Getting started with something completely new can be overwhelming, and film developing is no exception. Film and paper manufacturer Ilford has published a series of videos that will help you to get started. From loading film to producing your very first print, this series will teach you all the basic darkroom techniques that you need to know.
During this year’s STORY conference in Nashville, TN, photographer Blake Wylie turned one “half-crazy” idea into reality. He transformed Schermerhorn Symphony Center into a massive darkroom and created a tintype live, on stage, in front of 1,400 people. It was challenging, but he did it – and he kindly shared the details of this fascinating project with DIYP.
Past and present film shooters will love this short video while newcomers to photography will scratch their heads wondering what’s going on.
Robert Marshall of Round One Films captured the entire film process, step-by-step, from beginning to end.
You’ll have to imagine the smell, but the sounds and sights of this critically endangered process were beautifully captured.
Close your eyes and see if you can recognize each step by sound alone.