Pyrocat HD – A New Chapter

For over a year now there have been two developers that I have desperately wanted to try. Pyrocat HD and Diafine. Pyrocat HD for the detail it provides, and Diafine for supreme tonality range and long shelf life. Recently I was lucky enough to get a 1-liter kit of Pyrocat HD. So far I have... Continue Reading →

Stand Developing With HC-110

Last week I discovered several rolls of HP5+ and Tri-X that I had forgotten to develop.  Not only had I forgotten to develop them but I also could not remember what speed I had shot them at.  Yes, I know, I should have marked on them what speed they were shot at.  Lesson learned.  Since... Continue Reading →

Arista EDU Ultra 200 Success

After developing a roll on Sunday with pretty good results I was emboldened to develop another roll.  While I was pretty happy with the results, I knew that I could do better.  You see, my goal is to go 95%+ all BW film by the end of the year and use digital only for those... Continue Reading →

A Start In Stand Developing

From the first time I heard about a technique where you could let your film sit in developer for an hour (or longer in some cases) that yielded usable negatives I knew I wanted to try it.  It couldn't be simpler, really.   My method for one roll is: Mix 500ml water at 20C with... Continue Reading →

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