Forgot Password
Pentax Camera Forums Home

View Poll Results: Do you develop your own film?
No 1419.72%
Not yet, but loooking to do so 811.27%
B&W only 3447.89%
Color only   00%
B&W and color 1521.13%
Voters: 71. You may not vote on this poll

Show Printable Version Search this Thread
09-27-2015, 09:17 AM   #31

Join Date: Sep 2015
Location: Toronto
Posts: 1,501
My experience runs the gamut from custom prints, to drugstore and supermarket labs, to own film developing and printing in a cooperative b+w darkroom (where I met my wife, as it happens). I've moved on to a hybrid film --> digital scan workflow, most recently getting my films machine-scanned at a c41 lab and burned to cd's, after many years of laborious flatbed scanning and photoshopping from negs, spending well north of an hour per shot! To each their own, but I have to say that, while hand-developing and printing have their charms, and I love to see gelatin-silver prints on rag paper, they also introduce a certain tedium and risks into the process, not to mention expense, hazardous chemicals and (not least) what to do with all those prints! One is able to replicate and extend any imaginable darkroom manipulations digitally, and generally make a better job of it whether with photoshop, open-source GIMP or other, lesser tools (I can do quite a lot right within gThumb).

10-05-2015, 10:12 AM   #32
Senior Member

Join Date: Jun 2015
Posts: 196
I wouldn't shoot unless I could develop my own. I primarily shoot/develop B&W and want control of the final product. Who knows what developers they use in a commercial lab. They make no compensation for an overcast day or bright sunny day and mostly use a generic developer and time depending on the film.
10-05-2015, 10:47 AM   #33

Join Date: Jul 2009
Location: Seattle
Posts: 7,103
QuoteOriginally posted by ColColt Quote
... Who knows what developers they use in a commercial lab.
With BW we can safely assume they will definitely use a box-speed developer and typically one that supports replenishment.

  • Submit Thread to Facebook Facebook
  • Submit Thread to Twitter Twitter
  • Submit Thread to Digg Digg
Tags - Make this thread easier to find by adding keywords to it!
bottle, chemicals, color, darkroom, drugstore, film, negatives, shots, stuff, time
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Where do you get your film developed? jrobe121 Film Processing, Scanning, and Darkroom 18 05-08-2015 03:43 PM
Do You Freeze Your Film? Refridgerate? chickentender Film Processing, Scanning, and Darkroom 10 04-02-2014 09:15 PM
Do you have your own website? Naturenut Photographic Technique 9 05-09-2010 03:52 AM
Develop your own. keyser Digital Processing, Software, and Printing 18 01-27-2010 02:41 PM
Do you scan your film? What do you use? filmamigo Film Processing, Scanning, and Darkroom 11 09-03-2008 07:58 PM

All times are GMT -7. The time now is 09:18 PM. | See also:, part of our network of photo forums!
  • Red (Default)
  • Green
  • Gray
  • Dark
  • Dark Yellow
  • Dark Blue
  • Old Red
  • Old Green
  • Old Gray
  • Dial-Up Style
Hello! It's great to see you back on the forum! Have you considered joining the community?
Creating a FREE ACCOUNT takes under a minute, removes ads, and lets you post! [Dismiss]