Color negative films can give you interesting effects, but when you truly want to play with color, cross processing is the only way to go.
Initially, cross processing can seem scary. Not knowing what you are going to get can freak some out, but isn’t that the spirit of Lomography?
After experimenting with various films, I now know which films are going to do what, so rather than be worried about color, I can play with it. Here are my top 5 films to experiment with:
5. Kodak Elitechrome EBX
This is at the bottom of my list; it gives a nice yellowy, sometimes blue shift. However, it is hard to master and large areas of highlights blow out easily.
4. Kodak E100 GX
I like this one particularly as it doesn’t really shift colour at all. It has a tendency to increase contrast instead.
3. Fuji Sensia 100
The infamous Sensia 100 pink. Everything Sensia goes a wicked pinky red. No other cross processed slide film is quite like it.
2. Fuji Sensia 200/400
I’ve put both the other Sensias as joint fourth; they are versatile as they are higher speed films, and both shift is slightly similar ways, 400 less so. Both enhance greens and yellows.
1. Fuji Provia 100F
My favorite slide film to cross process. Provia 100F enhances blues, yellows and greens, making for wonderful Marine shots.