It’s time to bust the myth wide open that developing color film at home is hard to do. The truth is that it’s easy, cheap and immensely rewarding. Check out my video tutorial for everything you need to know.
Lots of people will tell you that developing colour film at home is somewhere between difficult and impossible. They point to the strict temperature control needed and short development times leading to inconsistent results. While you do need to be careful with the temperature, I’ve never found it to be an issue and I’ve always had great results.
As well as dramatically slashing the cost of development to a tiny fraction of the cost of getting a lab to do it, you will also overcome any problems with cross processing slide film. This can be done at the same time as your normal color negative film.
This video will take you through everything you need to know from equipment and chemicals, through the whole development process. This does make it rather long, but hopefully it covers everything.
With that in mind, sit back, watch the video, and maybe fondle your favourite camera while thinking of all the photos you will be able to develop yourself now.
Below are a few of my favourite photos I’ve developed myself.