I have shot Lomography CN 400 and 800 a lot lately. Normally, I don’t have low ISO films on hand because I shoot most of my photos indoors. On this particular day, Kelsey and I were cleaning up our backyard while Frankie ran around and I really wanted to take some photos of him being cute, as usual, but the sun was really bright. Luckily, I had a pack of Lomography Color Negative 100 that Kelsey bought me for Christmas.
My Results with Lomography Color Negative 100
With the Hasselblad loaded up, I rushed out to capture Frank in action. I had the Carl Zeiss Sonnar 150mm f/4 attached so that I could catch him closely while he ran around. This lens has a very narrow depth of field. You can see the foreground and background are out of focus. As I said, I was rushing to keep up with Frankie, so I think I may have had the lens wide open without realizing it. I can’t even remember.
As I have mentioned in my other Lomo CN articles, this film is very saturated. It was a bit difficult color correcting after scanning the film. It starts off with a red hue, kind of like Portra, and to correct it sometimes the colors swing too far the other way.
The colors are almost neon. It wouldn’t suit every subject, but it does a great job of capturing all of the colors I have been seeing bloom lately.
However, I like this film. It is a bit colder than the higher ISO versions the same way Portra 160 is colder than Portra 400. Being an ISO 100 film basically gives it invisible grain and low contrast.
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This photo is so funny to me. Tiny Frank kept falling into this little ditch every time he ran back. I tried to catch him in action, but it came out of focus, probably because of the aperture.
I’m still learning color correction, so some of these photos are a little bit too yellow or too green, but I still like them because of Frank. I mean come on, how can you not love his little face on any film? What do you think? Will you give Lomography CN 100 a try? Let me know in the comments.
Until next time, stay motivated and keep shooting.
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