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Camera Modification Tips: Splitzing your Lubitel 166+

I am very fond of my Lubitel 166+! I simply love it and adore it! It takes the most amazing pictures, even when you don't expect it to. But there was one thing missing that could help me shake things up a bit: a Splitzer. So I made my own!

Shutter-Speed-Tester for your iPhone!

"Shutter-Speed" is an iPhone-App that allows you to measure the shutter speed of a camera. With this app you can check whether your camera is exposing the film correctly, or if there are any deviations. If there are, then the App tells you how to correct it !

How to Peel Your Instax Film

You know that neat, rough looking border you can get on your pack film photos when you peel them apart? You can get the same effect with your Instax photos! Here's how.

Tutorial: Rollei C41 Digibase – Color Film Development

The Rollei C41 Digibase Kit is a great solution for inexperienced lomographers wanting to develop their own color film. Unlike many other kits this one works at lower temperatures. It has allowed me to successfully develop color negative film, redscale film, and even cross-process slide film, all on the first go. In this tutorial I will explain this specific development process step by step and share some very handy graphs I made, that will help you develop your own film.

Quickie Tipster: Pushing Your Redscale a Little Farther

A tip on overexposing a little bit more on redscale to get interesting colors and tones.

Camera Modification: Turn your LC-A+ into a Rainbow Camera!

Personally I am a huge fan of redscaling. It allows you to get some color in your photos, even on the grayest of days. But what if you just want to add the redscale effect to just some of your photos rather than shooting an entire roll this way? Easy enough: use a red filter! And while you're at it, why not throw in some other colors as well?! Read on to find out how you can turn your LC-A+ in to a rainbow camera!

How to Rescue Images That Even the LomoLab had Given Up On – Extreme-Scan it Yourself!

Tips on getting the most out of very badly exposed images using a scanner.

Salt Printing: How to do One of the Earliest Photographic Processes in History at Home!

Print images onto ordinary paper turned light-sensitive by some almost magical alchemy from the earliest days of photographic history. Salt your paper with ordinary table-salt and sensitize it with silver-nitrate. Contact print large negatives in the sunlight and see the images appear right before your eyes. No darkroom needed.

Go Wide and Infrared - Via the Plastic SLR Route

Single-lens-reflex (SLR) cameras have for decades been on the forefront of enthusiast and professional camera development. Sharp lenses, perfect exposure meterin,g and precise autofocus aren't really features that you would look for in Lomography, but they do come to a great use in Infrared Photography - as long as a few precautions are taken. See below.

Bulb Mode with the Lomo LC-A+ !!!

I have discovered a way that will allow your LC-A+ ( probably work the same on the LC-A ) to do a B setting !! Lets get [Light] painting !!! I don't know if this had been done before. But not that i heard of so hey, i gave it a go!

Lubitel 166+ Macro

I want to share my little happiness, I finally found the best distance for the macro lens "tunnelvison" after I spent a few film rolls in vain.

101 Ways to Take a Self-Portrait!

There are lots of self-portrait shooting methods, and in my article I will tell you about some of them.

Split Horizons

Use electrical tape to build a Horizon Splitzer.

Tilt Your Horizon!

This a very easy and simple tip on using a Horizon camera for taking pictures that show an unusual view of a subject. Anyone that has one can do it---the rough part here may be getting an Horizon!

Do the Double with Horizon Perfekt!

Double exposure surely is a famous technique in Lomography. While the Horizon Perfekt does not have the MX button, and the knob always needs to be advanced to take the next picture, double exposure is still possible for Horizon Perfekt! Read on to find out how!

A Beginner’s Guide to C-41 Developing at Home (It’s a Lot Easier Than you Think!) - Part Two of Two

Hello again, analogue lovers! I hope you haven't been waiting too long for the second part of this tutorial. I hope that, now that you're well-informed on the basic equipment you'll need for C-41 home development, you're ready for the actual development process itself, which we will be covering in its entirety in this article.

