From Ilford’s HP5 Plus Technical Information:
Wash the films in running water for 5–10 minutes at a temperature within 5ºC (9ºF) of the process temperature. Or see note below for greater economy when using spiral tanks.
Note: For spiral tank use, the following method of washing is recommended. This method of washing is faster, uses less water yet still gives negatives suitable for long term storage. Continue reading “Washing Film – The Ilford Method “
This is the second installment of a two-part update of an earlier post describing my 35mm film developing process.
It takes me about half an hour to develop a roll of 35mm black and white film. Here’s how I do it. Continue reading “Developing Film 4b – Process”
This is the first installment of a two-part update of an earlier post describing my 35mm film developing process.
In my continuing quest to standardize and simplify my 35mm film photography, and to save some money in the process, I have settled on just three materials/chemicals for developing my film: Rodinal developer, Ilford Rapid Fixer and distilled water. Continue reading “Developing Film 4a – Prep”
One advantage of film over digital, for some people, is that the limited number of exposures helps them slow down their photography, resulting in a better hit rate. And one advantage, for some people, of medium format film over 35mm film is that having 12 exposures to work with, rather than 24 or 36, helps them slow down even more. Continue reading “12 Exposures”
When I set up a darkroom in 1968 and started developing my own film and making my own analog prints my management of the images was pretty simple: (1) develop the negatives, (2) make a proof print of the roll and put it in a ring binder, (3) put the negatives in Negafile envelopes and put them in a file cabinet. Continue reading “Retro Asset Management “
My wife and I are leaving for a week of camping in the mountains of New York State. Because of health issues we have cut back on almost everything we are taking with us. My photo kit is no exception. Continue reading “A Smaller Photo Travel Kit”
Having settled on Tri-X in Rodinal as my go-to film and developer, my interest in experimenting with photo equipment, materials and process pretty much evaporated. When my cardiologist recommended brisk walks around my neighborhood to alleviate the monotony of indoor exercise I thought it would be an opportunity to take pictures too. Continue reading “Stalled”