TETENAL C-41Colour Development
Its been awhile since I processed my own colour film at home. The dates on the bottles on the darkroom shelf suggest that I last made a fresh batch more than a year ago. I shot a lot of 120 colour film on my recent trip to the far east and since I have been a little disappointed with the results of my local labs the last few times I used them I decided that I would process this lot myself. I bought the C-41 kit about 6 months ago and since it is shipped as a concentrate it has a long shelf life until to mix it.
In this video I am just showing how easy it is to mix up the working solution for development. Its pretty simple but from reading posts on various websites this is one aspect of the process that seems to trouble people. Over the weekend I processed 8 rolls of Portra 160 and I’m pretty pleased with the results.
If you develop your own black and white film this process is very similar. The temperature for the chemistry is just a little warmer.