I’m not sure where I first saw it, but I found this cool looking film that produces weird blue flashes, like lightning bolts on the photo. They sell some on the Lomography website, but I tracked them to Revolog which is based in Europe and produces special effect 35mm film. They have 11 different types, but I stuck with the Tesla lightning bolts I had first seen. It costs about £8/9 so not the cheapest, and I wasn’t sure how well it would work out but I thought I give it a whirl.
I used my Agfa Silette camera which is a very reliable German one, hefty to lug around but you always get a few decent pictures. I wasn’t going to risk this fancy film on one of my useless Lomography Diana cameras. The quality of the images seems really nice, so the film itself seems good. The flashes are totally random, although they do say that they will show more in the darker parts of the image. Both my dad and boyfriend got lightning bolts to the face!
I actually do like the effect of the film. I think it might be annoying though, if you set up an awesome photo and the flash obscures the main feature you wanted to see. It’s a risk you take when using the film. I think I’ll buy some more of the different types they have.