tight on budget, should i self develop my own film?
So i just moved back to Auckland after 8 years away, and the very first thing i noticed was that it costs a king's ransom to develop a roll of film here, about 30 dollars a pop (and i had about 10 to get done at that time).
I read in passing that people say its not that hard to fix your own negatives and then scan them into the computer or something. Right now, i only have a cheap all-in-one flatbed scanner.
So Im thinking that I should try my hand at developing the films (i almost always shoot b/w, so will get chemicals to suit), scanning the negatives using cheapo scanner, invert them on the computer and select the images to print at a lab somewhere.
Whilst I would love to go for a small darkroom setup and/or a proper neg scanner, spending large amounts is definitely out of the question.
My difficulty in all of this is that the last time I was in a darkroom was when i was in school about 16 years or so ago, so i'll be ever so grateful to anyone who can guide me a little here as to 1) what i need to get contraption and materials wise and 2) how i should go about doing this (net resources would def help).
thanks in advance.