Film truly is a Photographer’s best friend - And to prove it, here are 35 reasons to love 35mm film (or any kind of film for that matter!).
(1) It lasts – Love it or hate it, looking through your Gran’s photos from way back when is irrefutable proof of film’s durability. (2) It’s spontaneous – Golden Rule Number 6. ‘Don’t Think (William Firebrace’) (3) It’s reliable (4) It’s classy. Nothing beats black and white film photography for the look of effortless cool. (5) It’s traditional – Analogue is where it started and Analogue is where it’s at! (6) It’s easy – Remember, ‘Point and shoot’ started with analogue! (7) It’s tangible – The feel of that print in your hands. Hold it, touch it, you made that photo. (8) It’s genuine (9) Analogue photography is all about getting emotional and emulsional.
(10) 35mm Film gives vibrant colours (11) 35mm Film gives better colours (12) Film photography is artistic. (13) Film photography is sexy (14) Film photography is safe – Your less likely to get mobbed walking down the street holding your Fisheye than your hyper-whiz digicam. Fact. (15) The accuracy – Digital interpolates (guesses). Film knows. (16) The sharp focus (17) The natural colours (if you want them!) (18) Once you’ve taken a photo you move on. Next frame please! (19) When it works, it’s a miracle. When it doesn’t work, it somehow still works. Those blurry photos still get stuck on the fridge because they have CHARACTER! (20) No L.C.D. screen. So no Life Consuming Distractions. (21) When you take an analogue photo, you are in the moment. (22) All the benefits of digital (if you want them!)
(23) Happy accidents are priceless. (24) Slower is better – Analogue Photography might take some time but it takes time to create things which will last and be valued. (25)THEHOLYGRAIN – Film photography shows grain. Digital photography will never be able to show grain because it has no film to show grain on. (26) Digital is forgettable – Photo goes on your computer, gets lost in ‘My Pictures’ never to be see again. (27) The dynamic range. Film is better at capturing those little details. (28) Film doesn’t get viruses! (29) Control – Choose your film, choose your aperture, choose your shutter speed etc (30) That feeling of anticipation you get when you go to collect your roll. (31) The physical link – Your photo isn’t made up of 0’s and 1’s, it’s made from light hitting film – so it’s, like, made from the WORLD man (sorry, it’s the hippy in me). (32) The learning process – Some people say film photography is harder. It’s not. It just teaches you more. (33) Sprockets! – You won’t see these bad boys in digital, they are all about the analogue. (34) Film is better for those loooooooooooooong exposures. (35) The reward
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Capture the world and all its contours in vibrant, wide-angled photographs any time, any where! The LC-A 120 is an adventure of its own with lots of exciting functions to experiment with, like seamless long exposures or full ISO control. It's also super-fast and ultra-compact - perfect for your everyday. If you're worried about the Medium Format film, don't be! You are free to use any 120 Film you want and there are plenty to choose from. In fact, that's what makes this camera so versatile! Scroll through this gallery for a little taste of the glorious shots this nifty invention is capable of.
It is Film Photography Day, and we are counting the ways the activity fuels the imagination. One photographer likens it to the soulful sound of an LP. Another chases its risk or does it with a leap of faith. But the consensus is clear: Film photography keeps people on their toes for the best possible shot!
As you may have read in my previous article, I truly fell in love with Lomography when I combined my Fisheye camera with an old Canon AE-1 for magical photographic results. Last summer, I took so many pictures of flowers that it started to become almost boring for me. My waning interest and the coming winter meant that I had to figure out something else to do with my 35mm film.
When a truly fascinating photograph hits you, it’s powerful enough to transport you to the story that is being told in that image. Such is what happens when one sees Suji Park's work for the first time. It’s as if you can actually hear and feel the details of each snapshot — the warmth of a late afternoon sun, the complex silence of nature or a dry and nostalgic solitude.
Seeing that we love to spread the cheer around here, we're giving you another chance to load up on our awesome film with today's Advent deal! Choose a classy black and white film, like our Lady Grey, or get creative and colorful with one of our Redscale films. We're certain that no matter what you choose, you'll have a great time making memories with tons of lovely analogue photos this year!
New York is full of interesting people. Everywhere you look you, will find good-looking, smart, and powerful characters; models, actresses, entrepreneurs, managers, artists. Because of this sometimes it can be a little intimidating for a regular guy in the Big Apple to step up, talk to the girl you like, or make new friends. So here are a few tips, courtesy of the Lomo'Instant, that will help you to break the ice.
If you'd be shooting in low light, at night, or in any other situation that would require a high speed film for best results, why don't you try the Lomography Color Negative 800 for 35mm cameras? Allow five of our community members to convince you with their respective reviews in this installment of Reviews on Rewind.
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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.
Did you miss this year's Film Photography Day celebration? Here's a recap of all the events that happened in April, in honor of our love for analogue photography. Of course, remember that you can always make any day a Film Photography Day if you wish; just gather your friends and organize a LomoMatrix in your area! For inspiration, check out what Lomography Gallery Stores and Lomography Embassy Stores from all over the world came up with.
Lubitel for lovers+. You're probably wondering, "Why is there a '+'?" It's to describe and expand a whole new definition of the Lubitel - in this case, this camera is not only for lovers literally, but also for anyone who loves to shoot portraits, street scenes, objects, and the skies. Do you love to take photos of your lover, your dear friend, your lovely family, your pet, or at the streets? This camera can be used in ALL situations. You can shoot everything that you love with it!