One of my new year resolutions this year was to start printing my photos and I’ve done it as described here.
But somewhere in the back of my mind, there was an ambition to make a photo book. And today, after long hours (and days) of selecting, reviewing and putting everything together…
Some time ago I contacted a guy who runs Emulsive.org website asking how I could contribute to the community. All I could think about was to translate an article or write some kind of film review or my impressions of film photography or something like that. Hardly had I expected what will come…
Ok, folks, now this is the post to let you know that this blog moves to a new house.
From now on all the new photos and posts, as well as all the old ones are available at ivanpilov.com.
If you are my subscriber or follower through WordPress Reader there should not be any problem receiving updates from the new address. At least so they say in the moving guide.
If you are new here I encourage you to check ivanpilov.com for more recent publications. The new website has the same subscription and follow options, so you can choose whether to receive updates via email or see them in the reader.
Thank you, everyone! I’m glad you stick with me on my photo journey through life and I hope you’ll continue doing so on my new website.
… I’ve developed a black and white film myself. Yay! This is one of the few good photos from these first 2 rolls of film. I’ll post some more later.
Not that anyone asked, but just for the record and those curious I’ll say a couple of words about my impressions.
So, it really turned out not that scary and messy as it seemed. Especially now when all the chemicals are ready it’s only a matter of loading that tank with film.
I’ve always loved that feeling of getting my rolls from the photo lab, dashing home longing to fire up the scanner asap. Well now I love it even more! And there is a new part to it: cheer and joy when you open the tank and take out the film and see it actually worked.
My main challenge was not the right receipt or anything like that, no. It was the weather. I live in a desert and we’ve got some hot days at the moment, so my main issue was to cool the chemicals.
Note to myself for the next time: buy those spongy tongs (or wetting agent)! Though I tried to use a soft suede cloth to remove water drops there are still very visible stains, which don’t look good at all.
I’ve read and watched many instructions on how to do it, but no one ever mentioned a problem when your film is longer than the spiral. I had no choice but cut those last frames off. So what’s the point of shooting past the 36 frames mark anyway?
Ok, I think it’s enough for now.
Developing film on your own is not a big deal of course for those who are deep into photography, but for me it is a big step. A bit forced but anyway. Now I can continue shooting film even living in the middle of nowhere.
I would really like to hear some stories about your first developing experience, tips on how to deal with those issues I mentioned above or just your thoughts on the photos.