A Little Surprise! I picked up some of this film on a whim. I had never tried to cross process film before and didn't really have any clue which film to use, so I just picked up the cheapest thing that said "slide" on it.
A Little Surprise! I picked up some of this film on a whim. I had never tried to cross process film before and didn’t really have any clue which film to use, so I just picked up the cheapest thing that said “slide” on it.
The first roll I shot with it came out totally purple. Great. It was interesting, but I didn’t want a bunch of it. A little searching around the ‘net showed that underexposing this film and cross processing it causes the purple film. When you’re shooting with this film, overexpose! I shot my second couple of rolls as 100 and 50 ISO settings on my LC-A and they came out beautifully!
The contrast on this film is excellent! It’s punchy, but not over the top. The grain is sometimes a little too much, but I think this is due to underexposure. Other times, though, the grain is perfect and sets the mood of any Lomograph. Overall, there is no real color shift happening in the cross processing on this film. No big surprises there. But the saturation… oh lordy! The saturation is incredible! It puts a bite in every shot.
I also shot a roll in my Fisheye camera and the shots came out magnificently! The colors were insaaaane! The contrast was unparalleled! It was definitely the most fun I’ve had looking at the results of a roll of film in quite a while.
Although I’m not too sure whether or not I’ll be restocking this film, I definitely recommend experimenting with it! The grain and saturation will get you some very moody photos and the skies will come out like you’ve never seen them before. Shoot at least one roll of this stuff… you won’t regret it! And remember… over expose!!