Coffee with Dorothy - A Caffenol Workshop
http://www.serenbephotographycenter.com/civicrm/event/info?reset=1&id=161 for event page and link to register
Caffenol – the mixture used to process black and white film made from coffee. Process your black and white film in a special coffee concoction? Have you heard of this? Wanted to try it?
Caffenol is non-toxic and inexpensive! Spend the day at Serenbe Photography Center to hear about this interesting process. Dorothy Northcutt Gray – an avid film user and caffenol veteran – will walk you through the steps involved in processing film with coffee. The morning session 10am-noon is all demo. From 1-4PM, process your film. You can leave film to dry and return within a week or two to scan negatives and make a print. Included in the full day registration is scanning and printing one 8 x 10 or 12 x 12 print.
Dorothy will show you how she does it, provide two recipes, show prints, tell you the pitfalls, and answer any questions. If you wish to give it a whirl – and who doesn’t – you can bring film you shot either already in a can or use a can we have at the center. After a lunch break, the workshop begins – process your film, talk more with Dorothy and have some fun. Your film will hang at the center to dry. After a few days you can return to the center to pick up your negatives, take a moment to scan them or spend a little while making a digital or traditional print with your caffenol processed film.
Here is a list of films to use to participate in the hands on portion of this event:
Slower-speed films are recommended. Either 120 roll-film format or 35mm is fine - whatever you are comfortable with!
Suggested vendors: http://www.freestylephoto.biz./c40-Black-and-White-Film (lowest prices, but a minimum order of $25 is required); http://usa.shop.lomography.com/films/black-white-film
- Foma Fomapan 100 / Arista.EDU 100 (this is the same film, just branded differently.)
- Fuji Neopan Acros 100
- Ilford Delta HP4+ 125
- Kentmere 100
- Kodak Plus-X 125
- Kodak T-Max 100
Lightly expired films are fine.
400 speed and higher films will be more subject to fogging using the recipe I'll demonstrate, and so aren't recommended for the workshop. Kodak's line of "BW400CN" are actually C-41 process films and are definitely not recommended. Kodak's popular Tri-X film is the one black-and-white film known to not play nice with caffenol, and so it is not recommended.