Category: Tongue In Cheek

Cross Processing

A brief guide to cross processing (or making a super hipstery instagrammy picture the old school way).

1. Load a color slide film into a plastic toy camera.
2. Shoot a fabulous picture of a trendy location
3. Develop the positive film in chemicals meant for negative film
4. Scan
5. No need for any filters for vignetting, colors or edge printing. They are already there!

Bleach Bypass

As you may know, Photoshop, Lightroom and other image processing software have an effect called “bleach bypass” that has a reduced saturation.

How can you emulate that effect if you shoot film?

Here’s a wild idea. As the normal C41 process has develop-bleach-fix-wash-stab steps, try bypassing the bleach step.