A fine weekend in London with nothing but blazing sun and blue skies! Highly unlikely I know, but a great chance to try out my first roll of Lomography Redscale 100 in my Holga GN 120. The results raised the question: will there ever be enough light for Lomography Redscale 100?
Excited by the prospect of that ‘evening sunset’ tone in my images (bordering on the sepia) I knew I would need a lot of sunlight to bring out the detail in the images.
I must stress here that the day (as unlikely as it sounds for London) was in fact extremely sunny and there was strong light. You’ll have to take my word on that! I experimented with single and multiple exposures. As you will see, the photos have come out relatively dark considering the setting. The photos of the London Eye were shot almost directly into the sun, with a bright blue sky behind it.
Some tips for shooting with Lomography Redscale 100 :
- Make sure it is a verry sunny day
- Don’t be afraid to shoot into the sun, or at the very least with a bright sun reflection on your object being shot
- Consider treating it like any B&W film. It’s great with shadow contrast.
- The best colours to photograph include red, brown and white in my opinion. Blue for example will have little to no effect
- Make sure it is a verry sunny day!!
It would be great to hear about the experiences of others with the effects of light with the Redscale film. Enjoy this fun film alternative!