Monday, January 28, 2008
Processing My Negatives
Old Market / Rony Zakaria
I started photographing almost three years ago. But the fact that my first camera is digital, I never ever processed a negative film in a dark room. With digital camera you don't have to take your film to the lab or to a darkroom, because your camera does it for you. Right after the click of the shutter button, you can instantly preview the result.
And it was until yesterday I finally learnt and actually experienced the process. Sihol, a fellow photographer, was kindly enough to teach me the craft. He told me about what chemical to use and the right temperature to develop a good negative.
I started to have interest in the developing process of a film when I tried shooting with analog film camera. Test driving at first, it becomes more frequent and finally I decided that I have to learn much more about film, including its developing process.
And the results turned out quite ok for a first timer. But I need a lot of practise to perfect it. Well, practice makes perfect right!