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...

How-to: Colour/BW film processing with the BelliniFoto Monopart C-41 kit

I developed my first black and white film at school and have enjoyed developing black and white films ever since. However, whenever I looked...

Featured project: Finding your way in the dark (printing Dublin...

I wanted a few nighttime square images for the final chapter of a book I was just completing on Dublin, a kind of goodnight...

Save the planet – understand film washing kinematics

Gist: You are basically wasting water if you wash your film for greater than 7 mins after fix. I wash for 10 mins because...

Reference: Ilford FP4+ development times from EI 100 to EI 6400

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

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

A few months ago, I wrote about the results of my tests on FERRANIA P30 Alpha in various developers. Today, I'm back with part two. Part...

Review: Comparing FF No.1 and Cinestill Df96 monobath developers

Monobath film developers feel like the in thing for 2018. Whether you're just thinking about jumping into home developing, or are an old hand,...

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...

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. The perfect print requires thought and effort from...

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...

Bulk loading 120 film using 65mm Kodak 250D (5207)

In June 2015 I was lucky enough to source a fresh 300ft short-end of Kodak's 250D (Vision 3 5207) motion picture stock in 65mm...

Getting started with pushing (and pulling) film

We've roped the very agreeable Michael Bitaxi into putting together a guest post for us covering everything you need to get started with pushing and...

An introduction to: Black and white darkroom printing

Black and white printing is (obviously) fun, and easy to get into. I hope this introduction will help those that haven’t yet taken the step,...

How to: developing 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. In this...

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

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...

How to: An introduction to wet plate collodion

You might remember that we featured an interview with Robert Marsters some months ago. I asked Robert to provide some background to the wet plate collodion...

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,...

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...

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

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

Review: CineStill Df96 Monobath developer – by Stephen Schaub

Anyone who knows me knows that I am a fierce advocate for film. Working for the last three decades as both a photographic artist...