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Scan-It-Yourself Tips : How To Get A Different Color Tone in Black and White Lomographs

Do you scan your Lomographs all by yourself? Have you tried to cross-scan the films? I have tried and tested that! Here is my experiment with cross-scanning monochromatic film!

I recently tried an experiment while i was scanning my black and white films. I used Ilford FP4 125, and my scanner is a CanoScan 9000F. At first, I used “Monochrome” setting (that’s normally used for scanning black and white films) for my first roll. But for the second roll, I “cross-scanned” it. What I meant by “cross-scanned” is to scan your film with the opposite film-scan setting. For example I scanned black and white film in “Color Negative Setting” on my scanner.

The results are of course different. The “normal” ones are much like any other black and white films. The colors are thick and the contrast is big. Here are the photos:

And here are the results of the “cross-scanned” photos :

The “cross-scanned”s have more violet-like color tone than the normal black and white.

So, there you go, a quick scanning tips for you to try!
Have a nice experiment!

written by bebopbebop


  1. marta1901


    wow I love them! I'm definetely trying it soon! :)

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  2. bebopbebop


    @marta1901 yes you should try it! :)

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  3. hares


    Have the same scan, maybe I will try...but a question: -Don't you consider it a digital alteration?
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  4. bebopbebop


    @hares hmmm yes may be it's a digital alteration, i tried it because i was curious how if i scan it the wrong way but of course i didn't mean to give a special digital effect. if so, i won't make this tipster. :)

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  5. dikasapi


    @bebopbebop hahaha finally ada yg ngeposting ini disini.. coba pake ilford HP5 bop, ciamik dah jadinya ;)

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  6. bebopbebop


    @dikasapi oya? wah nanti saya coba ahh :D

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  7. holgardo


    @bebopbebop @hares
    There is a way of doing it the analogue way, printing b&w negatives as color negatives. The effect is just the same as cross scanning.

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