Join Konrad Eek for an in-depth discussion in this video Scanning and storing a negative, part of Analog Photography: Shooting & Processing Black-and-White Film.
…We now have a roll of film that has been processed and…carefully dried and we need to move on to the next step.…The first thing we want to do is protect this film from gathering dust…from any kind of abrasion and store it in a way that will protect it for the future.…If I was going to do a traditional process on this, my next step would be,…after the storage to make a contact print, so I could see what I had.…The best storage method I've found are these archival negative preservers.…
This particular product is made by Crib File.…They come in a number of configurations, but this 35 by 7B.…It's seven rows of five negatives each.…Really works well because it exactly matches the size of…an eight by ten sheet of photographic paper.…You can see they make a whole host of different configurations for…different types of film and different strip lengths.…So for a contact sheet for film I would take the film I processed.…
Notice, I'm handling it very carefully by the edges.…And the shiny side, the backing side, not the emulsion side, is up.…
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