Film & Processing Pricing

 

Photo II+ (for 2nd+ year students only):

Black & White   - Hand Processed       

The processing of your film is included in your lab fee as long as it it processed here in this lab. B&W film purchased from MUST be processed in our chemistry. If you buy other Black & White film on your own, and it state C-41 on the film, it must be processed at a commercial lab...and Walgreen's is the ONLY store in town that processes film with out mailing it out.

35mm

100 ISO          12 exp        $1.00

100 ISO          24 exp        $2.00

100 ISO          36 exp        $3.00

 

400 ISO          12 exp        $1.25

400 ISO          24 exp        $2.50

400 ISO          36 exp        $3.75

 

 

120mm

100 ISO          12 exp        $3.00

400 ISO          12 Exp        $3.50

 

 

4x5 Sheet film

ISO 100            1 sheet    $1.00

 

 

 

 

       

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

THIS REST OF THIS PAGE IS MOSTLY OUTDATED... used when Photo 1 shot film!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

First Year, Class Day Shooting Options - see further below if you are shooting additional rolls of film outside of class for other options. For class shooting, everybody will get Chromogenic B&W Film for the best results. Either A or B is recommended. ONLY do C or D if you really know what you are doing.

 

 

Advanced Photographers:

 

 

Individual Film Roll Pricing

 

B&W - C41 Processed

 

This is special film. It is processed by commercial labs, like Walgreen's, but is Black & White Film. This will give us the quality of Black & White, but the convenience of store processing. The short explanation for this is that the film will provide better prints from a B&W darkroom. The long explanation has to do with the fact that color film, while able to provide black & white prints, is low contrast with long exposure times because the color negative blocks part of the light going to the B&W paper we use. In contrast, this special B&W film will allow for short exposure times with good sharpness and contrast.

 

 

Prices vary depending on what I can get from year to year. The list below is for reference of what is sometimes available. As film slips further into obscurity, availability continues to dwindle.

Chromogenic 400

24 Exp     

 

Color - Great if you are going to get your OWN processing done...AND you want prints from from the store AND be able to print here in our darkroom. The difference is

100 ISO   - Best for all outdoors...bright days...like at the beach.

24 exp       out of stock

 

200 ISO   - Ideal conditions are between 100 and 400...partly cloudy days. 5th-7th get this (if I have any left).

12 exp         - not recommended unless you want to make sure you finish your roll of film before the end of class. The cost of processing 12 exposures is the same as 36 exposures.

24 exp         

36 exp           - if you think you can REALLY shoot a lot of pictures (hard to do in 40 minutes).

 

400 ISO    - Best for some indoors and partly to mostly cloudy days, or early in the morning/late evening. 2nd, 3rd, and 4th get this.

12 exp       

24 exp       

36 exp        - if you think you can REALLY shoot a lot of pictures (hard to do in 40 minutes).

 

800 ISO   - Best for evening shots, brightly lit night time football games.

24 exp       

 

*** You will also need to pay for processing if you want me to processes your film (highly recommended). It is $1.75 per roll.  All film for me to process is due in to me by the end of the day we shoot pictures.

 

As soon as you get your film, put your initials and period with a sharpie.

 

 

 

If you want to get prints made, you will want to do the processing on your own. All self processed film (Sams, Walgreens, and CVS are the only place to process your film in 1 hr) is due in by the following Monday after a shoot. If you are processing the film yourself but you do NOT want a set of prints, then put the following on the package.

 

Ask the film processor for:

“Film Processing Only…No Prints. Please cut and sleeve”

 

NOTE: Wal-Mart NO LONGER PROCESSES FILM in store. Do NOT drop your film at Wal-Mart as it will be mailed off and it will take too long to get the film back. Sams is discontinuing film processing in the store in December of 2010.

 

 

 

 

 

 

As soon as you get your film, put your NAME and Period with a sharpie actually on the metal film can...not the plastic container. NOTE: It will NOT have the white label on it yet and PLEASE leave the leader hanging out. Put it up in your locker for Thursday.

 

Please make sure I have any film turned in to me at the end of the class TODAY if you want me to take it to Sam's for processing. If you are processing your own film, it is due in on Monday

 

 

Take Home Test: If you haven't finished it and turned in for a late grade today, you are about to be out of time to get it done so that it matters.

 

 

 

MOST everybody's film comes to the end correctly. But if you think your film didn't turn out, rather than waiting until Monday to find out it didn't, come in during another class and shoot another roll of film. It won't hurt to have two rolls of film. The biggest source of problems is that despite MANY, MANY reminders to make sure the rewind knob to be moving through out your shooting, several people "shoot" 27+ pictures, never hit the end, and never observed the rewind knob moving.

