One thing that I love about film photography is the magic involved with the chemicals to revel what your eyes see against your camera.
I always try to experiment with film, you never know when it is going to end with, last year I created a pinhole panoramic camera I ended with 6 photos from one 120mm film of 6 x 12, a lot of fun. But my problem was in fact that my scanner does not support 120mm film even the new 6×12 frame photo of my pinhole camera.
Creative and extreme scanning, image transfers, texture layering and much more.
So I did a little search on flickr and find a cool solution. I did my own film scanner so, my option only to be able to show my experiments was to take a photo from the film. So I created a film scanner using a shoe box I cut the hole and add a 6×6 and 6×12 mask, cut a hole in the top for the flash, and then add some paper to diffuse the light.
Here is the inside of the box, I added 2 layers of wax paper to diffuse the light.
You only need to take a photo of the film and then in Ligtroom or Photoshop invert the colors and have fun. Now you can get a digital copy of your film experiments. This work for me, I know It may not be the best but to share on flickr works fantastic.
Here is one of my experiments using the DiY film scanner
I hope you enjoy this tip, I originally wrote this post on my blog but its in Spanish so I thought it will be cool sharing here the tip. If you need help you can leave a comment on my blog or on my flickr.
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