Marvin and all,
We are trying to do both at our schools. I hopefully will be doing basic b&w
photography again at my junior high in the ninth grade. We've just goten some
computer workstations but the "magic" of gelatin silver prints is still pretty
strong. Many kids after initially struggling to learn to make a print really
embrace the craftsmanship and artistry involved in making a print. And that
whole watching pa print develop in front of you is pretty much magic. Running a
print off of the printer is not even close.
With Kodak's lack of support for the future of wet photography, let's hope
it doesn't die in the classroom.
P.J. Gelinas JHS