Kodak Color Plus 200 is a cheap and cheerful accessible film that produces the best photos when used outdoors. Take a look at some of the photos I've taken using this film after the jump!
I got my first film camera around a year ago and knew absolutely nothing about the different kinds of films that were out there. I ripped my Holga K200NM out of the box like an excited child and all I wanted to do was play with my new toy and have fun (isn’t that the spirit of Lomography, after all?). With such ignorance to the different kinds of film, I went on eBay and chose the first item that came up on my search, and this happened to be Kodak Color Plus 200 film.
Hearing so-so reviews about the quality of Color Plus 200 film, I wasn’t sure what to expect — and to be honest I still haven’t been completely won over. I found that when shot with my K200nm camera, outdoor shots gave a sweet grainy effect, that looked as though you’d stepped into a dream, but indoor shots had a tendency to look “foggy” and just missing that certain something to really make them really pop. I’m yet to experiment with cross-processing which I hope will bump up the colours!
However, when I shot this film with my Diana Mini, the outdoor shots were mind-blowing, reliving that gorgeous 1960s retro feel that Lomography is famous for. Indoor shots still held that disappointing cloudy-esque feel, though I did play about with a photo editing software (a Lomography sin I’m ashamed of) and found that the indoor photos could be salvaged if the shadows were increased a little.
As a university student, I find this film to be cheap and cheerful and easy to get a hold off — perfect for those on a budget! As it’s 35mm, it’s convenient for developing too, just make sure you’ve got a camera that will do the photos justice!
I’d say that it’s best used outside on a sunny day, as in dark conditions it fails to perform to a fantastic quality. But hey, if all you can remember from that crazy party is a blur then this film will capture those foggy memories perfectly!