Kodak BW400CN w/ Asahi-Pentax K1000-50mm
Hi there! My name is Nicole Gelinas and I have some photos to share. I took my Asahi Pentax K1000 film camera on a photo shoot along with my 50mm lens.
I wanted to experiment with my film by taking Kodak BW400CN and making it redscale. To do this I went into a completely dark room, pulled all of the film from the roll, snipped it close to the film canister, flipped the film to the other side, and taped the cut ends back together. Once that was done I wound the film back up into the canister and loaded it into my camera to shoot with.
Making BW400CN into redscale film created the purplish tint in the photos above. If I would have just shot the roll as I bought it, it would have been just black and white. The reason you can do this with Kodak BW400CN film is because it is black and white film (chromogenic film) that is developed in color chemicals (C-41) instead of black and white chemicals. Pretty neat huh?
If you want to try this technique just know that you will need more light coming through the camera. I shot these photos at ISO 100-200 to compensate, but I think some of them are still underexposed a bit.
With this roll of film I also attempted to do some double exposures with my Pentax K1000. I have owned this camera since high school and I have never once tried to take two pictures on one frame. This camera is not made to function in this way so I had to fuss with it to get it to work.
What I did was take the first exposure, then instead of advancing the film I held the rewind button on the bottom of the camera and at the same time advance the film lever completely. Then I was able to take a second exposure. It did work, but with only two hands it was hard to hold in the rewind button and advance the film totally, so sometimes the film only made it halfway around, which is why there are a few frames that overlap!