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I've started developing my own black & white film lately and am still getting the hang of loading it onto the reels correctly. The first few rolls were disastrous but I've gotten better since and have even gotten some cool effects from my mistakes.

I’ve started developing my own black & white film lately and am still getting the hang of loading it onto the reels correctly. The first few rolls were disastrous but I’ve gotten better since and have even gotten some cool effects from my mistakes.

So, if your film is accidentally buckled on the reel and gets a little mangled, no worries! It often comes out really neat with a white spot and a bluish tint around the edges. It may just inspire you to be ‘not-so-perfect’ everytime you develop the film yourself.

written by ipdegirl

3 comments

  1. champi

    champi

    That's true, mistakes can create some strange effects!! I got once (not even on a film of mine) funny bubbles on a side of the film, probably because I did a mistake preparing the solutions and didn't put enough liquid in the tank... The results were quite fun though!!

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  2. agrimony

    agrimony

    i like this! i developed some of my b&w films too and i am always very excited to not make any mistakes. but when i see your shots i wished i did!

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  3. makeyuu

    makeyuu

    happened to me too! And that blue spot destroyed the best picture on that roll!!

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