For my first DIY redscale attempt, I wanted something faster so I settled on a Lomography CN 800. Look at how my photographs turned out.
I have never shot with a redscaled film before. Probably it’s because most readily-available redscale films out there come in slower speeds and I really don’t like the very strong red hues on photographs. I decided to just redscale a fast film on my own so I can still get some blues while overexposing it by two stops. The film I chose for my first DIY project is the Lomography CN 800 35mm film, which costs $11.90 for a pack of three.
Truth be told, I never intended to redscale the film when I bought it. I got it primarily for my new LC-Wide because I wanted a film that’s fast enough to shoot indoor photographs with. But there I found myself locked in a dark bathroom, feeding an entire roll of Lomo CN 800 into an empty canister.
I was able to fit 31 photographs in the roll. I shot all of the frames and dropped it off the lab for processing. When I got it back, my mind was blown!
I shot my photographs at 200 ISO so I got red and blue hues. Check out some of the photographs that I took.
I definitely recommend this film to anyone who wants to try making his own redscale film for the first time. If you shoot it at 400 ISO, you’ll get strong red hues. Shoot it at 200 ISO and you’ll get surprising reds and blues!
The Lomography Color Negative 35mm 800 ISO film is a high-speed film designed to bring a burst of vibrant colour, as well as great saturation and contrast, in all lighting conditions! Shoot in bright sunshine, grey days, indoors or at night with a flash. See our selection of Lomography films here.