I've been doing quite a bit of BW work recently and have found that my negs never give me the dramatic contrast I expect... Firstly, I am still waiting on my Red, Orange and Yellow filters to arrive, and I know without them the contrast is always a little washed out, but is there anything I can do during development to boost the contrast a bit?
My Jobo 1500 series tank that I do all my 120 development in does not have an inversion lid (I use it mostly for E6 rotary processing, and so it has a cog lid)
Due to this, rather than inverting the tank for agitation (10sec every minute) I pick the tank up, swirl it around vigourously to the left for 3sec, swirl it around vigourously to the right for 3sec, shake it forwards and backwards for 2sec, then shake it left to right for 2sec, tap it on the sink to release bubbles and set it back down for 50sec.
Should i invest in an inversion lid and flip the tank upside down and back for 10 sec to increase agitation, and hence, increase contrast?
Help would be great!