I am a newbie to analogue photography and am looking for some advice.
I should like to know if there is a book or books I could obtain on the technical process of B&W developing as I am going to mix my own formulas.
Already have several "cookbooks" with recipes.
I have collected all the chemicals required and the darkroom equipment.
Specifically I would like to learn:
1. What each of the ingredients do the chemical reactions involved.
2. The effects of developing time and agitation on the finished negative.
3. The effect of temperature.
4. Pushing the film.
I realize that experimentation is essential in the learning process and am not asking for advice on the above as such.
Book recommendations would give me a place to start my own learning and a basis for my experiments.
Thanks for you time.