I'm new to Lomography and the analogue world, so I'm like a child playing and experimenting with everyting. After seeing some shots done with Kodak Ektar and reading some reviews, I had to try it. What I got was much more than I would ever expect from a color negative film. Let me show you after the jump!
The first thing Kodak says about Kodak Ektar 100 35mm is that it has the world’s finest grain. Honestly, I can’t really tell. I’m new to all these new things, like grain, or time of exposure, etc. But I do reckon that the photos are very sharp, very precise and clear, and they are not grainy at all.
But what really surprised me was:
A bluish glow that some of the photos have; not has strong as you can get with slide films, but still there:
the almost 3D effect you can see sometimes:
Being a 100 ISO film, it’s able to capture soft and clear, darker moments where you would use a higher ISO. I was really surprise by how shaper and clear some images still are, especialy the first and last ones.
Being able to capture the sunset in a clear, not too glowy, humble way, to make it a true and perfect sunset. Another thing I really loved is the colors you get, not too bright or glowy, but also not too natural.
I was really astonished by how clear, sharp, and precise the results are. I definitely recommend Kodak Ektar to everyone, as a 100 ISO film, sometimes more. I could found them cheaper on ebay and made my stock.
Get some, take it with you for your holidays, and see the results. I’m sure they will be amazing and you will find things, maybe different things, to make you cry out of joy and surprise.
I want to share with you my experience with some slides when I was in Russia. I'm very sorry for them because I messed them up. They're just ruined and they'll never be the same! But hey, I have thousands of them, so I guess it's not a big deal after all.
Perhaps you’ve already had chance to try light painting, multiple exposures and long exposures with your Lomo’Instant, but what can you experiment with next? Well, that’s exactly the thought I had which led to giving this Tipster a go. I wanted to shoot Lomo’Instant photos which felt a bit “messier” than what I’m usually used to and to use a technique which would open up new possibilities with the kinds of images I could create with my favorite instant camera. Well, here I go!
I backed the Kickstarter project for the Lomo’Instant earlier this year and was thrilled to receive it last week. I love how the camera naturally encourages you to experiment with its different features, whether it’s through flashing your multiple exposures with different colors or trying different creative techniques after your shots has been ejected. Here are a few tips from what I’ve discovered from playing with the camera so far (and a couple of tips I want to try out in future)!
I have good memories of Tagaytay Highlands. There had been times when some of my friends and I would spend the weekend there, playing all sorts of sports and having our bodies healed in the warm and lapping jacuzzi pool. But those were distant memories. I was able to go back to this place, but only for an afternoon, and tried to remember the good old days.
Unfortunately, it happens sometimes that your resulting pictures are not what you expected - the image doesn't look that good, the colors are bland, and the subject is banal. Indeed, it couldn't be picture of the year! Herein I propose a second chance for your pictures by modifying your 35mm negatives. Just pick up some ideas from here, experiment, and scan your negatives with the Lomography Smartphone Scanner. Anything is possible: burning, scratching, putting on hydrochloric acid, balsamic vinegar, nail polish, bleach, or raspberry juice... use your imagination and write down your new film soup recipe! You can find a sample of the effects in this article.
Are you ready for an adrenaline rush? A little while ago, we teamed up with the snowboard and film-making collective Yougofirst and gave them a LomoKino and some film rolls to play with. After a season of crazy riding, jumps and tricks, they have finished their latest movie HETEROTOPIA which features footage shot with our 35mm movie-maker. We had the chance to catch up with Vid and Matic from the collective about the new movie and their experiences shooting analogue on the slopes. It's also our pleasure to showcase the movie here!
Some weeks ago, I made a tribute to the great photographer Robert Frank and his 1958 black and white series taken in New York from a bus window. He is the master of the ordinary moments, capturing the essence of daily life in a series of free and random sequence of photos where nothing important happens! And as I've written there I wanted to take a similar experiment with color film, which would change the perception of the environment where people live. Read more after the jump!
Lomography NYC is celebrating Film Photography Day for the third consecutive year. We are inviting all lomographers and analog enthusiasts to mark your calendars and come join us on Saturday, April 11. To commemorate this day, we have organized an exciting line-up of events including live music and drinks!
Kevin Law, a young photographer from Hong Kong specializing in shooting portraits, wedding events, and street snaps, likes to utilize natural lighting and colors to tell the story. Most importantly, he fell in love with the Petzval Art Lens immediately after his first try!