If, as a kid, you were told off because of your bad handwriting and, as an adult, this problem got worse... this tipster is for you!
Light-painting is a lot of fun and the results are usually awesome, as long as we know how to do it.
For me it’s not hard to paint abstract drawings:
But when I want to make a specific drawing or write words, I normally get these things:
So thinking and thinking, I designed this tipster to print words and drawings on a pic so that they would be noticeable.
a cardboard box; I used a shoe box and another one a bit bigger, but I don’t recommend using very big boxes
a lamp, or, at least, a cable for lamps with a switch and a base (one moment of silence for my lamp, that died in the making of this tipster, leaving me with its cable in bequest) and its corresponding bulb
dark sheets of paper for writing (black cardboard would be OK too) and light sheets of paper for the background
What we’ll do:
draw in the dark sheet the word of design that we want and cut it out
put the lamp cable inside the box, leaving it open
put a light colored sheet on the box and then the dark sheet with the design
close the blinds, turn off the lights… et voilà!
I took the instant pics with the LC-A+ set in 100 ISO and the doubles with postcards with the La Sardina in bulb mode and a exposure time of one second. As you see, I even dared to make a fake bokeh putting the camera closer and further and defocusing.
A problem is only a problem if you can’t make a way around it. Luckily, this tipster can get you pushing your ISO to the extreme or make your way around cameras that use DX codes to match your ISO settings!
Still keeping a look out for an affordable waterproof case that can take a beating? Well, if your neck’s a bit sore from all the looking then why not make one yourself? Check out how to do it with this quick tipster!
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.
Do you love being creative? How about instant photography? If the answer is yes, no or maybe, then we've got a jam happening with your name written all over it! Being the most creative instant camera around, it's difficult to imagine the Lomo'Instant becoming any more awesome. But what would happen if you and your pals put on your thinking caps for a Lomo'Instant accessory brainstorming session of the ages — limitless creative potential! Show us your skills by joining the Lomo'Instant Accessory Challenge!
Wide-angle lens are further divided into sub-classifications: Wide, ultra-wide and ultra-ultra-wide. Based on current standards, wide lenses for 35mm cameras are those with focal lengths ranging from 24 to 35mm. Lenses are considered ultra-wide if they have focal lengths from 17 to 21 mm, and ultra-ultra-wide if from 12 to 16mm. The New Russar+ is a 20mm lens; hence it falls under the ultra-wide classification. If you have an ultra-wide lens or if you intend to get the Russar+, you might as well make the most out of your precious investment. Read on for a few guidelines on shooting with ultra-wide lenses.
Probably each one of you has been annoyed with failed film. This is particularly annoying when you get the developed film back from the lab, but you get blanks because the film was not exposed. It's either the film transport didn't work, or you have not taken the lens cap off, etc. Read on and I'll show you an alternative to just throwing away the film: Simply use it as a color filter for your camera, with the La Sardina for example.
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!
Film Photography Day is just around the corner, so we’re showing you how to pull all photographic stops to make it more memorable. This time, we’re bringing you an upsized 35mm film roll for party decor!
Here’s a random and rather mysterious tale for you folks. Just the other day, I was at a local bar with a few friends. It was much like any other evening; we were sipping a couple of cocktails, recounting our adventures, falling over ourselves with laughter and half-drunkenly meditating on the meaning of life (a scientist once told me it’s 42 by the way). But then something truly strange happened. Read on to hear my story and please make a comment with your guess at the end!
With its ultra-wide and ultra-dependable Minigon lens, the Lomo LC-Wide is an easy contender for Lomography favorite among our community members. Learn a trick or two on using the LC-Wide and why it makes an easy favorite through this compilation of quick tipsters