Profession photographic developer
Photographic developers use chemicals, instruments, and darkroom photographic techniques in specialised rooms in order to develop photographic films into visible images.
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- Post-processing of photographs
The characteristics of software and techniques used in post-processing photographs.
- Quality standards
The national and international requirements, specifications and guidelines to ensure that products, services and processes are of good quality and fit for purpose.
- Photographic processing techniques
The different techniques to develop photographic film such as chromogenic positive, Kodachrome and autotype.
- Store negatives
Place the cut photographic film (negatives) into protective sleeves and store them properly.
- Identify customer's needs
Use appropriate questions and active listening in order to identify customer expectations, desires and requirements according to product and services.
- Remove film negatives from processing machine
Remove the developed photographic film, now negatives, from the machine and roll them onto a spool.
- Cut photographic film
Cut the photographic film into negatives, each negative representing one photograph or shot.
- Monitor film development baths
Place the photographic film in chemical baths with e.g. citric acid and ammonium thiosulfate, monitor temperature and treatment time.
- Mount photographic film in processing machine
Mount the film in the guide slot of the processing machine, pull lever to drop film into processing position.
- Handle chemicals
Safely handle industrial chemicals; use them efficiently and ensure that no harm is done to the environment.
- Develop film
Prepare tools and developing and printing equipment. Develop and print exposed film using chemicals.
- Enlarge negatives
Place negatives under an enlarger so they can be printed on photographic paper.
- Remove photographic film from camera
Remove the film from its holder in a lightproof room, or darkroom, to prevent light exposure.
- Apply safety procedures in laboratory
Make sure that laboratory equipment is used in a safe manner and the handling of samples and specimens is correct. Work to ensure the validity of results obtained in research.