Coloured acetate of transparent acetate with coloured permanent marker pens
Scissors and sticky tape
A roll of film – EASY
I bought a coloured pack of acetate of a well known auction site after I became to scared of losing the little coloured gels of my Diana flash to take them on a night out. I was looking for an alternative and found colour acetate worked great……but what else could I do with it?
I’d read about people apply masks and filters to cameras to tint them with colour and tried this with a simple point and shoot and the results came out ok so I thought why not try it with four lenses instead of one?
First step is simply selecting your favourite colours from the pack and carefully cutting them so they cover just one of the four lenses. I cut mine a little bigger than carefully kept trimming after until they were just right – they covered the lens but didn’t over lap with the next colour to badly.
Second step place them in the order of your choice, double check the position then simply tape in place! SIMPLE!!
And that is it! I shot a whole roll of film pretty quickly to test it out and loved the results. They definitely work best when its quite light as it has to penetrate the acetate as well as the lens! Im pretty sure this would work on any camera, and I try a few but the supersampler worked best. Next up I’ll try the action sampler!
If you try adding colour to your photographs share the results with me, I would love to see them!
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.
Riffle through those embarrassing baby photos, search through snaps of grandma and grandpa, and revisit your parents' hilarious old haircuts! Round up your best family photographs and scan them with the Lomography Smartphone Film Scanner. To put you in a nostalgic mood, check out these photographs from the past 100 years that we found in our online community!
Turn your instant photos into bizarre snapshots with this super-easy tip, using the Lomo'Instant Camera with the Lomo'Instant Splitzer! This Tipster will show you how to create fun, sliced-and-diced instant photos with vibrant splashes of color. Try it on your next party - your friends will love it!
It’s time to add an analogue touch to all those photos taken with your smartphone! We’ve restocked the Shop with Fujifilm Instax Share SP-1, a portable and easy-to-use printer that allows you to magically transform your mobile photos, as well as scanned analogue photos, into super-cool instant snapshots. It works great with Android and iOS tablets and phones - simply transfer the images to the device by using the free Instax Share app and start printing!
The next time you find yourself wandering around town with your Lomo'Instant camera, here's a neat trick that you can do: choose a specific area and quickly snap an instant photo. Once it develops, hold it in the exact position or angle where you took the instant photo, and take a standard photo using your favorite camera. Does it sound confusing? Ah, well ... let's just show you how it's done! Check out the photos after the jump.
The evenings are getting darker and the autumn colours start to fade, but fear not, because the Lomography Gallery Store Soho have a super bunch of workshops and a brand new exhibition from Joe Prileszky to warm the cockles of your heart. Plus, we will be taking part in the Carnaby Shopping Night on Nov 12th from 6-9pm, so expect street music, late night store openings and discounts too!
Have a gander at this week's selection of standout community-taken instant snaps courtesy of the Diana Instant Back+. While you're at it, find out how you can earn piggies and have your own photos be featured on the Online Shop!
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!
One of the things I like the most about the Minitar-1 Art lens is how sharp the focus can be when you shoot with a small aperture. So if you are one of those that like to shoot at night, get a tripod, add this to a late dark winter afternoon, and you will end up with a bunch of beautiful long exposures. This is what I did on my last trip to Europe.
What exactly do I feel while waiting for my Lomo'Instant photos to be developed? I have to say I get a mix of "Surprise me, dear Lomo!" but also some "Did I capture it as I wanted?" kind of thought. No matter the school of thought, with the Splitzer you can add so many cool effects to your photos you'll definitely embrace it!
Don't let fiddling with settings get in the way of capturing a spur-of-the-moment photo! The Lomo'Instant Wide's Fully Programmatic Shutter lets you forget about all that, giving you the freedom to snap picture perfect instant photos to your heart's content!