DIY negative film scanning: First try

I was supposed to do my P1 Sabah launch entry, but when I got this overwhelming urge to experiment something, I forget about everything else. I’m experimenting my own spontaneous DIY negative film scanning, using a negative film, DSLR camera and a good backlight.

Since the ceiling light is being a scumbag and not turning on, my room became the Darkroom for tonight. I grab the memory suitcase and find all of the old negative that was being kept, I just set my phone camera light on, position the negative film between the light source and my camera, snap! snap! snap!

After a few editing and conversion, these are the results…

DIY scan negatives, visit to F&N Kolombong

This is actually taken by me, our class was having a study tour to F&N Kolombong. I think the year was 1997. I used a very badly scratched translucent plastic as back cover, hence the scratched effect.

These are from my dad’s,

Dad in Nike shirt

Check out that 60’s TV yo!

Photo is unclear, but how do I know that guy is my dad? Easy, dark skin and same pose that I always do. 😉

And here’s another one,

Dad's friend I guess

This one was from my dad’s uncle I believe,

black & white negatives from dad's uncle

Notice the white ghost on the left? thats my fingers, since this is a black & white photo, it turns out just nice, I just have to adjust it a bit.

Same goes for this photo too, another black & white. I don’t know who she is, but she’s kinda cute. 🙂

Double exposure, of a lady and a boy at the background

Double exposure? or just overlapping?


That is all for this entry, I know that all of these reproduction are hastily done. Next time I’m gonna improve or change the method, and I’m gonna produce it as perfect as I can next time.

More negative films

Still more negative films to be developed…




Scan those negatives into positives

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6 Responses

  1. Aki Borneo says:

    uina.. ko masi ada lagi simpan ni?? sa punya yang lama2 teda sudah oh.. 😀
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    • Rungitom says:

      Alala, kena buang sudah ka tu?
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  2. Sapphire St. says:

    I have a quick fix for hasty post-process with good outcome. Post will be up soon.
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    • Rungitom says:

      Thanks! 🙂
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  3. Zezebel Lair says:

    Sadly, semua negative zaman muda-muda dulu dah hilang, kalau tak, saya pun boleh bereksperimentasi..tapi nevermind, takde DSLR jg..
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    • Rungitom says:

      Zaman sekarang lagi senang simpan gambar dari dulu. 🙂
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