 

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When shooting tomorrow...be sure to complete a SHOOTING LOG...it is worth 5 points of this major project grade. But, forget the points. Do it because you will learn more.

 

Please make sure I have any film turned in to me at the end of the class tomorrow if you want me to take it to Sam's for processing. If you are processing your own film, it is due in on Monday.

 

MOST everybody's film comes to the end correctly. But if you think your film didn't turn out, rather than waiting until Monday to find out it didn't, come in during another class and shoot another roll of film. It won't hurt to have two rolls of film. The biggest source of problems is that despite MANY, MANY reminders to make sure the rewind knob to be moving through out your shooting, several people "shoot" 27+ pictures, never hit the end, and never observed the rewind knob moving.

 

 

 

 

    Group Darkroom:

    Group Computer:

 

Camera Handling Camera Handling and Basic Operation Reviews

 

 

Contact sheet:

1.     Place "Name: __________ Camera #: ___" on the FRONT of the sheet on the first strip where it is white (or on the back) (the Camera # should also be on your shooting log).

2.     With your sharpie, circle your best FF (Fill the Frame) and UP (Unusual Perspective)...be sure to label which is which. Then, before you next darkroom day, get with me to discuss which 2 to print (1 of each...you will start with the FF).

3.     Using your masking tape, tape the Shooting Log to the back of your contact sheet.

4.     Bag (sheet protector) your contact sheet (do not circle on the sheet protect)

        * Do NOT tape the contact sheet to a sheet of paper so it can be easily removed from it's protective sleeve.

 

Darkroom...extra or makeup time NEXT THURSDAY after school! Sign up for one of the two shifts of 12 available Darkroom Spots (24 times slots)! This is a good time for those wanting to print extra pictures...or those needing to do or redo their contact sheet or do or redo their pinhole picture. Your Pinhole Picture (the positive) needs to be turned in TOMORROW for grading (was already turned, but if you are still behind on it (you should have come in during another class over the past two days), then you will need to turn it in after the next two rotations in the darkroom! Also, this is also a good time to work on getting caught up on your Focus, History Notes, and Poster 1 to make sure you have all of your work in for the 6 weeks.  If you need to ride the tutorial bus, please let me know so I can get you a pass.

 

Prepare Contact Sheet for proofing (see below)

 

You can also check your SUPPLY BALANCE. If you are NEGATIVE or down to less than $2, please bring in a few dollars for the darkroom next week.

 

   f. Watch your easel placement. [Number one (#1) print error was missing the easel placement. Makes sure there is not a fiant shadow from the negative edge right next to the black easel edge. It will translate to an extra rough white edge. Make sure the back edge of the easel cuts into the picture area. Also, make sure that the paper is bumping up against the raised bumps. Don't slide over, and don't leave a gap.]

f shooting film (not likely, nor is this recommended), 4x6 prints or a little index print will count as your Web Gallery initially...however, you will need to shoot pictures of your film work for upload.

 

I am still grading Prints. As I return them, please look over the comments, then hide your grader slips, or remove the grader and file to your FOLDER.

 

 

 

a technique you may need to know when printing your 2nd print, the Unusual Perspective print.

 

Thursday after school will be make up darkroom lab time. If you are behind...or think you will not be able to finish your prints next week...or just want some extra time in the darkroom to print some pictures of your own, come in during other classes during darkroom days (Wednesday or Thursday this week) so you can avoid having to come in after school next week. Please sign up...there are two times slots...and only 12 stations...so sign up...but be sure to SHOW UP!

 

 

 

 

· Group Darkroom:

 

 

Afternoon darkroom time...Tuesday, Day 57. Sign up today! https://docs.google.com/spreadsheet/ccc?key=0Av1TgV270uIadHg2S3I4cWtvSzVlVjdNbWstZ2dmaWc#gid=0

 

 

NOT YET!!!!  ---> Darkroom Print turn In Instructions <--- See the Sample of proper orientation of images in to sleeve. NOTE: If you are NOT done with the prints, you need to turn in everything you have. This way, I can give you a 50 or 75 or something based on the amount you have completed. But, you should continue to try to get it done, and get the additional work turned into me.

 

· Group Darkroom:

 

 

 

 

Darkroom Print turn In Instructions and Sample of proper orientation of images in to sleeve. NOTE: If you are NOT done with the images, you need to turn in everything you have. This way, I can give you a 50 or 75 or something based on the amount you have completed. But, you should continue to try to get it done, and get the additional work turned into me. Note: MORE darkroom time during any class of your choice other than your own. I will also try to schedule another afternoon darkroom time toward the end of the 6 weeks.

