Link: Table Salt Fixer Recipe
This might be of interest to the experimental/DIY film developers among you. You’ve probably heard or read somewhere that you can use salt water for fixing. You might be skeptical about it. Well, according to this blog post, you can make a working fixer by mixing a minimum of 300 grams of table salt with 1 liter of water. The caveat? Fixing time is 2 days. Not too bad if you’re not in a hurry. Plus, table salt is cheap and can be bought anywhere. I’m assuming the fixing is done at room temperature.
A related discussion thread on Flickr can be found by joining this group .
And here’s a picture from a roll of film fixed with salt.
Will experiment with this in the near future and let you know the results.
Old Polaroid yields eerie development: a long-dead uncle
I’m usually happy enough just to find an empty cartridge with some battery juice left in it when I buy one.
What a headline! Kodak phases out digital businesses, keeps film alive
That’s unheard of in this digital age. Good for them! And good for us, film shooters!
Link: heather powazek champ – Impossible Project Colour Film — an incomplete illustrated history
The latest Impossible Project instant colour film looks very impressive! I wonder if you still need to shade it from light when it ejects. If not, that’d be perfect!
Solo | Brownie Hawkeye Flash
Solo passed away today at age 25. He was one of the donkeys at the Donkey Sanctuary of Canada. I’m saddened by his passing but glad that I caught this moment in his life on film and that I have this picture to remember him by.
Link: How to make a film pack ND filter for your Polaroid SX-70 | Angie Muldowney
If you want to use Impossible Project PX680 film in a Polaroid camera designed to take SX70 film and you find shipping cost to order the pack filter from Impossible Project too crazy (like I do), the linked blog post shows you how to make a DIY pack filter using a sheet of gel filter that can be had pretty cheaply from a local source.
Link: Building an instant Holga
I’ve always wanted a Holgaroid. I’ve got a Polaroid back for my Hasselblad that I could potentially use, but I don’t really want to destroy my beloved Holga. This is an excuse for me to get another one, I guess!