Tag: film processing

  • Processing Color Reversal Film into Slides with E6 Chemistry

    written by asharnanae on 2013-11-02 in #gear #tipster
    Processing Color Reversal Film into Slides with E6 Chemistry

    I have long developed my own B&W and color negative films at home but I had never tried out E6 slide development before. I found that it is generally very similar to other developing processes, although you do have to be a little bit more precise. This is just a basic guide as you can get very technical with these chemicals in terms of altering color shifts and pushing and pulling stops.

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  • DIY Kodachrome - Developing Kodak Kodachrome with Black and White Chemicals

    written by auratus on 2012-10-05 in #gear #tipster
    DIY Kodachrome  - Developing Kodak Kodachrome with Black and White Chemicals

    In 2010 the last commercial lab processing Kodak Kodachrome films was closed. Since then you have to be creative to get this film developed. This tipster will show you how to process Kodak Kodachrome on your own to get some beautiful, monochromatic, and blueish results!

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  • Lost Memories

    written by cohetesnaranjas on 2012-10-05 in #gear #tipster
    Lost Memories

    Do all your film rolls have a happy ending? Did all your captures become an image?

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  • X-Pro Hit and Miss with ECN-2 FIlm: Not My Brightest Idea

    written by 110isnotdead on 2012-10-02 in #lifestyle
    X-Pro Hit and Miss with ECN-2 FIlm: Not My Brightest Idea

    X-pro is fun for all right? Well, there are a few misses when cross processing and I found one. ECN-2 film and C-41 chemicals aren't the best of friends but come out with some interesting results.

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  • Keep Your Chemicals Fresh

    written by ilkadj on 2012-10-02 in #gear #tipster
    Keep Your Chemicals Fresh

    The initial start when you want to process your own film at home might be a bit expensive, but it's cheaper in the long run. You are able to reuse some of the chemicals that you bought, as long as you maintain its freshness. Check out the article to find out how!

  • Film Processing Quick Tips

    written by ilkadj on 2012-10-02 in #gear #tipster
    Film Processing Quick Tips

    To avoid simple mistakes that almost every newbies does when developing film at home, here are a couple of tips and tricks! Make sure you read these first before you start your film processing session.

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  • Introduction to Cyanotype

    written by ilkadj on 2012-10-02 in #gear #tipster
    Introduction to Cyanotype

    Cyanotype is, as you may have already guessed it, a photographic printing process that results in a cyan-blue print. It's really quite easy to do them yourself at home as well. Read on to see what this process is all about!

  • Avoid Dust and Watermarks on Your Negatives

    written by ilkadj on 2012-10-02 in #gear #tipster
    Avoid Dust and Watermarks on Your Negatives

    Did you get your first film developed on your own? It must have been a great feeling to see the images developing right in front of your eyes! But did you have dust and watermarks stuck on the negatives? Read this article to find out how to avoid them.

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  • Film Processing Glossary

    written by ilkadj on 2012-10-02 in #gear #tipster
    Film Processing Glossary

    Here's your personal online glossary that you can refer to anytime at home when you are ready to process your own film! This glossary will definitely make it easier for you once you start reading the instructions on those chemical bottles. Good luck and have fun developing!

  • Quick and Dirty Film Developing Tutorial

    written by ilkadj on 2012-10-02 in #gear #tipster
    Quick and Dirty Film Developing Tutorial

    So you've bought all of the stuff you need to develop your own film at home. What's next? Take a look at this cool tutorial and you will know what to do with what and when. I suggest watching the tutorial first before you do anything. Then play it again and follow the directions according to the video.

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  • Agitating Your Developer Correctly in the Canister

    written by ilkadj on 2012-10-02 in #gear #tipster
    Agitating Your Developer Correctly in the Canister

    Many of you have read the phrase, "...inverting and righting the tank with a twisting motion of your wrist. Turn the tank completely upside down, then reverse the process..." But did you know exactly what to do after your first read? You''d probably read it again, right? Well here's a short description of how you would actually agitate your developer in a canister.

  • Editing Your Negative Scans

    written by ilkadj on 2012-10-02 in #gear #tipster
    Editing Your Negative Scans

    If you have succeeded in scanning your negatives, it might come in handy to know a couple of softwares that can help you edit your scanned negatives. Check out the article to find out which softwares are helpful!

  • Scanning Your Negatives

    written by ilkadj on 2012-10-02 in #gear #tipster
    Scanning Your Negatives

    Now that you have a whole bunch of developed negatives, what do you do with them? You can always properly store them in plastic sleeves where no dust or light can ruin them. Also a good idea is to scan them and make digital photos! Read the article to find out how you can scan your negatives.

  • Basic Film Developing Chemicals and Their Purposes

    written by ilkadj on 2012-10-01 in #gear #tipster
    Basic Film Developing Chemicals and Their Purposes

    Want to know more about film developing before you try it yourself at home? Well here's a list of film developing chemicals that you would be using for film processing and short a short description of what each chemical does to your roll of film.

  • Beginner's Guide to Film Processing at Home

    written by ilkadj on 2012-10-01 in #gear #tipster
    Beginner's Guide to Film Processing at Home

    Want to process your own film but don't know where to start? Check out this beginner's guide to get you rolling! Developing your own negatives should not be something complicated. It's easy as 1 2 3!

