I don't want to insist, but the destruction is addictive. If you want to know how I destroyed a reel almost completely, continue reading.
I usually try to avoid destroying reels when I think there could be some good photo, but now I’ve lost that criterion.
I’m gonna tell you my secret. The process is so similar than I’ve used before:
1. You have to finish the reel.
2. Rewind it, until there’s a little part out of it (don’t rewind it completly)
3. Go into the dark room, with water, a dryer and a little black canister (like the ones are used to put the reels).
4. Take out all the film and try to stain without soaking it, with a spry or a brush with Topionic
5. Wash it and dry it (in the dark!)
6. Put the film without the reel into the black canister.
7. Go to the lab and good luck!
What I want to try is acclimate the Linn Youki music show, but I only could to save one photo.
The destruction is addictive but sometimes it can ruin your film too!
If you have been reading my previous articles, you'd know that I'm addicted to the Petzval lens. The unique bokeh of the lens drives me crazy, but unfortunately the lens' focal length hasn't allowed me to do panoramic photos, until recently.
If you want to know the heart of a person, peek inside his/her wardrobe! And no, nobody famous said that; I only just made it up. But really, don't you think it's true? After all, the way we dress screams our personality; at least for most of us. And that is why, as soon as I land on a new city, one of the things I absolutely must do is find the local boutiques. Sure, I love the fancy chain boutiques as much as the next person, but there's just something else about a local clothing store. It's unique!
I don't care if this film has been reviewed a zillion times, that it has already been discontinued, or that there might be a Japanese version of it. The Agfa CT Precisa that I know gives me the blues. Oh, yes - not a Chelsea FC fan, but this film is all about the color blue. Say hello to the blues!
I’d only heard rumors of the Magic Tree. I had no idea if they were true and, honestly, I’m still half disbelieving of it despite the story I’m about to tell you. If you have faith in what I say, I’m grateful. If you don’t, I bear no ill will towards you. But either way, please shout out in the comments what secrets or sophistries you think I found through its twisting branches.
Throwing chemicals, fire, and scratching emulsion are just a few ways of experimenting with film. But there's another process that completely destroys it (or, if you're lucky, creates something amazing), that is as spastic as a drunken man staggering his way home after a night at the pub - literally.
And it all comes down to darkness.
This is a film soup that I came up with a long time ago but was not happy about it at all. In fact, I've slightly modified it for this tipster that I'm about to share with you. Read on to find out more.
Apologies for making you go through my "weekend with my BFFs" shots, but I do want to share with you some easy tips and ideas to shoot your Lomo'Instant in the daylight and outdoor. This is especially aimed at people who don't read manuals.
"I’m an analogue photographer but I’m old school in the sense that I don’t believe in cropping," Mary Ellen Mark shares in this video by Seaport Museum New York. "I believe you have to make the picture in the camera."