Is there anywhere a tutorial ?

Discussion in 'B&W: Film, Paper, Chemistry' started by Wushroom, May 15, 2013.

  1. Wushroom

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    Hello, new to the forum.. Cant really find a tutorial section :wink:. Im searching for some basic information about developing your own 35mm films. Got a Canon AT 1 and i love him. But want to learn more ! Especially about how to and what that i need :wink:
    Maybe some links to threads ?

    Thanks ahead !
     
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    check out Ilford"s website, they have several pdf's that will give you all the basic info you will need to start developing your own film.

    It is very easy (first time is always gut wretching).
     
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    Welcome to APUG!

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    Second the Welcome to APUG, and the suggestion for the Ilford article on getting started with processing.

    One word of warning as you start out - there are a lot of different films out there, and a lot of different developers, and if you try all of them, you will never get to know any one combination well enough to get repeatable results. Pick ONE film (doesn't much matter which one) and ONE developer and shoot and process enough film to be confident, then think about if you want to try another film, or another developer.
     
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    Hi Wushroom,

    Welcome to APUG; I hope you'll find some useful information here. Here's a few tutes I found on Google for you:

    Pdf tute (Ilford - probably the best you'll find)
    http://www.ilfordphoto.com/aboutus/page.asp?n=31

    Video tute:
    http://vimeo.com/24866768 (Pt 1)
    http://vimeo.com/24827845 (Pt. 2)

    Text tute:
    http://www.silverlight.co.uk/tutorials/toc.html

    I haven't watched/read these through but you should find them useful. I'm not responsible for the content of any of these links. If English isn't your first language you should search the web for something more appropriate for you.

    Cheers,
    kevs
     
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    Welcome to the forum!

    My advice would be to NOT read too many varied tutorials. Actually forget any others, just stick to one and blinker yourself from second opinions and 'I do it this way' or 'I never had a problem with...' types of confusion.

    The Ilford tutorial is imo the best for a beginner, it deals with easy to get chemicals and film, and is in words that can be printed off and used, unlike a video. When you are learning the basic's the discipline is more important than minor tweaks and varied opinions. So just stick to the basic's at first and you will have the understanding and grounding to go further sooner rather than later. And getting all of your mistakes done in a way that can be traced back to a source is a further advantage of sticking to one guide and workflow! It isn't difficult, processing your own B&W is easy even at the kitchen sink, so jump in and have a go.

    Steve
     
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    As Steve indicated, the more you read as a beginner, the more likely you get confused. The disadvantage of the internet...

    I had been shown the basic steps of b&w development once.
    From that on I developed all my films and from the 4th on I even did only bulk loading too.
    Without darkoom, without changing bag, without bulk film loader...
     
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    In the old days we used a thing referred to as the "Public library". They were small "islands of knowledge", and you could find information on Photography or just about any other Art or Craft.
     
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