There is only one way to know how your roll of redscale film will behave in different conditions and camera settings. You have to experiment. Here's what I did and found out.
Redcale films are unpredictable. But if you want the confidence of knowing the probability of a certain color result from your photos then you must shoot a test roll.
Every camera will produce a different redscale result. With SLRs to Rangefinders to the cult classic Vivitar UWS, not to mention the LC-W in my camera library, I decided to experiment with my Yashica GSN as one possible camera dedicated for shooting redscale. This was also due to being influenced/encouraged by plasticpopsicle ’s use of her Yashica Electro for redscales.
As such, for the purpose of my experiment I used a roll of Kodak Colorplus 200 film which I redscaled myself. I deliberately selected ISO 50 as my film speed setting because I felt that it would the lowest handheld speed that I can manage with this camera. As this was an aperture priority camera I selected f1.7, f4 and f8 to experiment with.
Here are the results when used in a bright but fairly covered open space around noon.
As you would expect, you will get orangy hues when used in a well shaded place.
Based on my experiment and experience with Kodak films, I think I will stick to the f1.7 setting when i want vintage/washed out colors. For deeper orange/reds, f8 and above works for me.
When the founders of Revolog started working on ways to create special effects film as a college project, little did they know that it would blossom into a full blown international business. Meet Hannah Pribitzer and Michael Krebs — the passionate Vienna-based photographers behind the wonderful analog film company, Revolog!
A true Lomographic gem, the Lomo LC-A+ RL is blessed with good looks and bursting with experimental potential. Get ready to shoot amazing Lomographic photos by experimenting with MX shots, long exposures and a whole range of accessories!
Capture the world and all its contours in vibrant, wide-angled photographs any time, any where! The LC-A 120 is an adventure of its own with lots of exciting functions to experiment with, like seamless long exposures or full ISO control. It's also super-fast and ultra-compact - perfect for your everyday. If you're worried about the Medium Format film, don't be! You are free to use any 120 Film you want and there are plenty to choose from. In fact, that's what makes this camera so versatile! Scroll through this gallery for a little taste of the glorious shots this nifty invention is capable of.
It is clear from the wild variety of photos in the website that Lomographers will do just about anything to get a good shot. Some swap rolls with friends overseas while others concoct unheard-of film soups. And then there are the masters of operations, the ones who spy and crouch their way to a share-worthy picture. This is one such story.
There's nothing more satisfying than taking fantastic photos with a camera that you built yourself. If you've always wanted to impress your friends with your mad DIY skills, pick up a Konstruktor Camera Kit and show them what you've got! It's also a cool way to get them into Lomography, because as you build the camera you'll discover how analogue photography works. Oh, and the Konstruktor takes gorgeous photos, too - check out the gallery and see what we mean!
It's Tipstember! For this month, we will be awarding 25 fat piggies to every tipster article that gets published on the Lomography Magazine. You can share tips on composition, lighting, film experiments and camera modifications; or maybe techniques for shooting portraits, landscapes, still life and even wildlife! If you don't have tricks up your sleeve, however, you can still contribute to the Magazine and let your voice be heard. Here are some suggestions.
Ever since light painting was invented, it inspired artists from all around the globe to magical creations that capture hidden movements and reinvent the world we live in. "Life is a fairy tale, stay wild little child!" is what they want to tell us. Bringing light to life became the next challenge for anyone rigged with a film camera and a creative mind.
Now, how can you take your analogue light paintings from the ordinary to the outstanding? After the carriage came the car, so we definitely need some spacy inventions to follow the old school light pen. So here it is, our new best friend: The Pixelstick!
Aside from photography, newcomer Dmitri Berenger enjoys a multitude of hobbies including gardening, watching movies, and discovering music. In this interview, he talks about his photographic style, his inspirations, choosing film cameras over digital gear, and many more.
Lomographer Carina, or landei in the community, regards the Sprocket Rocket as a "versatile plastic camera." For her, it doesn't only take great travel snapshots but makes an interesting conversation starter as well. In this interview, Carina expounds more on what makes the Sprocket Rocket her go-to camera.