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How To Shoot Lomochrome Purple Film by Ashley Vaughn

Shoot It With Film Ashley Vaughn Purple Lomochrome
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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!

Shoot It With Film Ashley Vaughn Purple Lomochrome

Shoot It With Film Ashley Vaughn Purple Lomochrome

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!

Shoot It With Film Ashley Vaughn Purple Lomochrome

Shoot It With Film Ashley Vaughn Purple Lomochrome

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!

Shoot It With Film Ashley Vaughn Purple Lomochrome

Shoot It With Film Ashley Vaughn Purple Lomochrome

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.

Shoot It With Film Ashley Vaughn Purple Lomochrome


I can’t thank Ashley enough for sharing this awesome film with us! You can find more of Ashley’s work on her websiteInstagram, and Facebook.

Have questions about Lomochrome Purple? Leave them in the comments! And be sure to pick some up on Adorama here: Lomochrome Purple 400 in 120mm and Lomochrome Purple 400 in 35mm

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