Wednesday, May 20, 2009

Don't forget 30% off SALE & at last -- film developing class!

The film developing class I've been wanting to take has really started this time. Last night a couple of other students and I began a 5-week black-and-white-film-developing class. I have whined about doing this for some time, so I'm really excited to have begun.

The photo above is from one of the rolls I shot for the class, on Kodak Tri-X film, with one of my Canon AE-1s. I have bought several different kinds of film and am nerdily keeping track of which photos I shot with which film (and which camera) so if/when I hit upon something I really like I'll find a formula I can stick with.

I must confess that I didn't actually develop the film myself. The instructor used the rolls I shot to demonstrate the process of developing film. But I watched! I was standing right there! I asked many many questions! I hope to develop a roll or two next week, and then get to printing some at some point.

Oh oh oh -- the sale I'm having in my Etsy shop? The 30% off sale? That's only going on for just about 10 more days, so if you have been eying something, now's the time to snap it up! If there's a photo you like but don't see in my shop (or you want a different size, etc.) let me know and I'll be happy to see what I can do.


  1. There's nothing like processing your own film in the dark room. And, you have to develop your film the next time. It's part of the experience. Once you learn that as well as making your own prints, there's no going back. The only downfall is that it takes a bit of time. Good luck in your classes.

  2. Thank you!

    You're right. I am having a really good time. Haven't gotten to the making-prints part yet because I really want to get the film developing down first. May have to take the class a second time so I can commit it all to memory (skill memory -- is there such a thing?)