I just started home developing B&W negatives a couple weeks ago. So far I've done 5 rolls of 135 and 5 rolls of 120, using various types of film and a different camera for each roll. As the title says, I'm still quite clueless as to the actual cause and effect relationships between all the variables in the developing process and the end result. Hopefully more experience with help me figure a few things out. Today I shot a roll of Ilford HP5 Plus400 in a Bronica SQ-A with the 150/3.5 lens. I shot portraits of friends, indoors and outdoors. I was pleased with the results. They had a somewhat soft feel to them and in several the perimeter sort of washes out... almost like reverse vignetting. I don't know if it was the lighting conditions, my exposure choices, the lens, the film, or something about the developing process that gave them this look so I'm asking for guidance. You can see the photos here: http://www.pbase.com/revdocjim/sqbw My developing process was as follows. 7.5 minutes in SPD stock (standard agitation) 30 seconds in Fuji A Acid (constant agitation) 6.5 minutes in Super Fuji-fix L (standard agitation) 30 seconds pre-wash in running water 1 minute bath in Fuji Quickwash 8 minutes wash in running water 30 seconds bath in Fuji Driwel no wiping hung to dry for about an hour Then I scanned them with the Epson V700 and did minimal processing in LR, but without any reduction or emphasis of the said effect. For what it's worth, I was pleased with the results and would like to be able to replicate them for future portrait shooting. But of course any C&C on the shots themselves is also welcome!