Here is a review of my day in February 2012, when I went snowboarding in Moscow, Russia. I took my LC-A with me and it was a very fun trip! Have a look at an analogue winter experience and see my tips on shooting in the snow.
I learnt snowboarding and I am a lomo-addict. This time, when I went to the small sports complex in the city, I decided to have more fun from training and combined it with making some shots with my LC-A.
I would advise you to use 100 ISO film outdoors, especially on a bright snowy day. This one is Lomography Colour Negative 100 35mm film.
Be sure that you keep the camera in a safe place, that you don’t break it or hurt yourself if you occasionally fall down. Snow can also make the camera wet, so use a small waterproof bag or put it in the waterproof pocket in your jacket.
If you want to take photos while being on a lift, be sure that you can keep the balance.
If it is not very cold, take off your mitten before pressing the button, otherwise you can cover the lightmeter (as in LC-A) or you mitten can get into the frame without being noticed – these were my problems.
The main advantage of analogue cameras in winter is that most of them don’t need batteries. Digital cameras can soon switch off and the only thing you will be able to do is to regret about the great photos you can’t make.
Double the pleasure in winter with analogue cameras!
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Use Lomography Colour Negative 100 35mm film and you’ll be guaranteed images dripping with vivid colours, smooth grain, and fine resolution. Paired with a flash or under bright sunlight, this film will deliver breathtaking results. See our selection of Lomography films here.