digital or old school film, I love both. sometimes shoot expired color film, but mostly 100 or 400 ISO black & white 35mm. as far as developing, I do it with instant coffee, sodium carbonate (washing soda/soda ash), and powdered vitamin c, oft referred to as "caffenol".
35mm to 127 format Kodak jiffy bellows camera
color slide film and b&w north carolina shots
these were taken on fujichrome 100t color reversal film. prominent blue since the gelatin base for slide film is orange or beige.....invert it, you get the picture. photoshop works great to control the blue channel and bring it down a bit on a few. such amazing colors though, when it gets cross processed. and no, that is not a cliché sprocket filter. the one camera takes pictures on the entire 36x36 frame. (superheadz blackbird fly tlr camera, can be found on amazon or eBay, ~$50-75 US)
usually don't upload prints, but.....
actually developed this with a solution of Kodak d-76 and two batches of 400 and 100 iso strength caffenol. you would not believe how fast it developed. unbelievably quick, like 7 seconds. now I have to tame the monster I've created. need a name for the mixture though....
developed 7-1-14 (just a few, with some double exposures)
xpro color slide film taken with lomography action sampler 4 lens
color slide film, or color positive, like kodachrome, Kodak ektachrome, Fujifilm velvia, or fujichrome, are all meant to be developed with the E-6 or K-14 process. normal color film uses C-41 process. the difference? color slide film comes out as a positive, and everything else comes out negative. however, if slide film is developed with C-41 chemicals, it turns out as a negative, but with distorted color. kodakchrome tungsten 64 turns out with blue hues. others have a reddish hue, fujichrome usually turns yellowish. these are just a few that made it, considering the film went bad years ago, and color slide film goes manky faster than color print (or negative) film. pretty cool....
plastic TLR (twin-lens reflex) camera
it was dark day for a lowly yashica electro35 film camera. stripped, gutted, left for dead, I rebuilt the mechanism that advances the film frame by frame and got it working. the lens gone, there is just a hole where the previous aperture had been. cut out a circular piece of brass the right size, put a pinhole in it (a little too big, hence the blurriness....) and sealed the edges for light leaks. works okay. this is Kodak 100 developed at 11 minutes trying out a new recipe. espresso!
2 out of 4 ain't bad......
just got a 5 reel Paterson developing tank. that's a lot of film at one time. so I tried 4. two were expired color, two b&w 400 and 100 iso, and one of the color rolls I had found still in a old camera. figured i'd see if there was anything on it. nada. and the other roll of b&w was underdeveloped. the rest turned out ok, though one was a roll of color I had put thru a 1930's argus 35mm, and it took all 36 exposures in a 13 inch space. that's what the panoramic looking one is. very overlapped.
color film expired 10 years ago. looks alright.....
developed 4-7-14, use by date read "JAN-2004" on the roll. turned out better than most b&w, I thought.
these had been developed for a while, but I just recently figured a way to digitize my film without scanning....so it works pretty good. homemade light box, repurposed slide-duplicator for a film camera, some old slide frames. most of the film was underexposed, depressingly. forgot I was dealing with color 200, so it comes out much darker. six turned out alright.
1-23-14 caffenol group
these were shot with Kodak 100 tmax. developed on a 49 degree night, in my laundry room. yes, cold. kept company by my loyal australian shepherd, these are what resulted with 8 minutes on developing time in a stronger mix than usual.......whatcha think?