Everywhere you go to, there's always a contest or a thread about your best shot taken in the past year. We're going to change things up a bit and add a dash of humor to the start of the year. Bring your worst!
Now that the holidays are over, its time to showoff all the analogue loot you got! From brand spanking new Lomography cameras to old-school Russian treasures, we want to see them all!
This beautiful spring is named for Juan Ponce de León, who led the first Spanish expedition to Florida in 1513-as legend has it-in search of the "fountain of youth."
Have you been to a place where you can FEEL the history? Have you been to a place where you can FEEL the existence of the God? If you haven't, this is the place.
The Calamian group of islands in Palawan intrigued me for so long. Busuanga Island, being the biggest and most populated, is the jump-off point. You can get to Busuanga in about an hour by plane or 14 hours by sea travel. I fell in love with this place in 2007 on a spontaneous weekend getaway. I was raving so much that I made a second trip, and this time, I made reservations and a list of places to see.
One of the 7 natural wonders of the world, the Grand Canyon is a location that you must visit. As part of our roadtrip through Southern California, Nevada, and Arizona, one of our major stops was the Grand Canyon. This was my second trip to the great landmark (my first was as a kid). The first time I visited as a child I did not appreciate what I was seeing.
The first time I ever saw a Diana camera, I smirked. _This wasn't a camera,_ I thought to myself, _this was a toy_. Now I'm infinitely happy to say that I was *wrong*: pretty soon you'll find out you'll have fallen in love, and in too deep, with this beautiful camera.
The world famous Medium-format wonder.the Holga produces extraordinary low-tech works of art with the bare minimum of mechanical function. Soft focusing, full double-exposure capability, intense vignetting, and unpredictable light leaks all contribute to the Holga's incredible photo effects
If my house was on fire and I had to save one thing (other than my wife and child, as they do slightly trump everything) then I am about 99% sure it would be my Millennium Falcon from when I was a kid. If I could save two things then the second would be my Mamiya C220.
The Polaroid is a 1970s Automatic Land Camera that will blow your socks off!
I have to admit that when travelling I take usually 4 or 5 cameras. I choose them depending what I want to photograph. At first, I used to put them on my shoulder bag, but the main problem is that they can be damaged, or is quite difficult to take the camera you are looking for. On the other side, the classic Lomo bag allows you only two small cameras...
Isn't it such a perfect day for bungee jumping? how about a rodeo ride? hopping on a trampoline maybe? perhaps a plunge on the "Fujiyama":http://www.dailymotion.com/purplefinale/video/x2fgpi_fujiyama-onride-9-rear-seat_travel? And would it be so nice to "shoot-from-the hip" while doing all of these? here's how:
With everything else new at this time of the year, the "tipster":http://beta.lomography.com/magazine/blog/2009/01/02/tipster-the-all-new-diy-feature-cameras-and-accessories-on-lomography-com never fails to have its own renewal (but of course!) and makes everything more faster, feels stronger and looks better than ever before!
Scanning 120 can get extremely expensive when you have it done at your lab, but there's always an alternative for it. Let me show you what I did!
Lecture for newbies: How to embrace light leaks and unpredictable effects from your Holga.
It is expected for someone like a globetrotting gnome to have a knack for anything analogue and if you're envious of how these cosmopolitan creatures snap their surroundings, here's how to do it!
We all love saturated colours and high contrast, but what about the other end of the spectrum?
The digital image processing is omnipresent these days, and more often than not we are always confronted of the film's possible extinction in the future. But we're Lomographers, right? And we don't believe in such cynical pronouncement. Just like our tipster here who just can't get enough of using medium format film!
Just as everyone is having a break from the Lomo LC-A Race, our two participants from the North American team chose to do something very exciting than to take a break in the pit stop and they're here this week to tell us more about it!
This is how to modify the aperture of your Holga and pimp it with a nice and flirty new coating in one session!
This mod will transform your Pop 9 into a "one third frame" trippy triptych machine! You can use it to fit three times as many pictures on a regular roll of film.
A tip on how to accelerate film expiration (because you love expired film but just couldn't wait)!
How wide can you go with your Holga? It's much more than what you think!
When boredom comes along, you must Flip It. Your camera, I mean! The results: lovely reflection-like images that look like a parallel universe.
Do you scan your negatives and keep it in your hard drives? Do you show your photos to your friends via your iPhones or Blackberries and even at your Facebook pages too, ya? Well, its time to come out and SHOW your photos (literally!).
You read the interview now learn how to do it! Pinhole expert Justin Quinnell showes us how to be creative with the use of time and with the light from the sun to make a six month long pinhole exposure. Try the experiment and let us know how it goes!
Sprocket Rocket shoots “extra-wide angle” panorama with the width of two 3:2 photos, which is really wide indeed. Yet you must encounter some occasions one day that even this amazing rocket is not enough, then you need to “double” the panorama!
Don't try taping your whole camera. It's not meant to be that way!
Have you ever had a roll of 35mm film that did not turn out well? Now is your chance to use it! (Or take some shots of different textures.) These are great for your Christmas tree or to put anywhere as decoration.
Taking timed exposures with the bulb feature at night with the Holga 120N can be lots of fun!
This tipster is about a technique which I call "High Quantity Multi Exposure" or short HQME. I assume that people have already done something like that before me but I couldn't find any information about it.