It’s true, nothing can replace your analogue shots. Not even your analogue cameras, Lomo or not, and make you love the digital counterparts even more.
A photographer has been making much progress in making sure that the old analogue SLRs of yesterday, those loved and used for leisure and profession get a new playground. It’s his way of saying that analogue is here to stay.
Behold, the Digipod. James Jackson, a former professional photographer had always wished to get back on clicking away using his analogue cameras – hopefully he gets his chance now. With only a few days left in his campaign to finance the production of the Digipod, a lot of shutterbugs are buzzing about the project. Though nothing really changes the feel of shooting analogue, this labor of love of one enthusiast just shows the connection kept between camera and photographer. A forerunner of the project in 2000 by a company named Silicon was short lived due to technical difficulties.
Jackson explains the inner workings of the Digipod in a video he produced to show potential buyers and analogue aficionados out there. The simple device fits into the back of the analogue SLR as a normal back or film roll would and “advancing the film” will make use of muscle-memory – it advances to your next shot just as you would with a normal analogue SLR. It may make you feel like you’re holding a hybrid or android baby in your hands. In a way, it’s another accessory that you can use to have more fun (not that you don’t already have had enough fun!) with your favourite analogue cameras.
The Digipod is a take on the transformation of the analogue camera into the digital world. But the question is if ,as analogue enthusiasts, we want this to happen. You can never replace the familiar feeling of actually having to replace and advance a roll, rewinding it after shooting, or developing your own prints in your darkroom. Having a technological advancement such as the Digipod will take the whole analogue-digital, yin-yang relationship to an entirely new level.
You've shot tons of really fantastic film photos — why not turn them into analogue prints that you can proudly showcase in your home, studio or office? If you're not sure where to have them printed, try Analogue Prints — the perfect print service for analogue photographers. Lomographers in Austria, UK, France, Germany, Italy, Belgium, the Netherlands and Spain can take advantage of this awesome service right now!
Maxime Fardeau, or Max as he is fondly called, loves film. He has been shooting analogue for about four years and owns a number of 35mm film and instant cameras, such as the Leica M6 and SLR-670 Polaroid. He has taken photos using the Lomo'Instant and the Minitar-1 Art Lens and this time around, he provides a glimpse of the images she produced with the Jupiter 3+ Art Lens.
Before smartphones and digital cameras, Diego Uchitel used a Polaroid to test his lighting. For many of his subjects, these dress rehearsal shots turned out as marvelous as the published pictures. David Bowie, Sarah Jessica Parker, Gisele Bundchen and many other celebrities exposed their delicate side for Uchitel's magical lens even after the main show.
Have you ever tried going lens-less when taking a photo? Try shooting with ONDU Pinhole Cameras and see what it's like to take photos through a tiny pinhole. Check out these lovely shots taken by Lomographers; if you do have some ONDU pinhole photos of your own, upload and tag them accordingly so that we can see them!
Here’s what happens before we interview a photographer. We gush about the work though we have yet to find out the cameras and processes behind the brilliant composition or the light architecture. And even when they haven’t used a Lomo camera, we feature them anyway. But every once in a while comes a pro who uses one of our premium lenses at work and our fun cameras off-duty. This makes us mighty glad, more so when their images are good and worth sharing. We count cinematographer Michal Dabal's work among them.
There's nothing more satisfying than taking fantastic photos with a camera that you built yourself. If you've always wanted to impress your friends with your mad DIY skills, pick up a Konstruktor Camera Kit and show them what you've got! It's also a cool way to get them into Lomography, because as you build the camera you'll discover how analogue photography works. Oh, and the Konstruktor takes gorgeous photos, too - check out the gallery and see what we mean!
The latest addition to the Lomo’Instant family! Inspired by the Icelandic midnight sky, Get endless creativity, take multiple exposed instant snapshots, experiment with long exposure and light painting shots!
What’s not to love about the Lomo LC-Wide? If you are a fan of wide angle lenses or Lomography, you probably have one in your collection. The LC-Wide is a powerful camera with many fun features to get creative when shooting. Best of all, all these are already built into the camera.
For this week's selection, we put the spotlight on the lovely silhouettes captured by our community members with their Diana F+ cameras. Have a look and, while you're at it, learn how you can earn piggies and have your own photos be featured on the Online Shop!
When a photographer encounters a pair, an instinct rushes in, "Is this a special, intimate moment I just stumbled on?" Or else, those accidents of two objects, two birds, two swaying plants camping together especially for your photo. This might not be the case, but it's still a pleasant thing for patterns and quirks to find their way into an everyday shot.
Capture the world and all its contours in vibrant, wide-angled photographs any time, any where! The LC-A 120 is an adventure of its own with lots of exciting functions to experiment with, like seamless long exposures or full ISO control. It's also super-fast and ultra-compact - perfect for your everyday. If you're worried about the Medium Format film, don't be! You are free to use any 120 Film you want and there are plenty to choose from. In fact, that's what makes this camera so versatile! Scroll through this gallery for a little taste of the glorious shots this nifty invention is capable of.
Here at Lomography we believe that everyone should be able to live an experimental, interactive, vivid and sometimes even blurred and crazy way of life. And we also believe that it is important to make the analogue lifestyle more accessible to everyone! This is why we're calling out to Lomographers in the Baltic region to help spread the Lomography love in your area!
Have a gander at our selection of lovely community-taken images with their trusty 355 camera loaded with the Lomography Color Negative 100. While you're at it, find out how you can earn piggies and have your own photos be featured on the Online Shop!