Hi all, I am very aware I have been on a hiatus from posting and such and I do apologise. I’m having some unpleasant personal issues at the moment and trying to get everything back on track and because of that i have had zero time for photography/film adventures. This being said I am beginning to get back on track for posting, just bare with me.
Hello to all my new followers! you arrived in time because I am going to announce a small competition I plan to open in the next week or so, so keep eyes pealed!
bit late to the band wagon but I finally was ready to watch Drive and I am so glad I waited because it was so good. It has some beautiful cinematography and I love the narrative.
Also if any of you haven;t you should watch Blue is the Warmest Colour because that is a beautiful film. It’s very very clever and very beautiful.
haha no problem, I’m glad I could help out a bit. I would love to see your results and hear how everything went!
(continued…) I just researched it and realised taking the film out of disposables is very dangerous…. i will just destroy the camera: will this create the desired effect?
well you have a few options. however opening the camera can be risky. You do not want the film exposed to light, because this would just expose the emulsion: no pictures. but you can’t just put the whole thing into something to damage because the gears for shooting the film might jam up. I would suggest taking all the wrapping of your disposable so you can see the plastic and that should expose all the panels. examine it and see whats designed to open and what isn’t. You’ll then need a lightproof area so i would say either a lightproof changing bag or at night under a duvet. carefully open the camera. There are a few types of camera so this gets difficult, but the aim is to open the camera and get the film out without damaging it or anything in the camera. if you can get the film out, roll it back a little before turning the lights on. then you can destroy and dry the film however you want and reload. use duct tape or black tape to fix up the camera so there will be minimal light leaks and give it a go!
if this was vaguely helpful good, if not feel free to message me again off anon and I’ll try and help out a bit better!
fortunately i have friends in chemical places, and I can go do them by hand (lots of shaking and waiting). I am hoping to have my own developing suite at some point because it works out cheaper than doing it at labs. My local labs are kinda very shit or incredibly over priced. Still looking for somewhere that i trust and can afford. When it comes to getting film developed, hunt around for somewhere that knows what they are doing.
as a side note, if you are developing destroyed film at a lab, TELL THEM. ASK PERMISSION. if they say no, go find somewhere that will. there is a very very slim chance the stuff on the film may affect the chemicals used to develop. IT SHOULDN’T. but no one wants to be the asshole that ruins the chemicals for everyone else. see if you can get your film developed before the put fresh chemicals in or something like that.
as an extra side note, would anyone be interesting in a in depth tutorial on film developing?