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  • Tip for Storing Your Developed Negatives

    written by ilkadj on 2012-10-01 in #gear #tipster
    Tip for Storing Your Developed Negatives

    Now that you're a master at developing your own film at home, where do you put your developed negatives? Read on for tips on how to store and organize your film strips!

  • Darkroom Health and Safety Rules

    written by ilkadj on 2012-10-01 in #gear #tipster
    Darkroom Health and Safety Rules

    Everybody knows that chemicals are bad for your health, but if we stick to the safety rules on how to manage and handle the chemicals we use in the darkroom, it should save you a visit to the doctor's. Anybody who is working in a darkroom should follow these instructions and get themselves familiar with these health and safety rules.

  • The Portable Darkroom

    written by ilkadj on 2012-10-01 in #gear #tipster
    The Portable Darkroom

    Some people turn their bathrooms into darkrooms to have the chance to do film developing themselves. Some even sacrifice their clothes and use their walk-in closets as a darkroom. But what if you don't have enough space to have a darkroom in your tiny apartment? Consider the portable darkroom!

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  • Do You Need Your Own Darkroom?

    written by ilkadj on 2012-10-01 in #gear #tipster
    Do You Need Your Own Darkroom?

    Having your own darkroom is not as complicated as some people think it is. The darkroom doesn't even need to be a room. It can be a dark area where you can still carry on darkroom activities. But why does someone like you need your own darkroom? Is it cheaper to develop your film at home? Is it worth the effort? Read on to see if you need a darkroom of your own.

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  • How to Handle Your Development Chemicals

    written by ilkadj on 2012-10-01 in #gear #tipster
    How to Handle Your Development Chemicals

    If you're working in a darkroom, you should know that those chemicals that you use should be properly managed. From the day you bought them to the day they are used up, you should always take good care of those liquids and powder. Read on to see how to safely store, manage, and dispose your darkroom chemicals.

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  • Staying on the Safe Side of Film Processing

    written by ilkadj on 2012-10-01 in #gear #tipster
    Staying on the Safe Side of Film Processing

    Everyone who processes their own film is familiar with that characteristic smell when they start mixing the development chemicals. The smell is nostalgic, but it's also not healthy. Here's a couple of tips to keep the area you are working in well ventilated and safe!

  • Lightproof Your Darkroom

    written by ilkadj on 2012-10-01 in #gear #tipster
    Lightproof Your Darkroom

    Light can be a photographer's best friend when it comes to capturing scenic panoramas. But when it comes to processing films in the darkroom, you should consider light to be your worst enemy! Make sure your lightproof your darkroom so that there is not a single light that can sneak up and ruin your photos.

  • Darkroom Checklist

    written by ilkadj on 2012-10-01 in #gear #tipster
    Darkroom Checklist

    If you're ever thinking of making your own darkroom, you should consider this checklist and make sure that you all the basics covered in order to develop and process your own film rolls at home.

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  • Sunset Strip Goes E-6

    written by ilkadj on 2012-09-19 in #lifestyle
    Sunset Strip Goes E-6

    We received a lot of feedback from our Lomo-friends asking what the Lomography Color X-Pro Sunset Strip film would look like when processed with E-6 chemicals. So here are some shots to relieve you of your curiosity.

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  • Film Processing the Natural Way Workshop at photokina 2012

    written by ilkadj on 2012-09-18 in #news
    Film Processing the Natural Way Workshop at photokina 2012

    You've heard that you can develop your film rolls with natural ingredients, but have you tried it? Well, many people at Lomography's booth in photokina 2012 got the chance to work with some caffeine-loaded cocktails to develop negatives. Check out this fun workshop after the jump!

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  • US CitySlicker sixsixty's Ultimate Lomography DIY: Develop Your Own Film: Part 1

    written by sixsixty on 2012-08-23 in #gear #tipster
    US CitySlicker sixsixty's Ultimate Lomography DIY: Develop Your Own Film: Part 1

    Come with us on a journey through space and time to partake in the ultimate DIY adventure: developing your own film. In part 1 we will cover C-41 color negative and the lomo fan favorite: cross processing.

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  • Color into Black and White: A Different X-Pro

    written by neanderthalis on 2012-08-02 in #gear #tipster
    Color into Black and White: A Different X-Pro

    A mistake at the developers leads to a different type of X-Pro. Read about this happy accident after the jump!

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  • Back To Basics: Cross Processing

    written by adam_g2000 on 2012-08-01 in #gear #tipster
    Back To Basics: Cross Processing

    Often intimidating to new Lomographers, Adam shares his experience with cross-processing slide film.

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  • Another Side of X-Pro

    written by pearlgirl77 on 2012-07-10 in #gear #tipster
    Another Side of X-Pro

    How come usually X-Pro means crossing slide film instead of crossing color negative film? Good question considering the outcome I got of a regular color negative film, I had developed as slide film – they're amazing. I love this soft vintage colors!

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  • MX Your Bokeh with Circular Light Dots!

    written by kuo-kwi on 2012-07-05 in #gear #tipster
    MX Your Bokeh with Circular Light Dots!

    You must be familiar with circular, heart shaped, and even star shaped bokeh! Combining these bokeh with multiple exposures create another type of dreamy feel! Learn how you can do it in this tipster.

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