First attempt at developing 35mm film at home

Five days ago I developed my first roll of film at home with mixed results, but I'm quite happy with them.

The film is Ilford FP4+ 125 ASA. The chemicals are R09 One-shot developer (1/50 18min) and Ilford Rapid Fixer (ΒΌ 3min). Most of the pictures were taken in automatic or P-mode. The camera used was the Canon EOS 500.

Due to it having such a low ASA, most of the pictures are quite grainy and blurry. I struggled with the developing process so I lost some images as well as scratched two images. Live and learn I guess.

Not only was the ASA too low for the pictures I was taking, but the camera was set to capture in 400 ASA, not 125. How much this really matters I don't know. A lot of the pictures were late in the evening, so that also didn't help with the low-light grainy look of the images.

Despite that, I was able to extract quite a lot of information from the pictures in Darktable and bring out a lot more detail than I first expected from just the raw scans of the film.

As you can tell I'm super knowledgeable about this topic /s.

Anyway, here are the pictures:

black and white picture of a park

black and white picture of a park

black and white picture of a seagull

black and white picture of a seagull

black and white picture of Slinningsbaalet and boats

black and white picture of Slinningsbaalet and boats

black and white picture of Slinningsbaale

black and white picture of Slinningsbaalet and boats

black and white picture of boats

black and white picture of a boat with an elvis impersonator on it

black and white picture of an old house by the sea

black and white picture of Slinningsbaalet and boats

black and white picture of the sea and some mountains along the coast taken from the back of a boat so you can see the speed waves

black and white picture of Raadhuset