The Olympus ISnap is a cool looking camera taking ideas from a computer giant Macintosh with the name ISnap and translucent plastics and pearly paint job. Unfortunately, this camera lacks in performance and carries nothing more than just a nice-looking camera with a borrowed looks and name.
I bought this Olympus iSnap camera at a yard sale for a few dollars some weeks ago. I was attracted to it because of the similarity to those really nice translucent, modern color plastic, all in one computers the" I-Mac", that Macintosh came out with in the early 2000’s.
The Olympus iSnap camera was made for the tween market (for the ages 8-12 year old) in 2001. The iSnap seems to evoke some kind of Mac- ism to it by its color and chassis design and name. Mine is a nice tri-tone plastic of pearly white with lime green detailing around the lens and the gripper around the camera, the snap button is tangerine orange. It looks a lot like the stylish iMac of the time.
This camera is an APS that only shoots the full frame classic and no other options that the other APS cameras offer. APS film and cameras were made for the easy way of loading and shooting, sort of like the Instamatic of the day. With this camera you just pop the film in and shoot. This Snap is truly a point and shoot camera and there is no more fumbling around with the take up spool.
I popped in a roll of expired film and gave the ISnap a whirl. However, I was disappointed. The flash does not seem to have enough power to do a snaps in a twenty foot room. I tried a few, two to three feet flower close ups and this also turned out disappointing and blurry. I would not recommend this camera to anyone, unless you are buying it for the way it looks and historical context. To conclude, the Olympus ISnap is a big disappointment.
There's nothing more satisfying than taking fantastic photos with a camera that you built yourself. If you've always wanted to impress your friends with your mad DIY skills, pick up a Konstruktor Camera Kit and show them what you've got! It's also a cool way to get them into Lomography, because as you build the camera you'll discover how analogue photography works. Oh, and the Konstruktor takes gorgeous photos, too - check out the gallery and see what we mean!
More than for its respectable name, Craig Fullbrook swears by the Leica M6 for its reliability and performance. In this interview, he further expounds on what makes this nifty camera a must-have and his overall experience shooting with it.
Get acquainted with iblazr, a team of visionaries and pragmatists who transform bright ideas into great products. Nothing better illustrates this than iblazr, their one-of-a-kind multi functional flash with 4 LEDs. Read on to find out more about this amazing product and the story behind it.
Ever since the Pixelstick came out, I've been dying to try it out. This past week, I finally got my chance! With one goal in mind — getting some super cool light-painting shots — I grabbed some friends for an amazing session with my Lomo'Instant and the Pixelstick. Take a moment and have a look at these priceless pics!
Unfortunately, it happens sometimes that your resulting pictures are not what you expected - the image doesn't look that good, the colors are bland, and the subject is banal. Indeed, it couldn't be picture of the year! Herein I propose a second chance for your pictures by modifying your 35mm negatives. Just pick up some ideas from here, experiment, and scan your negatives with the Lomography Smartphone Scanner. Anything is possible: burning, scratching, putting on hydrochloric acid, balsamic vinegar, nail polish, bleach, or raspberry juice... use your imagination and write down your new film soup recipe! You can find a sample of the effects in this article.
As Steve Jobs puts it, "creativity is just connecting things." It's all about tracing one's experiences and pushing the boundaries of what's already known to establish new things. The Lomography community is no stranger to these instances. In fact, the community is filled with brilliant minds who are always ready to refine existing techniques and look for innovative ways to express their visions and ideas. Here are just a few of the creative lomographers we've come to love over the years.
Perhaps you’ve already had chance to try light painting, multiple exposures and long exposures with your Lomo’Instant, but what can you experiment with next? Well, that’s exactly the thought I had which led to giving this Tipster a go. I wanted to shoot Lomo’Instant photos which felt a bit “messier” than what I’m usually used to and to use a technique which would open up new possibilities with the kinds of images I could create with my favorite instant camera. Well, here I go!
The Ting Tings are a musical duo from Manchester who have more pop hits than you can shake a stick at. They are most famous for their 2008 hit "That's Not My Name" which got even the stiffest of people shaking in their seats. The Ting Tings are back with a brand new album called Super Critical. They are big film fanatics (check out their website for proof) so we gave them a Sprocket Rocket Camera and a bunch of film to document their life in sunny IBIZA.
Some people say instant photos bring about a feeling of nostalgia. Although I often use the Lomo'Instant Camera with different crazy accessories such as the Splitzer and color gels, I have to agree there is something about it — dreamy vignettes maybe? — that always makes me want to go back in time and experience it all over again. In the name of analogue photography and good old memories, we passed by some classic spots in Vienna and took one shot after the other. Take a closer look at our gallery.
There are about 127 active volcanoes in Indonesia, one of the most popular ones being Mount Papandayan, located 2,665 meters above sea level in Garut, West Java. My boyfriend and I usually go hiking together so we decided to spend our long weekend holiday (three days/two nights) at Mount Papandayan.
Young Helen Mirren playing a corset-clad model. Juliette Binoche and Julie Delpy in early training with Jean-Luc Godard. Lena Olin and Helena Bonham Carter in literary adaptations. Before crossover projects, these actresses had to pay their dues—in bit parts and breakout roles.