I just went to an interesting demonstration through my photography Meetup group. We actually got to see film developed! Yes, film, that archaic photographic medium, is still in use. I frankly love to use film when I can and was anxious to see it done. It was an interesting process!
I plan on doing this myself one day. If you can bake a cake from scratch, you can develop film. It’s a lot of measuring and timing, like baking a cake. Now, I don’t have access to a dark room, but I do have a scanner that can process negatives, so that’s how I’ll get my exposures.
It was also neat to see what tools we use in Photoshop actually had their origins in the darkroom. Quite fun!