DIY Rainbow Polka Dot Filters: Pot of Gold Not Included

Add some color and design to your photos with these easy-peasy, printable DIY Rainbow Polka Dot Filters. All the steps, tips, and tricks from someone who's made it to the other side of the rainbow.

Make a 'Quadrachrome' Filter for Your Diana F+ Out of Unused Flash Gels

Do you have a bunch of Diana F+ flash gels sitting around unused? Well, here's an easy tip on how to turn them into rainbow gold...and start capturing the world in glorious quadrachrome!

Doubling your Fun with Double Exposures: Master the Technique

Double exposures can create an alternate perception of reality and truly unique results. You can get amazing doubles simply by chance, but you might increase your chances of getting truly satisfying results if you plan a little bit in advance. I'll leave you with my tips for successfully creating double exposures, just after the jump!

Capture the Illusion of Night

Long exposure is among the more popular techniques used to capture light, and it can be done so easily and beautifully to capture the illusion of night. There's a wide spectrum of lighting to be found on a street, highway, in a tunnel, factory, during a sunset, and even a heavily lit Christmas scene. So go ahead and capture it! Sound hard? It's actually quite simple really! As long as you know what to prepare, you'll be able to capture extremely cool long exposure shots!

Instax Photo Collage Optical Illusion

Have you ever accidentally pressed the eject button on your instant-back adapter before taking a photo? If so, you have likely been crushed thinking about what an incredible waste it is to have to discard these instant "blanks". Well you no longer have to let them go to waste. You can re-purpose these blanks to create cool photo collages.

Up Close with your LC-A+

I love my LC-A+ but one of its flaws is you can’t get really close to your subject. Luckily there is an easy fix that involves an LC-A splitzer, the right close up filters, and two minutes of your time.

Tipster: How to Take Symmetrical Images with Exposing Both Sides of the Film (EBS)

Today I will be introducing the technique so called EBS, exposing both sides of the film, one of the most unique techniques within Lomographic photos. Is it hard to do it? Maybe! But once you get good luck and concentration, you might get amazing results!

How to Make Homemade Red Scale Film

This is an article introducing how to make homemade red scale film. There are already some fabulous articles about how to make red scale films out there, however I decided to make one with my method. This method keeps film frames in order, and it is useful for EBS (Exposing Both Sides of film) trick as well ☺

Surprise Your Valentine with a Film Canister Love Letter!

If you have some empty film canisters with a little bit of film sticking out, let me show you what else you can use them for (aside from making DIY redscale films), perfect for this season of love!

Type On Negative

Remember the old days and the analogue sound of typewriters? With this tipster you can take your old mechanical typewriter for a Lomographic revival. Use your old mechanical typewriter to intervene on your old films.

Scan-It-Yourself Tips: Scanning with an Ordinary Scanner and a Tablet

Do you want to scan your negatives but don't own a flatbed scanner? Do you have an ordinary scanner and a tablet? Look no more, I have a solution for you.

A Beginner’s Guide to C-41 Developing at Home (It’s a Lot Easier Than you Think!) - Part One of Two

People are often surprised that I develop and even cross process my own negatives in the comfort of my own home, especially after they've seen my photos. And I am often surprised that they’re surprised, considering how easy it is to do.

A Guide to Steel Wool Lightpainting

Ever wanted to cause some mischief in the night? In this tipster, I'll explain the do's and don'ts of steel wool lightpainting, so you can go out and create some pretty cool photos, and feel like a total badass while doing so.

Experiment N°2: Film Loves Coffee

I kept on manipulating 35mm films. Read on after the jump to find out what I've made use of this time around.

Change Your World by Changing Your Angle!

What kind of angle do you usually use to shoot your shots? I do understand that everyone uses different camera angles due to the subject one likes to capture. However, what I always try to do when I shoot is to have a low angle. When you hold your camera and shoot with the low angle, you can definitely gain a different result on your film! You can change your world by changing your angle!

Alternative Developer: Red Wine

Some of you have tested the development of Black and White Films with instant coffee, called Coffenol. Alternatively, you can also develop the film with red wine. This process is called "Winol".