Lomohead Erk tells you how to develop one single photo without wasting film and chemicals!
As I was trying out different things while developing my photos on my own recently, it became utterly annoying when the complete roll of film turned useless during the process. At the same time, filling the whole processing tank with developer chemicals for just one single test photo would be sheer waste.
On my search for a solution, the many accumulated empty film cans catched my eye. „Hm… this could work“. So I went to my darkroom straight away, stuck a piece of film in my Holga, turned on the light, took a photo, turned the light out again, and developed the photo in the small film can. Unfortunately it’s a bit inconvenient to fill up the can as you have to do it in complete darkness but it’s still manageable. Since the film is pushed towards the can, the negative is likely to get some scratches, but I don’t conceive this as a bother.
With a dilution of 1+25 you will need just about 1ml of developer.
This is a tribute to a great Austrian sports photographer, Lothar Rübelt. In an era with no high speed films available, he was able to immortalize wonderful moments in sports - from diving to gymnastics and football. In creating this tribute, I took a series of photos of an amateur football match using expired black and white film developed using an uncommon chemical. Take a look after the jump!
Here's one idea for a 52-week film project, you simply shoot and develop one roll of film, every week for a year. It will keep you shooting film throughout the year, saving you from falling into a photography slump. It will also allow you to experiment with your ever growing camera collection.
Here are some self portraits that I took using my Lubitel 2 and a roll of expired film. I used old chemicals, an incorrect ratio, and I under fixed the film during development and washed it in boiling hot water. See how it all turned out.
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For the last year we've been working on the next version of Lomography. We based our work on the feedback you’ve given us over the years and we wanted to share it as early as possible with you and can’t wait to hear what you think. Just one warning first: it is still in development and things can break. All the photos, comments, likes, homes and everything else were transferred as of October 16th, 2014. So anything you do on next.lomography.com won't be reflected on www.lomography.com and vice versa. Once we are done with testing, everything you did here will be deleted again. So this is a big playground for you to explore.
I would like to tell you about the Zhuzhalka. Zhuzhalka is the slag waste that remains after coal mining. But in this story, in our case, we have another meaning for this word. Here, the Zhuzhalka is a Ukrainian group of young photographers. These photos are by artists from Donetsk city in eastern Ukraine. The name of the project was influenced by the geographic specialization of Donetsk.
The lomographer behind these intriguing snaps couldn't have stressed any further that the film used was very much expired. Have a peek and tell us what you think of the photos from a very very very expired Perutz 100 Chrome!
Probably each one of you has been annoyed with failed film. This is particularly annoying when you get the developed film back from the lab, but you get blanks because the film was not exposed. It's either the film transport didn't work, or you have not taken the lens cap off, etc. Read on and I'll show you an alternative to just throwing away the film: Simply use it as a color filter for your camera, with the La Sardina for example.
Cyanotype prints are a fun and easy way to dive into the world of printing images. We’ll supply the chemicals and the step by step how to, you’ll just need to come with objects and negatives that you want to experiment with!
While it might sound unusual for some right off the bat, black and white film photographers do use color filters to experiment with their shots without ever needing to do some post-processing. How to do that and which filters to use to capture specific scenes? Take a look at this short instructional YouTube video clip by LZ Film Productions!
I'd like to tell you about a very unusual place - the Helikon Art Center. This space was built by the hands of a single person, Turkish sculptor and philosopher named Orhan Özçalik, and is now open to artists from all over the world.