Self processing Ilford delta 100 need more contrast.

Discussion in 'Photography Beginners' started by thepaulreid, Jan 23, 2012.

  1. thepaulreid


    Jan 23, 2012
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    Hi all film peeps!

    I have recently started self-processing my medium format film then I scan in the film to get a digital image.

    My issue is that all my recent self-dev shots appear to have little dynamic range, well actually, highlights are fine but hardly any blacks or dark greys.

    I added a couple of untampered with scans but as this is my 1st post the forum will not allow me to post with these!!!!! :(

    So I will see if I can add some links to these images to my profile to help. *** one link is on my profile under about me*** another is in my profile under contact details>my website***

    My process is:

    All liquids at 20 degrees Celsius.

    Developer:Ilford Ilfasol 3, 60ml with 540ml water, 5 mins total with agitation for the 1st 30 secs then 10 seconds at the end of each minute

    Stop: Ilford Ilfostop, 30ml with 570ml of water, 2mins with agitation for the 1st minute.

    Fixer: Ilford rapid fixer, 30ml with 570ml of water, 1 min agitation, leave for 4 mins total.

    I use all these mixes fresh, so no re-using to aid accuracy.

    I know in these example there is a lot of light across the subject, and that this will reduce the contrast.

    All help opinions welcome!


    Last edited: Jan 23, 2012
    thepaulreid, Jan 23, 2012
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