Experiment with sepia! This is what you can achieve by printing your redscale xr film in sepia.

A while ago I bought the Lomography Redscale XR film, shortly after its release, however I found I didn’t particularly like working with redscale. After a long time in my camera I took it to my local Boots for them to process. When I came to pick them up they told me they’d made a mistake and printed my photos in sepia, but when I looked at them I didn’t complain.

The overall tone holds a sepia-like quality but some colours still stand out, the pictures have more of a fuzzy warm feeling than a redscale snap. However some of my photos came in a pretty flat sepia tone like the funky tree in the photo above. Some of the photos taken in lower light came out very very grainy – so I’d be wary of shooting indoors.

These are some more recent photos with even wilder colour variation, some almost seem black and white! The photo of the Diana F+ was taken with the diana flash – which allowed clear indoor photography and plenty of colour pop!

So try experimenting in sepia! I know I’ll be buying more redscale XR now

written by npitman on 2011-03-20 #gear #tutorials #redscale #lab-rat #sepia #tipster #development #film-processing


  1. awesomesther
    awesomesther ·

    This is kinda odd... the lab forgot to invert the photos laterally? they're mirror images now.. words are funky.. haha but overall.. nice stuff :D

  2. npitman
    npitman ·

    yeah it happened both times but rather than correct it I thought it was cool to leave it, they also charged less than usual

  3. nicolas_noir
    nicolas_noir ·

    The reason it is flipped is because the film is flipped to achieve the red scale, but the lab haven't compensated that by flipping the film (a lot of flipping I know!). Great shots none the less!

  4. aprilia
    aprilia ·

    Wow it turned out really well!

  5. kimpy05
    kimpy05 ·

    do you just tell your photolab to print it on sepia? or it just comes out that way?

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