Revolog Kolor 35mm film is an insanely fun experimental film. Through a pre-exposing process, it will leave bold splashes of color across your images. And today we are going to talk all about it! I’m so thrilled to have film photographer Sherry Christensen here on the blog to give us a more in-depth look at this film and share some examples with us.
Revolog Kolor Cheat Sheet: Revolog Kolor is made for experimenting, so have fun, play with it, and enjoy the crazy results. It does best with a lot of light and bright sun, and if you want the color effect to have a more vibrant look, underexpose a bit, and for a lighter effect, overexpose.
Why do you love using Revolog Kolor?
It’s funky, unpredictable, and so much fun! Each frame is different, and you have no idea which color is on the frame you are shooting… It is a perfect summertime film stock! Think the county fair, children playing and street photography!
What style/look does this film typically create?
Some frames have a vintage vibe, some have light leaks, and some a color overlay. A few frames will have more grain than others. It reminds me a bit of Instagram filters, but more extreme.
What is the best way to meter and shoot Revolog Kolor?
How do you shoot such an unpredictable film? Anyway you want! I decided to keep things simple and put it in a Yashica T4 Super point and shoot. You can also place it in a SLR and metered for 200 with good results, but this is the perfect film to just shoot from the hip and not worry about perfection.
What are your overall impressions of Revolog Kolor?
In the end, I was happy with results and discovered that this stock loves light. It does not do well in shadow or early evening when the light is starting to fade. Those frames showed less detail in my subject and more of the “kolor.”
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