Lomography Film Comparisons with the Simple Use Reloadable Film Camera

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The Simple Use Reloadable Film Camera is widening its net further and hooking more creative people that are new to the world of analogue photography. A new Simple Use Film Reloadable Film camera is already preloaded with the B&W (Lady Grey 400), Color Negative 400, LomoChrome Metropolis or the LomoChrome Purple, but they are easily reusable as well! Whether you're a rookie to all things film or simply curious about the performances of the film formulas on the Simple Use Reloadable Film Camera, you'll surely love this fun, comparative review brought to you by the Lomography team in Italy.

Photos taken with the B&W, Lomography Color Ngative 400, LomoChrome Metropolis and LomoChrome Purple

Street and Outdoor Shoots

For street and outdoor photography, the Lomography Color Negative 400 film strikes balance with saturation and contrast. Interestingly, deep blacks are more evident with the LomoChrome Metropolis than with the B&W film, though there's more gradation of tone with the latter. In both low key and high key, the LomoChrome Purple is extra punchier with its surreal colors.

Photos taken with the B&W, Lomography Color Negative 400, LomoChrome Metropolis and LomoChrome Purple

The B&W film (the Lomography Lady Grey) is more suited for a somber and cloudy aura due to its gray tonality. The Color Negative 400 would be perfect for more straightforward and candid shots on the streets. The LomoChrome Metropolis and LomoChrome Purple may suit a more editorial style of photography. The former will have more realism than the latter. The LomoChrome Purple will be extra spectacular when taking photos of places with graffiti and street art.

Photos taken with the B&W, Lomography Color Negative 400, LomoChrome Metropolis and LomoChrome Purple

Tempering the Landscapes

If seeking warmer tones for the leaves, simply opt for the Lomography Color Negative 400. If you want cooler, bluer tones on the greenery, the LomoChrome Metropolis immediately adds those tones while deepening the contrast too. When not going for a more direct and candid style, the LomoChrome Purple uniquely shines with how it colors the foliage, instantly creating a purple wonderland.

Photos taken with the B&W, Lomography Color Negative 400, LomoChrome Metropolis, and LomoChrome Purple

A tip when using the Lomography B&W film to capture natural landscapes: try to compose with positive and negative spaces in mind to produce contrasts between black and white.

Photos taken with the B&W, Lomography Color Negative 400, LomoChrome Metropolis and LomoChrome Purple

Popping Geometry with Architecture

When photographing works of architecture like buildings and bridges, always try to enhance the shapes! The Lomography Color Negative 400 easily does this with its vibrant saturation even in semi-cloudy conditions. Or you can go for the classic vintage style with the B&W film, only focusing on lines, shapes, and forms due to the monochromatic formula.

Photos taken with the B&W, Lomography Color Negative 400, LomoChrome Metropolis, and LomoChrome Purple

The LomoChrome Metropolis and LomoChrome Purple sharpen out the blacks, though color saturation may lessen with the Metropolis as it will naturally produce cooler, subdued colors.

Photos taken with the B&W, Lomography Color Negative 400, LomoChrome Metropolis, and LomoChrome Purple

Still Life

When shooting still life indoors, make sure you'll have enough light source. A natural light source like an open window will suffice and give more dramatic emphasis on the subject regardless of the film. Various colors will pop more with the Color Negative 400, while the LomoChrome Metropolis and LomoChrome Purple will have a more balanced light-and-shadow ratio. The B&W film will be more suitable with boldly shaped objects to create more defined compositions.

Photos taken with the B&W, Lomography Color Negative 400, LomoChrome Metropolis and LomoChrome Purple

Photographing People

When it comes to taking photos of people, any film variant on the Simple Use Reloadable Film Camera will produce brilliant results. Choosing a film would simply depend on the kind of atmosphere you're going for.

Photos taken with the B&W, Lomography Color Negative 400, LomoChrome Metropolis and LomoChrome Purple

All films with the Simple Use Reloadable Film Camera translate the subjects very well on the photos -- crisp and clear. The Color Negative 400 enriches skin tones, while more light and contrast will be present with the LomoChrome Metropolis, also subduing the hues. The B&W film has a soft glaze that easily blends the tones between black and white.

Photos taken with the B&W, Lomography Color Negative 400, LomoChrome Metropolis and LomoChrome Purple

Indoors with Flash

Still a new to lighting conditions when using film? When in doubt, especially when you're in a minimally-lit environment, use the flash on the Simple Use Reloadable Film Camera! Whichever film you are using (and reusing!), you can count on the built-in flash of the camera to bring out stark, colorful, clear and fine-grain pictures.

Photos taken with the B&W, Lomography Color Negative 400, LomoChrome Metropolis and LomoChrome Purple

Analogue photography is made easier and accessible with the Simple Use Reloadable Film Camera, pre-loaded with four Lomography films to choose from. Which version of the camera will be joining your next analogue adventure?

2021-07-20 #gear #tutorials #color-photography #black-and-white-photography #simple-use-reloadable-film-camera

2 Comments

  1. crismiranda
    crismiranda ·

    Great article, very useful!😍

  2. a11c31984
    a11c31984 ·

    thanks a lot for this, I know what im gonna get next 😉

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