When in Doubt, Double Expose Your Redscales


I’ve used a handful of redscales—DIYs and Lomography Redscales. For DIYs, a good number of times, they are underexposed, for Lomography Redscales, some shots are still underexposed. Without going to too much analysis about film density and time exposure, I figured double exposing them would do the trick.

Even in broad daylight, I’m surprised to get some underexposed redscale shots.

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A quick get-around with this problem is double exposing it.

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Most of these shots were taken at dusk, knowing that, I double exposed it to minimize the grains in the shadows. Now I’m not telling you to double expose your entire redscale roll. Don’t force your shot but if you want to take some chances, shoot directly at the sunset.\

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And hope you have enough sunlight to avoid those unwanted grains.

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Load up the Lomography Redscale 100 35mm film and achieve the warm-tinged effect produced only by exposing the negative on the reverse side! You’ll get breathtaking square shots evoking intensely warm, honey hues. See our selection of Lomography films here.

written by stitch on 2012-04-09 #gear #tutorials #camera #tipster #double-exposure #composition #quickie-tipster #redscale-film


  1. wuxiong
    wuxiong ·

    heihei, nice tipster...<:)

  2. clare_eee
    clare_eee ·

    :) I haven't tried Redscale film yet... But when I do, i'll definitely do this! :D

  3. neanderthalis
    neanderthalis ·

    Well done article and nice pictures :D

  4. imgrossorg
    imgrossorg ·

    NIce tipster. May I infer that all redscale film should probably be pushed during processing as well?

  5. stitch
    stitch ·

    thanks @wuxiong @neandethalis
    hi @clare_eee go try it ;)
    hi @ingrossorg yep, if the photo lab knows how hehe

  6. adam_g2000
    adam_g2000 ·

    nice article, I'd never think to try shooting towards the light but I'll try this next time I load up a redscale. I must say though, I like grain in photos sometimes ;)

  7. abbsterocity
    abbsterocity ·

    Is it possible that maybe your aperture was too small or your shutter speed too fast? Which camera were you using?

  8. stitch
    stitch ·

    hi @abbsterocity I'm using an LC-A+. The lowest asa is 100, that's the only adjustment you can do. The aperture is also auto. If I used an LC-A there would been more options which you probably know ;) Thanks!

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