A fun way to pep up black and white pictures is to modify the colors of the picture. For instance, take this iconic picture of Che Guevara. is is based on a black and white picture. I replaced white with red to to achieve the look of the well know version of this image.
Replacing white with red is not the only option. Using the brightness a white or a black image for the RGB channels allows in total 64 variants to combine into a colored picture.
I always wondered how does a photographic film look like during processing. Is there a visible image right after developing the film? Or is the image hidden below the anti halation protection layer and not visible until the film is in the fixation bath? Let’s find out! Continue reading IR video of a film being processed→