Breaking Bad: Developing Film at Home
Over the course of the last year, photography has turned from a hobby into a profession. I'm quite thankful for this, though when something you love becomes your job, its easy to get burnt out.
Thankfully, I have discovered that shooting film is a great way to "enjoy" photography while still capturing unique images that I think are worth sharing with the world.
I've been shooting on film since march, taking the rolls to Walgreens or Denton Camera Exchange to get it developed and scanned. While this got the job done, it was a very time consuming and costly process, especially long term.
Well yesterday, this all changed. My awesome parents got me a color film developing kit for Christmas, so I got my Walter White on got to work on a roll of Kodak Ektar.
The entire development process was surprisingly easy, and mixing the chemicals was simple enough, though you probably won't want to have any of the above pictured stabilizer while going through a security checkpoint at an airport :)
I was actually pretty surprised when I saw a correctly developed roll of negatives come out of the tank! I was certain I screwed something up along the way. This was the first roll of film I shot where every shot on the roll was a keeper! I had so much fun, I'm off to develop two more tonight!
These were shot on my Mamiya 645e (pictured above) with an 80mm 2.8 lens at Lewisville Lake on a FREEZING cold day. Hope you enjoy!