A tricky light hungry monster of a film that when tamed a little yields amazing results.
To begin, Redscale is film reversed in the canister to have what would normally be the backside of the film that would receive light last, now receives the image first from the lens. With that said, I have had a love/hate affair with Lomography Redscale 100 35mm film for most of my Lomo history. I have run it through nearly all my early cameras with hair pulling, teeth gnashing results. I could not figure out how to get the beautiful images displayed by my fellow analog enthusiasts here. I deleted those images or threw away tons of negatives.
What was I doing wrong?
A few very talented and helpful members helped me out with a little tip: Slow the film down, change the ISO to even lower than the 100 rating. Go ISO 50 or 25 even. Great advice!
But there is something even more magical afoot. Something I realized as I gazed amazed at so many images. A certain camera was a match for the redscale, a camera that could not possible shoot below ISO 100 without tricks or extra manipulation: The LC-A+. This camera handled the light hungry Lomography Redscale like a rodeo cowboy on a light hungry bull. It captured all I wanted. It did what I wanted! Was redscale made for the LC-A+? I had to test it myself.
I was blown away. The light meter knew just how much to feed this film that tricked me so many times.
When I bought my LC-Wide I had to know if it could handle the Redscale as well. The results were inconceivable.
If you have one of the LC-A family, I encourage you to try this little quirky film in your camera and enjoy the brilliant red tones
If you'd be shooting in low light, at night, or in any other situation that would require a high speed film for best results, why don't you try the Lomography Color Negative 800 for 35mm cameras? Allow five of our community members to convince you with their respective reviews in this installment of Reviews on Rewind.
The new movie Jurassic World is taking the world by storm. As the film progresses, it tells the story of a fictional dinosaur park called Jurassic World and the adventure that unfolds when man attempts to tame the wild creatures. And coincidentally, the Lomography Diana Mini camera makes a special appearance.
You want your subject be the center of attention? Petzval lens photos are recognizable for sharpness and crispness in the centre, strong color saturation, wonderful swirly bokeh effect, artful vignettes and narrow depth of field that will make your subjects stand out!
The LomoChrome Turquoise film boasts bold and unpredictable colors, so I thought "redscaling" it would yield an even more dramatic result. Much to my surprise, the dominant color palette of my photographs revealed LomoChrome Turquoise's soft and delicate side.
Take a step closer to your subject and discover a whole new realm of amazing patterns and shapes. Add the signature colors from a redscale film for an amazing architecture shot that's truly POTD material!
This film has fine grain, especially when cross-processed in C41. And if you use a Lomo camera, maybe the LC-A or the LC-Wide, the results will be more interesting with strong vignettes in your pictures!
As you may have read in my previous article, I truly fell in love with Lomography when I combined my Fisheye camera with an old Canon AE-1 for magical photographic results. Last summer, I took so many pictures of flowers that it started to become almost boring for me. My waning interest and the coming winter meant that I had to figure out something else to do with my 35mm film.
Durham is a beautiful but tiny university city in the north of England famous for its amazing cathedral, which is one of Britain's best loved buildings. When I was studying at the university, I loved to go for crisp, autumnal walks around the cathedral and the river, kicking the leaves and basking in the golden glow of the season. The Lomography Redscale film perfectly captures the beauty of this time of year.
Unfortunately, it happens sometimes that your resulting pictures are not what you expected - the image doesn't look that good, the colors are bland, and the subject is banal. Indeed, it couldn't be picture of the year! Herein I propose a second chance for your pictures by modifying your 35mm negatives. Just pick up some ideas from here, experiment, and scan your negatives with the Lomography Smartphone Scanner. Anything is possible: burning, scratching, putting on hydrochloric acid, balsamic vinegar, nail polish, bleach, or raspberry juice... use your imagination and write down your new film soup recipe! You can find a sample of the effects in this article.