Give Your Film Soup A Theme


There are a lot of great film soup recipes on the internet and they all yield great results. Unfortunately, they are often just random blends of things you have at home. What if you thought about what you put in your soup instead of aimlessly mixing those detergents and sodas? What if you make the ingredients part of your photos?

For example: When I was on vacation in a town next to a lake I brought a little disposable camera. Before shooting it I drowned it in this particular lake and then took photos on and around the lake with it. And that's it, I had my own thematic film soup photos!

Why don't you try it yourself? Just dunk your film in something related to the subject you want to shoot. Going to a dairy farm? Let your film soak in milk! Taking your camera to a drinking spree with your friends? Bathe it in some beer! Just let your imagination run wild!

Feel free to share your ideas and results in the comments. You might also like Taking Back Tipsters: Film Destroying Tips.

The first step in doing film soup tipsters is making sure you have plenty of film to experiment with. Drop by our online shop or one of our worldwide gallery stores to stock up on film!

written by metobi on 2013-07-22 #gear #tutorials #lake #sea #film #diy #camera #theme #tipster #soup #destroy #35mm-films


  1. pasadena85
    pasadena85 ·

    @metobi: how did you dry the film before putting it into your camera ?

  2. metobi
    metobi ·

    @pasadena85 As it was a disposable camera, I didn't have to dry the film, as it was already in the camera. Normally, you just use a hair dryer.

  3. pasadena85
    pasadena85 ·

    @metobi: I understand, but then you have to pull out the whole film in complete darkness to dry it, right ?

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