A couple of weeks back I had a clear out in my study. I have shelves full of books and decided to throw out many of the older ones. I also have stacks of old note books full of random jottings so I pulled out and ripped up all the used pages. It wasn’t until I came to develop some Infrared film from my trip to Malham that I realised I had ripped up all my developing notes – gulp.
This was not a good feeling but as they say, every cloud has a silver lining. In this case I found mine on the Massive Dev Chart website (http://www.digitaltruth.com/devchart.php).
If you have never used this site it’s a great resource to find out development times for different film and developer combinations. But the real bonus for me was that they now have an App. Whilst I had to buy the paid version in order to record my development notes it’s a really great little app.
If you haven’t seen this before and you still use film, it’s well worth checking out.
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I have a similar set of note books but it is with photoshop processes or as I call them recipes from not 11 years ago when I was first learning digital editing. I don’t think I would discard them either as there are some effects that I used to create that are quite nice but I can’t always remember the steps.
Strange isn’t it. I always intended to keep a notebook for Photoshop editing and never have. I might need to start one.
I do have a folder with negatives and prints with printing instructions as well somewhere, from when I used to print traditionally.
Is that a paper folder or a folder on your computer? I’m increasingly finding that I like my notes in digital format but then I forget where I have saved them.
It is a paper folder, I should really scan everything and digitize it. I would prob get a drive just for notes and scan the negs because I don’t think I am going to be doing any wet printing in the future,
Thanks. Paper is good but too easy to lose. Do you use the evernote app? You could photograph your notes with your phone and then put them in the cloud. I feel a new app coming on.