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!
One of the great things about the Lomo'Instant Camera is how versatile and creative it is, yet super easy to play with. Want to create beautiful unexpected multiple exposure shots? No problem — hit the MX switch and a ta-da! Your analogue experience instantly has a brand new world of possibilities!
Light Painting is a cool technique that we love to do when we're in the mood for experimenting with photos. It's super easy and fun, and it only requires a dark room, a friend or two to collaborate with, a camera with long exposure mode and a light painting tool to get started. Check out 50 of the most vibrant light painting photos taken by your fellow Lomographers after the cut!
Janne Parviainen is a 35-year-old artist from Helsinki, Finland. He is both a painter and a photographer but sometimes, he swaps his painting tools for light and creates illuminated pieces of art. Abandoned places are his favorite places for shoots because, according to him, "there's so much lived life and stories in abandoned places, they are the lost diaries and photos turned to dust of lives that once bloomed."
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!
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?
Ever since I unpacked my Lomo'Instant camera, a day hasn't gone by without me playing around with it. It takes beautiful photos. What's more, I can great abstract images with it and use my imagination to achieve various effects like light painting strokes.