Off-camera lighting and a powerful Lomography flash is the best way to get really spooky, pretty feaky, VERY GHOSTLY images. Find out more after the jump!
- a camera with a ‘bulb mode" (I used my La Sardina and my Diana F+ with an instant back)
- a flash (I used the Diana F+ Flash)
- a Buddy
- a tripod
- a really dark spot ( I couldn’t find a really dark one, so semi-dark would work too)
- a cable release makes things a little easier
1. Set up your camera on the tripod and frame your shot. If using a cable release, attach it an open the shutter. Remember to set it on bulb mode or you might get black images (shivers)!
2. Sneak your way into the frame and use your flash to fire light at yourself. Try firing from different angles to get freaky results. These are some of mine:
You may not get exactly the same-looking pictures, but guaranteed they would be freaky and spooky in their own unique way!
Great trick to use with Halloween is just a teensy bit away. Get flashing!
Peeling off emulsion lifts from your instant prints is like seeing a whole new picture appear before your very eyes. It is familiar but vaguely different at the same time. We talked about this and more with photographer Tanja Deuss in a quick interview. Check out what she has to say after the cut.
On Thursday, May 1st, all the shops in the Carnaby Street area will open its doors late for a big shopping extravaganza organized by Grazia Magazine. Lomography Soho is just off of Carnaby Street and we will be joining the celebrations with a 20% discount on products and a special La Sardina workshop. Find out more after the jump.
The new year is still young, but it seems as if it'll be over quickly. My organizer is already filled with entries until June. 2015 will probably be worse than 2014 when it comes to having time off so I could take some analogue shots. Anyway, there are some photography-related things that I really want to get done. It is probably best to set some goals if I only have very limited time.
The Lomography Belair X 6-12 brought kleinerkaries closer not only to the most picturesque places in the world but to its beautiful people as well. A good conversation piece, it helped her discover hidden tourist spots and even restaurants that serve the best local food. Find out more about kleinerkaries and her Weapon of Choice after the jump!
We're ecstatic to read an in-depth review of the Lomography Petzval Lens, from the cool folks over at The Phoblographer. It's exciting to find out that, like us, they are in-love with the Petzval Lens too, so much that they gave it an impressive 4/5 rating! If you're thinking of getting a Petzval Lens, you'll find this featured review very useful. Check out an excerpt and the link to the full article after the jump!
Sometimes, experiments and curiosity yield the best results. This is what photographer Cody Thomas discovered when he tried out black and white film photography with his Holga camera. See more of his black and white photos after the jump.
I've always been looking for a really simple solution to hold my color gels of my Diana Mini's flash WITH the camera and make them easy to grab when I want to use them. I also wanted something to keep them from getting damaged. Let me show you how I found a simple way to make it.
Love medium format? This Belair baby will never fail you to satisfy your cravings for taking photographs in 120 format! Choose among the different variants of Belair cameras that will suit your tastes!
This article shows many joyful people hanging out in the parks of my city, Como, and enjoying their free time in a friendly way. It's also a tribute to a great social photographer: Willy Ronis. This is also an hymn to frieendhip, love, and all peacefully outdoor activities. Read more after the jump!
In 1958 the great photographer Robert Frank took a series of images of New York's street life with a Leica camera from a bus window, as in these series of photos that I took in my city Como with my trusty Lomo LC-A loaded with a Kodak Tri-X film. This is a tribute to a great camera and to a great photographer! Read more after the jump!