Transparent specks in my film!!!!

Discussion in 'Photography' started by Woody, Apr 3, 2005.

  1. Woody

    Woody Guest

    I'm experimenting with developing my own
    film in a darkroom (and I'm a newbie also).
    If I see transparent specks or dots in my
    film, what could possibly be the problem??
    Could this be the result of air bubbles in
    my developer canister??? Would air
    bubbles cause this???


    - WD

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    Woody, Apr 3, 2005
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  2. Woody

    Marvin Guest

    An air bubble would keep the developer from that spot on the film. Good agitation is essential for
    good developing.
    Marvin, Apr 3, 2005
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  3. Woody

    dj_nme Guest

    Are these white spots on the prints, or are the clear spots on the
    actual negatives?

    If they are white spots on the printed photograph, then it is either
    dust on the negative or air bubbles on/under the paper in the developing
    solution (they get between the paper and the developer).

    If they are actual clear spots on the negatives, then it is probably
    from tiny air bubbles that cling to the surface when the developer in
    poured in.
    For the next roll of film you develop, after you have poured the
    developer in (and put the top back on), tap the whole tank a few times
    sharply on the benchtop to dislodge any bubbles that might form.

    Your first guess of air bubbles is a fairly safe bet.
    dj_nme, Apr 4, 2005
  4. Woody

    Guest Guest

    Yes, you need to tap the canister on the table intermittently.
    Guest, Apr 4, 2005
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