With it being more difficult to find a place to do film processing, I’ve started to do my own. Having a few rolls of color film laying around that needed some developing, I decided to delve into the world of C-41 processing. Ordering a Tetenal C-41 kit from B&H Photo I began on my journey.
The important thing you learn about color film development is how extremely important it is to maintain the temperature of the developer. It must be held at a constant 102 degrees Fahrenheit, it can’t deviate by as much as .5 degrees or your results will not be ideal. To test the process and hone my process I had fun shooting with a couple of disposable cameras. Once I processed the film from them, and felt comfortable with my setup and process, I pulled out a roll of Kodak Portra 160NC I had shot while visiting the Great Smoky Mountain National Park with my friends in November 2013. I shot these with my Mamiya 645AF camera. Told you I had some rolls of undeveloped film around. These are the results.