I had just gotten my Diana F+ Sahara, my first experience with analogue photography. I couldn't wait to get started so I loaded up my precious camera with Lomography CN 400 film, and I was ready. I took my camera on a trip shopping to Madison Wisconsin, but most of the roll was taken up with shots from around my house. Find out how it went after the jump!
For a first-time lomographer, my film of choice was Lomography’s very own Color Negative 400 ISO film. I thought it would be nice to start with 400 ISO, as it was a good mix of speed and grain quality.
Overall, I was very pleasantly surprised with the results I got from this film. I was worried that because It was color negative I would miss some of the classic lomo look attributed to slide films. Although they weren’t super saturated, they definitely weren’t understated.
As you can see, in bright sunlight, it gives you slide-like colors and saturation. Skies are bright blue, reds and purples are especially bright, and greens can be wild.
In the dark, it brings out the blues. I really like the nice silhouetting in these ones, the contrast is very nice. One drawback of shooting in lower light is that the grain is much more noticeable, especially in the third picture: a drastically underexposed shot of some gum ball machines. The only colors that stick out are the blues and reds.
Here are the rest of the photos from this roll, including a picture of my beloved cat:
So, to sum it all up Lomography’s Color Negative 400 film was a great way to start my analogue adventure. It had great contrast, colors, and saturation. Though the grain is a little big at times, it’s nothing to worry about. I would highly recommend this film to newcomers and experts alike. I myself will be using it again very soon.
The Lomography Color Negative 120 400 film delivers vibrant colours and superb saturation and contrast. You don’t have to worry while you’re shooting, even under low lighting conditions. See our selection of Lomography films here.