The Cheapskate Way to Value Negatives

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To those who have no budget on slide films, worry not. This is a suggestion for you to try by using negative films. Most of us use slide films to get strong yet vibrant colours of our pictures. But this way, you might not be having the same vibrant colours but may be able to have some better results even better than slide films do.

Here are some few easy steps of turning up your negative films:

1. Get any of your films.
2. Load it into your camera.
3. Take any pictures you like with it.
4. Then, do a DIY redscale.
5. Put it into another camera (or you might want to use the same camera) and shoot again.
6. Be happy with what you will get :)

I am very sure the results will make you value your negatives. I found out this way of exposing both sides of the film when i accidentally took the exposed film from my Lomo LC-A, and I decided to use that left over film to be red scaled. After using that leftover, red scaled film, the results were amazing. For those who loves experimenting, this is a way to start.

written by syafiqmddaud on 2011-04-11 in #gear #tipster #negative-films #top-tipster-techniques #cheapskate #simple #easy #diy #values #tipster #film

46 Comments

  1. analogmonolog
    analogmonolog ·

    brilliant

  2. lighttomysoul
    lighttomysoul ·

    All this needs is a link/explanation of how you do your own redscale.

  3. bulletofmine
    bulletofmine ·

    wahahhaha. buat jugak en article =D

  4. lakandula
    lakandula ·

    Very interesting technique. I guess the reverse (from redscale to normal) will also produce interesting results. Thanks for sharing.

  5. ripsta
    ripsta ·

    love the two different colour in one shoot.memang kreatif.syabas syabas

  6. wuxiong
    wuxiong ·

    Clever idea and interesting results. I may try it soon.... Thanks for sharing..<:)

  7. neurodiaz
    neurodiaz ·

    Great shots :). I think I will do it.

  8. eva_eva
    eva_eva ·

    creative! :)

  9. vicuna
    vicuna ·

    great results!

  10. toelmoum
    toelmoum ·

    Very good my friend, Saúde! :)

  11. aprilia
    aprilia ·

    Agree with @lighttomysoul. Nice photos anyway :)

  12. noe_arteaga
    noe_arteaga ·

    this would be a GREAT way to do doubles with someone!!!

  13. lawypop
    lawypop ·

    Great tip! Thanks for sharing!! :)

  14. airin
    airin ·

    Cool idea :-)

  15. husnabahrudin
    husnabahrudin ·

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  16. superlighter
    superlighter ·

    very nice result! I've used this technique once with the fisheye2 and I really liked the results, must try it more often.

  17. mephisto19
  18. tdmwoit
    tdmwoit ·

    these are beautiful, how do you do that?

  19. pzjo
    pzjo ·

    great shots!

  20. nural
    nural ·

    nice! I tried the dyi redscale but never did doubles with that! looks good!

  21. dearjme
    dearjme ·

    Great idea! I'm doing the reverse, hope to get great results like yours!

  22. antibiotyx
    antibiotyx ·

    awesome results. make more of these!

  23. lomoloque
    lomoloque ·

    Good Idea =)

  24. zero_zeero
    zero_zeero ·

    this is the best tipster ive read AHAHHA :D

  25. gladys
    gladys ·

    cool=D!!!!!

  26. aziluz
    aziluz ·

    aku nampak muka rem dengan zuzu terus bukak and like. sekali nampak nama penulis pulak terus rasa nak like banyak kali :P

  27. ohnosyafika
    ohnosyafika ·

    brilliant! but how do u redscale it yourself?

  28. lightblue
    lightblue ·

    cool article :) thank you! but i don't get it when you said "use the both sides of the film". When you expose a film twice, you don't use the same side?? (like a normal double exposition) ?

  29. renenob
    renenob ·

    Another question would be, how do I make sure that the frames are aligned? Has anyone, figured this out yet?

  30. emyfisheye2
    emyfisheye2 ·

    agree dude :)

  31. moonormoon
    moonormoon ·

    sapik is a handsome boy. or man????

  32. isoterica
    isoterica ·

    Redscale, flip the film over. Whichever side was facing you when you opened the camera, make that face inwards towards the lens. The light will then go through the back side exposing the film a second time but in a different manner causing a redscale effect. Redscale films are simply films loaded backwards in the canister so that when they are loaded in the camera the light shines through the back of the film rather than the front. There is actually a front side and a back side. You can read more here: microsites.lomography.com/redscalefilm/

  33. foodeanz
    foodeanz ·

    xpaham la..huhuhu..need an explaination..im just a beginer..

  34. cpolpa
    cpolpa ·

    hi, what is DIY redscale??

  35. jarvislomo
    jarvislomo ·

    awesome results

  36. justine_fu
    justine_fu ·

    Amazing, but i wonder how to do the DIY redscale.

  37. eszmo
    eszmo ·

    I tried your tipster, it was fun
    If you want to see the results: www.lomography.com/homes/eszmo/albums/1704758-experimenting…
    thank you :)

  38. bluemie5
    bluemie5 ·

    I love your tipster.. Thanks for sharing. Check out my pictures www.lomography.com/homes/bluemie5/albums/1714253-side-a-sid…

  39. superkulisap
    superkulisap ·

    By putting a marker on the film where you loaded and started shooting and follow instructions below.

    Empty the exposed canister. Cut the film, turn it over, and tape it back to where you cut it. Rewind. Reload and start with the marked spot.

    Hope this helps

  40. syafiqmddaud
    syafiqmddaud ·

    @superkulisap: thanks for you help!

  41. superkulisap
    superkulisap ·

    no worries @syafiqmddaud

  42. bluemie5
    bluemie5 ·

    here is another roll www.lomography.com/homes/bluemie5/albums/1721611-2-n-1
    i love your tipster! @syafiqmddaud =)

  43. joelow
    joelow ·

    great idea ! im gonna try it.

  44. apissepet
    apissepet ·

    OHSEMM!

  45. mikeydavies
    mikeydavies ·

    gonna try this! :)

  46. giveitago
    giveitago ·

    Lovely results! Do use normal exposures on both sides or need to underexpose?

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