Beginner's question. I know these are very fundamental, Yet I have to start somewhere... please bear with me and let me know... Thanks in advance . Should the emulsion side facing the center of the reel or facing out side? How does one make sure that the film is loaded properly. Recently when I developed my first ever roll, in some of places the roll stuck and spoiled half of the roll (half inch streaks of film did not get developed at all) . How can I avoid this issue? Should you pull completely out of the paper roll (120 - MF roll) and load, because, I was not able hold both side of the reel and the roll. Whats is the good practice? When do you start the agitation, immediately after pouring the developer or wait for a while (say 10 secs to get the air bubbles go out) before the agitation? Between two process, say development and stop bath, can there be a delay? Since I did not mix my stop bath and fixer up front. Thanks Elangs.