How do you paint with your camera and a roll of film? It’s simple, put your camera in a still place, hit the bulb switch on your Lomography camera and paint away with light pens!
Lomography is home to a wide array of photos from the community and is oozing with fun and quirky stuff. Take light paintings as an example, Pablo Picasso did it to paint a centaur and other things on film and he had a blast! Who wouldn’t have the time of his life painting with this kind of medium? It’s like the best of both worlds combined!
This well of creativity and fun is what Lomography is all about. You can be spontaneous and over the top with your ideas and you can create one-of-a-kind prints to admire and share with friends later! These light paintings from the community taken using the queen of retro cool, the Diana F+, are amazingly fun to say the least! Swish those flashlights and light pens in the air and paint your very own masterpiece concocted in darkness and light.
The Diana F+ is a new twist on the ‘60s classic cult camera. Famous for its dreamy and soft-focused images, the Diana F+ is now packed with extra features such as panorama and pinhole capabilities. Available in our Online Shop.
Ever since light painting was invented, it inspired artists from all around the globe to magical creations that capture hidden movements and reinvent the world we live in. "Life is a fairy tale, stay wild little child!" is what they want to tell us. Bringing light to life became the next challenge for anyone rigged with a film camera and a creative mind.
Now, how can you take your analogue light paintings from the ordinary to the outstanding? After the carriage came the car, so we definitely need some spacy inventions to follow the old school light pen. So here it is, our new best friend: The Pixelstick!
Celebrated artist Pablo Picasso had his brush with photography when he was still alive, both in front of the camera and behind it. Find out the details of an ongoing exhibit featuring his photographic work after the jump.
Do the photographs in our community often leave you tongue-tied? You can still let your fellow lomographer know how much you appreciate their work by clicking the "Like" button. No matter how simple, this gesture can inspire anyone to go on with their analogue adventure. Here are the top photo likers of 2014.
Jodo and his friend used to make fun of the Holga 120N's plastic body and doubted its capability to take even simple photographs. After shooting a roll with it, he instantly got impressed by the artistic portraits it produced. Have a glimpse of these photographs that led him to have a change of heart!
Do you like to experiment with your instant snaps using weird and wonderful techniques? Then you should totally check out this awesome effect we recently discovered on how to trash your Lomo'Instant snaps in the best possible way!
Happy New Year Everyone. We're confident that our January 2015 workshops will help you dust off those January blues and get you smiling again. You'll be able to learn how to expose an image onto fabric or canvas with our LUMI paint workshop, learn the basics of our super Diana F+ camera and take to the streets with the Lomo'instant. There is also a great exhibition of analogue prints from photographer Arat “Huge” Komsawadichai. Find out more and book your spot by clicking here.
The auteurs and maestros of world cinema are lined up at Cannes 2015, and we are utterly inspired. Directorial flair makes still photographs move in that illusory, story-driven way. Are your lights and cameras ready for action?
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!
Michael Bukowski, known within the Lomography community as @yerzmyey, will be putting up an exhibit of his lo-fi photographs taken with miniature cameras like the Diana 110 and the Holga Micro next month. Details after the jump!