Kodak Ultramax 400 is the first expired film I tried to use. It is a cheap and easy to find film (at least here in the Philippines) that produces photos with fine grains and beautiful colors.
When I found this film, it costs Php70 (less than $2). It was so cheap that I ended up buying 6 rolls on a whim. They expired in 2007, so it’s not that old.
With the ISO set at 400, this film can be used any time during the day or night. The colors are quite vivid during sunny days. But when it is a bit darker during dawn or dusk, the colors are subdued, making the photos look older. But that’s a given, right?
I couldn’t think of anything bad about this film except there’s nothing too special about it. But that’s really okay considering its price. If you’re not to picky about films, or you’d rather rely on your skills to create fantastic photos, then Kodak Ultramax should work for you.
One of our regular first roll testers, Brian Bruno, had an exceptional shoot set to work hand in hand with the Lomography F²/400 Color Negative Film. In this interview, he shares his photos and thoughts on the film.
Ellen Stagg is a fine art photographer who uses multiple exposures and the irreplicable character of film to her advantage to create captivating compositions and patterns in her photos. Her masterful eye and trust in the medium allows her to make something no digital camera could ever replicate.
Arthur Pang is a photographer born and raised in Hong Kong. He dabbled in studio photography as well as product and wildlife photography, but it is street photography that he enjoys the most. Here, he shares his awesome photos and thoughts on the new Lomography F²/400 Color Negative Film.
Earlier this year we were chuffed to launch a very memorable type of 35mm film: the Lomography Color Negative F²/400. We had recovered it from the last ever supply of an Italian filmmaker, and stocked it for seven years in special conditions. Much sought after for the film's nostalgic aesthetic, beautiful blue tones, with hints of X-Pro character, the F²/400 35mm rolls flew off our shelves like hotcakes – and rapidly went out of stock worldwide.
Thanks to Lomography the world can experiment again with the magic of color shifting films. But how does one use these films properly in different lighting conditions? Here are some tips about shooting with the LomoChrome Purple XR 100-400 and LomoChrome Turquoise XR 100-400 at night.
For newcomer Aurélie Raidron, shooting on film is a welcome break from the almost perfect image-rendering of digital devices. She makes the most out of the blurs, grains, and "happy accidents" inherent to analogue photography and incorporates them to create hauntingly beautiful photographs.
March is Youth Art Month and we here at Lomography are celebrating all month long by featuring young artists and the educators that nurture their budding talent. Read here to find out more about special discounts, competitions, and more!
Nicolette Clara Iles is a UK based photographer. She shoots with film to create soft tones and subtle elements of distress, which give her photos an eerie and beautiful feel. Here's a peek into the images she shot with the Petzval 85 lens.
The TEN AND ONE Annual Lomography Photo Awards is made up of 11 different categories. Through these 11 different categories — 10 unchanging and one modified every year to reflect contemporary global issues — we’re asking to see the world through your eyes and to share your experience as a human on this beautiful, bizarre and bewildering planet. Witness how photo experiments and happy accidents can produce striking, one-of-a-kind photographs.