 

ZX-M Info

 

where the paper safes were NOT closed properly...KILLING the vampires inside. You wouldn't just throw $2 into the wind, so take care, slow down, and tend to your paper when the clean up time is called.

 

 

 

Review your focus from last 6 weeks for the answer...if you need help. Although it will be over a week before we shoot the next roll of film, please review this information now. Also, if you would prefer to shoot your 2nd roll of film BEFORE the rest of the class, at home, I have a limited number of K1000s available for home use.

 

 

 

Photo 2+ NO 3rd roll of film in the 3rd

* 2nd Class Shooting - See Shooting 2 Topic List. Monday we will be reviewing for your shooting on Wednesday or Thursday after Thanksgiving. Please plan to get your film on Monday. Too far off to look at Weather...and forecasts may change...but be prepared on Monday to get film. Topics for 2nd shooting: 2-3 pictures per subject. Be looking around today and tomorrow to find some shots. If shooting your FILM PROJECT at home, don't forget to LOG YOUR PHOTOS.  I always watch the weather very closely a few days before, but we will probably shoot Rain or Shine on Thursday, unless I see I can move the day up to Tuesday or Wednesday.

 

 

 

Next week Thursday (after Thanksgiving) . I will consider the Weather, but this is Beaumont Weather...anything can change so we will shoot Thursday unless I see a reason to move it forward. Please plan to buy a roll of film this Friday or Monday. (Film + SAMs Club Processing = $4.50), so please plan ahead now. OPTIONAL: If you would prefer to shoot your film pictures at home this go around, come check out a film camera after school Thurs or Friday. Be sure to complete a shooting log for your pictures. If your personal film camera does not have shutter speed and aperture control, simply log what you are shooting while you are shooting.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Shooting reminders/info:

Weather/Shooting update: Still shooting on Thursday.

 

See 2nd Shooting for more info including the topics.

 

ZX-M Camera Information! See ZX-M Info above.

 

http://haha.nu/creative/creative-photos-by-chema-madoz/ - check out a pretty cool collection of B&W and creative composition.

 

If you have been absent and missed a presentation, I have a folder full of Presentations. Look in \\172.17.180.35\Public\Presentations to find the presentation you may have missed. For example, this week, we viewed: ATPI Composition Presentation and Make Light Work You. We also reviewed Camera Parts and Operation. And, we even reviewed Depth of Field. We did not finish all presentations in all the classes, so you all may want to look at it as you have time. The ATPI presentation is full of great photos from high school photographers.

 

1st period - It will most likely be foggy and dim during class tomorrow morning. If you would prefer to shoot during 3rd, 5th, 6th or 7th, please make arrangements TODAY with your teacher! You can check in with me 1st period, and then go to their class instead.

* All film and processing fees are due in by the end of tomorrow for your class shooting. If you missed tomorrow, you are responsible for shooting and processing on your own. The film must be processed over the weekend for use in class on Monday.

 

All film from the class shooting will be dropped off at the end of the day. So, you will be responsible for processing film on your own and you must bring it with you on Monday. You will need to take it to the store (SAMS or Walgreens on College at 11th) and process it yourself. Be sure to request: "Film Processing only: Please cut and sleeve." If you don't request the "Cut and Sleeve" it will come rolled up and be a NIGHTMARE in the darkroom!

 

Retrieve film and file - VERY UNFORTUNATE...but SAMs did NOT finish the film processing due to a mechanical challenge on Saturday. No worries...assuming they finish it this afternoon, when you come in tomorrow, G2 go to your seat...we will collect your film SEPARATELY after Group 1 gets theirs.

 

20. What might be the problem with too small of a test strip? [Don't be confused...there are two more focus questions for today.]

 

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21. The NUMBER ONE (#1) print error is the negative edge showing. Make sure the easel cuts into the picture along all four sides. [You DISENGAGE the filter to see if the negative is showing along the edge of the easel. BUT...YOU MUST re-engage the filter for the test strip. EXCEPT...you do NOT use the filter for Contact Sheets.]

 

 

Discuss Dodging and Burning as it applies to the WET DARKROOM as well as the DIGITAL Darkroom.
 

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If your film did not turn out from the 2nd campus shooting...or you do not have enough useable negatives, you will need to reshoot this week. Your film must be processed on your own and ready to go for your next darkroom day. As you run out of time, it will be necessary for you to have your film COMPLETELY processed as 4x6s prints. When Self Processing (that means YOU dropping off your own film)...be sure to put "Film Processing Only...Please cut and sleeve". To save you some time in the darkroom, do NOT put this "Film Processing Only" statement so that prints will be made.

