Your first ever roll from your first ever bought camera is usually a make or break case.. either you're happy with the results or lose hope of becoming a lomographer. Even if they say, Lomography knows no rules, I'm quite sure I've kinda memorized the 10 golden rules just to be on the safe side.
I remember 6 years ago buying a cheap plastic “sports” camera. I was then enticed by a lomographer friend to try this such interesting hobby. As a student, I didn’t have that much money yet to buy the real action sampler. At the back of my mind, I said it wouldn’t hurt my allowance if it doesn’t work out and if I don’t like the pictures.
I bought an expired provia slide film. I remember how amazed I was when the seller suggested that the more outdated the film is, better shots will be produced. As a beginner, I was meticulously taking shots. Read everything about the film (must be under the sun/outdoor shot), studied the potentials of the camera and even if they say Lomography knows no rules, I’m quite sure I memorized the 10 golden rules. This was the point where there were no rooms for mistake, because I wanted every shot to be developed.. no under or over exposures.
Every time i go out, I look for action and try to capture it using “Frou”. I was more of desperate to shoot people, animals, kids, everything in motion that I even made it an effort to drive around the neighborhood just for a perfect subject. I was such in a hurry that when I placed the camera on the top of my headboard it accidentally clicked. Imagine my frustration.. one shot wasted..inaction..inside shot of the car. Take a look..
After the roll got developed, I was happy and contented with the results with an aim for better shots and a goal, to save and buy more cameras. This became my favorite among the set. I was even recognized thru this shot as OSCM (Online Shop Cover Marketing) Expert. I consider this my first best picture because this shot is now included in the multi-lens album every time one buys an action sampler.
I dont usually write blogs but I believe this is worth sharing..to somehow inspire every lomo wanna be to never give up. Just shoot! Life without lomography is no fun at all!
Here is the link to my first roll: http://www.lomography.com/homes/bluemie5/albums/1699264-lomo-wannabe