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An Analogue Texture Effect

Sometimes the best results are stumbled upon by accident that is synonymous with the words "chance" and "luck". Unless you have an open mind, you wouldn't really able to see what's in there waiting to be discovered. Check out this experiment from minicooper:

It was in 2006, we went to London on a weekend and I took my Lubi. If I’m not wrong, I was testing a Fuji Provia 400 ASA, x-pro. I went to the lab to have it developed. The following day, I picked up the roll from the lab and went to my office. I had no film scanner there, so I looked at the negatives, without taking them out from the envelope, putting them below the lamp. As I was very excited and couldn’t wait more, with one hand I was standing them up, and with the other had took my digital camera, zoom it, and took a picture of the negative (still inside the envelope). I downloaded the picture to my computer, opened it on Photoshop, crtl-i (invert colors), then shift-crtl-l (autolevels) and…voila! I got the picture! I could see more or less what the result would be when I could scan the negatives at the proper scanner… but I got and amazing textured effect due to the semi-transparent paper from the envelope. It was an analogue texturing effect!

written by minicooper


  1. oldskool_rider


    great stuff!
    nice shot by the way!

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  2. stouf


    ahaa that's cool !!!

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  3. xbalboax


    cool idea, i have to try it

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  4. cinzinc



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  5. graefin


    cool idea but I prefer to scan them right away

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  6. petunia


    I like film!

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  7. mcrstar


    When you have a scanner, I think it is better to use it. When I beginning to shoot the analog photo I "scan" images this way.

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