I have been messing around with developing negatives myself and want to scan them but I don't have a backlit scanner. I don't have a lot of money currently but have some options that might work for scanning. But I do not have access to a high-quality digital camera that would be better than my phone camera.
I have a non backlit scanner and understand that that won't work, I've seen people talk of various ways to scan with them. The one I keep seeing pop up is using a piece of paper and a light.
If I want to use a digital flatbed scanner that isn't backlit, could I use a light table to manually backlight it consistently instead of using paper and a light or using something to reflect the bottom scanner light through the film. I haven't came across anyone using a light table as a work around and was wondering if that would be viable as an option.
As another option, could I use a light table and my phone to take photos of the scans and then invert and correct the image myself?
I understand neither of these options are ideal but I'm just trying to work with what I've got available to me currently.
If there's any suggestions for ways to make these work better or which option is better pursuing to try and make work, I would appreciate it.