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Don’t do this if you shoot film


Rollei IR400 film rated at ISO 6 and developed in Rodinal 1:100. Hasselblad XPan + 30mm lens.
Rollei IR400 film rated at ISO 6 and developed in Rodinal 1:100. Hasselblad XPan + 30mm lens.

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.

6 comments

  1. 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.

      1. 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,

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