How To Shoot Revolog Kolor Film by Sherry Christensen

Shoot It With Film Revolog Kolor Review
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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!

Shoot It With Film Revolog Kolor Review

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.

Shoot It With Film Revolog Kolor Review

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.

Shoot It With Film Revolog Kolor Review

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.”

Shoot It With Film Revolog Kolor Review

You can find more of Sherry’s work on Instagram and Facebook, and if you have questions about Revolog Kolor, leave them in the comments!

Want to check out more film reviews? You can find the series here. Also, if there are other questions you’d like to have answered in these reviews, let me know! We want these reviews to be a great resource for you and give you all the info you need to keep experimenting with film.

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Blog Comments

hello! how do you scan the negative? I use an epson v600 and it does not look like it should.

Sofia, this film was sent out to a lab for developing and scanning, so, unfortunately, I’m not sure how you would adjust your scanner for this type of film. What type of look are you getting?

I know this is an older post but I’m also having a lot of trouble scanning this film. I’m using an Epson V850 Pro and my scans are looking nothing like the original scans I got back from the lab when I got it processed; they’re scanning as plain old boring normal color images.

Hello to both Sofia and Burtimus!

I did send this out to a lab, as it was shot before I learned how to process and scan. I haven’t scanned it myself (I’m still learning) but my best guess would be… do you have an auto correct turned on? Also it may depend on what software you are using. Since you have both had questions on scanning… I can dig my negatives out and try scanning myself. Curiosity has me wondering what results I will get!

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