Easy DIY Redscale


Suddenly got a feeling to shoot with Redscale, however the Lomography Shop’s Redscale are all sold out… What should you do? Why not use a DIY Redscale film!

Tools :

  • Scissors
  • Sticker
  • ISO400 or above film

Methods :

1. Bring all your tools to the darkroom。
2. Pull out your film in the darkness。
3. Keep at list one inch film from the container and cut the rest out。
4. Turnover the rest of the film。
5. Then stick the film back to the ‘one inch’ together with the sticker。
6. Rewind back all the film into the container。
7. Finish and it is ready to use。

The effect is as follow:

written by mune316 on 2011-06-15 #gear #tutorials #film #redscale #tipster #kodak-max-400 #convert
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  1. angelwulf
    angelwulf ·

    This sounds pretty awesome, when you have reloaded the film do you set your camera to 400 iso, or would it be less say 100 or 200 iso.

  2. holydarkyfied
    holydarkyfied ·

    Normally when you make your own redscale you should use it with about twice the light you would normally use, so yeah, use a 400iso film as a 200 and you'll be okay. Also try some shots at 100iso and even at 400, experiment on one roll and then you'll understand how it reacts as a redscale. Don't forget to use a notebook to keep track of the settings you used to take your shots to recreate the effects you'll get :) Have a nice day

  3. chilledvondub
    chilledvondub ·

    it definitely doesn't work with a Fuji Reala 100 lol! even with a 1/30 and f:2.8 my shits were still hideously underexposed

  4. guinastrapazi
    guinastrapazi ·

    i'm going to try this.... soon,.. all my Lomography Redscale is out of stock ;D

  5. guinastrapazi
    guinastrapazi ·

    but.. isn't it dangerous that the film tears? :O

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