Mark is the quartet's organiser, fixer and he hosts the regular sessions in his house.
After reduction, the print should be agitated in rapid fixer for 30 seconds before toning.
Before the real fun begins, discuss with the class the purpose of paper developer, stop bath, fixer and the water wash.
Develop the prints for the recommended time for our enlarging paper; then use a stop bath and fixer .
Subsequent treatment involves stop bath, fixer , wash, and wetting agent rinse, followed by sponging to remove surface silver deposit.
Do not use this solution for testing film fixer .
If you have had your hands in any chemicals, especially fixer , wash them with soap and dry them well.
I use a water rinse and an alkaline fixer for about four minutes.
‘I borrowed some do-it-yourself photography books and began to buy little bottles of developing fluid and fixer with my pocket money,’ he remembers.
After development the print was stopped with acetic acid and fixed for 45 seconds each in two baths of rapid fixer .