Iím starting to do my own processing at home. I have paid labs up to this point. I have some darkroom experience but itís always been either in a class darkroom or someone elseís darkroom where the chemicals where just there.
Now I have to decide what to use. There are so many options that itís making my head spin. 10+ different film choices, 20+ different developer choices and 20+ different paper choices - that's 4000+ possible combinations.
Iím using ilford hp4 sheet film. I also shoot tmax 100. Will probably switch to arista (same as ilford hp4?) because it the cheapest I can find. I'm not attached to any specific film though. I will tank process and contact print. I eventually want to use azo paper Ė I like the prints Iíve seen made with it Ė unless someone knows of something better? Should I dive into azo or warm up with some other paper?
Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated,