Fuji Reala, for all things natural


I love photos that capture a natural feel, color, and clarity. If you feel the same, let me recommend Fuji Reala.

When I began with Lomography, Fuji Reala was the film that my local lab stocked. I guess I began using it by chance… I quickly saw what this film was capable of. I like to capture bright, yet natural colors; and whether we are talking skin tones, grass, skies, water or neon lights, I’ve gotten great results with this film.

This film works a treat together with a Lomo LC-A. Make sure you use that light meter to it’s full potential! Don’t be scared to hold that shutter button down for a minute and a half in what seems like total darkness! You will be amazed what you will capture, great color saturation has resulted for me, time and time again.

I particularly love the way this film draws out green; grass and trees always seem so lush. If you are using this film in a camera with fixed exposure time, you will need to take care, it is a 100iso after all! Go for a bright sunny day, or be brave and push things a little with the bulb setting. My choice is the LC-A, let that light meter do it’s magic with a great film.

written by filby on 2011-05-31 #gear #review #nature #35mm #fuji-reala #natural-color #lomography #film #user-review #green


  1. life_on_mars
    life_on_mars ·

    every shot is cool

  2. pim_g
    pim_g ·

    Wow! Awesome photos!

  3. catarella
    catarella ·

    Great article! I love the photos too =)

  4. lighttomysoul
    lighttomysoul ·

    filbyyy :) sweet! I've just bought a roll of this to use at my brothers graduation in two weeks. I think mom will appreciate normal colours :)

  5. veato
    veato ·

    Awesome. Think I might have to get some Reala to use in the Silvi.

  6. susielomovitz
    susielomovitz ·

    i looooove that film!!!

  7. bulletofmine
    bulletofmine ·

    love your shot man!

  8. haruma_127
    haruma_127 ·

    i'm so envy ..love those pics !!

  9. gelibee
    gelibee ·

    Oh wow! Amazing photos!! =)

  10. vici
    vici ·

    I have had mixed results with this film in different cameras. My best result is in bright sun (as you say), with the Lubitel...
    Love the photos you included with this article.

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