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The Union of Jack and Holga

The most exciting camera I got so far is the Holga 120 CFN Jack Limited Edition. It uses a medium format film that is a little more expensive than the regular 35mm, so I thought twice. I took it on my second take though, only because it is a limited edition Holga Jack as in Jack White of The White Stripes, how cool is  that?!

Can’t say? Here’s something to help you out.

Jack White. Photo by microsites.lomography.com

Jack White. Photo by microsites.lomography.com

The White Stripes is a band of two members, ex-husband and wife, Jack  and Meg who then became ex-bandmates too. It is notable that they are known for these colors: red, white and  black; and that peppermint logo on the film advance  thumbwheel. It is just so The White Stripes . Feeling ko ang cool ko. Lol. But nobody really recognizes it as The White Stripes camera, so I’m cool only to myself, which makes me even cooler.  Whut?! By the way, there’s also a Meg-inspired camera  and it’s a Diana+ click here.

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More of Holga Jack vanity on film.

Shot with Diana Mini loaded with Fujichrome Velvia 100

Shot with Diana Mini loaded with Fujichrome Velvia 100

Shot with Yashica Electro 35 GSN with Fuji Neopan 400

Shot with Yashica Electro 35 GSN with Fuji Neopan 400

Shot with Holga 120CFN Jack Edition with Fuji Superia 400

Shot with Holga 120CFN Jack Edition with Fuji Superia 400

And that’s about it. I have just finished a useless blog entry. Below are links that might make sense to you. Yep, just right before you ask me.

What’s in the Holga Jack Limited Edition box? http://microsites.lomography.com/whitestripes/jack

Where do I find more about The White Stripes? http://google.com or http://www.whitestripes.com/

How to do Sprocket Hole Photography? http://www.squarefrog.co.uk/techniques/using-35mm-film.html


Best Film for DIY Redscale

While there are quite a lot of color negative films available to redscale, not everything turns out as warm as how I want it. This entry aims to show the different effects when different kinds of films are redscaled.

Before I introduce you the list of films I’ve redscaled, let me show you photos using a non-DIY redscale film from lomography.com. They call it Lomography Redscale XR 50-200.

I am absolutely impressed by how warm the photos can get using this film. The only deal breaker though, like many films from lomography.com, is the price. I don’t think I am willing to spend Php 945/box of three rolls  only to get this kind of shade on my prints, so I resorted to DIY. With a little research in the internet, I was able to make a redscale film of my own! To help you save time from researching, here is my very own DIY Redscale Film tutorial, click here.

1. Fuji Superia 400 – I used a Diana Mini to shoot with a redscaled Superia. The photos turned out so red, far from what I expected. I personally won’t shoot using this film very often but will definitely try it again using a different camera.

2. Agfa Vista 200 – I used Yashica Electro 35 GSN with a DIY Agfa Vista, the photos turned out more orangey and it’s lost contrast because of the rangefinder camera settings. For me, this is better than the redscaled Superia.

3. Kodak Ultramax 400 – The photos were amazing! This is even better than the Lomography Redscale XR 50-200 film. With a redscaled Ultramax, the photos are warm but not too much to hurt the eye. I like the subtlety and the olden-day feel it brings on the photos. I used a Superheadz Super Fat lens on the shots below.

The photos are how exactly I want it using an Ultramax, more golds and less saturated than Lomography XR, so I decided to use it on a few other cameras like Diana Mini and Holga CFN.

An expired Kodak Ultramax 400 is around Php45-80 pesos in the market that makes this alternative a go-to redscale film for many lomographers. I strongly recommend that you try to make a redscale film of your own especially if you are starting lomographer. It makes you not fear the coming modifications and DIY you’ll soon come across with lomography. So gather some guts now and save hundreds of pesos with a Kodak Ultramax DIY redscale film.


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