"From the first time I saw a photograph being developed and printed, I was hooked. I couldn't believe it. It was like magic." — Dennis Morris
Want to make your own camera? With a solid plan, some tools and lots of time, you can!
Disappointed with an abundance of rubbish prints of shots that went wrong? Building up a shelf full of photographic embarrassment? Never fear, here's a way to make use of those sad photos.
A (Lomo) prophecy is being fulfilled! In a zombie apocalyptic world, you will have to leave all the modern day comforts behind. Are you ready to say goodbye to electricity and battery-powered electronic automation? Paper Light Meter will help you get properly exposed shots until the end of days.
July's Word of the Month is quite the puzzler. It'll be quite a challenge to interpret it so are you ready to accept the challenge? Check it out!
Velcro and a drop of super glue do the trick!
If you've ever wanted to tilt or shift, if you've ever wondered what the hell it was and what would happen if you did it...now's your chance. In Part 1, what is it, what does it do and how. Coming up in Part 2, how to make your own tilt shift lens and what to do with it!
Learning to photograph myself has been difficult thus far, but at long last I've come to accept that it's as simple as just letting go.
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.
Everyone loves treasure hunts, dont they? Theres just something enchanting about the fairy tales and stories of Pirates voyaging the seas in search of fame and hidden fortune. But more often than not the journey, the characters and the adventures come to an end when the treasure is found. Its almost as if the real treasure wasn't the jewels or the gold; the real prize is the hunt itself! But what if there was some way of keeping that excitement up after you've found what you're looking for? I think i may have an idea...
You go on a holiday and can't take your lover with you? You wish to be with him/her at all these great sightseeing spots, but he/she has to work, to go to university or whatever... here's a little idea for you!
An artist from Ivory Coast found a new way to intervene in his photographs.
The San Francisco-based photographer and writer, Ian Tuttle, has created an awesome way to keep his subjects within frame (so to speak). With this nifty camera modification there's always a captive audience!
If the glaring yellow of Post-it notes is not enough to get your attention anymore, check this out.
Every festival, and friend gathering is rare, how can you miss a good photo opportunity?! But every time we take a "great photo" its always a little boring now isn't it? Encounter up to twenty or thirty people in the General Assembly, avoiding the fight to fit in the "group photo" and the layout. Wouldn't it be more fun for the party to add a creative game by adding an extraordinary "great photo"?!
What to do with the empty film canisters? Look what a splendid idea RePlayGround had: a room divider!
The most expensive camera yet… isn’t new. Nor is it digital or anything remotely high tech.
Your camera seems down in the dumps? You're tired of always seeing the same? Well then, here's how to do a total makeover in a few minutes.
Let's call this an overview to the basics of star trail photography for beginners from the pros. These are a short collection of techniques I've read and learned from books and tutorials that I want to share with you.
If you're no good at judging distances Zone Focusing on the Lomo LC-A+ can be difficult, but with a a couple of techniques you can nail it every time.
Film-rolls like to swim and bath before they will get exposed. put some soda into the bath and some nice color-effects will cover your photos!
Why did i start this? I thought it would be cool, but yeah.. Well, why did i do it? Why the hell did i start to draw with CD marker on my negatives? I did it to some bad pictures (those blurry, under/over-exposed), and suddenly I did it to a good pic.
Just one lomographer telling another lomographer tips about how to make his roll of film more interesting. methods tried and tested - and they just plain make sense.
This tipster is simple and most probably written before but just want to share with some of you guys who left me a message about how i go about using the silhouettes for my double exposures.
Have you ever exposed a film before loading into your camera? If not, you must certainly try this tipster: the effects are unique and the results are astonishing.
Mixtapes are the better CD's and strips of celluloid are the better declations of love.
Pinching for pennies but love the Lomographic spirit of trial and error? Grab some generic, cheapy film and redscale it. The results are simply gorgeous.
What happens when you want to shoot Redscale but realised that your had used up all your stash? Why don't you try to DIY some Redscale film?
We've all been there, its a hot day and you only have room in your bag for either a tripod or a water bottle. But why compromise? With this not-entirely-pointless How To, you can soon make your very own Bottle Tripod! Hallelujah i hear you cry! I shall never go without water or photos again! Finally an answer to all my tripod/bottle related problems!
Have your photos come out overexposed? Go ahead with your artistic soul!