My first experience with the new Lomography film Sunset Strip was at the perfect time of year for warm hues- Fall! I had a few surprises when I got this film back that I would like to share with all of you!
This new film from Lomography is said to cast ‘bluish, orange-brown tones on your photo.’ For some reason I was thinking that as the center of the film strip is pre-colored with a yellow hue all of the photos would come out with a warm yellow hue like that of capturing light at sunset. Or that the film would be more like the redscale film but with more of a yellow-sepia tone but what I got was different to what I had expected, not that it is a bad thing. I enjoyed some of the shots that were captured and had more of a blue tone like that with the Lomography Chrome film.
For being a 100iso film I found some of the darker or indoor shots to be quite grainy compared to the 100iso Lomography X-Pro chrome film. I don’t think that this is necessarily a bad thing though as that is what we are all here for, to experiment and to get a real film look. What shouts film more than grain!
While shooting with my LC-A with this first roll I was on the lookout for anything yellow, as I was thinking that the film would really highlight this colour and I was very happy with the job that it did. Fall is such a beautiful time of year to be taking photos anyway but it was great to experiment with something new and I was pleased with the results. The redscale film is still my favourite but this was a lot of fun to give a try and I am looking forward to using it in my spinner 360 to see the different effects that I get with the different hues along the middle and the original film along the sprockets.
Browsing through the Lomography website, you can find a lot of redscale shots, which are all done on color negative films. I asked myself if it’s possible to redscale a slide or chrome film and then cross process it. (And yes, it is.) In this tipster I’m going to teach you how to create the bloodiest homemade redscale film I've ever come across.
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)!
Sonja started her analog adventures during her teenage years. She took her first film photographs when she was 13 and has been in love with the magic of the process since. Her idea of a perfect day involves developing film rolls while listening to jazz and having a cup of tea in between. In this interview, she recalls about her experience with her first Lomography camera, a Holga 120 CFN.
In case you missed it, Lomography has just unveiled the latest member of its Art Lens family: the Lomo LC-A Minitar-1 Art Lens, which boasts of the same optics that the legendary LC-A camera has and brings the classic Lomographic style not only to analog but also to the digital platform. Over the next few days we'll be sharing with you the first impressions of and photographs taken by members of the Lomography team, who had gone out and put the Lomo LC-A Minitar-1 to the test. First up is graphic designer Andrea Cislaghi, who coupled this lens with the Bessa R2 and Sony Alpha 7.
If you'd be shooting in low light, at night, or in any other situation that would require a high speed film for best results, why don't you try the Lomography Color Negative 800 for 35mm cameras? Allow five of our community members to convince you with their respective reviews in this installment of Reviews on Rewind.
As you may have read in my previous article, I truly fell in love with Lomography when I combined my Fisheye camera with an old Canon AE-1 for magical photographic results. Last summer, I took so many pictures of flowers that it started to become almost boring for me. My waning interest and the coming winter meant that I had to figure out something else to do with my 35mm film.
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!
Alternative folk act Bear's Den is set to embark on a UK tour to promote the album "Islands," which was released in October 2014. But before going on tour, the British trio, composed of Andrew Davie (vocals, guitar), Kevin Jones (vocals, drums) and Joey Haynes (vocals, banjo), captured some of their summer memories on film with the Sprocket Rocket.