Spy-Camera a misnomer, a challenge to get the film done but may be good for nostalgic moody photograph
If you are looking for a camera to challenge, test your resolve and patience. Try the spy-cam. I found two of these cheese misnomers at different yard sale. And as it turns out it took two to finally get through the test. The cheepo sunglasses that come with the camera break easily. I later was able to attach them to my trusty Ray- Bans. The air plunger also comes apart pretty easily because it has to be squeezed so hard to make the shutter work. It is not really a spy camera because the camera is a 110 camera attached to the arm of the sunglasses. It looks pretty goofy; which I thought could be fun, so I tried it out.
I Only found 12 exposure rolls of film for this camera. It proved to be difficult to get the film done inexpensively. I was embarrassed to take it to a pro-lab, so I went to Walgreens. Sam Club outright told me they, “no longer processed that film.” It ended up probable costing more than the pro-lab. They made it sound like It was from the 50’s and it was going to take about 2 weeks to process; they didn’t even know if they, “still had that old equipment.” against my better judgment, I sent it off. It took more than two weeks and they had trouble with making the photos. Kind of like the problems some cheepo labs have with our fisheyes, you know; cropping, cutting negatives wrong. I did not know there is a mask in the camera. A kind of bulls eye with spy-cam written in. If I would have known this I would have take it out. I really should have red the reviews of the seven year old children before I got into this; Also fun to read. I do like the grain in these photographs. I could see how under better light and the mask taken out, photographs taken with spy-cam could have a vintage nostalgic mood to them.
Estilhaços is an annual short film festival in Leiria, Portugal. I was challenged to create six analog videos to be projected during a live music showcase. I decided to use LomoKino for the first time.
Aside from being an immensely talented lomographer, what makes him a perfect LomoGuru is his burning desire to share his knowledge. The city where he lives is full of people who are interested in analog photography, but the lack of easy access to film and equipment poses a challenge for them to pursue their passion. To keep them motivated, Hugo organizes workshops and tours on different film photography techniques and DIY tricks. Let's give a loud round of applause to Hugo Pereira, better known in the community as zulupt, our LomoGuru from Marinha Grande, Portugal!
For some, it marked their first foray into the wonderful world of analog photography. Others consider it a trusty, go-to camera despite having a massive camera collection which sometimes include some of the best gear there is. Whatever the case may be, toy cameras will always hold a special place in the hearts (and shelves) of analog photographers everywhere, quirks and all.
Some photographers have an instinct for the unique. Whereas others aim to fashion the ordinary into a singular picture, these hunters are obsessed with what cannot be found elsewhere. They prize an exclusive scoop on architectural patterns, artisan quirks, and objects that stick out of an everyday scene. And when the photographers find them, they will twist and turn to get the most flattering angle. Only right for curiosities that beg to be shared.
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It is clear from the wild variety of photos in the website that Lomographers will do just about anything to get a good shot. Some swap rolls with friends overseas while others concoct unheard-of film soups. And then there are the masters of operations, the ones who spy and crouch their way to a share-worthy picture. This is one such story.
A jump shot is like raising a toast, but with the body. Friends leap for hard-to-contain joy, daredevils for stimulus, athletes for triumph. And because the shot is jovial, its challenging aspects are overlooked. This post is a chance to study the exceptional timing of analog photographers from 1916 to 1960.
Colin J. Clarke began experimenting with cameras and darkrooms when he was still a boy. From being a young family photographer to an experienced photographer, sculptor and painter based in the United States, the multi-talented artist takes us through his prolific career and shares his passion for every minute detail of the process of photographing.
In celebration of Film Photography Day Lomography Soho gave our top community members the chance to shoot a camera they hadn't tried before. The results are currently being exhibited in the Soho store until May 28. Read on for full exhibition details and interviews with the contributors.
A road trip is a celebration of little freedoms. It’s a chance to break out of a rut and to be a little unruly. All the mischief may be off limits to the camera, so the things we do photograph need to serve our memory well: They must convey the relief, fun and color of our secret sprees.
When a photographer encounters a pair, an instinct rushes in, "Is this a special, intimate moment I just stumbled on?" Or else, those accidents of two objects, two birds, two swaying plants camping together especially for your photo. This might not be the case, but it's still a pleasant thing for patterns and quirks to find their way into an everyday shot.