In a recent conversation with an online friend about my current preference for Tri-X over HP5 Plus for my 35mm black & white film hybrid film photography he mentioned that he was getting good results with HP5 Plus developed in Photographers Formulary FA-1027. Continue reading “Slippery Slope Averted”
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 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”
Did you ever take a picture which was a failure by any objective standard but which showed you something important? The above is one such picture for me. Continue reading “The Eye of the Beholder”
It takes me about half an hour to develop a roll of 35mm black and white film. Here’s how I do it.
I measure 5ml of Rodinal into the developer graduate and add distilled water to make 250ml. I measure 50ml of Rapid Fixer into the fixer graduate and add distilled water to make 250ml. I put 250ml of plain distilled water in the stop bath graduate and in the wash water graduate. Continue reading “Developing Film 4 – Process”
Paterson Changing Bag – I’ve used several different changing bags over the years. The Paterson is the nicest I’ve found.
Safety Scissors – sharp enough to cut the film, not pointed enough to damage the changing bag. Continue reading “Developing Film 3 – Equipment”