You can take a handy screw driver and jam your PN2011 lens open forever! The long exposure opportunities are endless.
So you know how I have a major boner for light play? Well anyways I have an extra Vivitar PN2011 and I was thinking that maybe I wanted to try and modify it so that I can keep the lens open always. Well when I got to work on the thing I realized that if I stuck a mini screw driver right onto the back of the shutter (with the back open and film out obviously) and click the button the screwdriver would prevent the shutter from closing. Then all I had to do was slide the shutter down by moving the screwdriver from the upper left corner of the shutter box area and down to the lower right corner of that box. Next step is to just sort of move the screw driver around in the corner there so that the plastic casing bends and prevents the shutter from popping back up. This is a very easy mod but of course it is not precise so you may have to try it a few times before the lens stays down. The other worry is that you need to be careful not to scratch the lens. Once the shutter is permanently open then you can make magic happen.
So the PN2011 has a crappy plastic lens cap that works on a sliding button on the front of the camera and this will become your new shutter button basically. Load up the film and get ready, so as soon as you open that lens cap the picture is being made. Obviously you need to use this only indoors or at night because you can’t really move the lens cap that fast for bright light. Oh another warning is that you still have to hit the actual shutter button even though it doesn’t do anything anymore, but you do this because it will let you advance the film precisely to the next frame once you are done with the pic.
A joy of the setup is that you can just rest the camera on any flat surface and leave it be and it will take a clear long exposure without a tripod or a cable release. Another piece of genius is that you don’t have to stand near the camera holding the button down or working a cable release or any kind of junk. You are free to run around a dark room alone with a flash or a light toy and just have fun and get back to the camera whenever. You can do what is like a double exposure when you are in a dark room and you flash one thing in the cameras view then latter something else. This thing is just so versatile. Oh and panoramic setting can make things even more wacky. Oh and Oh Oh you can also just advance the film without closing the lens cap for a more fun effect too, I did this on a dark street at night. I mean this is just so cool to me that I don’t even know what else to say.
Pixelstick is exactly the must-get tool to create mind-blowing light paintings with different colours and patterns: 1.8 meter long, 200 full colour and high fidelity LEDs! Grab your camera with long exposure mode and a tripod, and you can create dozens of dreamy pictures just by moving your Pixelstick in the dark. Take a peep at our friends from Lomography Hong Kong’s shots with the Pixelstick!
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!
Are you in need of a holiday? Then we have something spectacular for you from the Shift School of Photography and Lomography. With your photos you can win a four-day trip to Paris for a long weekend full of photography including a giant Lomography package! We want to see your best work displaying your travel destinations so we know that you can turn a weekend getaway into an artistic and educational trip!
Really want to bring your film photos to life? We’re now offering totally analogue fine art prints in a host of large sizes and formats! Carefully enlarged from your negatives onto premium photographic paper by lab professionals, each picture is a unique piece of craftsmanship.
Did you ever think about the myth that we actually dream in Black & White? No colors, maybe no truth behind it anyways. But we know for a fact that you can create the most dreamy photographs with an analogue camera. And for that you need the right film. Scroll down and find out which B&W film is the film of your dreams!
Paired with your camera of choice, the New Russar+ Lens can produce exceptional images wide-angle dreams are made of. Whether you're in the market for stunning landscapes or striking street photos, the Russar+ makes an ideal companion during those photographic expeditions. Dan from Lomography Hong Kong recently shot with the wide-angle wonder, and here are some of the photos from his shoot.
The LomoChrome Purple is easily one of the coolest films to come out in a very long time. The amazing colors and vibe it gives each shot and its wide range of exposures make it a must-have and must-shoot film. Here are some cool ways to help you get the most out of your LCP.
There are small pleasures and big pleasures. A small one, like eating a chocolate after lunch, the first day of summer after a cold spring or finally meeting that girl you see every day on your morning commute can be more satisfying than anything else. As for me, shooting live music shows with the Petzval Lens is one of those small pleasures.
I recently had the opportunity to take the world’s most creative instant camera — the Lomo'Instant — for a stroll on an unusually warm and sunny November day. My goal was to acquaint myself with the endlessly cool features and infinite possibilities the camera possesses while creating some beautiful photographs in the meantime. Read on to see the results!
There are so many exciting things you can do with the Lomo'Instant camera, it's hard to know where to start! We've been giving this lovable Lomo camera the full test drive so that you can experience its full potential in an instant! Here are some top tips on shooting very long exposures in dark places.
Have you ever tried going lens-less when taking a photo? Try shooting with ONDU Pinhole Cameras and see what it's like to take photos through a tiny pinhole. Check out these lovely shots taken by Lomographers; if you do have some ONDU pinhole photos of your own, upload and tag them accordingly so that we can see them!
Every year I get the winter blues. I start imagining the feel of the sunrays, ice cold beer after a long summer day, and the endless hours spent on the beach. I have captured moments, memories, and dreams this year, which is my favorite thing to do. This is a short version and visual diary of my year 2014.