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  • My Day in Analogue: Living Between Three Cities - Bandung, Bogor, and Jakarta

    written by adi_totp on 2014-10-15 in #lifestyle
    My Day in Analogue: Living Between Three Cities - Bandung, Bogor, and Jakarta

    For the past three months, I've been living alternately between three cities: Bandung, Bogor, and Jakarta. I'm originally from Bandung. I now work in Bogor, sometimes in Jakarta. I could be in Bogor on a Friday, Bandung on a Saturday, and Jakarta on a Monday. Shuttling between these three cities, I don't forget to document what I see and experience with my LC-Wide.

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  • Indoor/Low-Light Photography Tips: Catch the Lights!

    written by adi_totp on 2014-10-11 in #gear #tipster
    Indoor/Low-Light Photography Tips: Catch the Lights!

    Don't be afraid of taking photos indoors or under low-light conditions. As long as there's light around us, the camera will be ready to shoot. Here's a tipster for you. Just remember to catch the lights!

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  • The Magical Diana F+

    written by adi_totp on 2014-10-07 in #reviews
    The Magical Diana F+

    "Magical" here means that every time I use the Diana F+, the results are always beyond both my expectations and imagination. That's why I always use it when I feel like doing something different. It has never failed me since day one; I even always bring this camera during my trips!

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  • Lomography Fisheye No.2: Seven Years of Wonder

    written by adi_totp on 2014-09-15 in #reviews
    Lomography Fisheye No.2: Seven Years of Wonder

    Exactly seven years ago, I bought this camera from Indonesia's local Lomography community. I remember having some savings in my bank account and just spending it all on this camera. At that time, I browsed the microsite for the Lomography Fisheye No.2 and immediately fell in love with it! Coincidentally, my friend who introduced me to Lomography just bought this same camera for his birthday. My life has changed ever since I had the Fisheye, my first lomographic camera.

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  • Spinner 360: Pull the Cord and Let the Magic Happen!

    written by adi_totp on 2014-09-09 in #reviews
    Spinner 360: Pull the Cord and Let the Magic Happen!

    The story between the Spinner 360 and I goes way back to the year 2010, when Lomography decided to send me a beta model of the Spinner 360 to test. It was a complete surprise! I thought, "What the hell is that?" as I first took this camera out of the package. Then, when my little brother grabbed it from me and pulled the cord, it buzzed and turned 360°! We all had the same expression: "Whoa..."

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  • Lomography Day Trips: Bandung, Indonesia, Part 1 - Join Our Lomowalk!

    written by adi_totp on 2014-09-08 in #world #locations
    Lomography Day Trips: Bandung, Indonesia, Part 1 - Join Our Lomowalk!

    Where do I begin? Believe me, I know many places in Bandung. From a cozy cafe to where the famous street food and maybe even drinks can be found, to places for lomowalks, it would be my pleasure to show you all around Bandung - the city I love and the city of love!

  • Lubitel 166+: Lubitel is for Lovers+

    written by adi_totp on 2014-09-05 in #reviews
    Lubitel 166+: Lubitel is for Lovers+

    Lubitel for lovers+. You're probably wondering, "Why is there a '+'?" It's to describe and expand a whole new definition of the Lubitel - in this case, this camera is not only for lovers literally, but also for anyone who loves to shoot portraits, street scenes, objects, and the skies. Do you love to take photos of your lover, your dear friend, your lovely family, your pet, or at the streets? This camera can be used in ALL situations. You can shoot everything that you love with it!

  • Lomography Day Trips: Ubud, Bali (Part 3)

    written by adi_totp on 2014-09-04 in #world #locations
    Lomography Day Trips: Ubud, Bali (Part 3)

    Here's the third and final part of my Lomography Day Trip features about Ubud. To be honest, there are a lot of places there that are worth visiting, but I just picked some of them to help you make the best of your trip. So prepare your notes or travel books and take note of the must-see places that I'll mention below. Maybe one day you'll visit Ubud.

  • Lomography Day Trips: Ubud, Bali (Part 2)

    written by adi_totp on 2014-09-03 in #world #locations
    Lomography Day Trips: Ubud, Bali (Part 2)

    Previously, I suggested that you walk around Ubud. For he second part of my Lomography Day Trip piece on Ubud, allow me to show you places that are worth visiting. Don't worry, you won't get lost! If you do want to get lost, just rent a bicycle and ride around!

