How can we ignore the B-mode failure of our LC-A +? Here I show you how to do long exposures with your LC-A + using only one finger.
One of the limitations of the “new” LC-A + is the lack of bulb mode (B) and it is present in the original LC-A. The LC-A + is fully automatic and choose the aperture and exposure time “appropriate” for the lighting conditions at the time of shooting. This is enough for most situations but not when we need extra exposure time for taking pictures at night. For example, when we are faced with a dimly lit scene, but a strong light source nearby fools the light metering of our camera.
Most photometers must know that the LC-A + is in a nearby window to the wheel to select the ISO. When we change from ISO 100 to ISO 200 (or higher) also makes a small mask with a hole in the center in front of the photometer. The higher the ISO the greater the hole allowing more light reaching the photometer and decreasing the exposure time. This is connected with the least amount of light they need fast film (high ISO) to be well exposed compared with slow film (low ISO).
Now for the trick: We must take into account all the usual recommendations for night photography (tripod, cable release, slow film, etc) but before pressing the shutter button, we have to place a finger to block the light from entering the photometer. We keep two fingers in this position (blocking the photometer and squeezing the trigger) for a time deem necessary for our photo. Then, remove the blockage of the photometer and camera shutter closes automatically.
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!
Light Painting is a cool technique that we love to do when we're in the mood for experimenting with photos. It's super easy and fun, and it only requires a dark room, a friend or two to collaborate with, a camera with long exposure mode and a light painting tool to get started. Check out 50 of the most vibrant light painting photos taken by your fellow Lomographers after the cut!
Pixelstick is exactly the must-get tool to create mind-blowing light paintings with different colours and patterns: 1.8 meter long, 200 full colour and high fidelity LEDs! Grab your camera with long exposure mode and a tripod, and you can create dozens of dreamy pictures just by moving your Pixelstick in the dark. Take a peep at our friends from Lomography Hong Kong’s shots with the Pixelstick!
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 next time you find yourself wandering around town with your Lomo'Instant camera, here's a neat trick that you can do: choose a specific area and quickly snap an instant photo. Once it develops, hold it in the exact position or angle where you took the instant photo, and take a standard photo using your favorite camera. Does it sound confusing? Ah, well ... let's just show you how it's done! Check out the photos after the jump.
Do the photographs in our community often leave you tongue-tied? You can still let your fellow lomographer know how much you appreciate their work by clicking the "Like" button. No matter how simple, this gesture can inspire anyone to go on with their analogue adventure. Here are the top photo likers of 2014.
Do you like to experiment with your instant snaps using weird and wonderful techniques? Then you should totally check out this awesome effect we recently discovered on how to trash your Lomo'Instant snaps in the best possible way!
It was the Amazon which I had longed for my whole life. And when it was finally a set deal that I will travel to Brazil with two of my best friends for the Copa do Mundo (World Cup), we really had to start our adventure in the Amazon. I had known about this magical place deep in the rainforest. There was a lodge run by local people of indigenous background, with wooden houses that float on the water and a limited number of visitors. It was eco-tourism as how it should be. To preserve and to celebrate one of the most impressive locations I have seen so far.
There are so many exciting things you can do with the Lomo'Instant camera, it's hard to know where to start! We've been giving this lovable Lomo camera the full test drive so that you can experience its full potential in an instant! Here are some top tips on shooting very long exposures in dark places.
The Lomo'Instant Splitzer allows you to do crazy stuff with your Lomo'Instant photos. Ever imagined pairing your bestfriend's face with your pet dog's body? Oh, the possibilities! It only takes a few steps to do it, and we're happy to show you how.
For the last year we've been working on the next version of Lomography. We based our work on the feedback you’ve given us over the years and we wanted to share it as early as possible with you and can’t wait to hear what you think. Just one warning first: it is still in development and things can break. All the photos, comments, likes, homes and everything else were transferred as of October 16th, 2014. So anything you do on next.lomography.com won't be reflected on www.lomography.com and vice versa. Once we are done with testing, everything you did here will be deleted again. So this is a big playground for you to explore.