Shoot Crazy Filtered Photography Using A Dishwasher [Instructables How-To]

<p>Turn your boring manual photos into something Instagram-worthy.</p>

If you’re rocking a smartphone these days, there’s no excuse to have badly-lit or uninteresting photos… we can thank countless photo apps like Instagram and Hipstamatic for that. But if you’re really interested in getting that same artsy glow in a manual way, look no further than this how-to from Dr. Lab aka Hti.

Some materials you’ll need are a roll of Kodak Ektachrome E 200 35mm film, a dishwasher and soap for one load, a dark room (like your bathroom), and a hair dryer.

First place your roll of film into the cutlery basket of your dishwasher and add detergent. Then wash the film on a normal cycle… just don’t try to do a load of dishes at the same time (gross!). Once the cycle is finished, rinse the film with cold water.

Then find a dark room and unravel the film in order to blow dry it. Make sure it’s perfectly dry before you wind it back into the canister… this will take about 10 minutes. Then load, shoot, and cross process your film as usual.

With any luck you’ll turn out with gorgeous images like these…

[via Instructables]