I wanted to try some images of Cross processed Kodak Ektachrome. I love cross processing film. (Cross processsing is the practice of shooting slide film, e-6, and developing it in regular film chemistry, c-41.) So when Kodak asked me to shoot some of their brand new Kodak Ektachrome 120 for their relaunch, I decided to cross process one roll.

Portrait of teenager cross-processed on Kodak Ektachrome E100 by photographer Wendy Laurel
Before shooting the Kodak E100 Ektachrome film, I googled to see if I could find any examples of the film in the 35mm size that released last year. I did not find any solid examples but I did find where the film had been used in the film format cross processed in
director BRTHR filming of Travis Scott’s Butterfly effect music video. I liked the look I saw there.

odak E100 cross processed
I liked that the colors came out true but super saturated with the strong contrast that is the hallmark of cross processed film. I had these Kodak Ektachrome cross-processed scans done by Goodman Film Lab, but the film was developed by Kodak.
couple on raft in ocean shot on Kodak Ektachrome E100 film cross-processed by Maui photographer Wendy Laurel

The double exposure turned out nicely on the cross-processed film. The contrast helped to bring out the flowers in the couple’s silhouette.

Double exposure film image on Kodak Ektachrome E100 film

How to Cross Process Kodak Ektachrome Slide Film in 120

  1. Expose Properly

    For cross processing, shoot the roll of Kodak Ektachrome E100 at box speed (100 iso).

  2. Choose Your Subject

    Shoot on a super sunny day and shoot colorful people or things.

  3. Shoot with the Sun Behind You

    Shoot with the sun behind you at all times. There is a lot of contrast in cross processing so you want to minimize shadows in the images.

  4. Send to a Professional Lab

    Mark it as cross process film roll, telling the lab to process as C-41, and send it in to your photography lab.