Want to create unusual and fun memories? Get yourself an unusual camera! Read more to find out how lomography creates new and exciting memories of your life.
It was early 2010 and I had heard so much about lomography by then but I did not own any analogue cameras yet. It was not until my digital camera broke that I decided to get myself a toy camera or analogue camera. After all, I only had a few months left before I leave New Zealand and I wanted to capture my life there differently.
I was a student back then and that meant I had to be a cheapskate. So I bought the cheapest lomo camera that I knew and that was the Actionsampler. The moment I got my Actionsampler, I rushed to the nearest store to buy film negatives and I began shooting straight away. The ‘whrrr’ sound initially scared me when I pressed the shutter. I thought there must be something wrong with the camera. Once I had finished my first film roll, I went to a photo shop to get my film developed. I was pleasantly surprised with the product. I love how spontaneous and candid my pictures looked and I love the color contrast in the photos without having to do much adjustment to the camera. I just had to trust my instincts and go with the flow! It was then that I realized that there are many moments that digital cameras can’t quite capture.
I began shooting more with my Actionsampler and it never disappoints. Due to the camera’s quirky looks and design, it easily gained my friends’ attention and curiosity. My photo sessions with my Actionsampler quickly involved my friends and they too were eager to be part of the picture hence I was able to include many fun moments, creating more memories of my life in New Zealand.
I came back to Malaysia with loads of memories of New Zealand taken with my Actionsampler. I am sure my memories of the country would have been translated differently if I had captured it using a digital camera. I am glad that I made the switch from digital to analogue. I still use my Actionsampler but I have included the LC-A+ in my repertoire as well, and nope, I still don’t own a digital camera.
The Actionsampler Chrome snaps up a series of four images on one 35mm print. This multilens camera records your subject’s movement and is now coated in sleek silver. See it with the rest of our Multilens cameras here!
Film Photography Day 2015 is an exciting event happening on Sunday, April 12. To celebrate this day, Lomography has teamed up with Skillshare to launch a series of FREE classes to help you make the most of your Lomo cameras. To throw in a little more fun, we're also hosting a competition to win a Diana Deluxe Kit and a full year of premium membership to Skillshare to take tons of awesome photography classes. Read on to find out more!
There's nothing more satisfying than taking fantastic photos with a camera that you built yourself. If you've always wanted to impress your friends with your mad DIY skills, pick up a Konstruktor Camera Kit and show them what you've got! It's also a cool way to get them into Lomography, because as you build the camera you'll discover how analogue photography works. Oh, and the Konstruktor takes gorgeous photos, too - check out the gallery and see what we mean!
We are looking for "Lomo Correspondents" from different cities in the UK to help spread the word about film photography and get involved in an exciting project for 2016. If you want to get involved read on.
The latest addition to the Lomo’Instant family! Inspired by the Icelandic midnight sky, Get endless creativity, take multiple exposed instant snapshots, experiment with long exposure and light painting shots!
A recent lunchtime break turned into a big analogue adventure when I took the Lomo'Instant camera out with the Splitzer and captured a gloriously sunny day in the heart of Soho, London. I learned a couple of great tips about shooting with this new accessory. Read on to find out more.
Ever since light painting was invented, it inspired artists from all around the globe to magical creations that capture hidden movements and reinvent the world we live in. "Life is a fairy tale, stay wild little child!" is what they want to tell us. Bringing light to life became the next challenge for anyone rigged with a film camera and a creative mind.
Now, how can you take your analogue light paintings from the ordinary to the outstanding? After the carriage came the car, so we definitely need some spacy inventions to follow the old school light pen. So here it is, our new best friend: The Pixelstick!
Who knew that by making a hop, skip and jump across town you could create such crazy lomo'instagraphs?! When equipt with the Lomo'Instant and the trusty Splitzer accessory - anything is possible. Take a peep at this selection taken from different locations across Vienna and see for yourself the phenomenal results. Read on to discover how you too can splice-up (and spice-up) historic buildings on your next sight-seeing trip.
Do you love creative and analog photography? Do you love being in the know when it comes to new and exciting Lomography news? Do you love win-win situations? If you answered yes, then click through and find out how you can have it all plus a chance to win a brand new Lomo'Instant camera!
We wanted to see outstanding and utterly exciting analog photos that capture the essence of music festivals, and you sent your very best. You all did such an amazing job. It's time to announce who the lucky winners are.
We met our new LomoAmigo Luka Tacon when we danced to the hypnotic beats of his duo Heartbreaker at our Lomo'Instant Wide Launch Party in NYC. Now, the brooklyn-based DJ and electronic music producer is preparing for an EPIC Lover's Ball at House of Yes with his friends at Might Get Weird, experimenting with the La Sardina and LC-A, and feeling the Latin rhythms of Costa Rica. Read more about his inspirations and how he feels analog equipment, whether it be for music or photography, has something that digital just doesn't. As a special bonus, you can listen to his exclusive Heartbreaker set!
Yes, you read that right: Lomography has once again come up with a cool new product! But as much as we want to spill the beans right this moment—where would be the fun in that, right?—we've decided to make things a little more exciting by conducting a couple of rounds of good ol' guessing game. Sounds good? Step right in and see if you can crack our clues!
A lot of lomographers have experienced using and even writing about the greatness of the Lomography Earl Grey black and white 35mm ISO 100 film. However, no one has written about using an expired Earl Grey film yet. How does it fare when it is used expired? Read on to find out more.
There are many possible reasons for taking pictures. It could be to document an event, to capture breathtaking scenery, to preserve a fond memory, or simply, to have a snapshot of someone close to your heart. Whatever the reason, there's almost always a story behind a picture, no matter how significant or trivial it may be. And for lomographers, nothing beats the feeling of having that story unfold in your hand, in the form of a print. If you want a quick keepsake from that treasured moment or a snapshot of that special someone though, you can have it instantly, through Lomo'Instant Stories!