The Solar enlarger

Everything was printed the old-fashioned way.

I mixed my own developers from "scratch."
It was to learn what did what.
It was MUCH easier from a can or box.

Whimsical clean desk

Nothing was "focus and compose through the lens" for me until 1962. I had to measure and calculate exposures and distance for closeups. Was there any other way?

The Leitz microscope

The microscope eyepiece and objective power chart