Rule #1 Take your camera everywhere you go. Also, take it in water with the Krab!
The LOMO LC-A+ allows you to take pictures in all light and “life” conditions. Since it is automatic, it is very easy and quick to use. The only thing you have to remember is to change the focus.
Thanks to the Krab you can also bring it to the sea and dunk it up to 20 meters! Sometimes the sandy bottom can be a bit monotonous and photos can be all the same. In this case I recommend you to focus on the surface.
Look at the view from another point of view, from the sea, and even if the view isn’t breathtaking, try to shoot at sunset or take a photo against the light to get the silhouette of your friends or yourself, or shoot waves if the sea is rough.
To make some interesting (self) portraits, try to put your LC-A+ with the Krab half in and half out of the water, or go under and point to your subject that is out of the water.
My favorite subjects are people who dive (or catapulted).
PROS & CONS
easy to use, safe, It floats, and has a wrist strap to keep up with you, you can dive it down to 20 meters, it does not lose definition to your photos. Simple film advance.
You can’t change the focus
You can’t do multi exposures
The glass is delicate
Although there are cons it is easy to find solutions.
Use a film with high ISO even if there is the sun. This will allow you to have a higher depth of field. If you have a LC-wide this problem doesn’t exist.
Rewind a roll after shot normally and then reload it in your lc-a + with krab.
Wash the Krab only with water, without any patch; watch out for the sand and remember to clean after the bath. Sea water and chlorine can ruin it.
If it's your first time to use the Fisheye Submarine Case (with your Fisheye One/Fisheye No.2 cameras) or the Krab Underwater Housing (with your LC-A+ or LC-Wide cameras), you might still feel a liiiiittle bit anxious about taking your favorite cameras underwater. To help ease your worries I gathered some of the most helpful tips, straight from summer-lovin' Lomographers who braved the waves with their cameras!
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Here at Lomography, we don’t only deliver the fantastic goodies, but we also try to provide you with the wisdom you’ll need on your lomo adventures. We gave you the 10 Golden Rules, didn’t we, and it has bestowed you with a cred and attitude hat lomographers are admired for. In celebration of the Lomo-LC-A’s 30th Anniversary, we are proud to present the Lomo LC-A-to-Z, brought to you by Professor Lomo van Graphy. Watch and learn!