heating film for different effects?

Recent Classifieds

Forum statistics

Threads
177,154
Messages
2,430,233
Members
94,146
Latest member
shawnmcc
Recent bookmarks
0

Sean

Admin
Admin
Joined
Aug 29, 2002
Messages
11,455
Location
New Zealand
Shooter
Multi Format
I am currently without a camera -gasp!

I was thinking of doing a little abstract project with a disposable "plastic lens" camera to hold me over until my main gear is up and running. I don't want them to be run of the mill snaps so am looking to get a surreal look. Some things that come to mind are to put a slight smear around the perimeter of the lens, and heating up the film so the colors shift. Has anyone experimented with anything like this? Would probably just use a standard 400speed disposable. Thanks
 

garryl

Member
Joined
Jul 19, 2003
Messages
542
Location
Fort Worth,
Shooter
35mm
try a search of the old 70's Popular Photography magazines. People would take matches and lighter to their slides and try to pass them off as color abstract art. But it is a great way to get rid of old slides.
 

bmac

Member
Joined
Sep 30, 2002
Messages
2,154
Location
San Jose, CA
Shooter
Multi Format
I think you are really going to need to heat the film if you want a change. I had one of those toss away cams in my glovebox for a couple of years. I had the snaps developed after getting rear ended last year. I could notice no change in color from the typical Kodak gold colors. Just a thought.
 
Joined
Apr 20, 2003
Messages
1,626
Location
Southern Cal
Shooter
Large Format
Take the film prosessed normally and put in fix for 30 hours it will crack the emulsion and make it look like the image was shot on a dry river bed.
 

steve

Member
Joined
Sep 12, 2002
Messages
235
I can tell you one thing NOT to do. I tried heating film by putting it in a microwave. It just doesn't work.
 

glbeas

Subscriber
Joined
Sep 25, 2002
Messages
3,838
Location
Marietta, Ga. USA
Shooter
Multi Format
You might also try a semi pinhole effect, take foil and poke a pinhole in it, tape it over the lens with the pinhole part pushed in close to the lens. Then you shoot close in, like a foot or so using the flash on the camera. You can get some odd looking shots. Multiple pinholes can make for another unusual look.
 

Nige

Member
Joined
Sep 8, 2002
Messages
2,277
Shooter
Multi Format
you could try pointing the plastic lens into the sun (you've got some of that over there, haven't you? :smile: ) and experiment with flare! I bought my son a $2 plastic camera for a toy but we put a few rolls of B&W thru it and it has recorded some outragous flare (in his hands... I've tried using it for that reason and failed)
 

Ole

Moderator
Moderator
Joined
Sep 9, 2002
Messages
9,250
Location
Bergen, Norway
Shooter
Large Format
Nige, maybe you forgot to put fingerprints on the lens before shooting? That's a surefire way to disappointing flare :tongue:.
 
Photrio.com contains affiliate links to products. We may receive a commission for purchases made through these links.
To read our full affiliate disclosure statement please click Here.

PHOTRIO PARTNERS EQUALLY FUNDING OUR COMMUNITY:



Ilford Photo ADOX Freestyle Photographic Photo Warehouse Stearman Press Weldon Color Lab
Top Bottom