Conventional wisdom says you need lots of light to shoot a roll of redscale film. Typically, this means shooting outdoors. But did you know that it’s actually not necessary to shoot redscale outdoors?
If you are equipped with the LC-W loaded with a roll of redscale film, the world or rather, indoors, will present you with even greater photo opportunities that seem to scream for the use of redscale.
Here’s my hypothesis.
Considering that the LC-W has a tendency to overexposure slide films in the great outdoors when shot at box speed but works fine when underexposed by a stop or two, it appears logical that redscale films are the natural choice for this camera. To test this hypothesis of mine, I loaded a roll of Kodak Ultramax 400 film which I redscaled myself and went shooting.
The results were somewhat expected, which validated my hypothesis.
But some photos simply blew me away like the following one.
This photo above is one of my favourite photos so far. When I do shoot redscale, which is rather often, I tend to favour the green/blue tones of the film. I can’t explain it, but I like the color. Another contender is the one below.
Reviewing my photos, I started to understand how particular brands of film will behave under certain conditions. For example, I have also tried the Lomography Redscale XR 50 – 200 films with a SLR. And I like the results when I expose the film at lower ISOs and shot indoors.
The tinge of red/orange makes the photo(s) look nostalgic to me.
Naturally, this little test of mine is inconclusive. But if the results are anything to go by, I’d say that this is perhaps one way to pleasantly surprise yourself if you’re in the mood for experimental photography.
See the rest of my LC-W indoor shoot album “here”: http://www.lomography.com/homes/uncle_jay/albums/1883400-lc-w-kodak-ultramax-400-redscale-changi-airport-in-redscale