I took my Belair with me to our family New Year's Eve Party...and the photos are simply stunning!
It was New Year’s Eve, and I was trying to decide which camera to bring along with me. I was wondering if I should take my small and handy Leica M4, (my bulky Mamiya RB67 was out of the question). I also didn’t want to bring my DSLR since I was meaning to shoot with film. Then, I remembered my Belair Jetsetter sitting in my cabinet next to my Diana F+ CMYK Edition. I bought it as a Christmas present to myself, but I never had the chance to use it since it arrived the same time as my RB67. S,o I decided that now would be a great time to use it.
With a 5 roll box of Kodak Portra 400 with me and the flash from my Diana F+, and the 6×9 mask attached, I was ready to shoot. The Belair X 6-12 Jetsetter was slick and stylish, and unique. It caught the attention of my wife’s cousins, and also her relatives. I guess no one really expected to see someone totting along a vintage looking analogue camera to a New Year’s Eve party. I burned through the first two rolls like nothing. Shooting with the Belair was a pleasure! The AE feature works quit well, and the Bulb funtion came in handy in getting those photographs of fireworks. All in all, it was a really capable camera.
Getting the negatives back from the lab was another surprise! The images were sharp, and it still has that signature lomo feel to them. Unfortunately, I had quite a number of chopped off heads. But I blame myself for not considering the vertical parallax when I took the photographs. All things considered, I am one happy puppy! I love using my Belair X 6-12 Jetsetter, and I look forward in uploading more photos from this slick, sexy, and outright awesome camera! BelAir X 6-12…simply bliss.
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!
A couple of hours before the clock struck midnight and a new year finally began, my family and I bonded over instant photography, balloons, and party props before a freshly painted white wall. Voilà--an instant photo booth!
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Going away for the weekend is always fun, especially if, like me, you live abroad and go back to visit your home city! For my walk through Milan, I decided to bring with me the Lomo’Instant because well, I just love it! Here are my thoughts after this special weekend!
This is tribute to the Farm Security Administration photographer, Jack Delano, and his photographic series dedicated to barkers. For this article, I chose a series of photos I took this year at the traditional Easter Fair in my city, Como, using a classic rangefinder camera loaded with a roll of black and white film.
Some people say instant photos bring about a feeling of nostalgia. Although I often use the Lomo'Instant Camera with different crazy accessories such as the Splitzer and color gels, I have to agree there is something about it — dreamy vignettes maybe? — that always makes me want to go back in time and experience it all over again. In the name of analogue photography and good old memories, we passed by some classic spots in Vienna and took one shot after the other. Take a closer look at our gallery.
My wife and I suffered a family loss in October 2013 so we decided to shift things around and have a celebration of life—a wedding, actually—to associate our loss with the beginning of something positive and memorable. We have been together for nearly 13 years and after getting married, we headed off on a three-month trip to South America and a few other stops to complete a round-the-world loop back to Australia.
It's late October in Copenhagen and summer was well and truly behind us. With the nights drawing in, the chances of going out with one of my cameras was slim. All was not lost at this time of year, however, as it allowed me time to focus on my own personal music projects—I am a professional composer/musician and audio engineer at my own studio by day.
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!
At the end of March this year, my friends and I went to Bromo in East Java. We went from Jakarta to Yogyakarta for one day before heading to Mt. Bromo. We decided to take photos of everything there with our analog cameras.
My list of resolutions for 2015 consists of 12 projects, one for every month. March was for caffenol. You have probably heard of the amazing fact that you can develop black and white photos with coffee, sodium, and vitamin C. I had tried this before but with less than stellar results. Somehow, there's always something going wrong. Time to devote a few rolls to caffenol to finally get the hang of it.
The new year is still young, but it seems as if it'll be over quickly. My organizer is already filled with entries until June. 2015 will probably be worse than 2014 when it comes to having time off so I could take some analogue shots. Anyway, there are some photography-related things that I really want to get done. It is probably best to set some goals if I only have very limited time.