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  • Picture This: Ultimate Happiness Captured on Film

    written by merelgroebbe on 2013-08-16 in #lifestyle
    Picture This: Ultimate Happiness Captured on Film

    Capturing happiness on film is not as easy as it sounds. Of course, you can take pictures at times you are very happy -- the act of making these pictures might even contribute to the moment of happiness. But, the most important thing is that whenever you look back on those images, you will be caught in a moment of pure nostalgia and no matter how bad the weather or your situation is at that moment and feel happy again.

  • Taking Care of the Diana Baby for the First Time

    written by merelgroebbe on 2013-08-03 in #reviews
    Taking Care of the Diana Baby for the First Time

    After having the Diana F+ and the Diana Mini, I couldn't leave the last family member behind and I got myself a Diana Baby 110 camera as well. And of course I couldn't just leave this one next to her sister and mother (or mother and grandmother?), I had to take her out on her own.

  • When Subject Meets Photographer: Self-Portraits!

    written by merelgroebbe on 2013-03-24 in #lifestyle
    When Subject Meets Photographer: Self-Portraits!

    Sometimes when there's nothing interesting going on and nobody else is around, it's hard to find a subject to shoot. But don’t be put down; there is always you! A self-portrait can be made anytime and anywhere. You don’t need to be super vain--no, I think everybody can use some self-portrait time every now and then. What you get is a very interesting collection of “selfies” which is a nice way to look back and capture the most intimate moments of your own life. Nowadays, it’s even easier with everybody carrying smartphones and digital cameras, but nothing beats a good analogue self-portrait.

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  • My Analogue 2012: A Recap

    written by merelgroebbe on 2012-12-27 in #lifestyle
    My Analogue 2012: A Recap

    I think 2012 has been the most analogue year of my 23-year-long-life. Well, probably my childhood years have been way more analogue, but this time I actively participated in being analogue. So, here is a little summary of my very analogue 2012, one picture for every month.

  • Taking my first steps with the Lomography Belair Jetsetter

    written by merelgroebbe on 2012-12-10 in #reviews
    Taking my first steps with the Lomography Belair Jetsetter

    How did I react when I heard there was a new Lomography camera coming out? Excited! When I finally saw the Belair for the first time it only took me 24 hours to decide and pre-order that baby. I mean hello? 120, built-in light meter and did you see the looks??? REALLY? Everything that was on my wish list just had to wait a little bit longer (sorry Lubitel, sorry Diana baby) and I totally went for this baby!

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  • Moonrise Kingdom: A Movie for Everybody with an Analogue Heart

    written by merelgroebbe on 2012-07-11 in #lifestyle
    Moonrise Kingdom: A Movie for Everybody with an Analogue Heart

    This movie is in theaters now and it definitely stole my heart. I have a feeling that everybody with a passion for an analogue way of living is going to love, love, love, this film! For all of you who haven't seen it yet, read on! (and please go see it afterwards!)

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  • How to Archive Your Film Negatives

    written by merelgroebbe on 2012-06-05 in #gear #tipster
    How to Archive Your Film Negatives

    When shooting analogue, you will face the problem of having developed negatives lying around everywhere and piling up. You can throw them away, or put them somewhere in a dark corner and forget about them, but what if you want to scan them again or need them for any other reason? I do know I am pretty chaotic, but for my negatives I needed a method to keep it organized. So, let me show you how I archive my film negatives after the jump!

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  • The Day My Analogue Life Started

    written by merelgroebbe on 2012-06-04 in #lifestyle
    The Day My Analogue Life Started

    As of today I can’t imagine a life without analogue photography. It’s not only one of my favorite ways to relax and escape from daily life, it’s also a way to show that same life and share it with others. Also professionally, I prefer working analogue and it helped me create my ‘handwriting’ during my design study. When did this start? Not even that long ago, in a place not so far away…

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  • Cinema Paradiso: The Making of 'Our Birthmarks'

    written by merelgroebbe on 2012-05-21 in #lifestyle
    Cinema Paradiso: The Making of 'Our Birthmarks'

    For my graduation project, I filmed and directed a short conceptual film with my LomoKino to showcase my collection. I want to show you the steps behind the final movie, from inspiration to idea and the final film. How fashion & Lomography meet.

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  • One Day, One Film, One Life.

    written by merelgroebbe on 2012-04-03 in #lifestyle
    One Day, One Film, One Life.

    I am capturing what I do on a regular basis in 36 photos. This is something my narcissistic side can appreciate, being the subject and the photographer at the same time. All the photos here were taken on the 19th of March, 2012 with my Fujica ST605N loaded with a 200 ISO color negative film.

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  • To My Dearly Beloved Diana

    written by merelgroebbe on 2012-03-23 in #lifestyle
    To My Dearly Beloved Diana

    Here's a love letter as a homage to my Diana camera.

  • Paris <3's Analogue

    written by merelgroebbe on 2012-03-17 in #world #locations
    Paris <3's Analogue

    Maybe it's a cliche, Paris as the city of love. But every cliché contains a certain amount of truth. And in the case of Paris being the city of love, I think it's very true. Because of the light. Even if you're not IN love, Paris can show you love.

  • Orinoco Ochre: La Sardina's Wild Side

    written by merelgroebbe on 2012-03-01 in #reviews
    Orinoco Ochre: La Sardina's Wild Side

    The new La Sardina Orinoco Ochre is more than just a pretty orange thing and 'another version' of the La Sardina range. Its color, details, and feel make this camera shoot-worthy and a must-have!

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  • Fritz the Blitz Flash and LomoKino: The Dream Couple that Shines in the Dark

    written by merelgroebbe on 2012-02-14 in #reviews
    Fritz the Blitz Flash and LomoKino: The Dream Couple that Shines in the Dark

    After a few failed attempts to make a LomoKino movie indoors during grey days, in the dark or under the sheets, I found the perfect companion for my Lomokino. Fritz the Blitz makes my movies bright and visible under all circumstances.

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