You have peeled the image off the backing of your instant film. Don't throw away the negative! You can reveal it easily using cold water and some bleach.
Step 1: take your negative (everything that is left of the film once you’ve peeled away the instant print) and go to the sink.
Step2: Under cold water, gently rub off the chemical grey goo of the emulsion side of the negative.
Step3: Still under running water, take a small paintbrush, dip it in some household bleach and gently paint over the black underside of the negative. It will take some time, but the bleach will take away the coating (called the anti-halation layer). Try not to get any bleach reach the other side of the negative
Step4: let it dry thoroughly and scan.
You can use gloves to handle the gooey stuff. If, like me, you don’t like gloves, it is fine as long as you wash your hands properly afterwards.
Probably each one of you has been annoyed with failed film. This is particularly annoying when you get the developed film back from the lab, but you get blanks because the film was not exposed. It's either the film transport didn't work, or you have not taken the lens cap off, etc. Read on and I'll show you an alternative to just throwing away the film: Simply use it as a color filter for your camera, with the La Sardina for example.
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.
I want to share with you my experience with some slides when I was in Russia. I'm very sorry for them because I messed them up. They're just ruined and they'll never be the same! But hey, I have thousands of them, so I guess it's not a big deal after all.
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 recently came across a great tipster featuring a rad new way to punch up your Lomo'Instant photos and we wanted to pass it on. Within a matter of minutes and very little effort, you can transform your photos with a gritty border and some old school character. Read on to find out more!
Now there’s an even more fun and easy way to share instant memories with friends. The new Fujifilm Instax Share SP-1 is a portable printer that allows you to print the images directly from your smartphone as super cool instant photos, using the free Instax Share App. We have very limited quantities, so don’t miss the chance to get this very exclusive item!
Peeling off emulsion lifts from your instant prints is like seeing a whole new picture appear before your very eyes. It is familiar but vaguely different at the same time. We talked about this and more with photographer Tanja Deuss in a quick interview. Check out what she has to say after the cut.
The LomoChrome Purple is easily one of the coolest films to come out in a very long time. The amazing colors and vibe it gives each shot and its wide range of exposures make it a must-have and must-shoot film. Here are some cool ways to help you get the most out of your LCP.
I love my Diana, but framing can be trying at times, especially with the Instant Back which takes you 5cm away from the viewfinder peep hole. I found a way to make framing with the Diana more pleasant.
We love sharing photos! So, with the recent release of the beloved Lomo'Instant camera, we thought it would be a great idea to look at some of the best ways to share your instants with the world. Rather than letting them collect dust on a shelf or stay hidden away in a drawer somewhere, why not let everyone else in on your superb instant creations? Check out these 5 awesome ways you can do just that!
It’s been a long and cold winter but we’re finally getting back into the swing of things here in Chicago. We’ve got a great month of events and workshops coming up, so dust off those cameras that have been sitting around all winter and let’s take some pictures together!