Working in the photography department at the South Australian School of Art for the last six years, I have seen photos shot from just about every angle conceivable. Developing my own work to stand out from the norm led me to combining a few obsessions; Holgas, electronics, and radio-controlled multirotor aircraft.
The first challenge to overcome was getting a fully manual Holga 120N to be able to be shot from 300+ feet in the air. The answer came in the form of two radio-controlled servo motors and a Arduino micro-controller. One servo activates the standard Holga shutter, the other servo detects this action (via the Arduino) and advances the film one frame, the camera is capable of shooting at the blistering speed of one frame per second.
The next challenge was trying to see what is was that I was aiming the camera at. A miniature video camera mounted in the Holga’s viewfinder combined with a video transmitter sends the live feed back to a set of video goggles to allow accurate composition of shots. Getting the camera in the air is the job of a multi-rotor copter or UAV (Unmanned Aerial Vehicle), a battery powered flying craft capable of carrying the Holga for about ten minutes up to a range of approximately 1.5kms. I am currently experimenting with different films, but have found T-Max 100 and Velvia 100 to work extremely well for the subjects I am shooting. Recent media and paranoia have led a lot of people to fear ‘drones’ or flying cameras, this project is to show that the technology can also be used to create.
Aside from photography, newcomer Dmitri Berenger enjoys a multitude of hobbies including gardening, watching movies, and discovering music. In this interview, he talks about his photographic style, his inspirations, choosing film cameras over digital gear, and many more.
A true Lomographic gem, the Lomo LC-A+ RL is blessed with good looks and bursting with experimental potential. Get ready to shoot amazing Lomographic photos by experimenting with MX shots, long exposures and a whole range of accessories!
'Snapshot' was our Tumblr keyword this week. We spent the past few days looking at troves of fresh samples from all corners of the globe. We got lured to the most effortless variety, everyday captures upgraded to showcase compositions. We invite you to look at the ones we bookmarked for future visits.
London based photographer Cat Stevens uses the softer, more subtle aesthetics of film photography throughout her work. Her shoots consist of the familiar light leaks and washed out tones that most film shooters will be familiar with. She has photographed artists such as Deerhunter, PJ Harvey and recently took a series of sun drenched beach shots which adorned The Charlatans' last album cover titled "Modern Nature."
Done shooting and want your films to be processed? We can process your colour and black & white 35mm, 120 or 110 films! Development, prints and scans are also included. (Service availability depends on your markets)
Lomographer Carina, or landei in the community, regards the Sprocket Rocket as a "versatile plastic camera." For her, it doesn't only take great travel snapshots but makes an interesting conversation starter as well. In this interview, Carina expounds more on what makes the Sprocket Rocket her go-to camera.
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This article is dedicated to Bruce Davidson, one of the most important American documentary photographers and a leading figure of the Magnum agency. Recalling his photos of the Worcester Fire Department in 1999, I'll show you my coverage of Como Fire Department's public demonstration, an annual event commemorating St. Barbara.