Lomochrome Purple Overview: Lomochrome Purple is another fun film that needs a lot of light. Shoot it in bright sun for vibrant color shifts in the teal, pink, and purple range. In low light and shade, it can have a muddy, dull look. It’s perfect for experimental photography and a great way to add a retro look to your images. Pick some up on Adorama here: Lomochrome Purple 400 in 120mm and Lomochrome Purple 400 in 35mm
Lomochrome Purple Film Review by Ashley Vaughn
Lomochrome Purple is such a unique film! Color shifts and muddy undertones give you moody images from a weird wonderland, OR it gives you super bright and funky results!
What To Expect From Lomochrome Purple
It creates a violet-hued, romantic vibe that sometimes approaches eerie if the light is low. If there’s an abundance of light, I love how the teals and pinks start to pop!
How To Shoot Lomochrome Purple
It tends to do best in bright light. I typically shoot this film with my Stylus Epic (KEH Camera: Stylus Epic), a nice lil’ point and shoot that always comes with me on trips, and I use it during the day to photograph landscapes and city streets. I’ve taken a few with the flash on (meh so far), but I mostly love getting those color shifts in bright light.
It’s awesome to have on hand when traveling to put a spin on the environment. I generally have my Olympus XA (KEH Camera: Olympus XA) loaded with Portra (Amazon) and my Epic loaded with whatever funky film I am experimenting with when traveling. My favorite results with Lomochrome so far are from a trip to Denver!
Where Lomochrome Purple Struggles
For me, in low light! I’ve shot it with a flash, but it seemed to have lost the “magic” of the film.
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