Solarization with a cell phone

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  1. Youngun

    Youngun TPF Noob!

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    In my photo class that I'm taking, one of my peers was trying to "Solarize" (I've heard this technique is actually called something else, like Sabatiar or something) a print (cheap VC paper) during development. He tried using overhead lights but to no avail. Finally (after a call from a friend) he got the idea to use his cell phone...and it worked! Parts of the image were solarized, making the photograph really interesting. Next time I'm in the darkroom I might have to try waving my cell phone around.
     
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    You can also take the negative out of the enlarger and flash it with that light.
     
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    When I did a sabatier, I used 2 enlargers. One ws set for the first exposer with the image, the other just blank. I did a bunch of test strips to get both exposeres correct. Its just a pain to get the 2 exposure (pure light) correct. If you cant use 2 enlargers, use a wide angle light. Even if you have to go in another room and use the fixed lights, do it. A cell phone is not bright enough and does not have a wide enough beam. You would have to move then phone across the image evenly to get an even image.

    This is one of the images I did with it. It isnt a true Sabatier, but the same method. I still have to scan my true solarized image (I'll get to it tommorow maybe).
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