You just entered the world of Lomography. You finally bought a Lomography camera or you could not resist temptation and bought an analogue camera on ebay.com. But after years of digital photography: "What to do with your first roll of film?!" Here are some tips.
1. All alone in the world of Lomography and nobody to help you? Ask Google, on how to fit the roll of film in your camera!
2. Don’t be afraid to fill the roll with randomness and without lots of thinking.
3. Try all settings on your camera. You have to get used to all new things, even Lomography, so just make this your “test-roll.”
4. And then the Lomo-rules apply, in particular: “Don’t worry about any rules.”
And I am sure that after the first roll, lots will follow. Maybe some more “test-rolls” or maybe some piggie-winning pictures.
Ohhhh…. one last thing, please don’t forget to rotate your pictures, before uploading them to your LomoHome, otherwise they will look like mine! (see above)
Digital media is completely changing photography. If you pit the conveniences of digital media against the aesthetic sophistication of traditional media, which is superior? The real question could be: to what extent can digital and analogue photography coexist?
Did you miss this year's Film Photography Day celebration? Here's a recap of all the events that happened in April, in honor of our love for analogue photography. Of course, remember that you can always make any day a Film Photography Day if you wish; just gather your friends and organize a LomoMatrix in your area! For inspiration, check out what Lomography Gallery Stores and Lomography Embassy Stores from all over the world came up with.
After taking my baby steps into the wonderful world of Lomography, it was only a matter of time that I begin trying out not only the cameras in the catalogue but also photography techniques and other tips and hacks that fellow lomographers here in the community have generously shared with everyone.
For the second year running, on April 12th 2014 we are celebrating Film Photography Day! And as avid analogue lovers, we have prepared a bunch of great events, top prizes and a lot of surprises! Read more about what will happen on Film Photography Day 2014 near you after the jump!
Our photography firsts, such as our first camera or first film, are certainly unforgettable. When you have a surreal and awesome album of first snaps, such as the ones taken with a rare film, it's even more memorable!
We met Berlin-based musician Anika for the first time while she was dj-ing in the Lomography Embassy Store. We couldn't resist giving her a Lomo LC-A+ and see what she would capture with it. She took the camera to many places around the world including Germany, Israel, Mexico and New York. Check out her analogue shots and learn more about our latest LomoAmigo!
I got my first Lomography camera, an Actionsampler, during a raffle in one of the photowalks I attended. I was just starting to explore film photography then and having this plastic fantastic camera definitely gave me the perfect overview of what lies ahead the analogue road.
I began 2015 with my first foray into the exciting world of analogue photography. With La Sardina in hand, I flew to Hanoi, Vietnam tentative, insecure, yet excited beyond words. How did I fare for my very first roll of film?
Want to go above and beyond with your gift-giving this year? We've got just the thing for you — 20% off our Lomo LC-A, Lomo LC-Wide and all Lomography Premium Cameras! What better way to show someone you care than with a rad analogue camera? So do yourself a favor and head on over to the Online Shop or your nearest Lomography Gallery Store and get 20% savings on these choice cameras.
Budding photographers are everywhere, but not everyone can excel in the craft using both analogue and digital mediums. When you look at Alex Luyckx’s body of work, however, you realize that there masterfully skilled and gifted people out there who can shoot staggering regardless of what camera or what medium there is. And if that wasn't fascinating enough, this talented gentleman with an obvious devotion for film also develops and prints his own images.
After a long wait, the Lomography Petzval lens has finally officially landed on our online shop and in our gallery stores. To celebrate and to get a glimpse of this legendary Petzval Lens, which was first conceived of in 1840 and reinvented by Lomography last year, we gathered media personalities and photography lovers at the Hong Kong Gallery Store for this very special evening.
Exactly seven years ago, I bought this camera from Indonesia's local Lomography community. I remember having some savings in my bank account and just spending it all on this camera. At that time, I browsed the microsite for the Lomography Fisheye No.2 and immediately fell in love with it! Coincidentally, my friend who introduced me to Lomography just bought this same camera for his birthday. My life has changed ever since I had the Fisheye, my first lomographic camera.