I developed my first roll of Lomography Earl Gray 100, And I think this is a rally good film, I may have I over developed the film but I will spend a lot of time working with this film, Because I do like the way the pictures came out. It looks alot like Ilford 400 to me.
I used Ilford Developer to develop this roll once I feel I have a good idea of the beat times and temp for developing the film. I will try to Develop it with caffenol.
Developer 9min at 68*f
Stop Bath 30 sec
Lomography is the commercial trademark of Lomographische AG, Austria for products and services catering to lo-fi photographers[dubious – discuss]. The name is inspired by the former state-run optics manufacturer LOMO PLC of Leningrad (Saint Petersburg), Russia. LOMO PLC created and produced the 35mm LOMO LC-A Compact Automat camera — which became the centerpiece of Lomography’s marketing and sales activities. This camera was loosely based upon the Cosina CX-1 and introduced in the early 1980s.
This is my Lomography Action for Photoshop CS 4 or higher.
10 Rules of Lomography
1 › Take your camera everywhere you go.
2 › Use it any time – day and night.
3 › Lomography is not an interference in your life, but part of it.
4 › Try the shot from the hip.
5 › Approach the objects of your Lomographic desire as close as possible.
6 › Don’t think. (William Firebrace)
7 › Be fast
8 › You don’t have to know beforehand what you captured on film.
9 › Afterwards either.
10 › Don’t worry about any rules.
My second attempt to develop film using Caffenol C, I used my Contina Camera that I got off ebay for 5$. This camera has a Lomography feel and look to it. I used a different formula then the first time I tried to develop black and white film using coffee. This time the film came out much better then the first time I tried it. A deeper darker grain. I did let it just stand develop for 3 min after agitating for 9 min, The first time I just developed it for 9 min with no standing.
1950s Zeiss Ikon Contina Vintage Rangefinder 35mm Film Camera 526/24 45mm Novar
Film I used.
Kodak 100 Tmax
Caffenol-C film developer
Water 8 oz
Arm & Hammer Washing Soda 2½ tsp (level)
Vitamin C powder ¼ tsp (level)
Folger’s Coffee Crystals 4 tsp (slightly rounded, NOT decaf)
9 min agitate 3 times every min
3 min stand
Stop with room temp water.
Let solution stand for about 5 minutes
I use Iford rapid fixer
Flushed with room temp water 3 times
final flush water with automatic dish-washing liquid.
8oz water with 1 tsp dish-washing liquid
I use a traditional stainless steel tank.