Armed with video lessons, demonstrations, and a place to get answers to all their questions, it was so amazing to see our members step out of their comfort zone and learn to develop their own film.
And they are seeing so many benefits from developing their own film! You can read a bit more about their experiences below and how developing their own film has given them more creative freedom to experiment and given them a deeper understanding of the photography process. (And it even saves you money!)
Here are a few highlights of the b&w images our members created and developed themselves!
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Shoot It With Film Insiders is a membership group to help you grow your film photography skills, get inspired, and connect with others on a similar film photography journey. Find out all about it and join here! We’ll have you developing your own film in no time!
From Jess: I have rediscovered my love for home developing (a goal of mine this year) thanks to SIWF Insiders! Some of my favourite images (ever!) have been made, processed, AND scanned all my myself in the last couple of months, and my creative spirit has come raging back.
From Flavia: The module pushed me to try other developers and find the one I like. I went from CineStill’s df96 Monobath (super convenient), to Ilfosol-3 (fine and easy), to Kodak D76 (my favorite!), and I also refined my caffenol technique. Also, I can’t get over how much I love black and white in film.