The only thing I would ever change about my trusty LC-A+ is its (sleek and sexy) black exterior. But sometimes you want a bit more color or you want your camera to be an expression of your current mood but you don't want to do anything permanent! This is a quick and easy way to decorate your camera that without leaving traces when you're done with it.
Here’s what you’ll need:
A roll (or as many as you like) of paper or washi tape. These can be found in stationary or craft stores, or you can buy rolls in bulk on eBay or Amazon.
1. I like to start with the front. Measure out a strip of tape that fits from the center piece to the hinge of the camera. You can use this as a guide to cut out the rest. I found out that you need 3 strips to cover the height of the camera (overlapping slightly), so you will need 6 altogether.
2. Start taping! Place your tape the way you like it (lined up horizontally along the camera body). Press the edges down firmly and hold them for a few seconds as you go to help them stick to the surface fully.
Do the same with the back of the camera, it’s a bit fiddly but you can cut holes in the tape so that it leaves the film window visible.
You’re done! This is a temporary decoration, I have found that it lasts for a few months before it starts to look a bit worn. But don’t worry, then it’s very easy to strip off and start again. It helps to look out for good quality washi tape (the kind that is nice and sticky). Sometimes the corners of the tape peel. If this happens, you can use double sided tape to stick it back to the surface of your camera.
As this is so easy to remove, you can get creative with decorating! You can also customize your camera according to the season (Christmas camera, anyone?) Have fun!
The next time you find yourself wandering around town with your Lomo'Instant camera, here's a neat trick that you can do: choose a specific area and quickly snap an instant photo. Once it develops, hold it in the exact position or angle where you took the instant photo, and take a standard photo using your favorite camera. Does it sound confusing? Ah, well ... let's just show you how it's done! Check out the photos after the jump.
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Winter is upon us! Want to make the most out of your Lomo'Instant camera this Christmas? Here are five fabulous tricks to try during the holidays that would add a touch of character to your gifts and decorations.
Who knew that by making a hop, skip and jump across town you could create such crazy lomo'instagraphs?! When equipt with the Lomo'Instant and the trusty Splitzer accessory - anything is possible. Take a peep at this selection taken from different locations across Vienna and see for yourself the phenomenal results. Read on to discover how you too can splice-up (and spice-up) historic buildings on your next sight-seeing trip.
There are many possible reasons for taking pictures. It could be to document an event, to capture breathtaking scenery, to preserve a fond memory, or simply, to have a snapshot of someone close to your heart. Whatever the reason, there's almost always a story behind a picture, no matter how significant or trivial it may be. And for lomographers, nothing beats the feeling of having that story unfold in your hand, in the form of a print. If you want a quick keepsake from that treasured moment or a snapshot of that special someone though, you can have it instantly, through Lomo'Instant Stories!
Done shooting and want your films to be processed? We can process your colour and black & white 35mm, 120 or 110 films! Development, prints and scans are also included. (Service availability depends on your markets)
Burning your negatives sounds like a radical and crazy idea but akula certainly knows how to make it work. Let this photograph of a stuffed raccoon with colorful, candle-burned edges show you how its done!
Fancy building a camera museum or, well, simply have hundreds of cameras at your disposal? You might want to take a look at this newest camera lot to show up on eBay, which includes 600 cameras by various makers and carries a "Buy It Now" price tag of $34,900.00.
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!
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.
Ever looked at your camera shelf and asked yourself the existential question: What Lomography Camera best fits my style? Well, here is a quick test to help you find the answer! Just go with your gut and note down the letter for each answer you pick. And try to go with one single answer for each question. So, let's get started!
I backed the Kickstarter project for the Lomo’Instant earlier this year and was thrilled to receive it last week. I love how the camera naturally encourages you to experiment with its different features, whether it’s through flashing your multiple exposures with different colors or trying different creative techniques after your shots has been ejected. Here are a few tips from what I’ve discovered from playing with the camera so far (and a couple of tips I want to try out in future)!