You meet a good old friend and proudly present him your new camera - but when you get the picture a few days later it turns out to be headless! Just one more headless picture for your collection... but before you get angry to your beloved camera just take the time and try out what you REALLY get on the picture!
This was one of the hardest fights I had with Lady D. – whoever I passed by and wanted to take a picture turned out to be headless. I have to submit that it’s the first time in my life I use a camera where the viewfinder is not combined with the lense. So I had to try a little trick once and since then I never had a headless picture again! (even though I started to like my crazy collection… )
I asked my flatmate to take a picture of our bathroom with his highly acclaimed digital cam, and two minutes later I had a big, printed picture of our tiled shower wall. I marked a cross in the middle, and then placed Diana 1m away from the cross, so that I could see it in the middle of the viewfinder. I marked on the printed sheet the part that I could see through my viewfinder, and then took the pictures with both objectives I have. After I got the negatives from the lab, I compared the result with the marked sheet and so could figure out the cutout that came on the picture. Then I took some non-transparent tape for fixing the part that always gets on the photo – it’s just a really, really small part, perhaps less then 50%, and now I always get the heads of my friends ;)
This is perhaps a stupid tip for versed analog lovers, but for me it was really necessary and so I would like to share it with you. It is more important for those who use a 35mm film in a 120 camera than for the others, but with a separated viewfinder and lense and a short distance you always get this difference. Please note that the difference becomes fewer, the farer you get away from your motives – but the golden rules tell us always to get as near as possible ;)
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.
You've shot tons of really fantastic film photos — why not turn them into analogue prints that you can proudly showcase in your home, studio or office? If you're not sure where to have them printed, try Analogue Prints — the perfect print service for analogue photographers. Lomographers in Austria, UK, France, Germany, Italy, Belgium, the Netherlands and Spain can take advantage of this awesome service right now!
What's a sure way to not lose your beloved travel photos? You can bring your instant camera with you! In this article, I'll tell you some of the lomographic moments I collected during my last trip in Cracow.
Joe Brook is one of the most popular photographers in the West Coast skate scene, shooting for magazines like Trasher, Juxtapoz, Rolling Stone, and different outlets such as PDN and Kodak. Having previous experience with an old Petzval lens mounted on a 4x5 camera, it was but natural for him to try the new one. Brook talks about finding himself, his work, and shooting with the Lomograhy Petzval Lens in this exclusive interview.
Some lomographers prefer to hoard as many analog cameras their shelves and budgets can support. Some would rather keep a manageable number that they can regularly shoot with. Community member Joshua Kennedy belongs to the latter group. From 40 cameras, he downsized his collection to 13, as he puts it, "really good ones" that suit his shooting habits and style. In this interview, he breaks down his small yet dependable arsenal of vintage and handmade cameras and how an organized schedule allows him to shoot with each one on a regular basis.
Channel your inner filmmaker and tell your very own story through the LomoKino, just in time for the highly-anticipated 68th Cannes Film Festival set to take place later this month. We've rounded up some of the most innovative and informative tipsters from the community for you to peruse before you start crankin'!
Having a Belair X 6-12 feels like owning more than just one camera. It's a medium-format camera, but paired with its special accessories you can shoot 35mm or instant photos with it, too! The versatility of its 3 photo formats also offers more options to suit your shooting needs. Here, we present to you some of the most gorgeous Belair X 6-12 photos in classic 6x6 format. Enjoy!
Say hello to Duffman, a 20-year-old photographer based in Frankfurt, Germany. He started taking film photos when he received a Diana F+ camera for his 16th birthday. Now he uses the Petzval Lens for capturing really impressive portraits. Get to know more about him after the jump!
What’s not to love about the Lomo LC-Wide? If you are a fan of wide angle lenses or Lomography, you probably have one in your collection. The LC-Wide is a powerful camera with many fun features to get creative when shooting. Best of all, all these are already built into the camera.
You want your subject be the center of attention? Petzval lens photos are recognizable for sharpness and crispness in the centre, strong color saturation, wonderful swirly bokeh effect, artful vignettes and narrow depth of field that will make your subjects stand out!
In this post we proudly present just a handful of the many, amazing Lubitel 166+ shots from the community. Go ahead and marvel at them, and while you're at it, find out how you can earn piggies and have your very own Lubitel 166+ photos be featured on the Online Shop.
My list of resolutions for 2015 consists of 12 projects, one for every month. March was for caffenol. You have probably heard of the amazing fact that you can develop black and white photos with coffee, sodium, and vitamin C. I had tried this before but with less than stellar results. Somehow, there's always something going wrong. Time to devote a few rolls to caffenol to finally get the hang of it.
The bravest and most creative lomographers are rewarded with astounding photographs, the results of their often out-of-the-box and extreme experiments. In this featured album, clickiemcpete channeled the famous Victor Frankenstein in creating what he calls the FrankenFilm. Find out how it's done straight from the lomographer himself!