colour pinhole photography on paper negs

Discussion in 'Pinhole Photography' started by steven_e007, May 5, 2010.

  1. steven_e007

    steven_e007 Member

    Mar 13, 2007
    Multi Format

    I have two packets of 10 X 8" colour paper in my darkroom, going stale.

    I tried colour printing a few years ago and didn't get on with it at all well...

    I think I'm too sloppy a worker or something, too much like hard work, that is one area where I'm happy to let digital get on with it! (sorry...)

    But... what to do with this colour paper?

    I thought maybe use it in a 10 X 8" pinhole camera to make colour negs and then contact print them to make positives.

    But... would this work? No colour mask, for a start. Would reciprocity failure give unacceptable colour shifts? I'm not after perfect colour rendition, just a bit of an experiment and a bit of fun to use up 30 or so sheets of paper...

    Anyone tried this?

    I'd have to fork out some money to buy an RA4 development kit... so would like to know if I'm wasting my time before I do. I could always dump the paper on ebeegeebay instead...