Developing Your Own Film at Home for a True Start to Finish Experience

Feature image screen capture from the video. All credit to Wild We Roam. 

If you have been following our site for a period of time you'll know and have seen our coverage regarding the growth and renaissance of analog film photography in recent years. Photographers are getting back to the medium’s roots and are learning to enjoy the process of working with their images on film.

One aspect many photographers skip though, for fear of complications or just not knowing, is developing their own film. Today’s film world is very much driven by labs you send your film to. This can add days or even weeks onto your developing time and can kill the experience for many. But developing at home doesn’t have to be scary, and you can do it yourself, allowing you to have same day images from shoots on film.

Wild We Roam posted this great video over viewing the process, have a look below…

As you can see, the process, once you do it, isn’t all that complicated or difficult. It is just a matter of taking the leap and maybe using a few practice rolls before trusting yourself developing a shoot you care much about (like client work or something).

Getting your hands on the chemicals and tools needed to develop your film isn’t even that difficult. Most of it can be had over on Amazon, very .

So why not give it a try? If you are interested you can find more great content from Wild We Roam over on Youtube, here.