Read about my first time using my Sprocket Rocket (one of my favorite Lomography cameras that I wanted to hold on my hands!) with redscale film and how I learned to scan it with my new Epson Scanner.
Thanks to a famous Spanish fashion brand, I could get my Sprocket Rocket. I have been waiting for months to use it for first time. In fact, it was a camera that I always wanted to have. I love the design and shape. The truth is that I love most of the Lomography cameras! Love everything about them—the design of the cameras, the packaging, and also the books!
So, I had been waiting to use it because I was waiting to have my film scanner to scan the film with it holes! Then, I had the scanner, the camera, the film…and a good trip to visit Bilbao (a city located in the north of Spain).
So I took my Sprocket Rocket, loaded it with a Redscale XR 50-200 film, one of my favorite films, because it gives you lots of results and different colors. I began to capture one of the most emblematic areas of the city, where the Guggenheim museum is located.
I like the format of the Sprocket Rocket, so wide and original, but for these photos I limited myself to take pictures correctly and some double exposures. I wanted to learn all about it, but next time I’ll try more things!
For me, the most fun thing is that you can wind the film backward or forwards, so you can do double exposures whenever you want! Other things I love are the sprocket holes, because they give your photos a vintage look that it’s great!
Once, the film was developed, the scanning time had arrived. Problem number one, I haven’t got the DigitaLIZA Scanning Mask (I’d like to buy it when I have enough piggies) that had helped me a lot, but I could put the negatives into the scan perfectly to scan them with it holes. I think the result is good!
The disadvantage of redscale comes in the adjustment of tone and saturation—it’s really complicated! You can’t use automatic adjustment! But it was a good way to use for first time my Sprocket Rocket and to know more about the scanning process!
The Sprocket Rocket is the first wide-angle camera dedicated entirely to sprockets. And with dual winding knobs for easy multiple exposures, there is no limit to your analogue creativity with this panoramic wonder. See the Sprocket Rocket in our Shop!