Tuesday, April 13, 2004

shutterbug: Coffee, Tea, Or Vitamin C

Photography: shutterbug: Coffee, Tea, Or Vitamin C


Very cool article on how to develop B&W film without using the rather nasty chemicals. Use cofee instead!

...here’s a recipe for making a half pint of developer, enough to process a roll of 35mm film in a typical developing tank.



8 oz of water

4 teaspoons of instant coffee crystals

2 teaspoons of washing soda


Stir the ingredients until uniform, then develop film for 25 minutes, agitating every 30 seconds.


read the whole thing for more interesting tips.

ps. I knew people used tea for toning, but was not aware you could replace the whole development process with cofee and soda.

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