If you want to try something a little whacky and totally unpredictable, try these two tips for a scary halloween feel.
My kids and I love doing this, it helps them get over their fear of the dark and at the same time is totally unpredictable. I used my Lubitel for this one. Attach the flash (I used the Diana F+ flash for this) and load up a film. I love black and white for the Nosferatu look – I think it depends on it.
Set up your aperture, shutter speed etc for the film you want to use, then Zone Focus the camera on your subject. Shut all the curtains, turn off the light then shout “POSE!” Your subject pulls a scary face and you fire the shutter. That’s all there is too it. As the only light source in the room is the flash you get brilliant shadows and dark areas in the background!
The LCA is the best for this, though any aperture priority camera will do. Blacken the room, or add (as we did) some freaky, dim coloured lighting, then use a torch to ‘uplight’ the subjects face. What a supernatural look!
Halloween is just a little over week away, and if you're on the lookout for a kickin' old-school costume for that party you're throwing (or attending, or if you simply want to dress up to mark the occasion!), you might want to consider these worn by merry Halloween revelers from the '70s.
I backed the Kickstarter project for the Lomo’Instant earlier this year and was thrilled to receive it last week. I love how the camera naturally encourages you to experiment with its different features, whether it’s through flashing your multiple exposures with different colors or trying different creative techniques after your shots has been ejected. Here are a few tips from what I’ve discovered from playing with the camera so far (and a couple of tips I want to try out in future)!
In the mood for a quick movie marathon this Halloween? Grab a bowl of popcorn, turn off the lights, and settle down in front of your computer - we're bringing back five spooky LomoKino flicks in this week's special edition of Kino Stories.
Have you tried shooting pinhole before? This early method of photography requires longer exposure times and is perfect for creative experiments.Who needs a lens?! Forget the viewfinder and standard techniques — you'll get amazing and unpredictably soft-focused snapshots. Go old-school and check out this showcase of pinhole photos our fellow Lomographers have taken!
It's Tipstember! For this month, we will be awarding 25 fat piggies to every tipster article that gets published on the Lomography Magazine. You can share tips on composition, lighting, film experiments and camera modifications; or maybe techniques for shooting portraits, landscapes, still life and even wildlife! If you don't have tricks up your sleeve, however, you can still contribute to the Magazine and let your voice be heard. Here are some suggestions.
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!
Experimental, stunningly beautiful, and pleasantly surprising are ways to effectively describe double exposure photography. Have you ever tried this creative technique? If you haven't, it's time to give it a try and share your best double exposed photos for the chance to win a copy of the photobook "Double Exposure" by Nickolas Muray.
You want your subject be the center of attention? Petzval lens photos are recognizable for sharpness and crispness in the centre, strong color saturation, wonderful swirly bokeh effect, artful vignettes and narrow depth of field that will make your subjects stand out!
If you are looking for some lomographic entertainment this month in your home city or if you are traveling the world and want some insider tips from our lomography teams, here’s a selection of what is going on in Lomography Gallery and Embassy Stores around the world.
My list of resolutions for 2015 consists of 12 projects, one for every month. In January, I tried some camera add-ons. If you want to add a bit of extra bling to your pictures, you can put something either in front of or behind your lens. In this case, I did both.