Sunday, December 18, 2011

Film at home

Last week I found myself with a free night which hardly ever happens so I knew that I couldn't waste it! I ordered photo chemicals a few months ago but hadn't mixed them yet so I decided to give it a try. When I worked in the lab I always mixed chemicals in 5 gallon quantites but since I'm working in my tiny kitchen and not a fancy photo lab, I just made them 1 gallon at a time. I wasn't sure that I'd measured everything correctly but the negatives came out fine so I guess I did.

My supplies + my measuring bottle. I really thought I had everything I needed but it didn't take long before I realized that I had forgotten measuring cups, thermometers, funnels... you know... the important photo chemical mixing stuff. I made due with a Nalgene bottle and guessed with the temperatures but a trip to Wal-Mart is in my future.

The finished chemicals and me in the process. (Tamala, I know that I'm not wearing gloves and goggles but I'm going to get some very soon!)

My negatives. I'll be sure to scan them and post soon.... if they don't look awful. Most of the photos are of baby Kalea though so there really is no way that they could look bad.

It's nice to be able to process my own film at home. Any other film photographers in Sumter? If so, you're invited to process at my house!! Today is my last day of working before Christmas and I've got lots of posts in the works. I hope everyone is having a wonderful Monday...Christmas is very soon!!! YAY!

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