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Friday, July 20, 2012

Hair dye as a B&W developer!

People who read my blog, knows that I already tried to develop color negative film with hair dye. For some reason I couldn't stablish a well proven recipe that works always the same way. After some success and failures, I could develop film with some vestiges of color but not realy, look here.

Now, I am trying to restart experimenting with hair dye because there is a lot of developers in the ingredients. If you have derivatives of p-Aminophenol or p-Phenilenediamine then it must work. Because color developers are also silver developers, I had the idea of experimenting only hair dye and an alkali and see if it works for B&W negative film. In fact, it does, the result was weak but I am sure now that hair dye is a potential candidate to film color development, it contains realy substances that develop silver and perhaps color.

Camera: Canon TLB; Film: Fomapan 100 ISO; Developer: Hair dye+alkali; Fixer: Ammonium Thiosulfate;  Scanner: Epson V500; Software: Photoscape






Camera: Canon TLB; Film: Agfa Plus 100 ISO; Developer: Hair dye+alkali; Fixer: Ammonium Thiosulfate;  Scanner: Epson V500; Software: Photoscape




The second picture was scanned reflexive!!! In fact, I made bleach by-pass and so it was impossible to scan at transparency, and the image was positive (!!!) but mirrored. So, it was scannable with a normal scanner. This picture has vestiges of the right colors, allthough it was not inverted but direct scanned. On the left is a pH meter that is yellow, in the middle, the bottle is magenta in reality and if you observe the flowers in the wall, enlarged, you may percieve colors.

New:

The same photo as above, scanned reflexive too but tweaked in order to put more color in evidence.

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