  • Lomography Day Trips: Ubud, Bali (Part 1)

    written by adi_totp on 2014-09-02 in #world #locations
    Lomography Day Trips: Ubud, Bali (Part 1)

    Aside from the fact that Ubud is a must-visit tourist spot in Bali, it is also the perfect place to relax and get inspired. There, you’ll see and feel something different. Staying there for a month in 2012 made me discover good places to visit. If ever you'll be in Bali for a holiday, don't forget to visit Ubud. Now, I shall take you on a quick visit to this town!

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  • Happenings on Film: We The Fest 2014 - The Ultimate Summer Music Festival!

    written by adi_totp on 2014-09-01 in #lifestyle
    Happenings on Film: We The Fest 2014 - The Ultimate Summer Music Festival!

    August 24, 2014 was a great day because of the We The Fest 2014! Maybe it's too early to call it the biggest summer music festival in Jakarta because this has just been its first edition. Nevertheless, my girl and I enjoyed every moment of it!

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  • Lomography Redscale XR 50-200 35mm: Horizon Redscale Doubles!

    written by adi_totp on 2014-08-25 in #reviews
    Lomography Redscale XR 50-200 35mm: Horizon Redscale Doubles!

    About two years ago, sandkorn sent me this film for our doubles. She said that she had already exposed this film using the Horizon Perfekt and shot on a sunny day, so the idea was for me to not overexpose the film. The result was so red!

  • LomoKino: Life in Moving Pictures!

    written by adi_totp on 2014-08-21 in #reviews #videos
    LomoKino: Life in Moving Pictures!

    I bought the LomoKino years ago, and since then I've been having great times with it. I will continue documenting my daily life with the LomoKino, which is Lomography in motion! You can see the movements and facial expressions of people - it’s priceless! Documenting life in moving pictures, the Lomokino can be used as a camera that not only shoots moving pictures but also works like the multi-frame wonder camera, Supersampler!

  • Fresh from the Lab: Silvia Precisa

    written by adi_totp on 2014-08-20 in #lifestyle
    Fresh from the Lab: Silvia Precisa

    Recently, I used my trusty Fuji Silvi. It may not be my all-time favorite camera, but I just wanted to use it because I kind of missed shooting with it. So I decided to look through my film stash to see what I could use with the Fuji Silvi. After much consideration, I ended up picking the old Agfa CT Precisa ISO 100 to get that classic blue tone. Silvia Precisa!

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  • Lomography Redscale XR 50-200 120: Perfect for Endless Multiple Exposures!

    written by adi_totp on 2014-08-19 in #reviews
    Lomography Redscale XR 50-200 120: Perfect for Endless Multiple Exposures!

    About two years ago or so, I purchased the Lomography Redscale XR 50-200. I saved just one roll of this film and waited for the right moment to shoot with it. In April this year, I just wasn't able to take it anymore! I loaded this film into my Lubitel 166+, which I realized I hadn't used for maybe about six months. One idea came to mind: taking crazy multiple exposures!

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  • Summer With Your Shutter: Super Sunny Summer Tips

    written by adi_totp on 2014-08-15 in #gear #tipster
    Summer With Your Shutter: Super Sunny Summer Tips

    It's always summer where I am. Ah, the perks of living in Indonesia: it's sunny here all the time. For me, summer happens all year-long here, so it won't hurt to share some tips on shooting during this season.

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  • Agfa Precisa CT 35mm: The Blues!

    written by adi_totp on 2014-08-12 in #reviews
    Agfa Precisa CT 35mm: The Blues!

    I don't care if this film has been reviewed a zillion times, that it has already been discontinued, or that there might be a Japanese version of it. The Agfa CT Precisa that I know gives me the blues. Oh, yes - not a Chelsea FC fan, but this film is all about the color blue. Say hello to the blues!

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  • Fresh from the Lab: Hari Raya Portraits

    written by adi_totp on 2014-08-10 in #lifestyle
    Fresh from the Lab: Hari Raya Portraits

    A couple of weeks ago, my family and I celebrated Hari Raya after a month of fasting during the holy month of Ramadan. Since the first day I laid my hands on the Lubitel 166+, I've always had the thought of taking portraits of my family. So this year, I finally took them. Here they are: Hari Raya Portraits!

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  • Fresh from the Lab: 1990

    written by adi_totp on 2014-08-08 in #lifestyle
    Fresh from the Lab: 1990

    A weekend without a lomowalk seems bad, at least for me. One Saturday morning, I decided to join my friends in their lomowalk. It was all cloudy at first but it didn't stop me from going out and walking. I brought my new Nikon FM2 and some expired rolls, just to test my camera. Was it just me being sleepy, or was my Nikon FM2 acting up? My photos turned out grainy, pale, and, in my opinion, looking so 1990s?

