The lovely Miss Campbell came to my rescue when I put out a casting call for models to fulfil my college portraiture brief. This time I needed to do a studio shoot and cross process an image. So, the triptych set is examples of cross processing, with varying degrees using Photoshop. In the old days of film photography, cross processing was a deliberate effect and you did it by processing the film in a chemical solution intended for a different type of film. The effect was most likely discovered by mistake in the days of mixing up C-22 and E-4 developer.
We started our morning fairly early sending children off to Aunties and Grannies and then the travelling was next! We finally got ourselves together around lunchtime and headed into town for a spot of lunch. I had a bagette with Chicken and Avacado and my friend showed me up by having a tiny little chocolate cake. She soon confessed that she had stuffed her face in McDonalds with the kids earlier in the morning. I was instantly jealous and thought, I just wish I could get up early enough to make a McDonalds breakfast!
We chatted for about an hour, putting the world to rights and moaning about men, the usual girly chit chat. I was quite excited about doing the photographs because I knew that we could work out between us what needed done. Miss Campbell has previous experience of Photography having sucessfully ran a business herself, so it was a fun day together where we could discuss what we could do.
Like any other client excited to get their hands on the pictures, she was saying to me at the station that I had to send them to her as soon as I got home. They all do it, want the pictures NOW. I understand, I've been there. I've said before that many photographers would rather stick needles in their eyes than put out un-edited photographs. But when it's someone who knows photography etiquette there isnt a problem.
I sent her the pick of un-edited files later that night so she could edit them herself. Photography like many other arts is down to personal taste as well as technique. Everyone has their own way of editing and producing different effects. Some of the images you see have been edited by Miss C and some have been edited by me.