Hello friends! I’m back with another fun film stock review: Lomography LomoChrome Metropolis
Now that it’s summer and we can start getting outside and enjoying the warm weather, it’s time to bring out all the fun and experimental film rolls.
I’ve had my eye on the Lomography LomoChrome Metropolis film for a while now. I ordered a few rolls back in December, and when the SIWF Insiders had their double exposure month back in April, I knew it was the perfect opportunity to try this funky film out!
One of the cons could potentially be the desaturation, especially if you’re in a situation where you would prefer a lot of color.
While this film would look perfect for city or street photography, I only had the option of using it around my little suburban town. So if you’re looking for a film that will document grass and nature well, this might not be the film for you.
Another con would be how it photographs during cloudy days.
Because this film naturally has a lot of desaturation to it, when shooting during an overcast day you run the risk of losing a lot of natural color and having a washed-out image.
And the Pros
Ok, let’s get into the pros!
As far as experimental film stocks go, this one was very easy to shoot with as long as you know what to expect when you receive your scans back.
Like most film, it handles highlights and shadows very well and has a nice contrast in its rich blacks and whites.
It’s also an experimental film that comes in both 35mm and 120 film. Many of the more experimental stocks are only available in 35mm, so it’s great that there are more shooting options with Lomo Metropolis.
And lastly, a big pro for this film is how well it handles bright sunny days. Because of the muted tones, this film would be great to shoot on a bright sunny day where there is a lot of grass.
High sun days with grass tends to produce images that are oversaturated, which is where this film’s desaturation could shine beautifully!
Well friends, that’s it for me. I hope this little review inspires you to start experimenting and shooting all the fun film stocks!