 

DARKROOM Contact sheet instruction reminders: ISO 400 BLACK & WHITE Film will be 10 seconds, Wide open aperture (f3.5), 20" on the height, no filtration. ISO 100, 200 or 400 COLOR will be 30 seconds. Be sure your paper will be covered by the light. Put the plate of glass over the sheet of paper (no easel). Paper should be shiny side up...negatives should be arch up, like an arch in McDonalds. Small test strip recommend to make sure you have all of the settings correct...better to waste 2-3 mins...than an 8x10 sheet of paper. Watch Engage Movie (if not done so already)

 

In the interest in time and saving money, and the idea that you can image your photo with your cell phone, we are going AGAIN do 5x7s rather than 8x10s. If you have gotten the hang of prints, you COULD do an 8x10 if you want, but it is not necessary and I am actually recommending that you do a 5x7 initially. The 5x7 will have a shorter exposure time, will be sharper and less grainy, and easier to handle with less dings. I had already changed Pinhole images to 5x8s a couple of years ago. As the price of silver based photographic paper has gone up, this has been necessary and helpful for the darkroom work.

 

 

ONLY 2 Darkroom Days Remain (1 per group), including today. The lab will be AVAILABLE next Tuesday during any OTHER class than yours, 1st through 7th and after school. If you are done with your two 5x7s, please print something else for your binder if you have any left over paper...it does not have to even a 5x7...you can make a 3.5x5. Also, ask your parents if you have any old negatives that you can print from. Don't forget lab time after school on THIS Thursday (TODAY for those reading this on Thursday). Regardless, you are expected to stay with your group on Tues/Wed. Thursday will be optional darkroom, assuming I even have any paper left.

 

Black Bags - will be turned in at the end of you last day in the darkroom. So plan to use it up, or donate it back to the community paper which will be used as test strips next year. You will use your white cardboard envelopes for pictures from the store.

 

Afternoon Darkroom Time TUESDAY. The lab will be open for business after school for the LAST TIME!!! Do not miss the opportunity to print on either of these final days in the darkroom. Also, any class Tuesday. Do you need a pass to come in during another class or lunch? Ask me! If you don't finish your DARKROOM prints by Tuesday, you will HAVE to take your negatives to Walgreen's or Sam's to be printed. https://docs.google.com/spreadsheet/ccc?key=0Av1TgV270uIadHg2S3I4cWtvSzVlVjdNbWstZ2dmaWc#gid=0

 

Overall, pretty successful year of printing in the darkroom. Lots of good prints, etc. I would like to have seen more people printing other prints than the 2 required, but at least some of you took advantage of it. I have printed as many as 10-20 pictures in one class period in our darkroom, while dealing with everything else in a normal class. What did you accomplish your last day??? Well, anyway...moot point now.

 

If you CAN'T/WON'T come to extra lab, take your negatives to the Walgreen's if 1) you did NOT finish printing the assignment, 2) you couldn't ever get a good print or 3) you have other prints you want to have printed. All you have to do is present your negative to the counter person...and they will make the print for you...4x6, 5x7, or 8x10. If you want other prints from your school shooting assignments, take your negatives to the store...and get them printed up. It's easy...they will look great...and they will be in COLOR. Get ready to sort through your stations negatives after the focus.

 

Again, if you did not finish with BOTH of your prints for the Class Photo Darkroom assignment (Framing, Leading Lines, etc.)...make sure to take your NEGATIVES to the store (Walgreens, Sams, or CVS only...Wal-Mart does NOT print from negatives IN the store) and print your prints (one or both) commercially by Thursday. Be sure to provide the lab with your NEGATIVE not the contact sheet.

 

 

Leading Lines and Framing (and one other compositional topic you shot for) should be online in each of their own galleries: Go ahead and mount (white paper), then tag-n-bag your prints and contact sheet (no paper for CS).

Prepare your prints for turn in. Please make VERY sure that your prints match your contact sheet. If you turn in somebody else's work as yours...it will be considered cheating and you will receive a ZERO for the assignment. If you have lost your contact sheet...your grade will be reduced significantly. Turning in somebody else's prints as yours is a very serious discipline issue and will be strictly monitored. Not having a contact sheet is grounds to have your images subject to scanning and posting for others to verify that it isn't theirs. If you have ACCIDENTALLY removed prints that are not yours...kindly replace them back at the print file slots or the sorting table so they may find their rightful owners.

 

 

Photo 2+

  1. Turn in your final darkroom print and contact sheet. The topic was: Texture and Open/Self Portrait. If you did NOT finish the darkroom work, take your negatives to CVS or Walgreens and have a print made. I will NOT deduct points since you will be incurring additional expense than I had intended. Just make sure they are from negatives, NOT digital!