Create redscale images from a standard roll of film

Explore the seriously intense red, orange,
and yellow tones of redscale images

Redscale images are simply created by exposing the other side of the film.  You can buy redscale film, but it can be expensive or hard to find. This article illustrates how you can create your own with regular 35mm film and rewinding it into an empty 35mm canister.


Unsure about doing it yourself? Buy rolls online. 

Lomography Redscale | Rollei Redbird | Svema Red Scale

Converting your regular 35mm film to redscale is easy and here’s the step by step instructions on doing it:


  • Adust Exposure – Because light travels through the backing layer, the ISO of the film is lowered, usually by about 2 stops (if you are after that reddish look). Some redscale films can be severely overexposed to remove the red cast, for instance, Lomography Redscale XR 50-200. Lomography recommend shooting between 50 and 200 ISO
  • Keep the old/empty canister so you can convert other rolls of film.
  • Easy Film Developing – Developing redscale film is the same development process as with normal 35mm color film, so you don’t have to worry about special development needs. Don’t forget, we develop redscale film and will do a great job.

Redscale Film Examples


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