Take A Look

This is great! seems like a really nice bloke as well makes me want to get some 20x24 and build something big 

These two shots are from further playing about with using paper colour negatives and ‘reversal processing’ them so they come out as positives. Colour balance is a huge problem with doing this with the first picture looking like a cyanotype! It is however really satisfying to get a big positive one off print straight out of the camera! 

Bottom two pictures show how the images look after processing in black and white developer and second image is how they look after being exposed to light and processed in RA4 developer and Blix

Full(ish) Instructions Here

I will have to make a video of the image turning from black and white to colour

Results Of The Sunday Experiment 

Now these two images might not look like much but they are actually quite cool. They are direct positive prints straight out of the back of an 8x10 large format camera no contact prints, no enlarges, no negative, no inverting and in colour all I did was load some Fuji Crystal Archive Paper into a film holder and Processed it using this procedure these are two test shots from today I did several over all and learnt a few things.

1. As with most paper negatives (are these paper positives now?) You need A lot of light ISO I think is around 25 

2. Longer in the B&W dev gives you Blue cast and shorter Green 

3. The images are incredibly sharp

I never set out to get perfect picture with this so I wont be using an elaborate system of filters, chemicals, temperatures and timings. I think the top one looks a bit like a LOMO style cross process image and I like that, there is a lot of room in this process for some interesting one off images so will be experimenting a lot more with it hopefully to find a colour balance I like and then the aim is to do some portraits

Sunday Experiment

Going to see if I can make Fuji Crystal Archive 8x10 paper into positives, straight out of the camera. Here is the Process as I understand it.

(Similar to how E6 works)

Step One. Black and White Developer

Step Two. Stop Bath

Step Three. Lights ON and Wash

Step Four. Expose The Paper Negative To Light (It should at this point look like a black and white negative, You are doing a reversal exposure as to eventually produce a colour positive)

(lights on from now until end)

Step Four. RA4 Developer

Step Five. Second Stop Bath

Step Six. Wash

Step Seven. RA4 Blix 

Step Eight. Wash

I am not sure if this is going to work, I expect the colours to be hugely shifted to either red or blue from what i have read online. I do however expect to get a one off colour 8x10 print from each shot which is hugely exciting. 

Everything I know (or think I know) about this process is from here 

If you have any theories or ideas about this process, please comment as there is little information and even less examples of results on the internet  

Picture from todays quick go on the 8x10 camera

Picture from todays quick go on the 8x10 camera

Photo time

Photo time

Found these in a shop down the road, hundreds of them all detailing how various bits of old french machinery were constructed. dont know what im going to do with them but bought a few anyway.

Anonymous asked:
I just saw the Lollipop Stick Instant Camera and I think that's amazing!! I'd like to ask is there NO camera back NEEDED? Where you plug a cable release or shuttering, please?

you need a back to hold the instant film, you cold have no back and use a piece of photographic paper if you built some kind of slot for it. BUT you would then also need black and white chemicals and know how to develop the paper hope that helps didn’t quite understand your question

So thought I would give building a camera out of lollipop sticks a go, Went well! The back is a polaroid film holder for type 100 film so I used some Fuji-FP 100C I had lying about (which is an amazing film please go buy some now so they keep making it!) the bellows are just thick card and duct tape and the lens is off one of those old folding cameras you see loads in charity shops etc.They are normally really cheap and the lenses are in shutters which makes them perfect for trying to make cameras and playing about with, watch the video to see how I made the thing and how it all went.