Lemon-Aid

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For subtle speckles and washes of colour, all you need is a little lemon juice.

After exposing the film, simply leave the canister soaking in a cup of lemon juice, the longer left the more increased result. For these photos I waited 45 minutes – 1 hour. The next step is to dry the film. in a darkroom (I used my bathroom with the lights off), unravel the film from the canister and dry manually with a hair-dryer until the film is no longer slimy and moist.

Finally – take your film to your local lab, and admire all your lovely lemon Lomo’s. I used a Diana Mini with Fujifilm Superia X-tra 400.

written by cumella on 2011-01-22 in #gear #tipster #film #tipster #lemon #melbourne #lab-rat #top-tipster-techniques

4 Comments

  1. hughh
    hughh ·

    This is great, must try it! Did you use straight lemon juice or did you water it down?

  2. kikomana78
    kikomana78 ·

    just one question, after doing the treatment with lemon, replace the film inside the magazine or put it in a black bag to the lab?

  3. sklavet
    sklavet ·

    I'll try it, that's for sure!

  4. dearjme
    dearjme ·

    I love this tipster! Lemon juice has become my favorite!
    @hughh, I've found that straight up lemon juice does the job great! In fact, the more destruction, the better.
    @kikomana78, It's quite easy to just rewind the film back into the canister -- that way, the local film lab won't give you too much trouble about how damaged the film may be.

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