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Using Redscale Films

Here's a tipster on how to use a redscale film without getting the full reddish effect or outcome of the film. If you want to get a result that brings out a yellow/gold effect, this tipster is for you.

It has come out recently a couple of tipster on using redsclae film by setting the ASA of your camera to 50 or 25 so results would not get as much dominant reddish effects.

But what if your ASA setting could only go down up to 100? Here’s what you can do. If your redscale film is at ISO 400 or even ISO 200, you can set down your camera to ASA 100, this in turn would reduce the dominant reddish effect of the film. But to get a more yellow, gold results, or to just get a surprising color result, you can change the setting of your camera’s aperture. Usually on a sunny day, apertures are set to 8 on a film with ISO 100. If the aperture is set to 8, you will get just enough light for your redscale film notched at ASA 100, but when you step down one more notch to 5.6 on your aperture setting, this will pretty much take away the the redish, wine-tainted colors of the redsclae film. Different color effects results from such aperture adjustments such as yellow, gold, brown and sometimes grayish color. I think it’s just about the right aperture setting so as not to wash-out or overexposed your results.

Also, you can play around with the aperture settings, just note down what aperture was used on such shots taken. This play on your camera’s settings definitely make redscaling more fun. Now, go out and try it.

written by boobert


  1. jeffr


    what's a redscale fim? ...jk :D
    good article - i like your photos!

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  3. boobert


    @jeffr ... i dont get ur question, you mean what redscale i used? I used Solid Gold 200 for all the photos. thanks.

    @feelux Salamat!

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  4. jeffr


    title typo

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  5. bgoh29


    I think the trick is to over expose your film by 2-3 stops of the aperture. Get as much light into the camera on the the film as possible.

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  6. lil


    golden tips! haha :)

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  7. toledomatt


    Love the tips.

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  8. ikia2034

    thanks. there's so much to learn it seems. :P

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  9. jamiebd


    Love the redscale and great to hear more tips - here are some more ideas I wrote up http://www.lomography.com/homes/jamiebd/blog/48038-32-is-the-magic-number-with-redscale
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  10. boobert


    @jamiedd thanks man!

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  11. I want to get ts film, ASAP!

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