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The Perfect Couple: Holga 135 BC & Redscale Film

All photos were taken with Holga 135 BC, home-made redscale film, kodak colour plus 200 iso. Photos were taken on mid-afternnon in Kovalam Beach, India, a fantastic place for Lomographers. Well I am here to tell all Lomographers about the great combination of these two products. Please continue reading to know more about it.

February is a month for love, sharing, thanksgiving, Lomo camera purchases, sales, Lomowalks, and getting stuff online from lomography.com. Nothing can be so defining as to write an Analogue lifestyle piece on the Perfect Combination. Well, I like to name these two as perfect couples. Yeah, Holga 135 BC and Redscale will make your day if they are together. They combine with each other to give that breath taking performance The Perfect couple is the apt title for this month of Love.

  • Redscale: a vintage look,dreamy, old school, and lots and lots of mood and drama in the air.
  • Holga 135 BC: bulky, super vignetting, dreamy colors, transparency effects, unimaginable double exposures… together they give super cool pics even in my very second try.

Holga is not that light hungry like its grandpa (Holga 120) so it doesn’t demand anything great from its dark stubborn redscale partner, but they convince us to shoot both of them at the sun. That’s it voila. As there is very little scope with aperture control with the Holgas, you still need not worry to load redscale film. It works wonders with just about any iso redscale film. Find an amazing location and a hot afternoon to see the colours glow with a vintage glow. Use this together with amazing couples. It is not needed that you have to shoot in cloudy mode for better lights, but you can always experiment with it too.

Mx is an added advantage to it. As with redscale, you click again and again and your pics gives you the image you wanted. It’s more of art gives you more of the vintage look. It may surprise you with accidental doubles as its shutter easily clicks again and again without any prior plan.

accident 8 exposures in one shot wow.

So nothing is stopping you from shooting in the afternoon. Don’t forget to take along this Made For Each Other couple. Well, my photos would have convinced all to give the best couples a try I suppose.

Happy Valentines Day

written by sudhashunmu


  1. superlighter


    very nice redscales!

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  2. sudhashunmu


    @ superlighter thank you for ur kind words

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  3. jimjimm


    very well written...!!..and beautiful pictures..!!...excellent..!!..

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  4. ishifishy


    Wooahh !! These are some very beautiful shots and I think I am gonna try out a home-made redscale film next :) Thanks a lot for sharing this wonderful article !

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  5. sudhashunmu


    thanks for ur comment and like @jimjimm

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  6. sudhashunmu


    @ishifishy yeah worth to try a home made redscale dont forget the noon light ....all the best

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  7. ishifishy


    Oh Yess !! Thanks :)

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  8. herbert-4


    Wonderful article, thanks!

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  9. sudhashunmu


    @herbert-4 ohhhhhhhh thank you for ur kind words sir

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  10. hervinsyah


    Amazing write and great redscale result

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