Weekend Project: Developing B/W film

Ada satu hal yang ingin saya kerjakan sejak dulu, yaitu memproses dan mencetak film sendiri dan berasa seperti Ansel adams :). Hal tersebut tidak pernah tersampaikan karena selain ribet, ada yang jauh lebih mudah dan murah, yaitu memprosesnya di lab film.

Tetapi dengan berkembangnya camera digital, lab film tersebut mulai membatasi operasinya hanya memproses warna dan melakukan pencetakan saja, sedangkan film slide dan hitam putih sudah tidak lagi di support. Akhirnya saya memutuskan untuk mencobanya weekend ini sebelum film analog ini hilang dari peredaran :).

First try Gagal total bisa dibaca disini untuk detailnya, tak apa, masih bisa di coba lagi… dan hari ini second try…. berhasil..!, setidaknya terlihat hasilnya, nanti akan saya scan dan postkan di blog tentang fotografi.

It seems pointless.. why doing it now in the Digital age. Using digital camera is easier, cheaper, faster and more practical etc.

To be honest I do not have any explanation other than “I just want to do it” :). it’s probably like writing a letter in a paper and send it trough snail mail, it just give a different feeling and connection compare to just send it trough e-mail. We do a lot of pointless things in our life anyway… like hiking, biking, computer game etc… We do it because we enjoy it, no explanation needed. I think this following quote from Bertrand Russell beautifully sum it up

The time you enjoy wasting is not wasted time

Developing B/W film at home… Check…!

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