DIY B&W film and print developing

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  1. Rob

    Rob TPF Noob!

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    Has anyone actually create a guide to DIY film processing for beginners? I couldn't see one here and I reckon it would make a good sticky.

    Rob
     
  2. terri

    terri Administrator Staff Member Supporting Member

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    You know, we're sort of working on that. ;) We've been kicking the tires on a few ideas of getting "basic" stuff out there.

    No disagreement; it's a great idea and one we hope would be very useful. :thumbup:
     
  3. loopy

    loopy Brave little froggy...

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    I can post mine... I just started doing my own film a couple months ago, and have a set of instructions written down.
     
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    I've got the manual I wrote for my Photography students if you like. It's illustrated and everything :lol:
     
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    nealjpage multi format master in a film geek package

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    There seem to be a lot of sources on the net. I'd just do a google search.
     
  6. Rob

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    There's lots of stuff on the net and in books, but all the books I've got are really old and I'm not sure the products they recommend still exist.

    Your manual sounds good Hertz, I like things simple with pictures!!

    Rob
     
  7. ksmattfish

    ksmattfish Now 100% DC - not as cool as I once was, but still

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    1) Turn off the light.
    2) Reel it.
    3) Wet it.
    4) Soup it.
    5) Shake it.
    6) Stop it.
    7) Fix it.
    8) Wash it.
    9) Dry it.
    10) Print it.

    There you go; in ten easy steps. ;)
     
  8. ferny

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    But how will you know if it's all worked unless you turn the lights back on? :lol:
     
  9. terri

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    I'm thinking of the step by step sheet I got just last year from my photography school. It's more along the lines of this. I'll dig it out and see what we can come up with.

    Keeping the basic steps in order is fine to get someone started. When folks wants specifics, that's what the DR forum is here for, with our knowledgable members and wide experience. I don't want a textbook stickied up there. ;) Where's the fun in that?
     
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    ksmattfish Now 100% DC - not as cool as I once was, but still

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    I knew I forgot something!
     
  11. Rob

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    That just made me think of the elephant/giraffe/fridge joke!
     
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    How gauche to mention a joke and not tell it. :x

    Is it that bad? :lol:
     

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