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Lomographic Milestones: Trying Out Different Films

After a year of confining myself to taking usual color negative photographs, I finally decided to try other styles. Check out some photos from my first redscale and my first monochrome film!

Would you believe that I’ve already been shooting analogue for a year now, yet I never tried shooting redscale, black and white, nor slide films (not even x-pro!) yet, until recently? I know it’s unbelievable, and I’m not even kidding.

The reason is that there were things setting me back. First, photo labs that process black and white films traditionally aren’t very easy to find. Second, I have this misconception that redscale films automatically mean the very strong red hues and contrasts that I don’t really like, and adding blue hues to my photographs would mean shooting with insanely slow film. Third, slide films are not as cheap as the color negative films that I buy.

But recently, I finally got hold of black and white film that makes use of C-41 processing. Here are some shots from the first roll:

I also figured that I could also redscale some Lomography CN 800 films to shoot at 200 ISO in order to get the effect that I want!

I have never been so surprised and happy at the photos that came from the lab. It’s my first time to shoot with different styles of film (even though they’re technically color negative, they are actually much different!) and they have been my favorite rolls so far.

I already bought a few rolls of slide film to try, but I am yet to load them into my cameras. I guess I will never run out of new films to try.

written by in-the-sky

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