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Experiment with sepia! This is what you can achieve by printing your redscale xr film in sepia.

A while ago I bought the Lomography Redscale XR film, shortly after its release, however I found I didn’t particularly like working with redscale. After a long time in my camera I took it to my local Boots for them to process. When I came to pick them up they told me they’d made a mistake and printed my photos in sepia, but when I looked at them I didn’t complain.

The overall tone holds a sepia-like quality but some colours still stand out, the pictures have more of a fuzzy warm feeling than a redscale snap. However some of my photos came in a pretty flat sepia tone like the funky tree in the photo above. Some of the photos taken in lower light came out very very grainy – so I’d be wary of shooting indoors.

These are some more recent photos with even wilder colour variation, some almost seem black and white! The photo of the Diana F+ was taken with the diana flash – which allowed clear indoor photography and plenty of colour pop!

So try experimenting in sepia! I know I’ll be buying more redscale XR now

written by npitman


  1. awesomesther


    This is kinda odd... the lab forgot to invert the photos laterally? they're mirror images now.. words are funky.. haha but overall.. nice stuff :D

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  2. npitman


    yeah it happened both times but rather than correct it I thought it was cool to leave it, they also charged less than usual

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  3. nicolas_noir


    The reason it is flipped is because the film is flipped to achieve the red scale, but the lab haven't compensated that by flipping the film (a lot of flipping I know!). Great shots none the less!

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  4. aprilia


    Wow it turned out really well!

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  5. kimpy05


    do you just tell your photolab to print it on sepia? or it just comes out that way?

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