Bad Processing Issues

I took 4 films to be developed at my local shop yesterday. They were all different films, from different cameras. That being the case then why were 3 all purple and flat. They were new films and I know for sure one of the cameras works beautifully.

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That leads to one conclusion, it was the shop’s fault. Either the machine broke, was on the wrong settings, or the chemicals were old. Either way I was pretty annoyed, but what could I do? The films were already ruined. Luckily there was nothing on them that was important due to the nature of this blog. The only thing I feel I can do it never use their service again, which is a shame as I really liked the shop, plus they probably didn’t do it on purpose. I will have to use a bigger chain who probably have more customers and more quality control, somewhere like Yodobashi camera….or use this weird coffee method myself.

Before I became a teacher I used to have the same job as these guys. I worked in a couple photo labs printing enlargements. Here is a great description of the normal developing process.

I know how easy it is to ruin a film, but three and not say anything is a bit low. Film is expensive, so is paying for processing. I don’t want to stick to black and white then process myself, but I think for anything I care about I will.

The final outcome is that some of the next few posts will have funky photos as the test film examples.

 

 

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