William Friese-Greene was a British portrait photographer and inventor. Some regard him to be the Father of Modern Cinema, or even the inventor of cinematography. He invented the chronophotographic camera, a device that was capable of shooting ten photos per second using perforated celluloid film.
In January of 1889, the British inventor brought his camera to a park and exposed 20 feet of film. He developed the film and projected it on a small screen. There you have it: motion pictures.
Months after, on June 21, 1889, Friese-Greene was given a patent for his invention. He was issued patent number 10131 for his chronophotographic camera. The British Photographic News published a report on the device a year after.
Friese-Greene gave a public demonstration but the camera’s low frame rate and inconsistency tarnushed its reputation. Not to be defeated, the inventor continued to be steadfast with his experiments on cameras and moving pictures, but such endeavors proved to be costly and soon he was bankrupt. Friese-Greene eventually sold the rights to his chronophotographic camera.
I bought the LomoKino years ago, and since then I've been having great times with it. I will continue documenting my daily life with the LomoKino, which is Lomography in motion! You can see the movements and facial expressions of people - it’s priceless! Documenting life in moving pictures, the Lomokino can be used as a camera that not only shoots moving pictures but also works like the multi-frame wonder camera, Supersampler!
Seoul, South Korea is among the most progressive cities today, famous for its innovations in various fields and being hailed as the most connected city in the world. But have you ever wondered how certain places looked like decades ago? Have a look at Korean photographer Sungseok Ahn's fascinating series after the jump!
LomoChrome Turquoise was especially concocted to give your pictures a whole new look. Watch as the lighter colors in your shots become tinted in varying hues of chilled blue, while greens transform into illustrious emerald and natural blues turn a wonderfully sunny gold – perfect for color-rich daylight shots!
While I was browsing through my first photo album, I came across a series of photos taken in 1981 during a beach holiday at the French coastal village of St. Gilles Croix de Vie in Vendee. I took these photographs with my first camera that I received for my 11th birthday. Have a look!
As the world grieves the death of prolific actor and comedian Robin Williams, photographer Daniel Sorine reveals a number of photographs taken in 1974, showing a pair of mimes hamming it up for the camera. One of them was Williams - only, Sorine was only able to realize this fact more than three decades later.
Say hello to Duffman, a 20-year-old photographer based in Frankfurt, Germany. He started taking film photos when he received a Diana F+ camera for his 16th birthday. Now he uses the Petzval Lens for capturing really impressive portraits. Get to know more about him after the jump!
With your overwhelming support, we have run out of Belair Instant Backs! We'll restock it in April, but don't worry because the Belair Instant Camera is readily available to satisfy your instant cravings!
Dale McCready is a cinematographer working in the film/ TV industry and has worked on programmes such as Doctor Who and Merlin. He was one of our supporters for the Petzval Kickstarter campaign and recently used the lens to film for a new BBC drama, which is due out in March. Dale kindly shared some of his Petzval photographs with us and talked about his love for this lens. Read on for the full interview.
Our new series Handcrafted celebrates the work of analog artisans. In our first installment, Wayne Martin Belger talks about packing the 200-year-old history of photography in one elaborately inlaid camera.
Really want to bring your film photos to life? We’re now offering totally analogue fine art prints in a host of large sizes and formats! Carefully enlarged from your negatives onto premium photographic paper by lab professionals, each picture is a unique piece of craftsmanship.
This is a story of me and Sardine, my first ever analogue camera. We've been traveling for thousands of miles and met a lot of friends. Even though I have better cameras, Sardine is the one camera that will always be in my heart! So once again, this is my story with Sardine
Not knowing exactly how to do deal with its odd appearance, Nadica first regarded the Lubitel 166B as a complete monstrosity. She left it untouched on her shelf for months after receiving it as a gift. After using other Lomo cameras and getting familiar with the rules on exposure, she finally had the courage to test it. Find out what made stacy_mcpommes fall in love with the Lubitel 166B in this installment of Weapon of Choice!
In a new series, we talk to film fanatics from all around the UK about their passion for film photography and their favourite places to shoot in their home town. Today we go to Billinge in Merseyside to meet Ray McKean who has a wealth of knowledge about film cameras.