Looking for something to do with the novelty "3-D Lazer Fireworks Glasses" you'll find in your Halloween treat bag this year? Make a new lens filter for your favorite Lomo camera!
I picked up a pair of novelty “3-D Lazer Fireworks Glasses” at a party in Hollywood recently. You know the type – we used to get them in goodie bags as kids and they are great for causing double vision and colorful starbursts of when you look directly into a light. I pocketed a pair thinking they might come in handy later.
Not knowing exactly how the pictures would turn out, I cut the plastic film out of one lens, cut a small hole in the center of the plastic and taped it to the front of the lens on my trusty Holga 120 CFN. I was pleasantly surprised with the results! When shooting directly into the sunlight or a spotlight, I caught a fun, bright, rainbow starburst. In lower-light situations with a color flash, I got hazy, atmospheric images with ghostly multiples around the subject.
My least favorite (but still fun!) images of the roll were shot in daylight but not into a direct light source, so the image turned out blurry with multiples and rainbow colors.
Today is the day to make sure your Lomo LC-A & LC-Wide are happy snappers! With our Advent deal of the day, you can save a smashing 20% on accessories for the camera that started the Lomography movement, in addition to our vast selection of other accessories. Move into a new realm of analogue photography with a flashy lens or a colorful flash!
Last Sunday, the local rugby team Rugby Como played the first match of the 2014-1025 season. Rugby is my favorite sport to photograph, and for some years I've been documenting almost every home match of this young team. This time I used a 1959 Zorki 5 camera with a vintage 1958 Industar-50 lens loaded with a timeless film, the Ilford HP5+ developed in a century-old developer, the mythical Rodinal. Take a look after the jump!
Film Photography Day 2015 is an exciting event happening on Sunday, April 12. To celebrate this day, Lomography has teamed up with Skillshare to launch a series of FREE classes to help you make the most of your Lomo cameras. To throw in a little more fun, we're also hosting a competition to win a Diana Deluxe Kit and a full year of premium membership to Skillshare to take tons of awesome photography classes. Read on to find out more!
With the holidays just around the corner, it's a great time to make sure you have loads of wonderful films for all the fun festivities coming up. Today's Advent deal of the day is here to help you do just that! Head on over to the Online Shop and save 10% on our wide selection of films. Do the right thing and keep your camera happy this year!
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.
In the early part of the 19th century, lantern shows were the equivalent of movies. Photographs were hand-printed or transferred on glass plates, which were then projected on to a wall or cloth screen.
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.