For fans of unpredictable films, shooting with the Fuji T64 is a must. This film gave me a spectrum of sky colours with a relatively normal, sunny day. Grab a roll and come explore!
Tungsten film caught my eye when I just missed out on ordering the Lomography Tungsten X (I’ll catch it next time!). In the mean time, though, I’ve stocked up on the Fuji T64. A word of caution: The film I ordered expires relatively soon, and I don’t know the status of this one for the future. I’m stocking up!
I love sky shots (anyone who has browsed my LomoHome knows this!), and I wanted some unusual results. I also have a habit of getting the sun directly in my shot, just to see the results. I like a sunny day. It feels like a pile of possibilities. What I found with the T64 is that the angle and position of the sun made all the difference in what colour the sky turned out.
The brighter shots turned kind of beige-red, while the shots facing away from the sun gave me the purple hues I was hoping for. In the middle was a bit green. Cool either way, really. I also snapped a few shots on a cloudier day, and the colours were completely different here, too.
The cloudier day brought out purples and some beige hues, and I love the depth this gives. I was using my Lomography La Sardina Copernicus – an awesome camera if there ever was one – and really had no idea what would turn out. I shot this while driving, just a blind shot through the windshield. A very forgiving film, this. And a lucky shot.
I don’t know anything about tungsten lighting. I don’t want to. I want to take something out without a screen, without batteries (yeah, I know, the flash… you know what I mean), and just shoot photos. This film isn’t terribly cheap, but at about $10 a roll, it’s not a bank-breaker, either. And with 36 shots, there’s plenty to work with. I bought 5, and I’ll probably pick up another 10 rolls sometime this summer.
One other thing: you know how regular colour negative film is orange, and black and white is clear? This stuff is green! How cool is that?!