Aside from the eye-popping and saturated blues and greens, cross processing your slide films can also give you today's The Daily Hex!
What’s a ‘hex’ anyway?
Hex actually pertains to hex values, which are 6-digit hexidecimal numbers that are primarily used in web design. Your photographs can be viewed by hex values and we have almost 1,500 common colors that you can browse through, most of which have names that are quirky, goofy, and downright weird. But don’t be fooled, these colors are real eye candies, too!
If you are fond of processing your E6 films in C41 chemicals, then probably you’ve already come across Mimosa. This color rarely fills the entire photograph with its bright and washed-out hue and weird enough, it appears mostly on the overexposed parts as seen in these handpicked lomographs:
We have more lomographs with a touch of Mimosa in this gallery.
Toby Mason (aka fotobes) is a Brighton-based photographer who embraces the aesthetics of film photography. He mostly shoots with the LC-A+ using a range of slide films, cross processing them to create rich, highly saturated colours. His work has been featured on the BBC website and Hungry Eye Magazine. Join us for the opening night on Thursday, September 17 from 6 p.m.
Browsing through the Lomography website, you can find a lot of redscale shots, which are all done on color negative films. I asked myself if it’s possible to redscale a slide or chrome film and then cross process it. (And yes, it is.) In this tipster I’m going to teach you how to create the bloodiest homemade redscale film I've ever come across.
Sometime between 6,000 and 10,000 years ago, a boy in northern Afghanistan was born with a gene mutation that hindered his eyes from producing melanin and thus from turning brown. He had blue eyes. If you see someone with blue eyes today, he is a descendant of this unlucky fellow. I am one of those weird folks and apart from feeling like a mutant and being Angelina Jolie’s secret sister, I am sensitive to light like an ISO 6,400 film.
Shooting with film can be considered a labor of love. From carefully loading the film and adjusting for lighting conditions to the darkroom process, it’s a laborious process but certainly a fulfilling experience. What more if you created your own cameras?
LomoChrome Turquoise was especially concocted to give your pictures a whole new look. Watch as the lighter colors in your shots become tinted in varying hues of chilled blue, while greens transform into illustrious emerald and natural blues turn a wonderfully sunny gold – perfect for color-rich daylight shots!
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!
Have a gander at these community-taken shots handpicked from the most popular bunch. While you're at it, find out how you can earn piggies and have your own Lomography Xpro Slide 200 photos be featured on the Online Shop!
Cyanotypes are a fun and easy way to make prints on paper and textile. But perhaps the bright blue color of a cyanotype isn't really your thing? No problemo! With everyday things like coffee and tea you can turn your cyanotypes from bright blue to warm brown.
Ed Choi regards Lomography as one of the best things that happened to him. In this interview, the latest member to join the roster of LomoGurus talks about how cross processing slide films sparked a great friendship, taking instant photos in Himalayas, and creating the perfect double exposure photograph.
With today's incredible Advent deal, you have the chance to make the Lomographers in your life very, very happy! Accessorize your gift-giving this year with a visit to our Online Shop where you can get a whopping 20% discount on Flashes, Lenses and other accessories. Feel free to grab something for yourself while you're at it!
It's time to get experimental With Lomography, Efke and Ilford Films! Transform your photographs into fascinating snapshots that evoke fantasy and magic. It’s the stuff that dreams are made of: green foliage becomes white, blue skies turn as dark as the night and purple colors taste sweet like candy dust.