How to bypass the LC-A+ lack of Bulb mode? Here I show you how to make long exposures with your LC-A+ using just your finger.
One of the handicaps of the “new” LC-A+ is the lack of the bulb mode (B) which is present in the original LC-A. The LC-A+ is completely automatic and sets the “right” aperture and exposure time according to the light conditions. This works in most of the situations but not when you need some extra exposure time when taking night pictures. For example when there is a dark landscape but a close light source could fool the camera light measure.
You should know that the LC-A+ photometer is placed in a small window close to the ISO selection wheel. When you switch from ISO 100 to ISO 200 (or higher) an small mask with a bigger hole is placed in front of the photometer. The bigger the hole, the more light can reach the photometer shortening the exposure time. That’s because faster films (high ISO) needs less light than slow films (low ISO).
Now the tipster. Use the habitual night photography tips (tripod, cable release, low ISO film…) but before pressing the shutter button put your finger over the photometer window blocking all the light. Keep both fingers in place (blocking the photometer and pressing the shutter) as long as you consider appropriate for a right exposure. Then remove the photometer finger and the camera will close the shutter.
The Lomo LC-A+ is known worldwide for its amazing features: automatic exposure, extended ISO range, and multiple and long exposure capabilities. Get your own Lomo LC-A+ now!
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!
I backed the Kickstarter project for the Lomo’Instant earlier this year and was thrilled to receive it last week. I love how the camera naturally encourages you to experiment with its different features, whether it’s through flashing your multiple exposures with different colors or trying different creative techniques after your shots has been ejected. Here are a few tips from what I’ve discovered from playing with the camera so far (and a couple of tips I want to try out in future)!
Halloween fever is in full swing. Everything ghostly, scary or freakishly extraordinary are either on display or being spoken of in hushed voices through spine-chilling tales. Apart from wearing the scariest costumes and taking photos of of your petrifying selves, why not amplify the Halloween spirit a notch higher by using Halloween-themed aperture plates with the New Petzval Lens? Here's a quick tipster that'll teach you how to make special aperture plates and make the most out of them this Halloween!
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.
If you're the happy owner of a Lomo LC-Wide, you are probably overwhelmed and frustrated at not being able to use your three different frames on one film. But this tipster will let you make magic happen!
The LomoChrome Purple is easily one of the coolest films to come out in a very long time. The amazing colors and vibe it gives each shot and its wide range of exposures make it a must-have and must-shoot film. Here are some cool ways to help you get the most out of your LCP.
Turn your instant photos into bizarre snapshots with this super-easy tip, using the Lomo'Instant Camera with the Lomo'Instant Splitzer! This Tipster will show you how to create fun, sliced-and-diced instant photos with vibrant splashes of color. Try it on your next party - your friends will love it!
My list of resolutions for 2015 consists of 12 projects, one for every month. In February, I wanted to take one of those long exposure night shots of traffic. You know the type: nighttime cityscape, with bright red and white stripes where traffic passes. I love those shots, but I had never gotten around taking one.
With the Diana+ SLR adapters for Nikon F & Canon EF cameras, you can use the characteristic shooting of the Diana+ lenses with many SLRs. In this tipster, I'll show you how you can use the pinhole function of the Diana F+ with your SLR.