For last year's Christmas, my sister and I decided not to buy each other presents, but to make some ourselves. I really liked the idea. Before we made this decision I already thought of giving her some film, and I found several with some crazy colors that I thought she would like. So, why not make them myself!
I already saw some pictures of destroyed film on Lomography, I liked the outcome and they were similar to the result I was going for. Articles of crevans27 (“Destroying Film to Play with Color”) and cohetesnaranjas (“They Call Me The Filmdestroyer”) were very helpful.
As they say in the articles, you have to choose a destroyer for your film. The examples they gave me were lemon and red wine. So I went to my fridge and took a look around. I found some oranges and a little leftover cava. I filled a thermos with some hot water and squeezed in the juice of an orange and a twinge of cava. I stirred it all together and dropped some lomography color film in. I let it soak for half an hour and stirred it some more every 10 minutes. I had to stir because if I shaked it, the whole thing starts to bubble up.
After half an hour, I took the film out and let it dry in some tissue paper on the heating. When the film seemed dry I went to a dark space as is advised in the article of crevans27 to unroll the film. It was very difficult when I started to unroll the film because it was so sticky. So, I unrolled it a few times and then it went pretty smooth.
To make it all what more festive I made a new sticker for the canister and called the film Orange Bubble film, the graphic designer in me i guess. So my sister would know what to do I got some tips from the articles and put them on a card.
Now it’s finished I hope she’s going to like it. She will probably post the results on her home xgitte!
I initially backed our Petzval Kickstarter project so i would have a really nice Christmas present for my father. However with Christmas coming closer and closer, I decided that this lens would be a much more fitting gift for myself!
A few years ago, I thought I could use a photography boost so I figured out a project for myself. For the entire spring, I took one picture a day using only Fuji Instax Film. Check out my season in analogue.
“I would like to buy a jukebox.” I've said this many times, so 4 years ago my ex-girlfriend went to my home with a little package. "It's a present for you," she said. I opened it and found a 12" vinyl disc, the single "Woman" by Wolfmother. It was wonderful. "If you will finally buy a jukebox, you shouldn't miss playing this song," she said.
Shooting with the Lubitel 166+ is an experience on it´s own. The waist level finder will help you to compose your frames perfectly.With the possibility to use 120 and 35mm Film It offers unlimited creative possibilities deemed to be an analogue masterpiece. Get your legendary Lubitel 166+ in our Online Shop!
About two years ago or so, I purchased the Lomography Redscale XR 50-200. I saved just one roll of this film and waited for the right moment to shoot with it. In April this year, I just wasn't able to take it anymore! I loaded this film into my Lubitel 166+, which I realized I hadn't used for maybe about six months. One idea came to mind: taking crazy multiple exposures!
It's been a boiling, scorching, baking hot summer here in the Philippines since March, and believe it or not, I haven't been to the beach yet. I'm going to do something about that, but not without making another playlist for the trip! This time, I decided to make a mix inspired by the summer vacations of my younger days.
Every year my city Como hosts, for the Easter period, a great fun fair. This is a great occasion to test a camera, to make experiments with films, to have fun and to photograph people while also having fun! This year, I used my gem, the wonderful Horizon Perfekt (that I bought from the Lomography Online Shop) loaded with a timeless film, a Kodak Tri-X 400 developed, as usually for b/w, by myself. Read more after the jump!
Extend the Borders of Instant Photography with the World’s Most Creative Instant Camera System Packed With Fun Features and say hello to the Lomo'Instant Camera! The Lomo'Instant is the perfectly sized Instant Camera to take wherever you go! It’s the most creative way to shoot fantastic photos which you can share anywhere and with everyone in an instant.
Just recently I asked myself why I would want to write about a film like the Fuji Instax Mini, because usually this film is the only one available for Fuji Instax cameras. But then it hit me! It can be an alternative to many other instant films, since I can load almost any film into my Diana F+, other medium and 135 format cameras, and of course the Fuji Instax Mini.
Apologies for making you go through my "weekend with my BFFs" shots, but I do want to share with you some easy tips and ideas to shoot your Lomo'Instant in the daylight and outdoor. This is especially aimed at people who don't read manuals.
Last Sunday, the local rugby team Rugby Como played the first match of the 2014-1025 season. Rugby is my favorite sport to photograph, and for some years I've been documenting almost every home match of this young team. This time I used a 1959 Zorki 5 camera with a vintage 1958 Industar-50 lens loaded with a timeless film, the Ilford HP5+ developed in a century-old developer, the mythical Rodinal. Take a look after the jump!
No matter what size or cut - the ZKIN bags will always securely hold your cameras, accessories and personal things. Find the right one for you still today and never hustle with digging out photo gear from the deep, dark and dangerous corners of your regular bags!
Unfortunately, it happens sometimes that your resulting pictures are not what you expected - the image doesn't look that good, the colors are bland, and the subject is banal. Indeed, it couldn't be picture of the year! Herein I propose a second chance for your pictures by modifying your 35mm negatives. Just pick up some ideas from here, experiment, and scan your negatives with the Lomography Smartphone Scanner. Anything is possible: burning, scratching, putting on hydrochloric acid, balsamic vinegar, nail polish, bleach, or raspberry juice... use your imagination and write down your new film soup recipe! You can find a sample of the effects in this article.
Sometimes when taking pictures I get addressed by strangers either because of my cameras or because they don't want me to shoot something they claim they have responsibility for. But having the police on my back was a new experience.