Developing film at home
Ah, now is September 2009 and I remember that one year ago was the first
time I developed film myself, and it was very exciting to discover something like this.
Actually I had never really used film cameras before except 1 or 2 very short times.
For an unknown reason I bought an old russian rangefinder camera on
ebay for 20 euros in September 2008. It was a
FED2, a very nice camera
, with a 50mm lens. When I received it, I went to a shop in
Paris, boulevard Serurier, and bought some development products and
black and white film. And I started shooting random pictures in the
street, in the parc des Buttes Chaumont and an other small park I
forgot the name. Then I came back home and developed
this first roll of film. And I was very impressed, because it worked !
Now, the pictures :
And the following week, I took a few more near Chateau Thierry :
Now I rarely process film myself anymore, because it takes a lot of time,
but I still use film, because it's more fun, and makes pictures that