The Triple SLR Redscale Closet Experiment!

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Think Redscale can’t be overexposed? Let’s run it through three different SLRs… and my closet.

So I loaded some Lomography Redscale 100 35mm into my new-to-me Pentax P30, but I was having some trouble: the weather in Sydney was overcast & I was having difficulty getting enough light for the rather finicky light meter on the P30. After 10 probably-just-okay shots, I made a decision.

I climbed into my closet, shut the door, opened the back of the camera, and wound the film back. I put the newly rewound film into my Canon EOS 3000N, which promptly wound the film to the end & started to shoot backwards, as it does.

Suddenly getting an idea, I ran around the house, taking random shots, on ISOs between 50 & 200, covering half the lens with my hand sometimes, adding a flash for no reason, until I had taken 14 photos at the end of the roll. Back into the closet, closed the door, opened the film, rewound it all again, and reloaded it into my Olympus OM-1, which I then shot around town on the way to a friend’s birthday party in Marrickville.

Alas, my master plan was not foolproof. The closet was not as light-tight as I had hoped, and most of the shots ended up looking like this:

Credits: lokified

Who says you can’t over-expose redscale?

But-but-but, the last 14-or-so (the ones that had been shot at the end of the roll by my Canon, which had then safely tucked them away in the film cylinder) came out as a wild series of mismatched doubles that ALMOST form a panorama:

Credits: lokified

So clearly I had been on to something. I’m totally going to try this again… but with a darker closet. ;)

written by lokified on 2012-12-13 #gear #tutorials #experiment #redscale #exposure #tipster #slr #multiple #camera

4 Comments

  1. twinklecat
    twinklecat ·

    gorgeous colors!

  2. naeun
    naeun ·

    which one is the half frame camera?

  3. lokified
    lokified ·

    @naeun None are half frame. What you're noticing is the edge of the EOS's frame landing in the middle of the OM-1's frame.

  4. superlighter
    superlighter ·

    cool doubles!

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