Most people don't have access to very high ISO films. So what do you do when you're out in the night with only 400 ISO film with your friends and want to take pictures?
It was partly because of this invention that we get to enjoy Lomography and photography today!
Have you ever been fascinated by the aperture in your camera lenses, and wondered how they operate? If you have some time to spare, this is a simple project that mimics the mechanics of an aperture - using card and foam boards!
What you need to look for when you buy a used camera.
Processing your own film you'll need a lot of expensive, toxic chemicals. Luckily you can use the same batch of chemicals several times.
Creating fast moving photos at slow speed.
In which our hero considers the economic state of things and realizes there must be a more cost effective way to feed his addiction. Or, frugal photography: more shots for your buck.
Every time we open a box of film, we usually don't take into consideration the box that it came it. Before throwing away the box, take a closer look first. You might find something useful.
Long exposures is an old trick that one sees often. The results always have this "wow" effect and the first question that always pops in your head is “how long was this exposure?” The LC-A+ (also applies to the LC-A) has the edge for low-light photography because of it's light metering. But in this case, one has to "deceive" the light meter.
If you're just starting in analogue photography, like me, it's probable you don't own a film scanner. Well, no worries, I found a cheap way to scan your film using your old multifunctional scanner or any other simple scanner.
No flowers? No blue skies during winter season? No problem! In this tipster, you can come up with colorful photos by using colored paper!
You have heard of many tipsters for your analogue camera. Here's 10 tips to improve your love relationship with analogue camera! Last Valentine's Day I presented him a Sprocket Rocket. Since then we both are shooting only with analogue cameras. We have more topics than before, we hang out more often, we saved and bought a scanner together, we try the same type of film, and so our love is getting deeper.
The Lomo LC-A is a compact and reliable camera that you can use during the day or night. Let’s take a look at some tips that will help you make the most out of your LC-A when you shoot during the nighttime.
Want to experiment more with that bulb setting on your camera? Want to take some awesome, easy to achieve light trail snaps! I'll show you how! perfect for beginner or expert!
The Lomo LC-A is a compact and reliable camera that you can use during the day or night. Let’s take a look at some tips that will help you make the most out of your LC-A when you shoot during the daytime.
Getting blurry shots when you shoot inside? Night shots all browny looking or washed out? Got no detail in clouds or snow or on beaches? Get the right film for the job.
For those who own the Lomo LCA and want to get most of their photos, here’s a chart about hyperfocal distances for this amazing camera.
How often have you asked yourself "how did these colors came out"? So here is a try to sort some samples by colors and film brands, but only a short overview and based on the labs I used and m scaner, as results are totally different in other countries!
For October's feature from PhotoTuts+, we'll be learning how to create our very own pinhole camera in detail!
Processing your own film at home can be one of the most rewarding and enjoyable experiences in photography, but on occasions it can also be one of the most frustrating. Don’t get stuck loading your film reels by using these tips.
When doing night photography, it is essential to know some tips and techniques that will help you attain beautiful pictures. Here are some tips that you can follow when doing night photography.
Looking for a solution to set your LC-A to bulb mode? But your shutter won't compromise when you adjust your aperture for bulb?
Last March 2011, I bought a Lomo LCA+ camera. To be honest, I am not a fan of LCA+ that much because I myself consider a purist with regards to the original LCA camera. Although a lot of people might tell me that there are no difference in between the shots of these two cameras, I say I will still go for the original because… it’s original per se. I don’t know. Blame myself for being a purist. Well, to each its own.
If you prefer to overexpose your ISO400 redscale film by five full stops in your LC-A+, you would want to override your camera's ISO setting to 12. But how? I have got the tipster for you!
What does ASA mean, anyway?
Some of you may get out of focus images and some of you may have experienced with dark image. Wondering why this is ? I will explain to you why based on my experience. It is probably because you set the aperture and shutter speed wrongly, or it might be the ISO of the film. Don't get frustrated yet, because I'm going to share with you my basic understandings of how to work with the settings by using LOMO Smena 8m.
safest way to load your LC-A+ and get some extra shots! Sometimes while you are shooting with your precious LC-A+, the advance wheel gets a bit hard to turn and you start hearing a strange sound like a "crack crack crack" from the inside of the camera.
We can avoid the desired shot from turning out of focus by accurately estimating the focusing length. However, we don't estimate distances as much as some engineers; to achieve the near-perfect focus and produce sharp images, some skills are required.
I wanted to be able to hang my LC-A+ around my neck so that I can shoot more readily. So, while we are waiting for LSI to release its own camera case for the LC-A+, I took matters into my own hands.
Lomo cameras always come with accessories for more fun. Wide-angle lens and tunnel-vision lens are available for LC-A+. For a lomographer who always thinking of new ideas, an addition close-up lens will be great. Here comes my innovation: my handmade close-up lens~ Easy and cheap!
ISO, ASA, shutter speed, aperture, f/-stops, cloudy, daylight, nighttime, long exposure... The world of photography houses a whole new language and it's not always easy to know which film to use when to get the best results. I'm going to list some quick tips to hopefully help you.
If you already develop your own B&W films, you may want to try to develop C-41 color negatives with B&W chemicals :)
Since I got into analogue photography, I´ve only developed one roll in the lab: they took one day to develop and scan it, and then I found out they hadn’t scanned the sprocket holes… I really needed a scanner and knowledge on processing/developing!!
Have you ever dreamt of having a camera that was designed by yourself and different from all the others out there? I have. That is why I customized my Holga 135 PC in a very easy way and turned it into a unique zebra camera.
How to build a homemade lightbox for scanning your negatives
Change out the standard two colors in your Color Splash with other color filters for a more customized color wheel. Just use caution.
If you're having that kind of camera itch that your current funds wouldn't suffice at the moment, then you can consider this tipster as a kind healthy therapy that can sedate you from being a whiny kid.
Got nothing to do this lazy weekend? Better get your tools now and prepare yourself as we do yet another DIY adjustment that'll make you look through the Lomo LC-A with a bigger and wider perspective! You heard it right and here's how you do it!
Which color do you like more? Red or blue? If you want to change your loving Lomo LC-A's cover, Read this tipster and try for yourself!
Black corners for the advanced!