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Video: A Comprehensive Guide to Developing Your Own Color Film

If you’ve ever been interested in developing your own film, but don’t know where to get started, this comprehensive video by YouTube user Photography_Bloke might be just the resource you’ve been looking for.

In the video Photography_Bloke takes a first-hand look at developing color film via C–41 process. A bit more difficult than comparatively standard black and white development, he details each delicate step of the color film development process.

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It’s eighteen minutes long, so not exactly a short watch, but you’ll be hard pressed to find a much better hands-on resource of how to go about developing color film. To coincide with the video, he’s put a collection of notes breaking down the individual steps, timing, and more over in the ‘About’ section of the YouTube page.

As a little bonus, Reddit user RememberToBackupData chimed in the comments with a wonderful little resource of his own. It’s a full-blown guide to mixing, developing, handling and even scanning for the C–41 process.

Combine the video with this handy guide and you’ll be well on your way to getting started with developing your own color film.

(via Reddit)