Stand development can suffer from the potential problems of uneven film processing. These problems can include froth and bubble patterns, bromide drag, air bells, reel spots, uneven density, and spots. In this article I have suggested some possible solutions.
Velvia 4×5 Tetenal E6 3 bath process: developing your 4×5 sheet film transparencies yourself.
Achieve increased film speed and shadow detail while still extending your film’s contrast range. A simple film processing technique that could improve your print quality.
You don’t need an expensive densitometer to perform accurate film speed tests. Learn how to expose and develop your black and white film correctly.
This basic video shows how to load 4×5 sheet film into a double dark film holder. All steps need to be made in total darkness for both black and white or colour film.
I have listed four common photographic print types using silver and chemistry as their basis. These include traditional silver gelatin fibre based prints, Polaroid prints, Type C colour prints and Cibachrome or Ilfochrome prints.
Split grade printing is my preferred technique for printing from a high contrast image with the goal of making a full tonal range silver gelatin fibre based print.
The importance of establishing a standard exposure time for making and assessing your first contact prints.
Overdeveloped negatives, we all have them, but how do you print from them?
Alas, Polaroid Type 55 positive negative film is no longer made. It was rated around 50 ISO on the box which, in my eagerness, is what I exposed the image above at. Great for a well exposed print, but possibly a mistake for a negative if you want to print from it.