... and I am really excited! Also, I really want to share why, so here we go.
I am finally going ahead with a photographic project I really wanted to do for a long time. Few days ago I made an order in my trusted photography shop online and today I received the package - a really big box full of equipment and chemicals for developing B&W film!
I'm abolutely excited, because I was thinking about it for a long time (maybe even a year now), doing reading about the process and all the things I need, even making "shopping list" for it - but for various reasons I postponed and postponed, until now.
I exchanged some emails with the owner of the shop I used and he was super helpful, providing me with a list of essential chemicals and equipment that are adequate for beginner and won't cost me that much. I added a few things that I thought might also be useful, small supply of B&W film, and made an order.
Here's what I have:
All that cost me around 130 euro / 145 usd. Not that bad, considering that I can use the gear for years and chemicals alone cost me only around 17 euro / 19 usd (will be enough to develop 10 rolls of film, after that I'll need to buy developer and stop bath for ~8 euro / 9 usd).
To be honest, I can't wait to develop my first film. It will probably have to wait until weekend and in the meantime I'll practice loading film to development tank - I don't want to have problem with this while sitting in complete darkness :D Also, I will shoot a test roll to have something to play with, before I try developing a few rolls that wait in the fridge ;)
I will definitely share with you how everything went and the final result - please come back in a few days, if you are interested :)