Ever wondered if you can shoot long exposure movies with the LomoKino? Well, you can, and with this modification from Mandi at Lomography HQ, you can find out how!
Take off the front part of the LomoKino. Remove the 6 small screws on the back of the front part. Take a look at the inside parts and remember where and how you remove them. Unscrew the aperture lever/disc and carefully remove it by pulling it out from the lens/shutter part.
Have a close look at the shutter construction. When you move the lever (the one with the spring attached) and release it again, you can see that the lever is touching the smaller of 2 dents on the shutter disc, causing the exposure. The bigger dent is releasing the flash by making the 2 metal contacts touch.
Remove the 4 screws that hold this part. Carefully lift it and turn it counterclockwise. The 2 metal contacts seem to be in the way. Try not to bend them too much or the flash won’t fire anymore on the LomoKino.
Now all you have to do is move the whole thing back to its original position, with the shutter disc being caught between the contacts. Please see image. It takes a little bit of fiddling.
If you move the lever again, it should not touch the shutter disc anymore but the shutter will stay open (you can look through it and check). Then screw the shutter part back on.
Finally, you can build your own kind of shutter by just making a copy of the aperture lever/disc out of an appropriate material. I took a photo print and it worked fine for me! It should be absolutely non-translucent and as black as possible. It should cover enough space to keep all light away on one setting; on the other setting, it should reveal enough space to not interfere with the image.
Put this self-built shutter where it belongs, screw, screw, screw,… and action! Oh and don’t forget to open and close the shutter for each exposure!
Enter a new analogue dimension with the LomoKino. Lomography’s own 35mm analogue movie camera allows you to capture action and immortalize your story on film! Shoot 144 frames on any 35mm film and create your own cinematic masterpieces. Want to watch your movie the old-school way? We also offer the LomoKino and LomoKinoscope package!
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.
An Argentinean writer and photographer living in the Pacific Northwest, Lorraine Healy is a long-time fan of plastic cameras and is the author of "Tricks With A Plastic Wonder," a manual for achieving better results with a Holga camera, available as an eBook from Amazon.com. In this article, Healy explains how you can find ways to do street photography even if you live in a rural area.
Find out why many analog enthusiasts are so smitten with this lomographic classic through these wonderful images that we've sorted out from the community's most popular (also, find out how you can earn piggies and have your very own photographs be featured on the Online Shop)!
Check out these snapshots from the community, taken with various cameras equipped with the Diana Flash. While you're at it, find out how you can earn piggies and have your own photos be featured on the Online Shop!
Browsing through the Lomography website, you can find a lot of redscale shots, which are all done on color negative films. I asked myself if it’s possible to redscale a slide or chrome film and then cross process it. (And yes, it is.) In this tipster I’m going to teach you how to create the bloodiest homemade redscale film I've ever come across.
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.
It's Tipstember! For this month, we will be awarding 25 fat piggies to every tipster article that gets published on the Lomography Magazine. You can share tips on composition, lighting, film experiments and camera modifications; or maybe techniques for shooting portraits, landscapes, still life and even wildlife! If you don't have tricks up your sleeve, however, you can still contribute to the Magazine and let your voice be heard. Here are some suggestions.
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!
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!
Take a look at this beautiful hodgepodge of edgy photographs captured with the Revolog films! While you're at it, find out how you can earn piggies and have your own photographs be featured on the Online Shop.