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  • My Day in Analogue: Weekends in Bandung

    written by adi_totp on 2014-08-03 in #lifestyle
    My Day in Analogue: Weekends in Bandung

    Hello, fellow lomographers! To be honest, ever since I started working last year, I haven't been able to write a single analogue lifestyle piece. But today I decided to write something about my days, especially about my weekend in Bandung. It's not much but I take it as the start of a new beginning in writing all over again here. So, here's my weekend in Bandung!

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  • Solo Biking Routes: Ubud in Bali, Indonesia

    written by adi_totp on 2014-07-30 in #world #locations
    Solo Biking Routes: Ubud in Bali, Indonesia

    Have you all watched "Eat, Pray, Love"? I was inspired by Julia Roberts, who rode a bicycle in that movie, so I decided to rent one and try it myself! This happened two years ago but I still remember my biking route. To all of you who haven't been to Ubud, I think you should visit the place and try to go around in a bicycle!

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  • Urban Snaps with the Lubitel+

    written by adi_totp on 2013-09-04 in #lifestyle
    Urban Snaps with the Lubitel+

    Lubitel+ is a camera that I dreamed of for years and luckily for me I had the chance to own it right after my graduation back in February. Since I love walking around Bandung, I just have to bring the Lubitel+ with me. Why? For some reason, I don't know why but all I know is that capturing the hustle and bustle of the city with Lubitel+ is a plus. Read on for some Urbanity+!

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  • Fuji Silvi 1000 LS

    written by adi_totp on 2013-05-21 in #reviews
    Fuji Silvi 1000 LS

    Last year, my friend Chris came to my home and brought a small compact camera that he borrowed from his older brother. It was a Fuji Zoom Date. I don't know what type it is but it is similar, but not the same with the camera that I will review now. Please say hello to Fuji Silvi 1000 LS!

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  • Lomography Orca 110 B&W Film : The Film for your Fisheye Baby!

    written by adi_totp on 2013-05-15 in #reviews
    Lomography Orca 110 B&W Film : The Film for your Fisheye Baby!

    A month ago my girl bought Lomography Orca 110 in my friend's store because she was awed and curious about using the Fisheye Baby. So she bought one!

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  • Dare to Go Square!

    written by adi_totp on 2013-05-15 in #lifestyle
    Dare to Go Square!

    I'm pretty sure that you all know about square format photos, using both 120 and 35mm films, with or without masks. Some of you prefer square format than the usual full format, or are crazy panoramic format lovers. Well, would you dare to be square?

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  • ReeLocations: Campuhan Hills, Ubud, Bali

    written by adi_totp on 2013-05-14 in #world #locations
    ReeLocations: Campuhan Hills, Ubud, Bali

    During my stay in Ubud, Bali last year, I went to this place called Campuhan Hills. My lomofriends Engga and Agung took me there and at that time it was afternoon, a nearly sunset situation. No further introduction, here's Campuhan Hills!

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  • Escape from the City: Virgin Beach, Candidasa, Bali

    written by adi_totp on 2013-05-13 in #world #locations
    Escape from the City: Virgin Beach, Candidasa, Bali

    What was once a hidden spot, Virgin Beach in Bali is not so hidden anymore because of the people that visit often. But who cares though? This is my first time going there, so you bet I will enjoy Virgin Beach!

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  • Stop Motion in Analogue : The Classic Wide Portraits

    written by adi_totp on 2013-05-12 in #gear #tipster
    Stop Motion in Analogue : The Classic Wide Portraits

    Call me crazy or what, but I'm using LC-Wide for my stop motion. If you haven't heard of The Classic Wide Portraits by adi_totp I think this is the right time for introducing it all over again. Here's my quick and very quick tipster about my stop motion in analogue using my LC-Wide!

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  • Instant Photography Tips: Instax Love with Fuji Instax Mini 7!

    written by adi_totp on 2013-05-11 in #gear #tipster
    Instant Photography Tips: Instax Love with Fuji Instax Mini 7!

    My dad gave me this Fuji Instax Mini 7 in 2004, and got me 3 packs as I remember those days. I was a high school student back then, and was about to learn analogue photography. On 2004 I don't know Lomography at all and in terms of instant photography all I know was Polaroid. So Polaroid = instant photography in my mind back then. But since I started to use Fuji Instax Mini 7, I began to love instant photography easily. Instax Love!

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  • Pasar Ubud

    written by adi_totp on 2013-05-10 in #world #locations
    Pasar Ubud

    Pasar Ubud is traditional market that plays an essential role in the development and promotion of arts and culture in Ubud. It's the perfect place to buy gifts for your love ones and maybe you buy yourself some Balinese paintings!

