A fellow film photographer's birthday coming? Need ideas for the coming festive season? Well giving someone a 120film as a gift just got interesting!
Firstly you will need a spare 120 film spool. If you do not have any spare just ask your lab and they be more than happy to give.
1.You’ll need a dark room or dark bag.
2.Transfer the 120 film into an empty spool.( do this in the dark room or in the dark bag)
3.Once done take the empty spool and paste double sided scotch tape on both sides of the spool.
Depending on the mood or occasion, you can choose to use plain paper or wrapping paper. Personally I prefer using plain paper as it gives you more room to be creative.
4.Peel off the double sided scotch tape.
5.Wrap the paper around the spool.
6.Cut a slit in the paper where the slot is located on the spool. Do it for both sides.
(Don’t forget to do this step or else you wont be able to transfer the film back to the spool later on.)
6.Now take your marker pens and get creative. Don’t only decorate the paper, remember the whole spool is your canvas. Feel free to explore. Add sparkles etc.
Once done take the earlier 120film that you’ve transferred and your designed spool into your dark room or dark bag and transfer the film back to the spool that you have designed earlier.
And you’re done.
Give the roll as a birthday gift/christmas gift or just a random gift .
and once that person has finished shooting the roll only then can he/she can see the sweet design that you’ve done for them. Surprise Surprise! It will surely bring a smile to anyone face.
Herbert Morris has been taking photographs for almost 60 years. From being his family's event photographer, he now acts as one of the community's resident guides who's always willing to give advice—photography related or otherwise—to fellow lomographers. In this interview, Herbert shares tidbits about his life as a war veteran and how being a sneaky photographer preserved the memories of his aunt.
For Patrice Baunov, film photography is an "intimate medium that shows the interaction between the photographer and his surroundings during a specific moment." In this interview, our well-rounded newcomer from Berlin, Germany talks about his wide range of interests and how he applies Lomography's "Don't think just shoot" attitude on his photography and daily life.
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!
Shh! We've got a secret matter at hand, and it's coming at you at the speed of light!
We're being as mysterious as the Cosmos about our new out-of-this world product, constantly orbiting around our big reveal. But the eclipse will pass and soon the stars will align. Until then, there must be some questions floating around in the universe, right? Well, there's no need to look to the stars to find your answer! Stay on Lomography's wavelength as we kick into hyperdrive. Let your imagination skyrocket and see if you can decipher our otherworldly clues!
Seoul, South Korea-based music director Finrin's first brush with analog photography was with a Diana Mini En Rose she received as a birthday gift from her loving fiancé. Joining the community and seeing the inspiring photos of other lomographers motivated her to be a keen observer and shoot even more. Let's all cheer for our Newcomer of the Week, finrin!
For someone who was previously disinterested in photographic work, his newfound passion for photography is astounding. His photos have an edgy feel to them; and for someone who hasn't been shooting for a long time, his distinct style is - quite surprisingly - discernible. Meet this emerging fashion photographer from Buenos Aires who shoots on film and recently, the Diana+ Premium Glass Lens.
Italy's Michele, also known in the community as emmesalvezza, works as a filmmaker and a photographer. He wholeheartedly embraces the inherent quirks of shooting in film and considers light leaks, visible grains, and other "defects" as the "most interesting part of a shot" that need not to be corrected.
Aside from being an immensely talented lomographer, what makes him a perfect LomoGuru is his burning desire to share his knowledge. The city where he lives is full of people who are interested in analog photography, but the lack of easy access to film and equipment poses a challenge for them to pursue their passion. To keep them motivated, Hugo organizes workshops and tours on different film photography techniques and DIY tricks. Let's give a loud round of applause to Hugo Pereira, better known in the community as zulupt, our LomoGuru from Marinha Grande, Portugal!
Just like a busy Santa, we spent the first week of December delivering the first batch of Lomo’Instant Wide. Our idea of a mini celebration? Keeping tabs on our Lomographer friends from all over the world. They’re as excited for new instant shots as we are.
As the weather warms up and the sun begins to shine, it's time to take your cameras off the shelf and into action. April is a special month because of Film Photography Day, marking a special date for us film photographers. We need you to help celebrate the wonders of film photography and keep the magic alive. #filmphotographyday2015
It's been a while, but we're finally bringing Put Your Headphones On Fridays (PYHOF) back for your listening pleasure. For our (re-)opening salvo, here are tunes from some of the best films to have come out of the highly-anticipated Cannes Film Festival, ongoing until next Sunday.
Their movement is as hard to predict as the weather. One minute they're on a standstill, the next they horde the sky with their brisk wings. This is precisely why people need binoculars and camouflage suits just to trace the track of birds. Similarly for photographers, these creatures present a friendly challenge. To capture the perfect stance, on land as in mid-air, is a reward.