Scanning 120 can get extremely expensive when you have it done at your lab, but there's always an alternative for it. Let me show you what I did!
I was so excited with my new Diana F+ Blackjack edition taking pictures, until i took my films back to the lab and noticed that scanning 120 negatives was surprisingly expensive.
Believe it or not, digital cameras are useful for what we Lomographers do! In addition to be known as the “analogue killers”, digital cameras could help you take your negatives to another dimension (digital). What am I trying to say? Digital cameras work perfectly as an enlarger for 120 slides/negatives.
Things you will need:
Lamp (white light bulb)
Transparent plastic bag/white acrylic
First you have to cut off a squared frame from the center of the cardboard where the images on the negative fit well (5.2cm x5.2cm i.e.).
Put your digital (SLR) camera on a tripod facing down. Then put the lamp under the camera. Cover the lamp with the transparent bag (for making a soft light effect) and tape it.
Turn the lamp on and put the black cardboard over the plastic bag. Put the slides between the cardboard and the plastic bag where you can see the image at the negative centered.
Finally take pictures for each image. I used Photoshop a little for making sure the edges were well cropped and voilá… your slides/negatives are now on a digital platform ready to be submitted at your favorite Lomo rumble! Happy non-expensive submissions!
What exactly do I feel while waiting for my Lomo'Instant photos to be developed? I have to say I get a mix of "Surprise me, dear Lomo!" but also some "Did I capture it as I wanted?" kind of thought. No matter the school of thought, with the Splitzer you can add so many cool effects to your photos you'll definitely embrace it!
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.
It might not look like it, but the Diana Baby 110 is definitely more than it lets on. For example, did you know that you can alternate using 12mm and 24mm lenses with it? Find out how in this tutorial!
I've always wanted to have an instant camera, but what put me off were the expensive price of the film and the transience of the photos. But then I wasn't able to fight it any longer and bought myself an Instax Wide 210 set. Now, here is a review of the Fuji Instax Wide film.
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!
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.
Read on dear friend and I will weave a story for you. There may be more questions than answers raised by this peculiar tale. But if it’s clarity you seek, have no fear, things will become clear in time (they always do, don’t they?). So rub the Sandman’s dust from your sleepy eyes and take a journey with me. If you think you have an answer when we reach the end, please do share it in the comments!
Really want to bring your film photos to life? We’re now offering totally analogue fine art prints in a host of large sizes and formats! Carefully enlarged from your negatives onto premium photographic paper by lab professionals, each picture is a unique piece of craftsmanship.
Take a look at this pool of snapshots scanned by our community members using the Lomography Smartphone Scanner. While you're at it, find out how you can earn piggies and have your own scans be featured on the Online Shop!
Burning your negatives sounds like a radical and crazy idea but akula certainly knows how to make it work. Let this photograph of a stuffed raccoon with colorful, candle-burned edges show you how its done!
My list of resolutions for 2015 consists of 12 projects, one for every month. March was for caffenol. You have probably heard of the amazing fact that you can develop black and white photos with coffee, sodium, and vitamin C. I had tried this before but with less than stellar results. Somehow, there's always something going wrong. Time to devote a few rolls to caffenol to finally get the hang of it.