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Purplescale Experiment: Easy And Cheap Lomochrome Effect Using Cheap Color Negative Film!

Do you want to add a purplish hue to your photos, but don't have the Lomochrome Purple at hand ? You must try this easy camera modification that creates an effect that is somewhat similar to shooting with Lomochrome Purple!

Like most Lomographers, I wanted to have some unusual Lomochrome Purple effect to my photos, but I can’t afford to buy the film. So I’ve been thinking to use a filter, but then I can’t find a filter that fits my La Sardina. After thinking and planning, I did a little experiment with my Sardina, I named it “Purplescale Experiment”.

Things you need:

  • A strip of purple cross processed x-pro film, make sure that it larger than your camera’s mask
  • Scissors
  • Some tape
  • A camera (I used La Sardina, but you can use any camera, even medium format cameras)

How To Do It
First, open the back of you camera and measure the size of the mask

Then cut the film strip so it cover the mask of your camera, and don’t forget to leave some space in the corner for the film counter

Double check the strip and make sure it covers the whole mask, and then try to wind it to check the film counter

After that, tape the left and right side of the strip. Once again, wind the camera

Lastly, load the film and shoot!

These are my results:

written by abecd


  1. metobi


    Whoa, awesome photos.

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  2. metobi


    Quick question: What kind of film did you use to shoot the photos?

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  3. abecd


    @metobi I used a kodacolor 200

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  4. abecd


    i forget to wrote that when you do this experiment, the ISO goes one step lower

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  5. shelleybelley


    Hey!!! This is a very brilliant and clever idea!!! :) good one!!:)

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  6. abecd


    @shelleybelley Thanks! :D

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  7. dontthinkjustgrind


    very inspiringgg! <3

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  8. abecd


    @dontthinkjustgrind Thank you!^^

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  9. electripipedream


    I dig the results, very lo-fi, beautiful. I want to do this with the whole color spectrum! Perhaps with colored gels...

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  10. abecd


    @electricpipedream haha thanks! i don't want to use my color gel because i afraid to ruin it, so i used a negative, but i think a color gel will do too!

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  12. pearlyo


    how do i get a purple negative to use! :o

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  13. abecd


    @pearlyo to get a purple negative, cross process a lomography xpro film, i don't know about the 35mm one, the one i use here is the 120mm xpro film

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  14. sims


    this is awesome, definitely going to try this!

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