[Darkroom] Darkroom wiki, guidelines, calendar

Kelly hurtstotouchfire at gmail.com
Thu Nov 11 22:40:12 UTC 2010


We might want to move the chems for film development onto that page
from the resources page at some point.

And hopefully sometime soon we can add procedural guidelines for BW
print dev and color film dev...


On Thu, Nov 11, 2010 at 14:32, Kelly <hurtstotouchfire at gmail.com> wrote:
> I think it would be nice to have a procedure list for basic BW film
> development. We're currently using D76 I think. Here's a basic
> procedure: http://webpages.maine207.org/east/departments/art/literacy%20website/art%20documents/Film%20Processing.htm
> 1. In complete darkness, roll your film into a canister.
> 1.5 Turn on safelight or house lights, as your paranoia permits.
> 2. Rinse film by filling tank with water a couple times.
> 3. Measure out developer according to chart A  and bring it to a given
> temperature, and measure out stop solution.
> 4. Add developer to canister and agitate it for a given amount of
> time, also according to chart A.
> 5. Pour developer down drain or into a separate jug according to
> reusability of product.
> 6. Add stop solution to canister. Rinse, agitate or soak for 30 sec -
> 2 min, according to your philosophy.
> 7. Pour stop bath back into original jug. (we will have to
> periodically make a fresh stop bath)
> 8. Rinse step with plain water. (at this point you can take your time
> and expose the film to light if you need to)
> 9. Measure and add fixer.
> 10. Return fixer to fix jug. (again, periodic refreshment of jug
> contents is necessary)
> 11. Rinse step. Here's the important part:
> 12. Pour water from fix rinse into Special Disposal Jug.
> 13. Hypo or Flo or unicorn semen or whatever you use to cleanse and
> bless your film.
> 14. Drying and praying against the anti-dust gods.
> We should probably make Chart A at some point too.  Common BW film
> types, speeds, times, and temps.
> -Kelly
> On Thu, Nov 11, 2010 at 14:03, Rubin Abdi <rubin at starset.net> wrote:
>> Kelly wrote, On 20101111 140030:
>>> I'd particularly like to see the disposal of fixer and
>>> fixer-contaminated water feature prominently in our guidelines and in
>>> the darkroom itself. Right now there is just a jug (stolen from the
>>> C41 machine) marked "water with fixer" which I have used (and
>>> hopefully others have as well).
>> Maybe we should have a "list of procedures" or something on the wiki,
>> printed out on the inside of the door or above the sink?
>> --
>> Rubin Abdi
>> rubin at starset.net

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