Develop, Stop, Fix, Hypo Clear, Wash, Photo-Flo, and Hang to Dry

20 Feb

No, these aren’t dance moves. These are the steps that I took to develop my own roll of film!

I enrolled in a photography class with the hopes to learn more about photographic theory and to acquire some darkroom experience. Last week I learned some of the basics on how to operate the enlargers at my school (we have nine old Beselers and nine new[er] Omegas) and made some photograms, which I will put up in another post…

A couple weeks ago, I ran a roll of Kodak Plus-X through my trusty Canon AE-1, and last week in class I developed it myself! It’s quite an amazing experience, and I feel so much closer to my photos. The most difficult part was definitely loading the film onto the developing reel and then into the developing tank in complete darkness (the tank is light tight, so you can turn the light on after.) In the coming weeks I will get to make some 8×10 prints, and I’m very excited for that!

Enough rambling, here are a few of the photos from my self-developed roll.

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One Response to “Develop, Stop, Fix, Hypo Clear, Wash, Photo-Flo, and Hang to Dry”

  1. jameshelliott February 20, 2011 at 9:28 am #

    These look great, Vincent. I like the variety too. All of your exposers are just right. Keep doing it.

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