So now that I jumped into the Lomography lake, I needed to get myself familiar with the boats and paddles. Not owning an analogue camera since the 90's, I asked to borrow a camera from Lomography.
I got a camera! Lomography was kind enough to lend me a Diana Mini to help me get started on my analogue journey! The first thing that came to my mind the second I held the camera was,“Wow! This tiny thingymajig can take pictures?!” So they let me borrow the Diana Mini and gave me 3 rolls of films.
I haven’t started snapping at anything yet, because I’m soooo scared of wasting the film! I know most of you will say your first roll of film will probably suck, but I really hate to waste it for trial and error. So my mission is now to do some research and get some tips and tricks on my borrowed camera. I want at least ONE good picture (I know I know, depends on how you define good) that I can frame or set as a wallpaper on my smartphone. * smirk * This is possible right?
What should my first subjects be? Should I use the full format or the half-frame format? Geez, I have sooo many questions! I think I might have to ask around first before I actually start snapping around aimlessly.
Anyone have newbie advise on a Mini Diana for me?
My next post will be about how Kira (friend and co-worker) gives me advise on what to do and what not to do. Stay tuned!
The Diana Mini is the ultra-compact, petite version of the Diana F+. This camera takes soft-focused, lo-fi images in 35mm and allows you to change between half-format and square shots with a flick of a switch. Get your own Diana Mini now!
Just recently I asked myself why I would want to write about a film like the Fuji Instax Mini, because usually this film is the only one available for Fuji Instax cameras. But then it hit me! It can be an alternative to many other instant films, since I can load almost any film into my Diana F+, other medium and 135 format cameras, and of course the Fuji Instax Mini.
The Lomography Sprocket Rocket - my first analogue camera ever - and I have had some troubled times behind us. We have been involved in a stormy love-hate relationship for several years. But in the end, we luckily managed to get over ourselves and overcome our problems. Now he's my old time favorite. Old love never rusts, that is.
I was very excited when Lomography announced the Lomo'Instant Kickstarter project. I love instant photography since I can share the happiness instantly with my friends. Although I already have an Instant camera, I could not resist getting a Lomo'Instant White Edition on Kickstarter!
Every year my city Como hosts, for the Easter period, a great fun fair. This is a great occasion to test a camera, to make experiments with films, to have fun and to photograph people while also having fun! This year, I used my gem, the wonderful Horizon Perfekt (that I bought from the Lomography Online Shop) loaded with a timeless film, a Kodak Tri-X 400 developed, as usually for b/w, by myself. Read more after the jump!
I participated in the Kickstarter campaign and purchased my very own new Petzval lens. I can't wait to use with with my digital camera to experience its wonderful bokeh effect. I also wanted to try its effects when using a film camera but the lens has an EF mount. I didn't have a Canon camera. See what I did with it after the jump.
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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.
Last Saturday my city, Como, hosted a festival dedicated to the hands called the Mani-Fest. With my lovely Minox GT-S camera and an expired 3200 ISO film roll, I documented this event which took place just below the windows of my room. Take a look after the jump!
As you can see in my albums, I love to photograph sports events. In this case, I used a pretty Actionsampler camera to document a mini basketball game played in the park of my city Como, in celebration of the Festival of Sports. It's a funny camera with interesting results! Take a look after the jump!
The Horizon Kompakt is a miracle in the shape of a 35mm camera. Just watching its multi-coated swing lens as it sweeps 120° degrees is a wonder to behold. With "Day" and "Night" shooting settings and battery free operation, it's also incredibly simple to use. Capture picture-perfect panoramas and get prints approximately the size of two standard frames. With the Kompakt, you'll see the world from a whole new perspective.
Hello, fellow lomographers! To be honest, ever since I started working last year, I haven't been able to write a single analogue lifestyle piece. But today I decided to write something about my days, especially about my weekend in Bandung. It's not much but I take it as the start of a new beginning in writing all over again here. So, here's my weekend in Bandung!
I got asked to take some photos during our last meeting outside the office, so I didn't doubt for a second, loaded my camera with a fast film, and had a great time. Want to know more? Check it out after the jump.
I'm Nick Page, a graphic designer based in the UK. After 20 years of working in advertising, I returned to film photography five years ago and found that the analogue life was just what I needed to get away from the "pixel perfect" images I deal with every day in my job.