How to Develop Black-and-White Film at Home


Maria Perez demonstrates how to develop your 35mm black-and-white film at home. She helps you compile a list of all the supplies you will need, shows you the different steps in the developing process, and throws in a few tips and tricks along the way to ensure that your negatives will be well developed. For more exciting DIY videos, click here for Do you have a special setup for developing your film at home? Tell us about in the Comments section!



Could you please let me know what is the BEST film scanner for 120 films?

Our best possible option for a film scanner that handles 120 film is the Pacific Image PF120 Pro Multi-Format Film Scanner, BH # PAPF120P.


Thanks. I used to develop my own film and print and still have some film sitting in the fridge waiting to be loaded into my Nikon F90x. So how do we get the film to computer?

Film scanners! I use the Wolverine scanner from amazon but B&H Sells some better ones as well. It’s a great entry-level scanner but not impressive. There’s desk-top scanners available that you can simply slide your negatives through and scan them to a PC. 

You may use the Plustek OpticFilm 8200i Ai Film Scanner, BH# PLOF8200IAI to scan your developed 35mm film strips into a high quality image file.