How-to: Load a Paterson System 4 film development tank

Probably the most awkward aspect of developing films at home is getting your exposed film onto a reel and into a developing tank.

Where are my effing pictures? Or, finding an archive system for...

In 2009 I bought my third digital camera, a little Panasonic Lumix LX3 to complement my somewhat chunkier DSLR. In 2012 I sold it, partly to fund its replacement, a Sony RX100.

Four seasons with: Kodak EASTMAN Plus-X 5231 – by Marco Calemme

And this is where my journey of home developing begins! After a couple of disappointments - in rapid succession - of the work of some photo labs, it was time to take full responsibility for all the loosely cut last

Gear review: SP-445 4×5 film processing system – by Richard Pickup

Since beginning large format photography I’ve been developing my 4x5* sheet film in trays. This is not a process for the faint hearted and takes more than a modicum of skill.

Developing expired large format black and white film – by Scott...

If you are old enough, you will remember a time when expired film was like kryptonite to a photographer.

An introduction to Platinum/Palladium printing – by Scott Hays

If there was ever a form of printing that gives you that true artistic feel, Platinum/Palladium would be it.

Film tests: getting the best out of FERRANIA P30 Alpha part...

FERRANIA P30 Alpha has had an interesting time of it since it got into the hands of eager customers in late 2017.  Many photographers (including yours truly) have questioned everything from its true speed to the nature of the emulsion

Silver craft: creating a fine print, from contact sheet to fiber...

Creating a print is much more than simply setting up an enlarger, negative and some paper.

How to create Polaroid emulsion lifts – by Matt Parry

At some point in 2017, I went through a phase of photographic despondency but developed an interested in alternative, broadly photographic ventures.

In my darkroom #01: Craig Pindell

Do you want to create a darkroom but have no idea where to start? Perhaps you're a little confused by all of the options, or conflicting accounts of "what's best".

Film stock review: Bergger Pancro 400 Part 6 – 35mm EI...

It's about time to wrap up the part of this series that covers Bergger's 35mm Pancro 400 film with something a bit special: reversal development results. Before you start scratching your head or disappear altogether, allow me a minute or

How to develop your own slide film with the Tetenal Colortec...

Congratulations, if you are reading this article then you are (hopefully!) willing to take the next step in your film development adventure.

An introduction to black and white darkroom printing

Black and white printing is (obviously) fun, and easy to get into.

Working with Paper Negatives – Part 3: At work in the...

Welcome to part three of my series on photography using paper negatives aka photographic paper! If you're new to the series, please take a moment to read the preceding parts before diving in.

Getting to grips with darkroom printing using Caffenol (and alternatives) –...

Analog black and white film development and chicken soup. Enough internet for today? An unusual combination, but according to an article I found online, chicken soup can be used to develop film.

How to: An introduction to wet plate collodion

You might remember that we featured an interview with Robert Marsters some months ago.

The Arista Rapid E-6 kit: a guide to developing your own...

Before I jump into the guide, allow me a few moments to tell you the story of how I began shooting and developing slide film. Many years ago, while working as an employee of a transport and delivery company, I

Cheat sheet: Kodak Tri-X 400 development times – EI 200 to...

My ILFORD FP4 PLUS development times article seemed to cause quite a buzz.

Cheat sheet: ILFORD FP4 PLUS development times – EI 100 to...

Over the years I've built up a large bank of development times and schemes for many black and white films, old and new;

Save the planet – understand film washing kinematics – by Ribnar...

Gist: You are basically wasting water if you wash your film for greater than 7 mins after fix. I wash for 10 mins because I am paranoid. I never followed ILFORD's recommendations and I think I was wrong.