As cheap as it's good! Like most of the good things that happened to me at some point, I met the Agfa Vista film purely by accident.
As cheap as it’s good! Like most of the good things that happened to me at some point, I met the Agfa Vista film purely by accident.
I was tired of cross processing because my lab would charge more to do it, so a friend traded a roll of slide film with a roll of Agfa Vista 400. I wasn’t very happy in the beginning because I new the Agfa Vista was cheap stuff, so I didn’t expect much from it. I loaded it in my hungry Supersampler and shot a full roll on a bright sunny day.
When I got the pictures from the lab, I couldn’t believe my eyes. The colors were so vibrant and saturated, it looked almost as if it was cross processed ! And those blue tones, man, those blue tones were just incredible.
I was hooked.
I bought a bunch of rolls of this film which, eventually, became the favorite companion of my rubbered blue Supersampler. The 400 iso speed is perfect for that camera (because you all know it needs a fast film !), it is not that grainy, and it is as cheap as it’s good ! I was so sad when I heard Agfa stopped making this film that I bought a huuuuuuge stock of it, ready to face Armaggeddon !!!!
Hi, everyone! I'd like to share with you my 2014 summary on analogue photography. Some things I did were completely new, while some were my good old habits. This year I learned how to develop black and white film, which I consider my greatest milestone. But the most important thing is that in 2014, I remain in love with Lomography! And the rest? Well, let's see...
Some people say instant photos bring about a feeling of nostalgia. Although I often use the Lomo'Instant Camera with different crazy accessories such as the Splitzer and color gels, I have to agree there is something about it — dreamy vignettes maybe? — that always makes me want to go back in time and experience it all over again. In the name of analogue photography and good old memories, we passed by some classic spots in Vienna and took one shot after the other. Take a closer look at our gallery.
Unfortunately, it happens sometimes that your resulting pictures are not what you expected - the image doesn't look that good, the colors are bland, and the subject is banal. Indeed, it couldn't be picture of the year! Herein I propose a second chance for your pictures by modifying your 35mm negatives. Just pick up some ideas from here, experiment, and scan your negatives with the Lomography Smartphone Scanner. Anything is possible: burning, scratching, putting on hydrochloric acid, balsamic vinegar, nail polish, bleach, or raspberry juice... use your imagination and write down your new film soup recipe! You can find a sample of the effects in this article.
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!
If you want to know the heart of a person, peek inside his/her wardrobe! And no, nobody famous said that; I only just made it up. But really, don't you think it's true? After all, the way we dress screams our personality; at least for most of us. And that is why, as soon as I land on a new city, one of the things I absolutely must do is find the local boutiques. Sure, I love the fancy chain boutiques as much as the next person, but there's just something else about a local clothing store. It's unique!
Here’s a random and rather mysterious tale for you folks. Just the other day, I was at a local bar with a few friends. It was much like any other evening; we were sipping a couple of cocktails, recounting our adventures, falling over ourselves with laughter and half-drunkenly meditating on the meaning of life (a scientist once told me it’s 42 by the way). But then something truly strange happened. Read on to hear my story and please make a comment with your guess at the end!
Lomography has been home to a family of handcrafted photography and art tools for decades. That’s why we’re so excited to team up with a line of premium, handcrafted camera bags: ONA, a company making the perfect bag to stow your camera and little mementos.
We teamed up with Scottish Indie/Electronic band Looper and Mute Records to give some lucky people the chance to win a LomoKino and a Looper bundle which includes a 5-CD Box Set signed by the band, live cassette and badge. The band have picked the winners and have put them all together in their latest music video for "I’m a Photograph!” Watch the video and find out the winners now!