One reason why most folks have shifted to digital from film is the cost associated with shooting analog. Film is expensive, and so is developing, scanning and printing. And while digital has its own set of costs, the perception is that shooting in digital is much cheaper. In most cases that is true.

What then can we, film lovers, do to mitigate the costs of our hobby? An obvious solution is to learn to process film on our own. If you shoot enough rolls to justify a small investment, learning to develop film is the logical next step. It works out cheaper in the long run.

If you’re like me, you’re just itching to learn this skill. Here’s your chance.

Jay Javier of Fotofabrik and Rangefinder Filipinas fame is organizing a 2-day film developing workshop starting on October 30. The workshop will cover film developing theory and practice, chemistry and equipment. Both color and black & white film processing will be taught, as well as elementary scanning. Will there be hands-on? The answer is yes.

Tuition fee for this rare workshop is P3,000 per head, which already includes the chemicals you’ll need for processing. check out the poster for registration details.