You're out and about and have your film camera slung around you and you're taking the most epic photos when suddenly, the cheap lens that you bought on the street for a price too low suddenly breaks. Now you are left with 2 lenses which are pretty much useless. Here's what I did.
As I was frolicking about in Disneyland, I had the great misfortune of having my Nikon 36-72mm lens break (the front element of my lens – the bit where the rubber was glued onto and where the focusing happened – popped right off as I was turning it). But what I discovered afterwards gave me such pleasure. I turned this misfortune into an opportunity.
So, we were seated at a restaurant after the long but fun-filled day and I was fiddling with my camera, still in shock at what had happened. I set my dinner aside and popped off the prism of my F2 to see if I could at least get anything decent off the broken lens. I moved the front element of the lens to and fro and what I saw there, made me giddy. As I moved the front nearer to the body of the lens, it would focus to infinity but as I moved the front farther away, It would act as a macro lens and focus on the closest subject to me. My hands were up in jubilation. I may have lost a lens – an albeit crappy lens to begin with – and gained a macro for free. I was so enthralled with what I got that I went on further and shot even more!
Aye but then all fun must come to a sort of plateau, I guess. I was in a Camera show in Pasadena and I was short on money and I ended up selling my 36-72mm. What I bought with the 20 I got from the 36-72 plus a little savings was even better though – a 55mm micro nikkor! But that’s another story.
So the next time something like this happens to you – don’t fret. You’re a lomographer! Think up something creative!
Vodafone Fashion Weekend in London is the must-go-to event for all fashion lovers in September. There are fashion shows on the catwalk, talks with industry professionals, shopping (anything from bags to clothes to necklaces), and, if you so wish, you can even get your hair done at a very low price on the day. It's the complete TLC package in one event.
Did you catch the solar eclipse that happened recently? Word on the street is that it even resulted in a total eclipse in some areas of Europe, making it a pretty rare occasion for the folks that got to see it! We're guessing that some of you even had your cameras to catch the whole shebang on film — which is why we're throwing a competition for the best eclipse and sun inspired shots out there. Come on in and check out the details!
Need a break from a hot day walking around the city in Budapest? Why don't you visit the Széchenyi baths situated at the City Park and enjoy the warm thermal waters in beautiful surroundings? If you are up for it, you can play a game of chess, too, while enjoying yourself at one of the outdoor pools.
You want your subject be the center of attention? Petzval lens photos are recognizable for sharpness and crispness in the centre, strong color saturation, wonderful swirly bokeh effect, artful vignettes and narrow depth of field that will make your subjects stand out!
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.
Get ready to think fast and shoot faster! Today, we are thrilled share with you news of the brand new LC-A 120 Camera. Load it with any 120 film roll and experience the thrill of medium format photography. You’re sure to soak up all the action in every square shot with its fantastic 38mm f/4.5 wide-angle lens (equivalent to a 21mm lens on a 35mm film camera). It's available for Pre-Order: Extremely limited first batch stock of only 500 cameras!
Electric Forest is a one of a kind music festival booming with great vibrations and beautiful people. It is a rare type of music festival found in the corners of Michigan that cultivates a holistic environment for all kinds of people to come share in a spiritual journey.
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As a scientist, Pierrick is often curious about the mechanism behind how things work. His first brush with analog photography is no exception. Eager to know more about the inner workings of a film camera, he started from scratch and tested his DIY skill with the Konstuktor camera.
On July 4, 1776, the redrafted version of Thomas Jefferson’s Declaration of Independence made it to Congress. Some 90 years later it was made into an official holiday. Since then, Americans have celebrated Fourth of July in full regalia. Some parade in flag-themed costumes or party in their best dresses, while others bond with friends over beer in the park.
This article is dedicated to one of the most important masters of photography, Robert Capa. Capa is well known for his photos of war, from the famous image of the Republican Spanish soldier collapsing backwards after being fatally shot to his images taken in Indochina. He was also a co-founder of the famous Magnum Photo Agency, the first cooperative agency for freelance photographers worldwide. For this article, I took advantage of a rare event held in my city, Como, some weeks ago: a military drill for civil protection purposes.