Kelly-Shane on the Go Everywhere channel made a 7 minutes video to show us how develop black & white slide film, only using regular black and white film, black and white chemistry, and some household chemicals to preform the reversal process.
I am actually surprised it is that easy. I always wanted to try black and white slides but the availability of Agfa Scala always made it a hard sell.
Jay from The Slanted Lens on YouTube visits Richard Photolab, a photo processing lab in Valencia, CA to give us an overview on how film processing and scanning is done:
NPR: How Kodak’s Shirley Cards Set Photography’s Skin-Tone Standard.
An interesting tidbit of the history of photography: Kodak printing calibration that was setting a skin-tone standard when in reality there is none.
Pixelogist talk about Developing C-41 Color Negative Film explain how simply it can be done at home.
Alright, developing C-41 is pretty similar to the black and white process. The equipment is the same, so just check out my previous post on developing equipment to know what you will need. All of it applies â€“ developing tank, beakers, thermometer, timer â€“ all that. The chemistry is different but again, thereâ€™s developer, thereâ€™s fixer, and thereâ€™s something afterwards. The process, while different in order and times, is also very similar to the black and white process, so if youâ€™ve worked black and white before, you should have no trouble with C-41.
My take: it might be harder to obtain the chemicals than to actually do it.