This is a type of film with a strong character. I really like it! ISO 800 is not as bad as I imagined before, the film has a very smooth grain for ISO 800.
I loaded this film to my favorite camera, Yashica Electro 35, yes, a camera that appeared in Spiderman the Movie. “Property of Peter Parker”. Another name is “The Poor Man’s Leica”. Haha, it doesn’t matter for me.
I even used to photograph during the summer, of course with a ND8 filter.
Later, I know this trick gives an unique tone and useful with a shiny day.
But the grainy results are clearly visible when underexposed.
And after I’ve processed them at the lab, the bad thing happens! Unluckily, from 36 exposure, I only get 13 exposures. Yes, only about one-third, that the rest is clear without a picture. There’s something wrong with my camera.
Overall, Lomography Color Negative ISO800 is great for all conditions. if you use an SLR or rangefinder camera’s with manual settings, use an ISO Push technique, by adjusting the ISO settings on camera. You also can use filters to avoid over exposure to be used in a shiny day. Then with the normal conditions, just return to the ISO position to ISO 800.
Best results from this film is during the afternoon or evening with other light sources. I recommend not using the flash without a diffuser. You will lose the stunning results of your photos.
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.
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.
This is my experience with the Lomography Redscale XR 50-200 (120), my first medium format film. It's an adventure that started when I got a Lubitel 2, to finally shoot with it. In this article, you'll find detailed information about color schemes, the advantages of shooting in medium format, and the differences between standard redscale films. Here are the results of a day of shooting outside, which I recently got back from the lab.
Some weeks ago, I made a tribute to the great photographer Robert Frank and his 1958 black and white series taken in New York from a bus window. He is the master of the ordinary moments, capturing the essence of daily life in a series of free and random sequence of photos where nothing important happens! And as I've written there I wanted to take a similar experiment with color film, which would change the perception of the environment where people live. Read more after the jump!
A few months ago, Lomography made available a whole range of pinhole cameras made out of premium wood. Interested on knowing how good they are, I brought the medium format one on my last trip to Germany.
As a professional photography graduate, Fernando never goes out without carrying at least one camera and treats it as an integral part of his body. Although he uses both digital and analog gears, he still regards using film as a more intimate way of creating images. Let's all welcome our newcomer from Brazil, Fernando Monteiro.
You’ve shouted your analogue love from the rooftops and worn your heart on your sleeve – Now it’s time to take it to the next level and wear it on your skin! Our new Lomography Tattoos are fun, easy to apply and come in five designs.
Coinciding with the relaunch of the Lomography community website is the debut of one of the Magazine's newest series, Meet the Innovators. Here, we'll be talking to some of the game changers in the field of photography to get a closer look on what they do as well as find out their personal insights. For our opening salvo we proudly introduce Cat Ong, Lomography's very own Head of Optic Product Development who counts the research and development of the LC-A family, Russar and Petzval Art Lenses, Diana F+, and Lomo'Instant, among many others, as some of his projects.