Join Konrad Eek for an in-depth discussion in this video Furthering your knowledge of film, part of Shooting and Processing Black-and-White Film.
…I hope you've enjoyed this brief exploration of shooting and…processing black and white film.…It's just the starting place though.…We explored the basic process of development of the film.…We also explored the very basic process of darkroom work.…We also talked about digital post production.…I think the key that binds it all together though is the film itself.…It's the starting place that gives you the unique artifacts of film that can't be…duplicated digitally, no matter what filters you apply.…There's the grain structure, there's the wonderful depth of field issues that you…can create and the way they're expressed when captured by film.…
I hope this inspires you to maybe look for a camera, any camera.…You can find them everywhere, online, garage sales, pawn shops.…People discard film cameras all the time.…Film's getting more and more accessible now and…there's a host of varieties you can use for your explorations.…The basic methods that we taught you of processing will hold true for…any format of film.…
Upon returning home, Konrad processes the film, explaining the chemicals involved and sharing insights for getting reliable results. He also describes the negative-scanning process. Finally, to whet your appetite for the other facets of film-based photography, he demonstrates the process of making a silver-gelatin enlargement and offers up some tips on building your own darkroom.
- Exploring film formats, lenses, and cameras
- Loading films
- Shooting black-and-white film
- Working with colored filters and film
- Chemically processing film
- Scanning and storing film
- Enlarging film in a makeshift darkroom