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Fearless Photographer: Film in the Digital Era by Ingrid Nelson, Salvatore Joseph Prezioso

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6 Developing

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So you’ve shot your film. You can send it to a lab—which is what I do and recommend—or you can develop it yourself. You can develop both color and black-and-white film by hand at home. Developing BW film is relatively simple as long as you have all the chemistry, but developing color is a much more demanding and sensitive process.

Color film has to be developed at precise temperatures for precise times. Even the slightest change in temperature can cause your film to be pushed or pulled. With that said, you can buy many at-home color-developing C41 kits. Just be sure to keep the temperatures precise and to watch the time of developing. ...

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