Friday, 10 December 2010

Cross Process and iPhone photo apps

During the frost I discovered a photographic technique called Cross Process. If you are a photographer you will know about it, but to laymen it is processing positive colour film (slide film) in colour negative chemicals. Beautiful and other-worldly colour mixes are created, often involving happy accidents. I discovered a way of doing this in Photoshop, and applied it to my frozen plant pictures.
This is the link if you want to try it yourself:
Cross Processing in Photoshop - color negative art effect |

These are my images:
Blue cross process

Brown cross process

Green and brown cross process (my favourite)

If you have an iPhone4 there are a bunch of apps which help this process and save time. 
RetroCamera and Mill Colour are pretty good. PictureShow is loads of fun and does all sorts of other natty things, the image below was made with it.

My favourite app is Hipstamatic, which has lots of lenses, films and flashes to use and experiment with.


Combom said...

good to see u doing things with photos :)

Rebecca Wright said...

Its good to do something different, I used to love photography at Art School and somehow became a bit rubbish at it in the last decade, so this has woken me to getting good compositions. I'm hoping to do a bit of wet developing next year at a photo workshop, just as a bit of fun.