I was wondering that the pull-processing thing for a long time and i finally tried it. So let’s start with a definition:
PULL PROCESSING is a technique that compensates for overexposed film by under- developing it at the processing stage; thus it is the opposite of push processing.
Here is my story:
Everything was started with finding different techniques for redscale photography. So i read some articles about it and checked some pull-processed photos on web. I learned that we can use this technique on both negative and slide films. Sounds great…
As far as I could see, if we try it with color negative films, it usually results with nearly redscaled tones. That’s why I went to my lab and asked that can they do this or not… The answer was not so pleasant, “we only can do it on slides because we usually developed negatives on the same ISO speed” they said. I was not so lucky. You should ask it to the lab at first, otherwise the results can be weird, let’s say.)
That’s why I tried it on a slide film which was a Sensia 200 and i was waiting red tones on it. But Sensia 200 surprisingly gave me a real purple-blue tones and I now know that each slide film will give its own unique tones, which is even better than redscale.
So, this Sensia 200 film has been exposed with the camera set to ISO 50 and then developed at 50 ISO (E6).
Here are some photos: