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    Need to develop

    I've shot dozens of photos in the past two weeks and I'd like to meet up with a photographer in the NYC or LI area to help me develop my photos.

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    Quote Originally Posted by lee
    go take a class like everyone else

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    Barring that, read a book!

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    Seems this wasn't received very well...play nice fellas..

    I suggest you purchase the basic equipment to do a few rolls, keep it simple and just learn by doing. It may seem a bit intimidating at first, but when the first good batch comes out there is nothing like it..very rewarding.

    Stop in a good supply place (B&H or others in New York), tell them you're new to developing and have them help you select what you need...ask for a few pointers until their patience wears, then give it a shot!
    Good luck.
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    And take plenty of notes. The best way to learn is doing it yourself, taking notes and learning from your own mistakes. The shops are often happy to help as blaze-on suggested. Practice on some test rolls first though. And practice loading reels a few times first before attempting the real thing, takes a little getting used to.
    Good luck.

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    Call Jim,

    He is in Chelsea area-does black and white.

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    I live in Hicksvile out on Long Island. If you want to come out some time we can do a few rolls tp show you how to get started and what you need. I have D-76 and Rodinal developers so most films should be covered.
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    It is not hard to process your film on your own. Many of us learned this way. Don't do anything fancy, use D76 and patterson easy load rolls. Read the instructions that can be found all over the net. Waste a roll of film, unused preferably, and practice loading the roll in the day light on the reel. Having some one show you is not much different than reading instructions and looking at pictures. If you have any questions after the first roll ask here. It can be intimidating at first but after the first time it is second nature and you want to do it again and again.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mark
    It is not hard to process your film on your own. Many of us learned this way. Don't do anything fancy, use D76 and patterson easy load rolls. Read the instructions that can be found all over the net. Waste a roll of film, unused preferably, and practice loading the roll in the day light on the reel. Having some one show you is not much different than reading instructions and looking at pictures. If you have any questions after the first roll ask here. It can be intimidating at first but after the first time it is second nature and you want to do it again and again.

    Lee, Jorge, and Jim

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    Hey, thanks, Mark, I'm going to try it this weekend and see what I can come up with.

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    I'll add that there are lots of Web sites with instructions for beginners. Here are a few I've got bookmarked:



    Of course, there are also books on the subject -- check your local library or book store.

    Note that there are differences in procedure details, timing, etc., from one source to another. Don't get hung up on these differences -- pick a procedure and use it. As you learn more, you may decide to change some aspect of your procedure. One exception to my "just do it" suggestion: Timing can be important, particularly for the developer -- you've got to match your development time to your film and the developer you use. Check the Massive Dev Chart or the data sheet provided by the film or developer manufacturer for times. These times are just suggested starting times that you may need to adjust, but they should at least produce printable negatives. Timing of the fixer step may also vary from one set of instructions to another, and that may be a function of whether the instructions assume you're using regular or rapid fixer; use the appropriate time for that.

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    Good un Jorge.
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