Scanning Negatives via iPhone

I found this great tip for checking your film negatives guerrilla-style via the iPhone.

1. First hold your negative up to a light source to illuminate from behind.

2. Take a photo of the negative (get the focus right! I use Camera Awesome app).

3. Using Photogene2 app crop the negative and then slide the Level controls from left to right and right to left. This changes negative to positive.

4. Check out the scanned image!

This is good for proofing your negatives before proper scanning and works well with medium and large format negatives, I haven’t tried it with 35mm yet.