Lately photography (especially analog stuff) has taken a bit of a back seat.
This week I decided to take the next step in the process and have a crack at developing my own film.
What follows is possibly the worst first attempt in the history of photography.
I decided the best idea was to develop a roll that I had accidentally exposed by opening the back of the camera without knowing how much film had been exposed. I considered it basically ruined. So why not experiment with it.
So here I am developing a roll of Kodak Colorplus in my kitchen using Caffenol (a homebrewed b&w development agent made from ingredients you can get at the supermarket).
The recipe I used is straight out of the Caffenol Bible.
Well, it turns out that the film only had 3 frames on it. And there was very little transparency (they were very opaque), this made it very difficult to scan. Not that I have a scanner - I have an mirrorless camera with a 30 year old macro lens that is quite dirty.
Here are two of the three pictures...
Yeah. We hella cute.
Overall I am really happy with the results, especially considering how many mistakes I made. Very keen to have another try with some black & white film that has been exposed properly :D