You will need
- Film, tank, developer, fixer, stop solution, distilled water, thermometer, timer.
The first thing you need to get everything you need. Tank for film development, you can search in the attic, probably lying around, because before it could show the film at home yourself. Many photographers use Soviet tanks, but you can buy in a photo shop or order online branded tank, it is more expensive but much more convenient.
You will also need a photochemistry: developer, fixer, stop solution and distilled water. Developer and fixer for black-and-white films are sold in powder form or diluted concentrates. To dilute or dissolve the photochemistry should be guided by the instruction on the can or package. It is best to dilute with distilled water that contains no impurities and salts. But you can take ordinary tap water, boiling water beforehand. As a solution for stop bath you can take very little diluted vinegar or buy brand stop solution.
Now the most interesting: the development process. You need to go into the bathroom or other dark room with access to the water, to warn all the houseof consideration, do not try to turn on the light. Before developing you should bring all photos are the solutions to the desired temperature. In complete darkness unwind the film from the cassette and insert it into the tank. Not to be confused with this, it is best to work out in advance the light with junk film. Loaded with tape, pour the developer.
While developing every minute, the tank must be turned clockwise. Stand the right time, the developer need to drain and pour the stop solution to the development process stopped. Time developing the most important parameters, which need to withstand. The remaining steps in forgiving errors, but not this one.
Then drain the stop solution and pour the fixer. It is better to overdo than to nethergate, otherwise over time, the film will darken or go spots.
After merged, the fixer is to wash the foil with distilled water and hang to dry. Drain fixer and rinsing can be done with the lights on.
The red lamp is needed to blow up and print photos, develop the film must take place in complete darkness!
To learn the necessary duration of development, expand the box of tapes. On the inner side always indicates the time needed for different developers. Fixation time indicated on the package of fixer. Standard for all processes is a temperature of 20°C. the Stop solution is kept for one minute.