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The Cheapskate Way to Value Negatives

To those who have no budget on slide films, worry not. This is a suggestion for you to try by using negative films. Most of us use slide films to get strong yet vibrant colours of our pictures. But this way, you might not be having the same vibrant colours but may be able to have some better results even better than slide films do.

Here are some few easy steps of turning up your negative films:

1. Get any of your films.
2. Load it into your camera.
3. Take any pictures you like with it.
4. Then, do a DIY redscale.
5. Put it into another camera (or you might want to use the same camera) and shoot again.
6. Be happy with what you will get :)

I am very sure the results will make you value your negatives. I found out this way of exposing both sides of the film when i accidentally took the exposed film from my Lomo LC-A, and I decided to use that left over film to be red scaled. After using that leftover, red scaled film, the results were amazing. For those who loves experimenting, this is a way to start.

written by syafiqmddaud

46 comments

  1. analogmonolog

    analogmonolog

    brilliant

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  2. lighttomysoul

    lighttomysoul

    All this needs is a link/explanation of how you do your own redscale.

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  3. bulletofmine

    bulletofmine

    wahahhaha. buat jugak en article =D

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  4. lakandula

    lakandula

    Very interesting technique. I guess the reverse (from redscale to normal) will also produce interesting results. Thanks for sharing.

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  5. ripsta

    ripsta

    love the two different colour in one shoot.memang kreatif.syabas syabas

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  6. wuxiong

    wuxiong

    Clever idea and interesting results. I may try it soon.... Thanks for sharing..<:)

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  7. neurodiaz

    neurodiaz

    Great shots :). I think I will do it.

    over 3 years ago · report as spam
  8. eva_eva

    eva_eva

    creative! :)

    over 3 years ago · report as spam
  9. vicuna

    vicuna

    great results!

    over 3 years ago · report as spam
  10. toelmoum

    toelmoum

    Very good my friend, Saúde! :)

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  11. aprilia

    aprilia

    Agree with @lighttomysoul. Nice photos anyway :)

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  12. noe_arteaga

    noe_arteaga

    this would be a GREAT way to do doubles with someone!!!

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  13. lawypop

    lawypop

    Great tip! Thanks for sharing!! :)

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  14. airin

    airin

    Cool idea :-)

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  15. husnabahrudin

    husnabahrudin

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  16. superlighter

    superlighter

    very nice result! I've used this technique once with the fisheye2 and I really liked the results, must try it more often.

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  17. mephisto19

    mephisto19

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  18. tdmwoit

    these are beautiful, how do you do that?
    over 3 years ago · report as spam
  19. pzjo

    pzjo

    great shots!

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  20. nural

    nural

    nice! I tried the dyi redscale but never did doubles with that! looks good!

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  21. dearjme

    dearjme

    Great idea! I'm doing the reverse, hope to get great results like yours!

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  22. antibiotyx

    antibiotyx

    awesome results. make more of these!

    over 3 years ago · report as spam
  23. lomoloque

    lomoloque

    Good Idea =)

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  24. zero_zeero

    zero_zeero

    this is the best tipster ive read AHAHHA :D

    over 3 years ago · report as spam
  25. gladys

    gladys

    cool=D!!!!!

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  26. aziluz

    aziluz

    aku nampak muka rem dengan zuzu terus bukak and like. sekali nampak nama penulis pulak terus rasa nak like banyak kali :P

    over 3 years ago · report as spam
  27. ohnosyafika

    ohnosyafika

    brilliant! but how do u redscale it yourself?
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  28. lightblue

    lightblue

    cool article :) thank you! but i don't get it when you said "use the both sides of the film". When you expose a film twice, you don't use the same side?? (like a normal double exposition) ?

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  29. renenob

    renenob

    Another question would be, how do I make sure that the frames are aligned? Has anyone, figured this out yet?

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  30. emyfisheye2

    emyfisheye2

    agree dude :)
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  31. moonormoon

    moonormoon

    sapik is a handsome boy. or man????

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  32. isoterica

    isoterica

    Redscale, flip the film over. Whichever side was facing you when you opened the camera, make that face inwards towards the lens. The light will then go through the back side exposing the film a second time but in a different manner causing a redscale effect. Redscale films are simply films loaded backwards in the canister so that when they are loaded in the camera the light shines through the back of the film rather than the front. There is actually a front side and a back side. You can read more here: http://microsites.lo(…)dscalefilm/

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  33. foodeanz

    foodeanz

    xpaham la..huhuhu..need an explaination..im just a beginer..

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  34. cpolpa

    cpolpa

    hi, what is DIY redscale??

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  35. jarvislomo

    jarvislomo

    awesome results

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  36. justine_fu

    justine_fu

    Amazing, but i wonder how to do the DIY redscale.
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  37. eszmo

    eszmo

    I tried your tipster, it was fun
    If you want to see the results: http://www.lomograph(…)menting-fun
    thank you :)

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  38. bluemie5

    bluemie5

    I love your tipster.. Thanks for sharing. Check out my pictures http://www.lomograph(…)de-a-side-b

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  39. superkulisap

    superkulisap

    By putting a marker on the film where you loaded and started shooting and follow instructions below.

    Empty the exposed canister. Cut the film, turn it over, and tape it back to where you cut it. Rewind. Reload and start with the marked spot.

    Hope this helps

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  40. syafiqmddaud

    syafiqmddaud

    @superkulisap: thanks for you help!
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  41. superkulisap

    superkulisap

    no worries @syafiqmddaud

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  42. bluemie5

    bluemie5

    here is another roll http://www.lomograph(…)21611-2-n-1
    i love your tipster! @syafiqmddaud =)

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  43. joelow

    joelow

    great idea ! im gonna try it.
    over 2 years ago · report as spam
  44. apissepet

    apissepet

    OHSEMM!

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  45. mikeydavies

    mikeydavies

    gonna try this! :)

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  46. giveitago

    Lovely results! Do use normal exposures on both sides or need to underexpose?
    about 1 year ago · report as spam

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