If you have old photos that you would like to preserve, you must know how to store them properly in order to keep them in good condition. This will ensure that your photos will last for years to come.
Here are some tips to help you with archiving your photos:
If you have a lot of printed photos that you would like to preserve, it is best to scan them. This may be quite a daunting task but it’s a good practice for keeping a back-up copy of your photos. Remember to set the scanner for color photo or black and white photo.
Make sure that the glass of the scanner is free of dirt, hair, fingerprints or other foreign objects. You can use a microfiber cloth or a lens cloth to ensure that you don’t scratch the surface.
Choose a scan resolution that fits your needs. It is best to use at least 300dpi for archiving but if you plan to store the photos in a DVD, use 600dpi for better results.
Albums for Storage
There are numerous photo albums available to store your photos in. When choosing, opt for one that is acid-free. Acid free albums prevent your photos from yellowing over time.
Use photo corners instead of adhesive when attaching your photos in the album. This is the easier solution if you want to transfer your photos without damaging them.
Choose albums with page protectors. Page protectors prevent your photos from sticking to other pages since it limits the contact with other photos in the album.
Keep your film negatives in film sleeves. Doing this is advantageous, especially if you plan to have them printed in the future.
Store the negatives in an acid-free envelope or box. It is also useful to label the negatives accordingly so that you can easily find what you are looking for when the time comes that you have a wide collection of negatives in storage.
Place the boxes that you use for storage in high shelves to prevent damage if there is a flood. Also, make sure that the area where you store it is well ventilated and not directly hit by sunlight.
As many of you would already know, shooting under low light conditions requires more than a steady grip (or a tripod) if you're aiming for outstanding results. You must also have the proper gear, and that, of course, includes film. In this post, we list down five fast films that work their best under such conditions.
At the end of October last year, René Burri, a great master of photography of the last century, passed away. As a tribute to him, I would like to show you some photos that I took last month at EXPO 2015 in Milan, which was inspired by his series featuring the world's fairs held in Osaka, Okinawa, and Montreal. Take a look!
Yes, you read that right: Lomography has once again come up with a cool new product! But as much as we want to spill the beans right this moment—where would be the fun in that, right?—we've decided to make things a little more exciting by conducting a couple of rounds of good ol' guessing game. Sounds good? Step right in and see if you can crack our clues!
2015 was a super exciting year for the world of creative photography. We introduced new products, paid homage to analogue photography and collaborated with like-minded folks. If you missed any of the festivities, don't worry - we promise that there will be more fantastic things to come next year! In the meantime, here's a look back into all the happy Lomography memories!
Riffle through those embarrassing baby photos, search through snaps of grandma and grandpa, and revisit your parents' hilarious old haircuts! Round up your best family photographs and scan them with the Lomography Smartphone Film Scanner. To put you in a nostalgic mood, check out these photographs from the past 100 years that we found in our online community!
Leonard Knight passed away last year but he left an incredible legacy, an embodiment of love, that is Salvation Mountain. From 1984, he painted and remodeled a little hill in the California desert that's colorful as a cupcake and truly meaningful. And if anything ever would have been meant to be shot with Lomo cameras, it would be this psychedelic, holy hill.
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.
Do you love creative and analog photography? Do you love being in the know when it comes to new and exciting Lomography news? Do you love win-win situations? If you answered yes, then click through and find out how you can have it all plus a chance to win a brand new Lomo'Instant camera!
There are many possible reasons for taking pictures. It could be to document an event, to capture breathtaking scenery, to preserve a fond memory, or simply, to have a snapshot of someone close to your heart. Whatever the reason, there's almost always a story behind a picture, no matter how significant or trivial it may be. And for lomographers, nothing beats the feeling of having that story unfold in your hand, in the form of a print. If you want a quick keepsake from that treasured moment or a snapshot of that special someone though, you can have it instantly, through Lomo'Instant Stories!
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 most incredible lightpainting tool is here! Consists of 200 full color RGB LEDs in a lightweight aluminium housing will color your analogue world in different way! Create and animate different shades and shapes with the Pixelstick!
Some lomographers prefer to hoard as many analog cameras their shelves and budgets can support. Some would rather keep a manageable number that they can regularly shoot with. Community member Joshua Kennedy belongs to the latter group. From 40 cameras, he downsized his collection to 13, as he puts it, "really good ones" that suit his shooting habits and style. In this interview, he breaks down his small yet dependable arsenal of vintage and handmade cameras and how an organized schedule allows him to shoot with each one on a regular basis.
In this article I’m going to review the LomoKino's key features, show you how to load the film, and share some tips on shooting and editing a movie. I will also show you a short stop motion movie that I made with this camera.
One of the things I like the most about the Minitar-1 Art lens is how sharp the focus can be when you shoot with a small aperture. So if you are one of those that like to shoot at night, get a tripod, add this to a late dark winter afternoon, and you will end up with a bunch of beautiful long exposures. This is what I did on my last trip to Europe.