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How to Process B&W Film at Home: An 8-Minute Crash Course by Ilford


If you’ve never tried your hand at black-and-white film photography before but would like to learn the basics of developing your own film at home, here’s a great 8-minute primer that’ll get you up to speed.

The video is by Ilford, the UK company best known for its B&W film, paper, and chemicals.

“These simple step by step instructions will teach you all you need to know to start processing your own black & white films at home,” Ilford says.

The video is divided into five parts that cover the different steps of the process:

Part 1: What You Will Need (00:09)

Part 2: Preparing the Chemicals (01:06)

Part 3: Loading Your Film (02:06)

Part 4: Processing Your Film (04:02)

Part 5: Hanging and Drying Your Film (06:48)