Lomography Redscale XR 50-200: A Perfect Companion for Pinhole Photography

Are you curious about pinhole photography, but afraid you might not be skillful enough to get good results? With the Redscale XR film you’ll (hardly) have to worry about the right exposure!

Credits: desibel

I am more of a “don’t think, just shoot”-kinda girl and don’t want to worry too much about the correct exposure time. But pinhole photography seems to require some more deliberation. That’s why the Redscale XR 50-200 film to me is perfect companion for pinhole photography!

Credits: desibel

Exposure time
Because the pinhole is so small, it takes much longer to expose your film properly compared to your average camera. For comparison: the shutter speed on the Diana F+ and the La Sardina is 1/100 of a second (in the N, normal mode). Depending on the light conditions and the sensitivity (ISO/ASA) of the film, through a pinhole it could take seconds or minutes to expose the film properly. Hell, it could even take days, weeks or months!

Credits: desibel

Exposure of Redscale XR film
Soooo how do you know how long to expose the film? Even “seconds or minutes” is still a very broad guideline. That’s why the Redscale XR 50-200 is perfect. The XR stands for “extended range”, which basically means you don’t have to be very precise with the exposure time. The longer you expose the film, the more colourful or sepia-like your photos will turn out. With a shorter exposure time you’ll get more red, almost monochrome photos.

Credits: desibel

Guideline
In normal daylight settings I expose the film for a minimum of 15 seconds for up to a minute. Personally I like the results best when the film is exposed for 30 seconds or up. But as long as you keep the 15-seconds minimum in daylight you’ll be fine! Don’t be afraid to stretch that 1-minute “maximum”, as redscale film is almost impossible to overexpose!

Have you taken some nice redscale pinholes? Please share them in the comments!

written by desibel on 2013-07-12 in #reviews #expose #pinhole #guideline #redscale #exposure-time #redscale-xr

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