Loaded with film but short on cash? Fellow Lomographer chocochipcookie shows you how to build your own film drying rack on the cheap, and it's even portable too!
When space is an issue, processing film can sometimes be a bit of a daunting task. I live in a small apartment and I have to get creative in order to process my film. I use my bathroom as a darkroom and my kitchen sink to process. But one thing always alluded me when everything was all said and done. Hanging film to dry.
Now if you are lucky enough to have a dedicated film drying cabinet, then all the more power to you. But even if you do have one, wouldn’t it be nice to have one that you could travel with? Or have one that was so cheap, that if it got broke or lost, it’s not really that big of a deal?
Look no further than your closet. More precisely, what’s hanging in your closet.
Supplies you will need:
Two newer style plastic hangers with those “mini hooks” on them.
Two 1/4 inch (6.35mm) wooden dowels. Often found in craft stores.
An even number of large sized “alligator” paper clips.
A closet space or place to hang cloth hangers (coat rack works too).
Steps to follow:
Hang both clothes hangers in your space of choosing.
Thread an even number of alligator clips through the middle onto each dowel (see photo for details). For instance, I had 28 total, so I loaded 7 on each dowel, leaving me with 14 loose ones to hang at the bottom of the film.
Place the end of each dowel on the “mini hooks” of the cloths hangers. Even out the dowels so the rack hangs appropriately.
Place one or two old bath towels or absorbent mat on the floor below the drying rack to catch the dripping water or chemicals as to not ruin the floor.
After processing film, place one end on an alligator clip attached to the dowel and hang a loose clip at the bottom of the film strip. Let it hang and drip dry.
That’s basically it! No glue, no nothing. Just let gravity do its job. You can even trim the dowels to a smaller size if needed. Works great for all the film I have processed! Enjoy!
In this article I’m going to review the LomoKino's key features, show you how to load the film, and share some tips on shooting and editing a movie. I will also show you a short stop motion movie that I made with this camera.
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!
Ladies and gentlemen, fellow Lomographers, the time is ripe for us to present you with a new mystery product. But we're not giving anything much away this time, just a few hints and clues to keep you on your toes.
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Want to build your own camera or shoot movies with film? The get in on today's Advent deal, because we're offering 15% off the LomoKino, the Konstruktor and ALL other cameras in our Lomography Special Collection!
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With the 68th Cannes Film Festival kicking off today we thought we'd hold our very own film screening right here featuring, in no particular order, some of the best, well-crafted LomoKino videos by our fellow lomographers in the community. From documentary-like shorts to horror, comedy, romance, action, the surreal, and everything in between, we've got you covered. Bring out the popcorn!
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.
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!
In this article, I'll show you how the Lomo LC-A loaded with the versatile Ilford HP5+ can make the most out of a hazy morning. To capture the whirlwind of a bicycle race, I pushed the film to ISO 800. The legendary Minitar 1 lens and this classic Ilford film are a perfect combination if you love black and white photos.