Fancy shooting on BOTH sides of the film? Try this and you’ll be surprised with the pictures you get!
My Smena 8m was modified (loading film on the wrong side of the camera and advance with the film rewind knob) to shoot redscale without re-spooling films. It struck me that perhaps I should try doing a double for a wrong/redscale and correct side. The Smena 8m allows me to line up the first frame of the roll for the double as the first frame starts in the same position for both exposures. I shot the redscale side at iso 50 for the first exposure and loaded it into my Cosina CX-2 the second, shot at 200iso. Film used was Solaris 100 expired.
The picture has the redscale look as usual but the images captured on the normal(correct) side shifted blue somehow. Interesting results with pictures being laterally inverted. Hope you guys enjoy it!
Steps to follow:
1) Modify your camera to do redscale naturally. Basically involves modifying (reversible modification) the film advance mechanism of the Smena 8m to allow the film advance knob to rotate backwards. The film is advanced with the film rewind knob, and rewinded with the film advance knob (sounds confusing yeah?)
2) Mark the first frame of your film
3) Shoot the redscale side as its less sensitive. Perhaps 1~2 stops over
4) Load the film into another camera for the proper side at 1 stop under!
5) Send it to the lab and wait for surprises!