Mafiosa is one of our very active community members. She's one of the lucky Lomographers in Canada who received the very first batch of Belair X 6-12 cameras. Read about her first reactions to her new camera!
I was so thrilled that my Christmas present to myself this year was the Belair Globetrotter. Normally, when I pick up a package at the post office, I have to open it immediately. But, this time, I decided to be patient and wait because I knew I would want to have a window of time that was quiet and that I could dedicate to analyzing every detail of this new camera and read through the instruction manual.
When I first opened the box, I was a bit surprised at how big this camera actually was. But when I picked it up, it felt very light. I loved the leather/pleather detail around the body, but my favorite feature was definitely the bellows – it just looks cool and sets this camera apart from all the others in my collection.
One of the things I really like about this camera is that there aren’t too many settings to mess with before taking a photo. I love the light sensor for auto exposure. Here are the first couple of photos I shot with it. I think I will have to bump the ISO setting down further next time I attempt indoor or night shots with it. I have only just begun to experiment with this camera, and can’t wait to shoot more with it. I am inspired by all of the wonderful photos I have seen from the other Lomographers that already have their Belairs.
We’re so excited that the first Lomo’Instant cameras are now shipping to our Kickstarter backers around the globe. If you are one of the lucky folks who backed the Lomo'Instant on Kickstarter, we have some special competitions for you to enjoy over the next couple of weeks when you receive your camera!
Having a Belair X 6-12 feels like owning more than just one camera. It's a medium-format camera, but paired with its special accessories you can shoot 35mm or instant photos with it, too! The versatility of its 3 photo formats also offers more options to suit your shooting needs. Here, we present to you some of the most gorgeous Belair X 6-12 photos in classic 6x6 format. Enjoy!
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!
Lomography has previously shown you the kind of shots that one could take with the new Lomo LC-A 120. Now, with the first batch already shipped out and arriving to their lucky owners, it's the community's turn to show everyone what they've been shooting with this awesome camera!
Think the Belair X 6-12 medium-format camera is only limited to snapping square shots? Nope! It also gives you the option to shoot other photo formats, such as 6x12. We compiled some of the most impressive photos in this format for your inspiration!
Dive into this week's pool of photographs taken with the Belair X 6-12 cameras, culled from the newest uploads in the community. Also, find out how you can earn piggies and have your very own Belair snaps be featured on the Online Shop!
Cue in the bridge of Roisin Murphy's song "Ramalama," the perfect soundtrack to photo walks. This Belair X 6-12 City Slicker gallery celebrates multi-layered portraits of photographers in action, plus friendships within the Lomography community.
Seoul, South Korea-based music director Finrin's first brush with analog photography was with a Diana Mini En Rose she received as a birthday gift from her loving fiancé. Joining the community and seeing the inspiring photos of other lomographers motivated her to be a keen observer and shoot even more. Let's all cheer for our Newcomer of the Week, finrin!
Daniela Majic is a Canada-based portrait photographer who tells unique, dreamy, and fairy tale-like stories with her camera. She blends her love for fashion and craft-making in creating a theme that seems magical. Here's an interview with Majic along with a series of photographs from her latest work shot with the Petzval Art Lens, "Secret Garden," which wraps around a very intriguing concept.
Kathi Haas, also known in the community as frauhaase, is a graphic designer from Lübeck, Germany. She is passionate about documenting Lübeck’s bicycle scene through photographs. In this interview, our Newcomer of the Week shares more about her project and how one community member inspired her to shoot analog.
Its majestic natural views that cannot be found anywhere else in the world have Iceland securing a spot in the bucket list of practically every intrepid traveler. Lucky for whatisphotography, who toured the country a couple of years back, she was able to see all the beauty Iceland has to offer with her very own eyes.