Try this book "Black and White Photography A Basic Manual" Third Edition, Revised by Henry Hornenstein.
It is available at Amazon.com for less than $20 new, and cheaper used. It is the best intro to photo book I have ever seen for the price. There are more expensive books out there, but this book will give you everything you need to help get you started. It covers everything from camera controls to printing and developing film.
wats tht supposed to mean??
Get a textbook, and read it.
thanks a lot again!
btw i am in maplewood
some times the prints from the b&wCN (c-41 b/w) can have a pulpleish blue color to them because they usualy print the photos on color paper but once you haave you darkroom set up your prints will look better (no purple color) just to give a heads up
it's always nice to see a youngin joining the ranks
Adorama.co has ilfostop for around $7+ship
check them out and freestylephoto.biz freestyle doesnt have ilfostop but they have an asortment of chems paper and film good luck and keep shootin and to agree with those above posting in the forums get way better response
You will get a lot more help and visibility if you post in the main forums. Welcome to APUG!
Hi, good to hear you like b/w. where do you live? I might have an old enlarger you can have. I'm in NJ in the US.
thanks a lot guys!
btw i am bit older then u were richard when u set up your first darkroom.
if i were to use the ilfostop, where would i get it and how much is it?
I just use Ilford Ilfostop, which has no scent, and also has a dye in it to tell you when it is used up. You can also rinse the film a few times between development and fixing.