Ready for Redscale: Make Your Redscales Look Their Best!

Newbies and veterans of the Lomography community, redscale film is perfect for you! The trick is knowing how to utilize your redscale film to produce the ultimate look. From special locations, to lighting, create an powerful red image that speaks from a true Lomograph heart!

I was in a time and place we all have been: on one hand I was holding my first Lomography camera. I was blind to the capabilities and emotions that this little Fisheye No. 2 could invoke in its photos. In my other hand I held a small box containing Lomography Redscale Negative 100. When I got my photos back, I was hooked. Not only on this beautiful camera, but this beautiful red, yellow, unpredictable, film. Over a year, I have found the tricks and tips for creating the ultimate photo with this redscale film.

Best Locations to shoot Redscale film: While shooting this film for the 6th time, I was in New Mexico. New Mexico is famous for its desert and rustic landscape and mountains. Along with my buddy, Canon EOS 650, I decided that the desert would be the perfect setting! Why? The red tones of the film give the picture itself a hot, steamy tone. But not all countries have a desert and mountain range at their disposal. So my advice is shoot at a desolate, abandoned place to give a rustic and steamy tone.

Light is your best friend! This red film will look scorching hot in a lighting and make any viewer sweat with awe. Flash though, does not always look the best. To get the best lighting go outside on a sunny day around 1:00 when the day is at it’s highest.

Best Subjects: I have found that the best subject you can have with redscale film is landscapes and close ups of plants. The color of the photos will make you look at these subjects in a completely different light. Landscapes let you absorb so much in, while macro shots of plants give you a whole new light to observe your common flowers in!

I am no 6 year community member of Lomography, but I was welcomed into the community with open arms. I have experimented, and played it safe. Nothing comforts me more than picking up a role of 35mm redscale negative film and setting out for a day of hot sun!

written by abigail0605 on 2012-09-06 in #gear #tipster #tipster #redscale #desert #hot #select-what-this-tipster-is-about #light #film #tone #select-type-of-tipster

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