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  • Diana Instant Back+ and adi_totp

    written by adi_totp on 2013-05-09 in #reviews
    Diana Instant Back+ and adi_totp

    To be honest, I bought the Diana Instant Back+ so I could do multiple exposures on Fuji's Instax films. I got my Diana F+, the Black Jack edition a few months earlier. So why not try this combination? Diana lens and Fuji Instax films! Yes to that combo!

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  • ReeLocations: Ubud, Bali

    written by adi_totp on 2013-05-09 in #world #locations
    ReeLocations: Ubud, Bali

    After staying in Ubud for three weeks last year, I realized that I didn't get to shoot and make a movie out of it because I have no Lomokino at that time. But then, Ubud is such a perfect place to relax and enjoy every minute of it!

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  • Lomography Actionsampler : Get Ready for Action!

    written by adi_totp on 2013-05-07 in #reviews
    Lomography Actionsampler : Get Ready for Action!

    Lomography Actionsampler is a camera that I think everybody must have. It's a classic cult camera especially in terms of "Lomography". I got this camera on 2010 if I'm not mistaken and to be honest, I rarely use it but these days I use it for fun. Fun is always in my mind when I'm using this camera so get ready for action with Actionsampler!

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  • Lomography Fisheye Baby 110 Metal : Baby, I'm Yours

    written by adi_totp on 2013-05-06 in #reviews
    Lomography Fisheye Baby 110 Metal : Baby, I'm Yours

    My first Lomographic camera was the Fisheye No.2, I used it since 2008 and now in 2013, I got the Fisheye Baby 110. To be fair, that's about five years ago. With Lomography now selling 110 films, I think it's the right pace to taste something different and all I can say is : Lomography Fisheye Baby 110... Baby, I'm yours!

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  • Pinhole Photography Tips: Diana Multi Pinhole Operator

    written by adi_totp on 2013-05-02 in #gear #tipster
    Pinhole Photography Tips: Diana Multi Pinhole Operator

    I know I've only used the Diana Multi Pinhole Operator for just a few months, but I want to share some dead-easy simple tipster to you all Pinhole Wizards out there! Oh by the way, on this tipster I only used Diana Multi Pinhole Operator because this is my only pinhole camera. Here's my quickie tipster!

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  • Crazy Colors with Kodak E100S!

    written by adi_totp on 2013-04-26 in #reviews
    Crazy Colors with Kodak E100S!

    When I found this film in my favorite photo lab in Bandung, I was excited and really want to try it!. After finishing up a roll of Agfa Precisa CT 100 on Film Photography Day, I put this film into my LC-wide and started to shoot! Yesterday I processed it and BOOOM!! This film is so crazy!

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  • Lomography Color Tiger 110 : First Impression with the Tiger!

    written by adi_totp on 2013-04-25 in #reviews
    Lomography Color Tiger 110 : First Impression with the Tiger!

    When I received the package consisting of Fisheye Baby 110 and Lomography Color Tiger 110, I just knew it I would have a great time with it! . To be honest, this is my first time using Lomography Color Tiger 110 so this review is about my first impression with the tiger! Raaawwrrr!!

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  • Pinhole Playgrounds: My Home

    written by adi_totp on 2013-04-25 in #world #locations
    Pinhole Playgrounds: My Home

    Home. I started it all at my home, whether to test a camera or just documenting my daily life. Home is where I spent my days and in the past few months, I started to use a pinhole camera which is Diana Multi-Pinhole Operator. So it's fair to say that my pinhole playground is my one and only home. I just love it!

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  • The Story So Far with the Lubitel+

    written by adi_totp on 2013-04-21 in #lifestyle
    The Story So Far with the Lubitel+

    On February, I graduated with my Masters Degree and I was so happy! No more exams and obviously no more thesis to write! I wanted to treat myself with a present, it's like a present from me to me and the perfect present would be a camera to shoot with after my post-graduate life. So a week after my graduation, I bought the camera I've been waiting for years: the Lubitel+! Here's my story so far with this camera!

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  • Pinhole Passion: Time and Place

    written by adi_totp on 2013-04-20 in #lifestyle
    Pinhole Passion: Time and Place

    Since I bought the Diana Multi Pinhole Operator last year, I really enjoyed shooting with it! I already spent 4 rolls with this camera and decided to make a project out of it. This project is now officially named "Time and Place." Why the title? I will tell you all in this article all about my passion for pinholes!

