Meet Dr. Lab aka hti. Straight from the HQ Lomography Archive where he has been whipping up some weird and wonderful experiments just for you. Many thanks Dr. Lab for sharing your laboratory experience, secret techniques and analogue passion in the first of his special edition Film Freak Tipsters. Now come on everyone and do the dishwasher!

The examples seen in this effect were done with Kodak Ektachrome E 200 35mm. Dr. Lab recommends x-pro film when attempting any of these film techniques because the popping colours achieved by cross processing are what really accentuate the great effects.

Step 1: What you will need.

  • 1 Roll Kodak Ektachrome E 200 35mm
  • 1 Dishwasher Cycle (normal)
  • 1 Dark Room (try your bathroom)
  • 1 Hair-Dryer
hey but.. what happens if you do this AFTER taking the photos?
Have you tried this with normal (negative) film?
Ahem! &quot;Science is cool&quot; then why not explain the science? From the instructable, and the lack explanation of what is going on, is more like showing random luck. Real science would show the entire roll, the winners and loosers (there will be lots of bad exposure, heat leaks, over reticulation, etc.) If you take a lab approach, with snip/ exposure tests, denoting temps, time, and mixtures, then you can get repeatable results like a real professional instead of hoping for a cool shot after $200 of your time. <br> <br>I have been processing film for 32 years. You can do some crazy stuff to film with heat, light, chemistry, ammonia/ vinegar fog etc. These tricks aren't new, just new to the kids who grew up 'digital'. You don't need a dishwasher.
Hey. Great film effect. <br>any suggestion for a dishwasher alternative? (as i dont have one). You think soaking in hot water/dish washer detergent would work?
I wanted to ask the same thing! or perhaps throwing it in the washing machine?
Actually, the detergent (the neutral kind, at least) doesn't affect the film at all, it can even be used as a wetting agent at the end of film development. <br>What really makes the difference is the temperature. When you put the film in hot water or blow dry it with hot air, you star to melt the color emulsion layers on the film, causing those amazing colorful spots to appear.

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