Dark Room Question

Discussion in 'Film Discussion and Q & A' started by Slyjon, Mar 7, 2009.

  1. Slyjon

    Slyjon TPF Noob!

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    I have a roll of Kodak GC 400-9 Color Film. The high school darkroom I have access to only has BW paper. I am not sure if the chemicals are set up for the B&W paper, but im guessing they are. What would happen if I were to enlarge a color negative onto b&w paper, I am guessing it would look like crap. I accidently got my color and bw film mixed up and im kicking my self for it.
     
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    From what I've been told in my photography course, color negs can't be developed in B&W chemicals, but they can be turned into a B&W positive. I'd say to check with a photography teacher at your high school, they'd know best.
     
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    do you mean, you have the color negatives and want to make a print, or you have a roll of color film that needs developing?

    if the film needs developing take it to a one hour photo lab, etc.

    if you have the negatives, you can make a black and white print from that negative. the exposure times will be longer and the contrast will need to be increased . The grain pattern may not be what you want.

    However, a print can be produced. How good it will look will vary as to the negative, your patience and darkroom skills.
     

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