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  • Film Photography Day Celebrations: Haloo Haloo Bandung

    written by adi_totp on 2013-04-19 in #lifestyle
    Film Photography Day Celebrations: Haloo Haloo Bandung

    As I woke up in the morning of 12 April 2013, one thing was on my mind: Film Photography Day! I had already set up a meet up with several Bandung lomographers and I was glad that seven lomographers came. Film Photography Day is a celebration of using film, so why not go out or have an outing with friends? Here's our little celebration of Film Photography Day in Bandung! Haloo Haloo Bandung!

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  • Five Solid Years With the LC-A+ Russian Lens

    written by adi_totp on 2013-04-02 in #reviews
    Five Solid Years  With the LC-A+ Russian Lens

    This story goes way back to 2008, I was just a one year old Lomographer longing for a LC-A+. Those good old days really made me and inspired me to buy a Lomo LC-A+ because at that time there were so so many Lomographers who shot amazing photos from it. This review is about my personal relationship with one camera that changed not only myself, but also my life entirely. Here's a story about my five solid years with the mighty-ultimate-wonderful-reliable-compact camera, Lomo LC-A+ Russian Lens!

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  • Nature Photography tips : Shooting with your Horizon Camera!

    written by adi_totp on 2013-03-21 in #gear #tipster
    Nature Photography tips : Shooting with your Horizon Camera!

    Nature photography? I enjoyed it very much, I saw it on TV, blogs and books. I'm writing this just to share my little experience shooting nature and to be specific, I only use Horizon camera on this Tipster. Why just Horizon Because I realized that I only shoot nature using this swinging panoramic camera. Here's my simple tips on how to shoot the nature with horizon camera! Go panorama!!

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  • My Analogue Days: Super Solo Photo Walks

    written by adi_totp on 2013-03-15 in #lifestyle
    My Analogue Days: Super Solo Photo Walks

    Staying at home could be comforting, relaxing and maybe boring. Going outside and saying hello to the sun seems like a great activity for every lomographer out there. Doing photo walks on my own is a quiet activity that I do often since I began in 2007, whether in my hometown Bandung or doing it during my travels. I often do photo walks, but going solo for photo walks? No problem! My analogue days are filled with super solo photo walks for years!

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  • Orange Is Yellow!

    written by adi_totp on 2013-02-08 in #gear #tipster
    Orange Is Yellow!

    After writing a tipster on how to tame your Lomography X-pro 200, I realized there's one tip that needs more explanation and more photos. Now I will try to give you all quick tips about Orange Is Yellow. Here's how to turn yellow flash into Orange photos!

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  • Your Analogue Bucket List: Welcome, 2013!

    written by adi_totp on 2013-01-25 in #lifestyle
    Your Analogue Bucket List: Welcome, 2013!

    Seems like yesterday I wrote last year's analogue bucket list here in this exact same page. The main difference is now I'm welcoming 2013 with some analogue bucket list. Maybe some of them are the same with last year's or similar but it's a new year after all, I expect new things and new adventurous times ahead! Welcome 2013!

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  • My Analogue Resolutions: Welcome 2013!

    written by adi_totp on 2013-01-21 in #lifestyle
    My Analogue Resolutions: Welcome 2013!

    Resolutions, resolutions, resolutions. Take it as a warning sign to keep us going for all the things we want or take it as a reminder to remember us all the things we wished before. Well, I don't know but this year's analogue resolutions will be simple. Simple? It's fair to say that so here's my own analogue resolutions for 2013!

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  • The Classic Wide Self-Portraits

    written by adi_totp on 2013-01-18 in #lifestyle
    The Classic Wide Self-Portraits

    Every lomographer has done it self-portraits! This self-portraits thing is like a habit, like, when you're holding your camera and suddenly you get that itch to shoot yourself. It's sort of like a way to express yourself. It could be something like, say, a happy smile or a sad face, but documenting those facial expressions daily is something challenging yet fun!

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  • New Year Celebrations on Film: Welcome, 2013!

    written by adi_totp on 2013-01-16 in #lifestyle
    New Year Celebrations on Film: Welcome, 2013!

    As 2012 was about to end, I decided go to Jakarta and visit my girlfriend because we decided to celebrate the new year there. Last year, we celebrated it in Bandung so we kind of started taking turns where to celebrate. Jakarta is indeed a great metropolitan city and there's no surprise about it because it's Indonesia's capital city. New year celebration in Jakarta? Why not?

  • How to Tame your Lomography X-Pro 200

    written by adi_totp on 2013-01-15 in #gear #tipster
    How to Tame your Lomography X-Pro 200

    In my early days of using this film, I rarely get good results because I didn't know how to treat it. I didn't know how to tame it, so the result is so grainy and unsatisfying. So now I will give a quick tips how to use your Lomography X-pro!

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