ART film users: refrigerate?

yaygrr

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aside from disposables, i've never really used film before, but i'm taking 4 photo classes this semester, 2 of which required me to purchase several rolls of b&w film — ilford delta pro 3200 & ilford hp5+ 400 — what's the best way to store before using? fridge? out in my apartment that's under 75ºF at all times? any add'l advise would be appreciated :hsd:
 
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yaygrr

yaygrr

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ok, thanks! btw, does it matter how they're stored in the fridge? super tight vacuum sealed, ziploc, or just in the canister?
 

FryingPan

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ok, thanks! btw, does it matter how they're stored in the fridge? super tight vacuum sealed, ziploc, or just in the canister?

I leave all of mine in the original packaging. Polaroid goes into a ziplock with the original box, sheet film is taped shut.
 

charles foster kane

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What are you going to learn shooting 'several' rolls of film?

Film is fun, do yourself a favour and shoot way more than you need to for the classes especially if you can develop in the school lab.

Chances are the first rolls you do will suck, so shooting more than required will give you a better chance of having good-ish results. Good results will be enjoyable and you'll have something nice to show at the end of the classes. Having shitty results will make you hate it and never want to shoot film again :o
 

FryingPan

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What are you going to learn shooting 'several' rolls of film?

Film is fun, do yourself a favour and shoot way more than you need to for the classes especially if you can develop in the school lab.

Chances are the first rolls you do will suck, so shooting more than required will give you a better chance of having good-ish results. Good results will be enjoyable and you'll have something nice to show at the end of the classes. Having shitty results will make you hate it and never want to shoot film again :o

The worst feeling in the world is pulling your reels out of the tank only to find that you spooled everything on the same groove and it all stuck together. :(
 

charles foster kane

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The worst feeling in the world is pulling your reels out of the tank only to find that you spooled everything on the same groove and it all stuck together. :(
Not quite sure what you're describing

But I hasn't had a spooling related mishap yet :x:

I will though, eventually, and chances are it'll be one ofthe rolls of 6x6 I'm shooting for end of year folio :wtc:
 

FryingPan

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Not quite sure what you're describing

But I hasn't had a spooling related mishap yet :x:

I will though, eventually, and chances are it'll be one ofthe rolls of 6x6 I'm shooting for end of year folio :wtc:

Just wait, it'll happen to you at least once and you'll feel like killing yourself when it does. :(
 

charles foster kane

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Yeah I can has fun finding out for myself, thought you might have experience though

I'll probably do 10x10 ftw

Even though it's only 2 inches extra on the short side, ithe perception is that it's so much larger than 8x10
 

FryingPan

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4x5 in 11x14?

:rofl: like a fucking boss

Absolutely. They all looked fantastic in a grid on the wall. I need to buy some new glass and reframe 'em.

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Just imagine a grid of 15 of these. :cool:
 

MSIGuy

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The worst feeling in the world is pulling your reels out of the tank only to find that you spooled everything on the same groove and it all stuck together. :(
Fucking DOT! :hs:

EDIT: Actually what is worse was when I was in a B&W film class there were 4 of us in the dark room loading film onto spools, one girl says, "I can't see anything" and then goes *CLICK* and turns on the fucking light. I just about cunt punched her. She ruined 4 rolls of mine and two other students. After a second she said, "Oh! Oops!" and turned the light back off. All I could do is ask, "Are you really that stupid?"
 
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yaygrr

yaygrr

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What are you going to learn shooting 'several' rolls of film?

more than several, really — (6) 400 & (2) 3200 — but those were just the quantities given in the supply list; presumably because it's only 1 semester & the courses aren't exclusively (or even predominantly) film oriented...

Film is fun, do yourself a favour and shoot way more than you need to for the classes especially if you can develop in the school lab.

thanks, i'll definitely make sure to shoot more than req'd & take advantage of the lab, especially since we don't have to pay for chemistry :cool:
 

sniper0423

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the semester I shot film, I think I shot through something along 30+ rolls of film in the studio and out and about for assignment. I ended up with 4 folio shots and a bunch of prints for myself.
 

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