After finding these negatives in a box I was reminded of my first Lomo Milestone which coincides with my longest love.
A long time ago (1995), I had a chance to visit an amazing girl I met the previous winter break. I had some money saved and I was hopping a plane from sunny warm Hawaii to a very chilly Washington State University in Pullman. Before I left, I really wanted to remember my trip so I sneaked into my dad’s closet and grabbed his Canon AE-1. I stopped by the local photo shop and picked up a few rolls of B&W film. (I thought it would impress her more if I was a little artsy). I knew nothing of Lomography at the time, but I also knew little of this camera either.
It turns out it had a light leak back then, but I thought that was my fault at the time. I had a few instructions from my dad from taking the occasional vacation photo of him and family. For some reason there was a darker notched line on the light meter at f/5.6. At the time, I believed that was the aperture I should be at to get a good picture. I knew to change the shutter speed till I got that 5.6 on the light meter. I guess it wasn’t bad at the time. I didn’t break that “rule” till I downloaded the AE-1’s manual in 2009. It turns out that dark line at 5.6 was an indicator for the battery test. Funny, right?
After my trip, I returned to find out my B&W film needed to be sent away. Two weeks later I got the call that my prints were ready. I was impressed that I could take some decent pictures and about once a year I would get the itch and beg my dad to let me borrow that camera. After one such instance in 2009 while looking for tips on shooting with the AE-1 and looking for people who still shot film, I found Lomography. I finally inherited that camera and since have collected close to 30 cameras of different types and ages.
By the way, I guess I did impress that girl because five years later I married her and in a few months our love grows to include our first child. I am sure they both will be my Lomo subjects for years to come.
While I was browsing through my first photo album, I came across a series of photos taken in 1981 during a beach holiday at the French coastal village of St. Gilles Croix de Vie in Vendee. I took these photographs with my first camera that I received for my 11th birthday. Have a look!
Recently, we’ve been digging through all our LC-A 120 negatives from when we first started testing the new camera. During this search, we had our very own finding Vivian Maier moment when we unearthed a bunch of photos shot by the super-talented dopic whilst he was on vacation in Japan last year. We totally love these shots and couldn’t resist sharing them with you!
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This is my experience with the Lomography Redscale XR 50-200 (120), my first medium format film. It's an adventure that started when I got a Lubitel 2, to finally shoot with it. In this article, you'll find detailed information about color schemes, the advantages of shooting in medium format, and the differences between standard redscale films. Here are the results of a day of shooting outside, which I recently got back from the lab.
Not knowing exactly how to do deal with its odd appearance, Nadica first regarded the Lubitel 166B as a complete monstrosity. She left it untouched on her shelf for months after receiving it as a gift. After using other Lomo cameras and getting familiar with the rules on exposure, she finally had the courage to test it. Find out what made stacy_mcpommes fall in love with the Lubitel 166B in this installment of Weapon of Choice!
Hi, everyone! I'd like to share with you my 2014 summary on analogue photography. Some things I did were completely new, while some were my good old habits. This year I learned how to develop black and white film, which I consider my greatest milestone. But the most important thing is that in 2014, I remain in love with Lomography! And the rest? Well, let's see...
This is the story of my first adventure on the beach this year. In the middle of June, I took my first sunbath along the seaside on a small public beach in Varazze - a rather small and unkempt place which I will never return to in the future. Read more to find out why!
In 1958 the great photographer Robert Frank took a series of images of New York's street life with a Leica camera from a bus window, as in these series of photos that I took in my city Como with my trusty Lomo LC-A loaded with a Kodak Tri-X film. This is a tribute to a great camera and to a great photographer! Read more after the jump!
Introduced in 1962, the Singlex was Ricoh's first SLR camera with interchangeable lenses. Interestingly, this analogue beauty happens to have a more popular twin. Find out which in this installment of Lomopedia!
She was supposed to get a Diana F+ camera but ended up with its equally charming small sister Diana Mini. Find out why Andrea Lituma, litumai in the Lomography Community, considers this mishap as "the best mistake ever" in this edition of My First Lomo Affair!
For a short time, Blaine Vernicek, otherwise known as clownshoes in our Community, needed to be away from his beloved muse, Miss Katie, and stay in another state because of his new job. But thanks to his Lomo Smena Symbol, he was able to bring with him photographs of his sweetheart that somehow helped him forget the unnerving distance between them. Read on to find out more about this heartwarming story in this installment of My First Lomo Affair!
When I was a child, I regularly went to Blaavand, located at the Danish west coast, with my brothers and parents. I stopped going there as I grew up. In 2012 however, we hit the road again. It was my first return visit in about 20 years. I took the chance and packed as many cameras as possible into my luggage. In part two of my journey log, I'm going to show you the pictures I took with my Lomography cameras.