Couple of weeks ago I took the camera I have always wanted to shoot with, a Nikon F3 and a Scale 2.0 film which I am going to use to dilute my black and white world.
To begin with, how does RedScale come about? It happens by exposing the color film on the back side. In classical color negative film, the emulsion layer that is sensitive to the red spectrum is exposed last, but with RedScale, it is exposed first, being closer to the lens. This gives the images their characteristic rich red, orange and yellow hues.
No problem in developing or scanning. Scale film develops by the normal process of any color negative film - C-41 - so no extra money or long days of waiting.
The only thing is that the photos turn out mirror-like, but you can fix that very easily in any photo editor on your phone or computer, or you can always ask your lab to do it. Personally, I didn't change most of the photos. There is still some magic in the reflected world.
I shot this series at home, in fairly dim light from the window. I shot it at ISO 200 with a suggested ISO 100. The pictures came out a bit darker than I expected, so you should take that into account and shoot at the specified ISO if you want to take lighter pictures.
And despite the low ISO value and dim lighting, the grain size of this film is quite large and the images come out with contrast, which, at least in my case, a huge plus.
And most importantly, of course, are the colors. Bliss, euphoria, love at first sight! On the skin it appears as a muted red, on the lighter areas there is a gentle beige-yellow color, on the lightest areas it is already brighter acid yellow. And this combination together with the saturated black gives an incredible picture, which does not need any post-processing at all.
All in all, there seems to be no better option for experimentation and escape from reality :)