Filey in Redscale

Confession: I have no idea how long this film was in my little Superheadz camera for... these photos are from last year but there are also photos from Blackpool on there too which I think was our visit in 2013! Ooops.

I do like using the Lomography Redscale XR film in this camera though, the results are always lovely and definitely interesting.

The photo with the light leak is one of the numerous times with this roll of film where I've opened the camera thinking there was nothing inside and very quickly shut it again when I saw the film inside hahaha. I call it 'bother! shiz! poop'. (other expletives of a more offensive nature may have actually been used...)

 Camera: Superheadz Slim and Wide Yellow Peace
Film: Lomography Redscale XR 50-200
Location: filey, England

Guest Post: Katie

Hello everyone! My name is Katie and I run the film photography blog Curating Cuteness. While Rhianne is busy taking photographs of beautiful Portugal as we speak, I have taken it upon myself to share with you a little bit about one particular aspect of film photography that Rhianne and I both love: redscale!

 In simple terms, redscale is the technique of shooting photographic film where the film is exposed from the wrong side, causing a strong color shift to red due to the red-sensitive layer of the film being exposed first. You can choose to make your own redscale film by winding unexposed film upside-down into an empty film canister or you can, like Rhianne and I, purchase pre-loaded redscale film, particularly the Lomography Redscale XR 50-200 35mm, which has a wide tonal range so you can get anything from red to yellow to green to blue (yes, blue!), depending on the speed and aperture your camera is set with.

If you’re using the film in a toy camera with which you don’t really have manual control, the results are often fiery red because of the high shutter speed. In this case, I would recommend you choose subjects with strong outlines or shadows to maximize the redscale effect.

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But if you pop the film into an SLR (or the Lomo LC-A+) with which you can control both speed and aperture, you’ll start to see more yellows and greens like these when you let in more light:


And sometimes, when there is magic in the air, your redscale can become blue! Truth be told, I haven’t been able to replicate these results but one thing is for sure, you need to shoot wide open with a slow speed, the rest is up to film magic, I think!

Photographers: Katie and Rhianne

Lomography XR 50-200 35mm is back!!

I am so excited!!!

I love this film and I've been mourning its mysterious disappearance for a while now, but it is back on the Lomography UK website in 35mm format and I am bouncing off the walls happy about it. I have no idea for how long its available but I've already bought 3 packs (I would have bought more honestly but my credit card can only take so much of a beating, lets be honest...)

So to celebrate, here are some of my favourite photos taken with this film. Happy happy happy!

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You can see why I'm excited now right? What films do you love that you would be this excited about buying?

p.s. I wasn't not paid or sponsored for this post - I just seriously love this film. Hurray!

p.s.s. It may have also been back for a while - but I only just saw - and if it has - why didn't anyone tell me?!