Provia 100 look in Cross processing.

Discussion in 'Film and Processing' started by dhiren, Oct 5, 2005.

  1. Hello, I have seen some really well processed images [IMO] using Provia 100 [not 100F], I am attaching few samples if someone know how to achieve that look throught cross processing and which E6 film to use, I would really appreiciate it. I mostly think its provia 100, but I could be wrong.
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  2. BTW, this is KK+'s work from Flickr.com, here is sample 2
     
  3. I like the way it maintains good skin tones, but also gives the cyan color cast and blows out highlights.
     
  4. i think youv'e answered your own question there. The film has been cross processed, that's it :)

    as for the green casts, thats what fujifilm typically comes out like.
     
  5. I guess I wasn't clear, I wanted to know which film other than Provia 100 would react like this to cross processing. I saw some samples of Provia 100F, but it wasn't anywhere close to the discontinued Provia 100.
     
  6. I'm no expert in cross processing, but ex-Kodaker Rowland Mowrey
    recommended the old-style Ektachromes (EPN, EPP, etc.) for
    cross processing, and I remember them looking as good as, or better
    than, your sample, which doesn't look like x-p RDP2 to me.
     
  7. You dont think 100f looks like your samples? i would say that most fujifilms come out this way giving a coldish green cast. Velvia is a little more subtle with its cast but it would depend on where you get it processed. so many variables with cross processing. I have attached an example of a provia 100f shot. It was pushed so is darker than what it would normally be.
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  8. As for his highlights being so blown out...maybe use flash and pull a few stops? Looks to be quite a lot of white light wherever he is shooting. Hope this helps, its nice to know that you wanna get this effect, a lot of people dislike cross processing, but each to their own 'ay!?
     
  9. Most Kodak slide films are excellent for cross-processing -- they have a better reputation than Fuji films in this regard. My best results were made with old-school Kodak Ektachrome Professional Plus 100 (EPP), but the other Ektachrome films also have great potential, especially E100G. I suggest you try both films, they should be pretty close to your examples.
    This said, you should be aware that cross-processing results are often inconsistent and hard to predict. A lot depends on lighting and the color of the light (sunny, clouds, tungsten, flash etc). And don't forget that cross-processing results in negative film, so you can have some color adjustments made in the printing of the picture.
    In the end, you will have to try everything yourself and see if you (or your clients) like the look of the images. "It's the only way to be sure."
     
  10. As Bill notes, Mr. Mowrey did advocate old ektachromes, as they are excellent for this. I prefer the tungsten line, the first sample reminds me a bit of EPY.
     

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