The third season of "Stranger Things" is a delightful replica of the 1980's America from the 1980s to Waldenbooks and Sam Goody at the local mall.
It was a time before smartphones and the internet, before memes and the commercial apocalypse. It was a time when photos had to be developed by hand in a "darkroom", as one of the main characters in the series has to do repeatedly while working for a local newspaper.
But suppose you grew up in a world where photography was done by a magical supercomputer in your pocket – you might not know what " the purpose of this "red space" is.
Exactly what happened when a user in the online forum StackExchange asked a question that has since become viral on social media:
The "red room" is, of course, a darkroom in which photographs are developed.
But the idea of a "stranger" observer does not even know what such a room is and what it has meant Fortunately, people in the StackExchange forum gave a detailed answer to using a darkroom in photography and why a red light is used to illuminate such a room.
But onlyin case you ask yourself: Before digital photography, images in chemical baths kept in "darkrooms" were developed by hand. Light from the outside could possibly ruin the development of photos, so a red light (which is not the case) is often used.
And for the millions of you who grew up with darkrooms and manually developed photos: Yes, here we are. Just wait until they ask for cassettes!