When I first joined the community, I was a little skeptical towards film swaps but the colourful surprises that you get are worth every penny!
My first film swap was with @pussylove. She opened my eyes to the possibilities and when she scanned in the roll of Sensia 100 I sent her, I was amazed by how vividly pink everything was.
She sent me a film I’d never used before, a Velvia 50f. I chose to shoot this at our local museum. I had no idea what to expect from her roll and the wonderful green and yellow tones made every picture wonderful.
My next swap was with @traaaart. I noticed him post a message on the shoutbox ‘Anyone want to do a film swap?’ and I thought, why not!
I sent him my new favourite film, a Provia 100f. He sent me back another Sensia 100, but what a difference to the last one!
When I scanned it, in there were more purple tones, less pink. Here are the best of both.
After @traaaart, was @lighthouseblues. She liked my home, I liked hers, so we went for it. This time we did a little planning, we decided to shoot fauna each first then when the roll arrived, we’d both shoot architecture over the top of it.
Once again I sent a Provia, but the results were much different. There was more variety in the colours, I expect as the fauna added much to the swap.
I was once again, massively surprised by what I got sent, a Velvia 100f, another film I hadn’t yet had the chance to use. Her snowy landscapes lit up my summer buildings like magic.
Film swaps are something that is part of the lomo lifestyle, a chance to become better acquainted with other members of the community, all over the world. So don’t fret, if anyone offers you the opportunity, jump at it. Not only will you be amazed at the results, if you use slide film, the rainbow of colours will blow you away too!