Have an account? Login | New to Lomography? Register | Lab | Current Site:

Easy Redscale DIY

What happens when you want to shoot Redscale but realised that your had used up all your stash? Why don't you try to DIY some Redscale film?

Tools :

  • Scissors
  • Scotch Tape
  • Film rated ISO400 or more


1. Bring your tools into a darkroom.
2. Pull out all the film in the dark.
3. Leave at least an inch of film at the end as a “leader” and cut off the rest of the film.
4. Reverse the film that was cut off.
5. Tape the reversed film back onto the inch of “leader” film.
6. Roll everything back into the canister.
7. Mission accomplished! Ready to Shoot!

Results as follows:

written by mune316 and translated by coolsigg


  1. dearjme


    Haha, so much diy redscale! Great photos.

    over 3 years ago · report as spam
  2. willyboy


    Good to know. The redder the better.

    over 3 years ago · report as spam
  3. superlighter


    can I add some advice? why pull out all the film? you can easily drag the film from can to can and cut out the end of the film when is completely passed into the new one. doing so to avoid collecting dust or scratch the film. and if you use the redscale in a camera that read the DX code on the roll don't forget to reload the film in a lower ISO can. for example a 400 iso film must be loaded into an empty 100 iso can. :)

    over 3 years ago · report as spam
  4. mythguy9


    You can ask the lab person to return your previous can to you, so you can use it for the next redscale diy.

    over 3 years ago · report as spam
  5. the_detourist


    @superlighter is totally right. theres NO NEED to unspool the film!!!! just tape the ends together, and put it under a blanket and start winding from one to the other. SIMPLE.

    over 3 years ago · report as spam
  6. dogtanian


    I also do it by transferring film from one canister to another that way when you you tape the two pieces together you know they're lined up perfectly because that part can be done in light

    over 3 years ago · report as spam

Read this article in another language

The original version of this article is written in: 中文(繁體版). It is also available in: Français, Português & English.