Lomohead Erk tells you how to develop one single photo without wasting film and chemicals!
As I was trying out different things while developing my photos on my own recently, it became utterly annoying when the complete roll of film turned useless during the process. At the same time, filling the whole processing tank with developer chemicals for just one single test photo would be sheer waste.
On my search for a solution, the many accumulated empty film cans catched my eye. „Hm… this could work“. So I went to my darkroom straight away, stuck a piece of film in my Holga, turned on the light, took a photo, turned the light out again, and developed the photo in the small film can. Unfortunately it’s a bit inconvenient to fill up the can as you have to do it in complete darkness but it’s still manageable. Since the film is pushed towards the can, the negative is likely to get some scratches, but I don’t conceive this as a bother.
With a dilution of 1+25 you will need just about 1ml of developer.
I have always loved the idea of seeing my photos on stone and other natural materials. So, a few months ago, I began googling how it could be done. This is how I discovered (and fell in love with) liquid emulsion. Liquid emulsion is photographic emulsion which you can melt down and paint on any surface. You can then expose an image and develop it using traditional darkroom chemicals. In this article, I would like to explain the process a little, so that if you are also interested in giving this fun process a go, you can!
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We know that creativity has no limits and that you can never stop learning. Thanks to our community member, ilcontrariodime, we discovered how to hack films with anything that comes to mind, resulting in the photo scratch! This article explains how ilcontrariodime used this new technique.