I kept on manipulating 35mm films. Read on after the jump to find out what I’ve made use of this time around.
This tipster came to life after I realized how films react when soaked in coffee.I used an expired Kodak Portra 160 NC for the first experiment, and that’s what you need to put this tipster into practice:
- 1 roll of film (I recommend using a slow speed film such as 100 or 200 ISO)
- freshly brewed coffee
- a disposable glass
Okay, prepare the coffee pot and place it on the stove, put your film in the glass and wait for the coffee to be ready.
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Right, here comes the most delicate step. Pour the hot coffee in the glass containing the film and make sure to soak it. Let it stand for 4 or 5 minutes.
After a while, rinse the roll for a few minutes with running water. Make sure to get rid of the coffee you used and beware not to drink it!
(That’s the part I hate the most…) Wait for the film to dry. Leave it in a cool dry place for 2 or 3 weeks. Now we can load it into our favorite camera and start shooting :)
You can find some examples below.
Kodak Portra 160NC Expired & Coffe
Here is another experiment, made with an expired Kodak Gold 100 & Coffee
Just in case you’ve missed it, here it is.
I’ll get back to you soon with brand new “concoctions” :)
written by simonesavo on 2013-04-16 #gear #tutorials #coffee #film #expired #tips #experiment #hot #lab-rat #tipster #kodak-gold #moka #simonesavo #film-lab-rat-rumble #portra-160-nc
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