Here’s a little film that comes up big in the color scale department: Lomography Lobster 110 Film might have its roots in sepia-toned black and white prints but it’s all about the red, orange, and blue color shifts, baby.
One thing that has always been missing from conventional stock films is color scaling. Love it or hate it – red, purple, and cross-processing have become regular film staples with Lomography photographers. Oh sure, you could find Eastman Kodak infrared emulsions (both color and black & white), but these special order films required colored filters for expressing their maximum potential. Not so with Lomography color scaled films. If you want to peer through red-colored lenses, then the Lomographic Society International has got you covered.
Generally speaking, if you’re going to dip your toe into the color scaled sea, then you should opt for a camera that is capable of adjusting its exposure. Both shutter speed and aperture will need some minor tweaking for compensating for those dye masks that are inherent in Lomography scaled films.
On the other hand if you want to experiment with these exotic films but would like to avoid the drudgery of dialing in manual exposure settings, then the Lomography Lobster Redscale 110 Film is for you. Why, you ask? Because this 110-format film perfectly fits the fidget-free Lomography Diana Baby 110.
No settings to worry about. Just load and go.
Rated as an ISO 200 film, Lobster Redscale will be able to handle most outdoor lighting conditions. While indoors, an external flash would be recommended. Right off the bat, though, you’ll notice that your Lobster prints from the Diana Baby 110 will be considerably darker than conventional color negative prints. This darkening is particularly noticeable around dark green foliage.
Likewise, you can expect some moderate color shifts, particularly, in the blue portion of the light spectrum. For example, blue water takes on a beautiful, soft sea foam green tint that isn’t offensive to the overall image. Conversely, reds and oranges are intensified to a degree that can become dominant and excessive.
Another welcome enhancement from Lobster film is a heightened contrast level. Yes, this can be a jarring visual treat on human faces (which could leave your subjects truly red-faced with hysteria) , but it lends a nice effect to clouds in partly-cloudy skies.
If you’re looking for a condition that perfectly summarizes the “look” and “feel” that you will obtain from Lobster Redscale film, it would be a roughly equivalent to a sepia-toned black & white print. Better than a sepia print, I’d say. However, a Lobster print also incorporates color hues into the final product that could leave you singing the blues and the reds and the oranges.
Reintroducing the once-lost world of 110 pocket film. Get vibrant, fiery red photos that would make even a lobster blush with the new Lomography Lobster 110 Redscale film!
Lomography proudly presents the Diana Baby 110, the second member of the Lomography 110 Camera Family. Easy to use and packed with creative features, with this tiny camera you can choose between two interchangeable lenses; shoot breathtaking wide-angle shots with the 12mm lens or switch to the 24mm lens for standard square photos. Read more on the 110 Camera Microsite