Stand developing – Fuji Acros 100

Fuji Acros 100 + Olympus XA 4
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My first go at stand developing with my little Olympus XA 4. This roll was mostly taken at box speed, except for a few shots where I thought it was too dark, so pushed to 200 or 400. Amazingly all shots came out pretty well-exposed! There was a lot of tweaking in Lightroom, mostly to bump the contrast and adjust the tones, but not much else done.

I’m really pleased with how the barbershop photos came out – that shop was quite gloomy, and the shots were taken handheld. I might make a print of the sepia-toned one and take it into the owner as way of a thank-you. He’s not got much wall space, mind…

A few things to remember for next time – forgot to use wetting agent, and the negatives are pretty badly water-marked. Oops. Will have a look online and see if there’s anything I can do about that. I’d like to get a few of the frames professionally scanned too, to see if it makes much difference.

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