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Tip on Using Red Scale Film: Shoot the Cloudy Sky

It´s known to photographers that the hours before sunset and after sunrise are very good to shoot. They´re also a good opportunity to use your redscale film. Find out what this film can do in a sunny day with clouds!

It´s known to photographers that the hours before sunset and after sunrise are very good to shoot. Yellowish light, mostly before sunset, longer and distinguishable shadows make this special hour: sunrise-10:00 and 17:00-sunset.

They´re also a good opportunity to use your redscale film, purchased or homemade (to know how to make redscale film read this article). The yellowish light of the pre-sunset can produce interesting effects on redscale films:

But beyond that, I got surprised with the effect that this light produces when you shoot the sky with clouds on redscale film! It´s like a world in flames reflected in the sky!

For this, you have to shoot in an angle that capture the sunlight reaching the clouds, otherwise you´ll get other effects, also interesting, but completely different – some blues will perhaps surprise you!

You can get redscale films making your own or purchasing the Lomography ones. For homemade redscale films take a look at this tip.

written by gregoriobruning and translated by gregoriobruning

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The original version of this article is written in: Português. It is also available in: Deutsch.