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Mkillmer
22-Feb-2014, 05:03
I've been pursuing colour paper negatives for a while now. Finally I'm starting to have some success with Fuji Crystal Archive and a combination of 85B,85C, Magenta and Yellow filters.
My technique is to set filters depending on the light source then develop in standard RA-4 (I use Tetanol)
Here's some of mine - anybody else have some to share?
http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7333/12654029773_d12b907d68_b.jpg
Baseball Glove
Filters 85B-85C-25Y- 20M
Studio Flash

http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7392/12692873513_c0e0c88993_b.jpg
Pears
85B-85C-40M-30Y
Colour balanced in photoshop

MMELVIS
25-Feb-2014, 19:26
Very nice work, I am interested in seeing more samples

lkkang
25-Feb-2014, 19:46
hi Mkillmer,

nice work... BRAVO !!!

I have been shooting lots of B&W paper negatives and is looking into paper color negatives too....
Question, do you need to do a contact print to get the positive color ? or can you do a one-time exposure to get the positive image onto paper ?

Billy

Mkillmer
26-Feb-2014, 06:23
Hi Billy,
Thanks for the kind words.
I've been scanning and inverting. But... if you did want to contact print you could use a colour enlarger and set the head to something like C25 Y100 M100 (I guess!) and it should print really well.
There is a reverse process that uses Kodak paper and dektol as a first developer then fogging then RA-4 development as per usual. I tried this once and the results were so horrible I gave up immediately:
http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8346/8211372345_76dd0fbd6d_z.jpg
It looks like a 1970-'s nightmare.

lkkang
26-Feb-2014, 06:46
thanks for the reply...
looking forward to see more of your works here...

Billy

Mkillmer
26-Feb-2014, 07:06
Since you asked...
These were taken with a studio strobe with 85B-85V-25Y-20M filters...

http://farm4.staticflickr.com/3739/12654391284_2e25de8ba3_c.jpg

http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7333/12654029773_d12b907d68_c.jpg

Mkillmer
27-Feb-2014, 14:17
I tried an alternate set of filters tonight with the flash - this time Yellow-Coffee-85C.
There was too much yellow in the straight invert, but it balanced out fine. This image was over exposed, I shot at aperture f/6.3 rather than f/16.
I metered for ISO 6 so I guess that I shot at about ISO 1.5 or maybe a bit lower.
http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7409/12812208413_1e4d946731_c.jpg

This image was better metered (ISO 3), but it didn't balance as well...
http://farm6.staticflickr.com/5501/12813177845_b33e2174f7_c.jpg

Holdenrichards
27-Feb-2014, 14:51
Very COOL!

mollypix
25-May-2016, 08:19
Where do you put these filters?
is it on the camera while taking
or when printing the paper neg later?
Thanks


I tried an alternate set of filters tonight with the flash - this time Yellow-Coffee-85C.
There was too much yellow in the straight invert, but it balanced out fine. This image was over exposed, I shot at aperture f/6.3 rather than f/16.
I metered for ISO 6 so I guess that I shot at about ISO 1.5 or maybe a bit lower.
http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7409/12812208413_1e4d946731_c.jpg

This image was better metered (ISO 3), but it didn't balance as well...
http://farm6.staticflickr.com/5501/12813177845_b33e2174f7_c.jpg

Bipin
25-May-2016, 09:02
I've always wanted to try colour paper negatives. Great work - I hope to see more!

Greg
25-May-2016, 16:03
You might want to take a look at:

http://robertcalafiore.com

Bob has been doing some really creative large (30x40 and larger) color paper negatives shot with ultra-large pinhole cameras for years.

Drew Wiley
25-May-2016, 16:08
Sure interesting bronze-like or glowing golden colors. You should have done a formal portrait for Don Corleone!

BetterSense
25-May-2016, 19:23
I have often thought of using RA4 paper as a black and white negative...because paper can be had easily in colossal sizes, and unlike black and white paper, RA4 paper is panchromatic. I have heard that RA4 paper doesn't build much density, but if you needed more density you could do bleach-bypass color developing.