Color-Shifting Tips for Extraordinary Medium Format Photos

There is a certain quality that comes with shooting in 120 that sets it apart from most other popular film formats. Detail becomes more nuanced and the square format enhances certain compositions. Once you've made yourself familiar with shooting in 120 the next decision to make is what film to choose. If you want to really make your photos stand up and be noticed, we think the LomoChrome films and the Lomography Redscale film will add a flash of color to your creative endeavors.

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A Vivid Violet World with LomoChrome Purple

Nothing goes wrong when you’re shooting with the classic LomoChrome Purple, whether 35 mm or 120. It’s a classic because it’s one of the most flexible films out of the LomoChrome series while keeping the color-shifting very expressive and surreal. The LomoChrome Purple shines the most with the natural outdoor environment as it really emphasizes the purple wonderland it promises.

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LomoChrome Turquoise for Colorful and Powerful Statements

The more enlarged medium format deserves to be used with utmost creativity, and the LomoChrome Turquoise can easily fulfill that. Create true works of art with this very dramatic color-shifting film. Compose with color contrasts like having elements that are red and blue (remember: warm colors blue, blue to gold, and green to emerald).

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A Mellow Mood with LomoChrome Metropolis

The LomoChrome Metropolis is known for its subtler and cooler color shifts, but for medium format, you’ll make the most out of the film by striking a balance. Warm up your compositions by adding some natural red elements into the frame. It simply adds more nuance and complexity to the moody aesthetic of the Metropolis.

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Lomography Redscale and Dramatic Compositions

Turn your 120 shots into rose-colored chiaroscuro paintings with the Lomography Redscale film. Chiaroscuro is the bold balance with dark and light. You can also create full silhouettes of a landscape by pushing the film further, with bold blacks framing the image. Or you can opt for a more gauzy vibe. A more spreader light source will create this effect naturally.

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Start the New Year fresh with vibrant and experimental colors with the LomoChrome films and the Lomography Redscale film, available at the Online Shop!

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Lomography Lomochrome Purple XR 100-400 (120)

Try the trippiest analogue emulsion out there — this color negative 120 film works with any medium format camera, to shift up the color spectrum and tint your world in psychedelic tones.

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