Create your very own Lomo LC-A case from denim! This is very easy to do and adds a nice touch to your camera's look. See how I did it after the cut.
I just received my LC-A and it was awesome. But I had a problem, there was no strap attached to the camera. So I decided to make a case with a strap by myself. I started to sketch the pattern of the case on a piece of paper.
Here are the dimensions:
- Base : 11 cm x 3 cm
- Back : 6 cm x 11 cm
- Side : 3 cm x 6 cm
- Front : 3 cm x 6 cm
The materials and tools you’ll need are:
- Sewing kit
- Unused jeans or denim scraps
- Tripod socket (optional)
Here are the steps:
After drawing the sketch of your pattern on the paper, glue it to the cardboard.
Cut the cardboard in 2 pieces: base and back-side-front. Don’t forget to make small spaces on the front for LC-A switches.
After cutting the jeans a little bit bigger than the cardboard, cover the whole cardboard with the denim. You can also apply glue to the fabric.
Sew the edges of the denim and make sure you also get the outer side after cardboard. You can make “ear” loops for the strap, too.
You then fold the back-side-front as the pattern. Sew and join the back-side-front parts with the base. Make sure it’s strong enough and you can add glue if you like.
If you want to add a tripod socket, you can make a hole at the base to make room for the tripod socket.
The final step is to decorate your case! You can add accessories or even write your name on it! Attach a strap to your case and you’re good to go.
Enjoy your vintage-looking denim LC-A case!
The Lomo LC-A is the camera that started the Lomography movement. With full controls and wide ISO range, this automatic gem is perfect for beginners and professionals alike. Get your own Refurbished LC-A in our Shop!
It's really amazing how simple plastic bricks can be assembled to create or, in this case, imitate works of art. Have a look at Veronica Watson's rendering of a famous Picasso painting using Legos after the cut!
Still keeping a look out for an affordable waterproof case that can take a beating? Well, if your neck’s a bit sore from all the looking then why not make one yourself? Check out how to do it with this quick tipster!
If you are looking for a panoramic camera to document your adventures on the beach, you should try the Sprocket Rocket. It's easy to use, cheap, and can get you amazing results! In this article, you can see how I used this camera to document a short vacation in Liguria, from Varazze to Alassio. Take a look after the jump!
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.
We asked some of New York’s hottest designers to lend their talent in designing some of our La Sardina DIY cameras, and we are very excited to share with you Steen of Steen Drawings. Steen is a New York based illustrator who likes to create her own fantasy world and creates stories from her wild imagination. Take a look at Steen's wonderful work and get inspired to do your own DIY project.
What exactly do I feel while waiting for my Lomo'Instant photos to be developed? I have to say I get a mix of "Surprise me, dear Lomo!" but also some "Did I capture it as I wanted?" kind of thought. No matter the school of thought, with the Splitzer you can add so many cool effects to your photos you'll definitely embrace it!
My list of resolutions for 2015 consists of 12 projects, one for every month. In January, I tried some camera add-ons. If you want to add a bit of extra bling to your pictures, you can put something either in front of or behind your lens. In this case, I did both.
I participated in the Kickstarter campaign and purchased my very own new Petzval lens. I can't wait to use with with my digital camera to experience its wonderful bokeh effect. I also wanted to try its effects when using a film camera but the lens has an EF mount. I didn't have a Canon camera. See what I did with it after the jump.
Take a look at these lovely Konstruktor lomographs that we've handpicked from the most popular in the community, and find out how you can earn piggies and have your very own photos be featured on the Online Shop!
The founder of The Pop-Up Pinhole Co., Kelly Angood, has been handcrafting pinhole cameras from scratch since 2010. After developing a huge online following from one of her early pinhole designs, she embarked on a mission to design an affordable, functional pinhole camera that could be constructed all in the comfort of your own home — and it had to look great too! Following an incredibly successful Kickstarter campaign, her mission was realized. Read on to see how it happened and what's next for Kelly and The Pop-Up Pinhole Company!
There's a lot that you can do with a Lomo LC-A+/Lomo LC-Wide and a Krab, besides the obvious (which is take it in the water with you). Get creative by trying various angles and perspectives; you'll be surprised how a slight tilt can make a dramatic difference to your photos. Take a look at the gallery below for some inspiration!