You’re supposed to carefully open and cut the film without touching the backside, load it on the reel, & place in a special container, all in a pitch black room! Say What! Tuesday’s class was covering how to process & develop film. This is something that I’ve always wanted to learn, mostly because it looks so cool when they do it on the movies (what also looks cool is creating ceramics like on the movie Ghost -thats also on my "Cool Things To Do List"). But little did I know that it’s so much work! I give the photographers from back in the film days a lot of credit for taking the time to do this. It takes probably 1 hour to process a film strip and develop only 1 photo. Or maybe they slowed it down for the class.
The instructor turned the lights off and put on the dim safe light (I felt like I was in a cool movie). I got to aggravate the tray (which is the fancy word for moving the tray up and down to get the solution to cover to whole photo) with the developer solution and I was able to see the photo slowly appear on the plain white paper. It was pretty awesome. Maybe one day we’ll have house with a cool basement that I can turn into my dark room to develop my own photos. -Until then I’ll stick to digital!
-Wow 3 blogs in 1 week is pretty good for me! It’s hard to find time to update my blog, Thank you for those of you that keep reading. I finally got the charger for Jacks laptop so I’m able to work at home again! Yippee!
My new challenge is to fit in time for Yoga!
I'M JANELLE MARINA
Wife, Mama Shark, + Photographer.
Most days, you'll find me in mismatched socks and a top knot, working behind my computer with a smile on my face, listening to Zac Brown Band and R&B
--or, dancing in the kitchen with my 3 littles and hunka husband, seeing who could come up with the coolest dance moves. I'm a wedding photographer, West Elm lover, aspiring advocate for our buddies with special needs, and a Certified Dreamer since 1986. We live in a cozy city in Southern California and are always up for a good adventure. I enjoy telling stories with my camera, grubbing on spicy food, and solving the latest Dateline case.