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.
Loading Sheet Film Double Darks 4×5. This is a very rough and ready video of showing the steps involved in loading 4×5 sheet film into a double dark film holder. These steps need to be made in total darkness for both black and white or colour film.
Overdeveloped negatives, we all have them hidden away somewhere. You know, one of those bulletproof negatives that we look at despairingly. You know it is going to be difficult to print. And this is one…
When it comes to one degree spotmeters, the Pentax digital remains one of my favourites for ease of use. Sadly they are no longer available. Modern digital meters such as the Sekonic offer many functions. I’ll show you how to use the Sekonic L758D with the zone system
A one shot processing technique for 4×5 velvia using tetenal E6 and optimal film chemistry capacity
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.
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 interesting subject matter.