plastic lens 35mm and cross processed film experiment...

Discussion in 'Alternative Processes' started by Sean, Sep 22, 2003.

  1. Sean

    Sean Admin Staff Member

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    Ok, well got my first roll of the experiment back. Posted a pic in the anniversary gallery.

    http://www.apug.org/site/main/album_page.php?pic_id=670

    I used a $6 reloadable plastic lens camera fixed at iso200, with a 28mm lens. Provia100 processed in c-41.

    I found that using the full 35mm frame doesn't make for an interesting look. However, when cropping in on the frame and using around 1/4th of the full frame, gives that soft abstract feel associated with the plastic lens. For my next roll I'm going to concentrate on images composed from a distance, then crop inward for the final print. I also think I'll stick with the cross-processing because I know what to expect next time around. Will post my next results...

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    I've rethought the experiment and have done the following. Using photoshop (gasp), I removed the color and blurred some of the edge and adjusted the contrast. I'm sure I can pull off the same exact thing in the darkroom (but my darkroom isn't built yet). I really like the look so far and am going to keep experimenting with this. Thanks for any input! :smile:
     
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    Well, just posted shots from the second roll in the new apug "experimental gallery". I'm starting to get a good feel for the camera now. I have been composing the shots from a distance to enhance the plastic lens effect. So far I'm happy...
     
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    as there is now a 'plastic lens' gallery...! :lol:
    I've just joined the fun with some holga double exposure pics I took a while back