We have been having an awesome time scanning our old negatives using the Lomography Smartphone Film Scanner and just came across this great app called 'Helmut'. It's specifically designed for scanning film using your Android phone and is a perfect match for scanning your negatives together with the Lomography Smartphone Film Scanner. Also, the LomoScanner App first test version is now readily available in the Google Play Market and we are working hard to improve it!
The Helmut App Works Great With The Lomography Smartphone Film Scanner
Everyone loves scanning negatives – whether it’s from your personal archives from the golden age or freshly developed shots. And we recently found a great new app to help scanning your negatives using the Lomography Smartphone Scanner and Android phones. The Helmut Film Scanner App by CodeUnited. is specifically designed for scanning film. By pairing the app with the Lomography Smartphone Film Scanner, you can easily convert your existing negative films into positives for sharing and uploading online.
The LomoScanner App: Test Version Now available for Android Phones!
We know you’re really excited to digitize those old negatives dug from Nana’s storage chest, and we’re proud to announce that the very first version of the LomoScanner App for Android Phones is now online. We’d sincerely appreciate it if you’d give it a spin! We’re constantly working on improving the functionality and we’d love to hear your feedback on the app’s first run. What additional features would you love to have? What improvements on the current functions would you like to see? Hit us with a message in the comments section so we can try and accommodate them!
Whilst we’re busy improving the LomoScanner App for Android, we think the Helmut App does a very nice job at scanning your 35mm films together with the Smartphone Scanner in the meantime!
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.
Now there’s an even more fun and easy way to share instant memories with friends. The new Fujifilm Instax Share SP-1 is a portable printer that allows you to print the images directly from your smartphone as super cool instant photos, using the free Instax Share App. We have very limited quantities, so don’t miss the chance to get this very exclusive item!
The Smartphone Film Scanner comes in handy for digitalizing negatives. The resulting picture quality, however, is heavily dependent on the camera used. As somehow expected, the photos drastically benefit from using a good digital camera instead of a smartphone's build in one.
This is a tribute to a great Austrian sports photographer, Lothar Rübelt. In an era with no high speed films available, he was able to immortalize wonderful moments in sports - from diving to gymnastics and football. In creating this tribute, I took a series of photos of an amateur football match using expired black and white film developed using an uncommon chemical. Take a look after the jump!
Lomography Japan has been working with CAMPFIRE, one of the country's largest crowdfunding services. In the past year, we have launched three successful projects such as the campaigns for the Lomography Smartphone Scanner, Petzval Lens and the Lomo’Instant, and Campfire has been helping us reach out to our supporters in Japan. Koh, Campfire's Senior Project Manager, has been involved in all three. Also a lomographer,she is no stranger to our products and has even shot with the new Petzval Lens.
April 12th is Film Photography Day, a celebration of analogue experimentation and getting out there with your camera, unplugged, wild and free! In the run up to this great annual occasion we are giving you 30% off all Lomography film when you buy any camera and 3 for 2 deals on 100 ISO color negative 35mm, Lobster 110 film and 100 ISO color negative 120 film in our Online Shop and Gallery Stores!* But hurry because these deals only last until Sunday 23rd March!
Football is a big deal these days and fans all around the world are rooting for their favorite teams. To join in on the fun, we are having a football-driven last leg of the Lomography Community Cup. Will your team make it straight to the championship match? Let's all cheer for them in this last leg of our exhilarating challenge!