Tag Archives: Analog process

empty film…

If you find that the film is completely blank after developing, it’s usually 99.9% your fault. Behind that 0.1% could be a camera shutter defect. But it always means that what you photographed will remain only in your memories. Sometimes it happens that you first pour the fixer into the developer tank (happened to me once so far). As soon as I saw that the film was empty, I thought I had poured fixer instead of developer. This would mean that I then poured the contents of the developer into the wrong containers. So I disposed of the developer and the fixer. Since I still had a few undeveloped negatives, I mixed the developers and fixer again. I just resealed the camera due to light leakage. So at that point I had no idea if I had sealed the camera well. Immediately after I mixed the new solutions, I noticed that the length of film illuminated corresponded to the length of film that had not yet been loaded in the camera. In the amount of negatives, I simply inserted the unexposed film in the developer tank. So, thanks to my own mistake, I only lost one film and two liters of chemistry. But no photo… luckily. The film I wanted to develop was still in the camera. When I finally developed him up, I was sure the seal repair had gone well. Nevertheless, I dried the empty film and kept it for teaching to those interested in the analog process🙂🙃📷

few vertical shots…

also taken yesterday on all three cameras. While with the 35mm cameras you just turn the device on its side and take photos, with the medium-format Pentacon everything is more complicated. On the focusing screen, you see everything upside down and for a long time you try to get the photographed object to some plane. When using medium-format film 135, when shooting with perforations, you also get rid of the possibility to rotate the image to the plane when developing photos. It’s probably the same when you tell a right-hander to write something with his left hand …

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scroll No. 35/2022

a few pictures from yesterday’s photo shoot in our small park on the hill. Yesterday, outside of Zorkij camera testing, I also took photos by Leica for subsequent evaluation and compare results. The same places, the same material …

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Pull process …

Another popular process I use for analog black and white photography is the “Pull process“. Just set the sensitivity of the exposure meter to lower than the actual film sensitivity. The exposure then runs a little longer. I will leave the negative in the developer only half the time. Even the cheapest negative creates a very fine grain and a whole range of halftones.

Canon EOS 500N, 50mm,Ilford HP5 Plus 400(drop to 100), developing 4,5 min (Kodak professional)

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