Film process and why you should know it, by Tristan Parker
Tristan has written for JCH in the past, with a great piece about changing your perspective. Now he is back with a piece about film process and how it can help to improve your photography. A nice little introduction to film process for beginners and digital refugees. Read on…
I am very lucky in the fact that my Dad is a photography teacher, and this means that I still have access to a darkroom, and all the equipment that goes with it. Not only that, but as Dad has always taken photos, I was also very lucky to learn how to process my own black and white film, and print from an enlarger in a darkroom from a very young age.
Dots 1 (the scans dont do these prints justice, I am still learning to use the new scanner, and it needs a clean)
In High School, I continued to explore black and white film, and loved every minute of it. I excelled in the darkroom. When I left Uni after only 6 months in fine art Photography, I put down the camera and didn’t pick it up for a very long time. When I did finally go back to the camera it was digital and nothing else. This is now changing though as I am starting to shoot more and more film.