 800

Gram // 4x5 Cyanotype // DL Hudson 2014, all rights reserved

Cyanotypes, Take One

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  print: arches 140b watercolor paper with photographers formulary cyanotype kit // 12 minute exposure negative: 4×5 Ilford HP5, taken with Cambo…

Leica M7 // DC // Chinatown // DL Hudson 2014

Leica M7 + Tri-x + DC Street Scenes

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i left behind my digital camera and computer to focus on making photographs. the goal: document simple moments, then move...

TRAVEL

staying on the move. 

Sony A7s Travel Photography // DL Hudson 2015, All Rights Reserved

West Coast Random

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Joshua Tree, Salton Sea, Death Valley, Las Vegas, and all the places between. footnotes: Iphone 5s // Sony A7s + Zeiss…

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MKE → MSP

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a whole lot of random on this road trip.
St. Louis MO on rainy night | ©Dre Lynn Hudson 2014, All Rights Reserved

nights, lights, and walks. st. louis

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the slush, the neon glow reflected, and the ordinaries. a recipe for perfection [and pushing my camera beyond its limits].
Leadville, Colorado. City Details | Dre Lynn Hudson 2013, All Rights Reserved.

leadville, co.

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dearest homeowner of leadville, colorado, hello there! i am the creep who adores the personality of your front porch. i...
Chinese Restaurant, Leadville, Colorado | ©Dre Lynn Hudson 2013, All Rights Reserved.

Christmas Eve Day Dinner

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I asked for an afternoon outside of Vail, and headed to google maps to find a small, mountain town within…

Vail, Colorado Sunset | ©Dre Lynn Hudson 2013

Sunset in Vail

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A drive, a walk, a gondola ride, and a trek up a mountain to catch and enjoy the sunset, lodge…

The Mountain air, Vail, CO. ©Dre Lynn Hudson 2013, All Rights Reserved

The Mountain Air

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I am not certain I’ve fallen in love with Vail, CO. I feel like I am a teeny installation in…

Up Nort der Hei. ©DL Hudson 2013, All Rights Reserved.

A weekend in the Woods

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  Before I blabber about the beauty of the North Woods, I would like to request any Apple employees go…

PERSONAL

the day-to-day work… what keeps me inspired. 

DL Hudson 2015 Iphone photography VSCO app

IPHONEOGRAPHY + VSCO APP

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recent snapshots from my iphone, edited using the VSCO app.  Milwaukee Lighthouse on a fine misty morning. Michelle on a Misty...
I work on the floor: My messy desktop // DL Hudson

I work on the Floor and my Untraditional Desktop might give you a heart attack…

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The answer key to my chaos: 1. ONA Bag that fits more stuff than it should, but doesn't fit my...
Home, Fujifilm and Canon AE-1 | ©DL Hudson 2014, All Rights Reserved

home

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I left just about as soon as I arrived, but there’s always time to shoot a roll of film. footnotes: Canon AE-1, Fujifilm…

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The Workshop

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 the tools he’s acquired in his home away from home.   

Winter at Atwater Beach, Milwaukee, Shorewood, WI Gif by DL Hudson

Atwater Park Beach

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this beach carries its charm year long. soon there will be ice on the shore. sigh. 

Central Park Row Boats, New York, NY | DL Hudson 2014 All rights reserved

iphoneography // summer & autumn 2014

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iphone 5s + VSCO app Beach Sunday, I atwater beach, MKE Beach Sunday, II atwater beach, MKE beach findings Bradford...
dl hudson 2015 resolutions // dark room timer

2015 Aspirations: Build a Darkroom

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I suppose you could consider this one line on my list of "resolutions," but I much prefer the label "aspirations."...
bat cave | self portrait | ©Andrea "Dre" Lynn Hudson 2014, All Rights Reserved

bat cave.

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  days: i wish they would swallow me, whole and sleepless. then the night wakes, and sleep can wait.

ART

this should really be in quotations.

Funky Watercolor Paintings of Ears // DL Hudson 2014, All Rights Reserved

Evolution of the watercolor ear.

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On a recent and rainy Sunday, I made a pot of coffee and painted my grandmother’s ear …  several times. I…

cleanse // © DL Hudson 2014, All Rights Reserved

cleanse

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cleanse. repeat.

Plane Ride point of view

The view from 33,000 Feet.

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Dear man who sat beside me MKE > MSP, I avoided including you in the frame because I could tell you...
Melt // ©DL Hudson 2014, all rights reserved

melt.

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  into yourself. into what you know and what you dream of. 

Art Journal: Another One Bites the Dust | ©DL Hudson 2014, All Rights Reserved.

Art Journal: Another One Bites The Dust.

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  Onto the bookshelf she goes. footnotes: cyanotype print on cover, 4×5 negative from personal series.

Color Splosion, Self Portraits | ©Dre Lynn Hudson 2014, All Rights Reserved.

colorcolorcolor ‘splosion

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final rendezvous with the calumet travelites. it was late. it got weird.  
Block, Part I | ©Andrea Dre Lynn Hudson 2013, All Rights Reserved

block.

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midnight frustrations.

EDITORIAL

ALS: Ted's story for Hopeline ALSA Wisconsin // DL Hudson

ALS, You’re not going to Win: Ted’s Story

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For the ALSA Wisconsin Chapter One year ago, I met Ted and Jaci while assisting Jeff Salzer on a photography...
Anna Louise Sparks | ©Andrea Dre Lynn Hudson 2014, All Rights Reserved

“I’m on a bridge”

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not a boat. yeah, i am not clever enough for a blog.
Summerfest 2013 IN REVIEW | DL HUDSON

Has it really been a year?

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  A few days ago, I received my copy of this month’s Milwaukee Magazine: The Summer City Guide. This month’s print…

Once A Stranger: Daddyo | ©DL Hudson 2014, All Rights Reserved

“They call me Daddyo”

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“My name is Lou, but they call me Daddyo,” he said. Daddyo had some interesting stories and offered to get…

Anita | ©DL Hudson 2014, All Rights Reserved

Anita

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Anita. 93 and 1/2 years old. Her husband, the love of her life, died in 1973. They had 30 years...
ANODYNE Coffee, Walker's Point Milwaukee, Barista | ©Dre Lynn Hudson 2013, All Rights Reserved.

On assignment: Anodyne Coffee, Walker’s Point Roastery

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A photo assignment for Milwaukee Magazine's November 2013 Issue, and a must visit for coffee lovers near Walker's Point.  ...