Make X-pro Redscale!


What I love about Redscale-ing having a whole new red/orange universe in your shots but what happens if you reverse a slide film and cross process it?

So I wanted to know what kind of pictures would come out of an x-processed and reversed slide film. I took a roll of Lomography x-pro 100 film, reversed it in another film canister and went out shooting on a nice sunny day with my LCA+ set at 100 asa.

Well, when the roll was developed (you should have seen the face of the guy of my photolab when I told him that it was a slide film that I reversed and wanted to x-process), and when I looked at the negatives, I was a little bit “disappointed”, not of the total result of the shots, but because I hoped there was something really surprising happening to the colours… and judging from the negatives alone, it’s just a typical redscale….

However when I scanned the shots, the well known color saturation of x-pro films worked as well with this redscale and the red/orange color tones weren’t as soft as the Lomography Redscale film. The shots had a very deep red color, and some great orange contrast with much light. And finally I am seeing something more than I could get from a normal redscale!

I think that the shots can be improved by overexposing the roll (setting the LCA on 50 ASA for a 100 film for example) as they were a bit dark (but that’s true for other redscale films too). I’ll try to do this next time, and will use another slide film (Fuji or Kodak) and see if there are some different colour reactions than on the Lomo x-pro film. And of course, I’ll keep you informed of the next redscale x-pro experiment! :)))

written by vicuna on 2009-02-24 #gear #tutorials #red #color #redscale #orange #saturation #100-asa #tipster #lomography-x-pro-100-film #experimentation #x-pro #lc-a


  1. lomosexual_manboy
    lomosexual_manboy ·

    Always stepping it up with something new and always getting great results. I bet there were tons of people wondering this very thing that never took the time to do it. Way to go boy-o.

  2. ethermoon
    ethermoon ·

    yeah of course it is.. the same thing with the negative film. you invert it, red will go out.

  3. saviorjosh
    saviorjosh ·

    bravo, vicuna! this is a crazy yet brilliant idea!

  4. mattcharnock
    mattcharnock ·

    hey dude, i am not really sure what you did, but i am glad you did it (whatever it was!) the pictures are great - really rich and sexy velvety blacks.

  5. ndroo
    ndroo ·

    Love the wild red! Cool! Thanks for the tips

  6. cinzinc
    cinzinc ·

    i love this! the difference of this redscalin technique is obvious, as vicuna said, deep red and great orange contrast. the reds are really cool, almost metallic?hehe
    great tip!

  7. graefin
    graefin ·

    great!!! I'm out taking pictures :-p

  8. kirri-joy
    kirri-joy ·

    cool! i tried this with my holga with normal film. slide film seems to come out much brighter. well done!

  9. eyecon
    eyecon ·

    Great Idea and nice results.....

  10. wil6ka
    wil6ka ·

    wow - number one is intriging! chapeau!

  11. vicuna
    vicuna ·

    I will have back this afternoon my 2nd try of redscaling x-pro: I took a Fuji Sensia 200, reversed it and tried to overexpose it at 100asa (as the redscale in general takes a bit less light and the first serie was a bit dark for a very sunny outside light...) I keep you informed of the results of this 2nd part of course! :))
    And thanks for all the comments! :))

  12. sonjabean
    sonjabean ·

    I wondered about this, too, and I am glad that I didn't have to do it myself to find out the results because I'm not so impressed with the results. A bit too much red for my taste. So thank you thank you thank you for doing this and showing the results so I don't waste a roll of prime slide film on pictures I won't like!

  13. stouf
    stouf ·

    Awesome ! Great shots, with stunning contrasts !

  14. dirklancer
    dirklancer ·

    Thanks for sharing - this is cool.

  15. rater
    rater ·

    Great colors! Awesome contrast!

  16. kylethefrench
    kylethefrench ·

    oh i heard there was no difference in redscaling slide but looks like there is and it is a cool red, I am jealous, I almost tried this shit like 2 weeks ago but haters on the LSI board told me not to bother, last time i trust them

  17. tracyvmoore
    tracyvmoore ·

    thanks for the great article. i'm going to have to go try this now. ;-)

  18. vicuna
    vicuna ·

    For those interested, I got the 2nd roll of redscale x-pro uploaded: was a Fuji Sensia 200 and apparently gives more orange/yellow tones and not the same deep red ones of the lomo x-pro.... but still very dark shots although I overexposed the roll by shooting it at 100 asa...
    So finally, there are some minor changes by x-processingdifferent redscaled slide films, but it's always redscaling! :)))

  19. yadda-yadda-yadda
    yadda-yadda-yadda ·

    Try Provia 400X and expose it at 100 - comes out amazing. I'll load my pics ASAP

  20. zulupt
    zulupt ·

    Yes. Use 400iso slide film and use 100iso settings. Develop it as 100 iso film. With 100 iso film, you have to use 25 iso settings. Always use -2 stops when redscale.

  21. stickyvinny
    stickyvinny ·

    I like! :D

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