Resources on Home Film Development

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  1. natethebosh

    natethebosh TPF Noob!

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    I recently received a Canon AV 1 from my grandpa and want to start developing my photos at home. I’ve seen a few videos on YouTube about the subject and I now want more knowledge on the subject before I try it for myself. I don’t have any kind of equipment yet, in hopes that learning about it will help me decide what tools I need to get started. Please share resources as I am a complete beginner to the topic.
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    compur Been spending a lot of time on here!

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    480sparky Chief Free Electron Relocator Supporting Member

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    Souping film doesn't need a room full of equipment, and it doesn't cost that much. This is assuming you want to do black & white. Color is a whole other animal.
    Here's a video I did a couple years ago about this very matter:

     
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    Home development is actually easy and cheap. I think a mentor would be extremely helpful to jump start you and get you going.
     
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    Dave Colangelo No longer a newbie, moving up!

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    If you are in the North Delaware, Eastern PA, Jersey area I'd be happy to show you.
     
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    Buy some old photos books.....they are plentiful and cheap.

    I got these for like $2 each.....
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    ac12 No longer a newbie, moving up!

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    And don't be scare of printing.
    If you WANT to print, you can find a way.
    I did at my parents home and then at 4 rentals before my current home.
    And today, you can find good gear CHEAP or even FREE on Craigslist.
     
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    The hardest part for me starting out was loading the reels inside the changing bag. Get yourself a roll of film and practice in the light until you feel comfortable, then go inside the bag. It's second nature now. Sparky's video pretty much tells you what you need to know. I use Kodak HC110 developer mainly because it's concentrated, and easy to use, stores well. I use the Unicolor kit for color, I just buy a kit when I get 8 rolls shot and develop them in one session.
     

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