Lately I have found myself increasingly reaching for color film rather than black and white. I think probably because of all the Developing Adventures articles, I am a little tired of looking at monochrome film. Plus it’s spring and there are so many colors popping around me, so in this article I am going to share some of my results with Lomography Color Negative 400.
My Results with Lomography Color Negative 400
I have really been enjoying the look of Lomography’s color negative film as I demonstrated in my article about their 800 speed film. While it is quite a bit more saturated than Kodak Portra, I think it suits the colors I have been seeing lately, especially around my yard.
What I like about this film is that it has a really nice dynamic range. In the example below, you can see the original photo was under exposed, (I know the photo is not a good one lol just an example), but I was able to lift the exposure without too much detail lost as happens with most color negative films.
While I think this film is a bit too saturated, that can be lowered in post if you prefer it. I happen to like it at the moment. I also like that I can purchase packs of this film from Lomo’s Amazon store for the same price as their website, so I can just include it in my orders when I need film. The downside is that you have to buy it in a 3 pack. I am not aware of it being sold in single rolls anywhere.
I have also really been enjoying developing color film, so I think I will be shooting a lot more of it this year. Stay tuned.
Until next time, stay motivated and keep shooting.