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Fairy Tale Pictures - With Water and Salt

Work with the film, force yourselves, no fear. Here's 2-3 easy steps to make enchanting pictures. You need only two or three things.

A Tipster like many already know it who have tried and posted. It is a very easy Tipster and everyone can try it out with simple household-stuff. So far, I’ve never been able to bring myself to try such experiments. It’s my first experiment in which I worked on the film.

I’ve worked with a Kodak Color print film Plus 200

Before the shoot I’ve thrown several movies in a kettle and boil it, as long as it needs just until the water starts cooking. After I had fished it out again, I rinsed it immediately with cold water and put it in a bowl with salted water, and got shaken about 10 times vigorously. Then I let the bowl stay for about 10 minutes. To dry the Film out, I’ve put it on the heater for 3 days. But to speed up the process I have blotted the film with a soft towel.

What should I do now?
Set the film in your camera, in my case the Lomography Spinner 360° and seek out a suitable subject.
Let’s go!

My little brother has worn a jacket and a venetian plague-doctor-mask and was standing in front of the forest to be photographed. Due to the humidity of the film is the film carriage a little more difficult.

My family and I are delighted with the results and want the images can be printed as a poster.

Try it out – have fun!

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written by alexiagraphy


  1. mafiosa


    The photos turned out so cool!!

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  2. socchia


    these are fantastic - wonder if the rainbow colours show up on all types of negative film...

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  3. awfullysasha


    Hey! Awesome tipster. Will it work out if i do the same for the film after already exposing them? I'm a bit too afraid about the difficult film carraige you mentioned. My 35mm camera is quite filmsy :)

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  4. jojo8785


    Great shots! I too am a little reluctant to treat films prior to exposure...I don't want to risk damaging my camera...

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  5. alexiagraphy


    Hello people, thanks for the likes and comments. I knows this feeling. I had also fear around my camera!
    I do not know whether it will work if you treat the film after...
    Try it and tell us about your experience.

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  6. goomba


    Those stuff probably wont work after exposure, altough I got promising results with film treated with balsamic after development.

    Great tutorial and great shots! I dont really fear my camera as it will be used in an Agfa Clack (with some non-permanent 35mm modifications) so the only thing that actually touched the film will be the 120 spools. As long as you througly clean everything after shooting the film, not much devastating things can happen. If you are really feared use an empty disposable camera, some photo stores may give them to you for free if you ask.

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  7. alexiagraphy


    use an empty disposable camera! good idea.. i tried it simply out.
    i don't believe that a little damp film a LomoCam damaged.

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  8. brmc


    hey there! yesterday i tried it immediately after i read this post. just because the great results! i took 1 fujicolor superia x-tra 400 and 1 by polaroid iso 200 and i add some vinigar and lemon to the saltwater i'm really curious but now they're chillin' in the heaterroom... ah! and thanks for sharing!
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  9. alexiagraphy


    We want to see the result! :D
    Please tell and show us if it so far is!

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  10. kiddo20

    I want to try it too! haha.. by the way do you have printed pictures of your shots?

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  11. alexiagraphy


    Not yet, but soon

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  12. goomba


    I finally was able to scan in mine, only one picture turned out well, at least, from the first look.
    <a href="http://www.lomograph(…)=embed&quot; title=""><img src="http://assets5.lomog(…)2f1453&quot; width="576" height="245" alt="" /></a>

    When I see some other interesting pictures I will upload them too of course.

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  13. rowiteck

    Hi Alexia,I loved the results of your experiment but I have a question, maybe stupid but I'm really in doubt... you boiled the film and put it in the salt water...but it was outside the spool? or not? and when you said that you used a towel ...did you pull it off the spool to do this? Thanks
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  14. alexiagraphy


    @rowiteck hello. No, the film was in the spool, except as i used the towel.
    sit in a darkroom, take the film outside the spool and dry it. :) I hope I could you help.
    happy new year ;)

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