Slow down your development and improve your overall film speed and print quality
Measurable film speed tests without a densitometer
Loading Sheet Film Loading Sheet Film Double Darks 4x5. This is a very rough and basic video of showing the steps involved in loading 4x5 sheet film into a double dark film holder. Obviously these steps need to be made in total darkness, regardless of whether you are using black and white or colour film.... Continue reading "Loading Sheet Film Double Darks 4×5"
Overdeveloped negatives, we all have them hidden away somewhere. You know, one of those bullet proof negatives that we look at despairingly knowing it is going to be difficult to print. And this is one of mine, which I have been putting off printing for several decades. You only have to see it on the... Continue reading "Overdeveloped negatives | printing from difficult negatives"
How to use the Sekonic L758D with the zone system
Process your Velvia 4x5 sheet film yourself
A one shot processing technique for 4x5 velvia using tetenal E6 and optimal film chemistry capacity
Velvia 4x5 tetenal E6 3 bath process, an alternative to sending your chromes to the lab. This past week I have been trialing Tetenal's 3 bath E6 process with 4x5 velvia. I must admit I had a little trepidation about undertaking a colour process. The last time I processed colour slide it was as a young... Continue reading "Velvia 4×5 tetenal E6 3 bath"
Processing 120 film with excessive curling can cause the film to jam or be damaged when loading into spiral reels for tank development. The following is a description of how I load 120 film with excessive curl into a daylight film tank for processing. Obviously all the steps shown must be completed in total darkness,... Continue reading "Processing 120 film with excessive curl"
Fremantle Bridge pipes as a film test subject to experiment with film speed and contrast. Film tests can be time consuming and generally bore me to tears, but every now and then they are a necessary evil. So to make it a little more interesting I tried to find some local subject matter that had... Continue reading "Fremantle Bridge Pipes film test exposure index 4×5 sheet film"