All it took was 2 months, and I'm in love...

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It was just 2 months ago when I discovered analogue photography with my own eyes (and heart). I've always wanted to capture moments that inspire me, to keep, and to share with family, friends and even random strangers.

Credits: awesomesther

I’ve friends surrounding me, with their cool gadgets, their DSLRs and 12 megapixels digital cameras. I used to look at them and think, yes one day I want to buy one of DSLR too! And I was so envious. But that was before I discovered Lomography.

It was just about 2 months ago when I discovered analogue photography with my own eyes (and heart). I’ve always wanted to capture moments that inspires me, to keep, and to share with family, friends and even random strangers.

I took a while to decide on buying a Diana F+ CMYK. And, I’ve not regretted this decision of making her my first toy camera even though the first time I shot with her, I wasn’t familiar with it and no amount of reading can prepare you for this. Lomo is an experiment, you have to do it yourself to find out!

Credits: awesomesther

Today, I’m the proud owner of a Diana F+, a Smena 8M, a Gakkenflex TLR and … I’m waiting for my Lubitel 166B and Smena Symbol to arrive in the post. I admit, 2 months was all it took for me to fall in love with Lomography, the whole experience and community. I love it. I love it all!

Now, whenever I hold my cameras in my hands, I feel so excited and I look forward to shooting with them every single day. I often wish to have unlimited resources so that I can get my hands on all that beautiful cameras, and lovely films to share with the world what the future is about.

The future is analogue. I know it! And, I LOVE IT!

Credits: awesomesther

I hope I can inspire my friends around me to see the wonders of Lomography and join me on this journey that is truly remarkable!

Credits: awesomesther
Credits: awesomesther

written by awesomesther on 2011-05-02 in #lifestyle #true-story-analogue-photography-lomography-beginning-love

14 Comments

  1. lighttomysoul
    lighttomysoul ·

    think it took me about the same time.. :)

  2. awesomesther
    awesomesther ·

    @lighttomysoul <3 we're birds of the same feathers :p

  3. awesomesther
    awesomesther ·

    THanks to everyone who liked this :D

  4. willyboy
    willyboy ·

    I'm curious: did you put out before the 2 months?

  5. awesomesther
    awesomesther ·

    @willyboy when I bought the Diana F+ I wasn't sure what to do with it... and when I finally brought it out, I was so sad cos the photos came out kinda crappy :( So I was wondering what to do at that point... Thank goodness my friends kept me going and I tried again and again and it paid off... hehe :D

  6. awesomesther
    awesomesther ·

    @willyboy when I bought the Diana F+ I wasn't sure what to do with it... and when I finally brought it out, I was so sad cos the photos came out kinda crappy :( So I was wondering what to do at that point... Thank goodness my friends kept me going and I tried again and again and it paid off... hehe :D

  7. best-review
    best-review ·

    I like this :)

  8. willyboy
    willyboy ·

    No I meant, if it only took you two months to fall in love, how long was it before bedroom action?

  9. awesomesther
    awesomesther ·

    @best-review thanks :)

    @willyboy HAHAHA?!! Okay so U meant that "put out" ... well... It depends on how u define "bedroom action" with a bunch of films and cameras ... :p

  10. awesomesther
    awesomesther ·

    @rachelvanity :D They are both lovely :D maybe you should get a Lubitel too !! :D

  11. itsnecro
    itsnecro ·

    very true! i prefer analogue over digital =) my first baby is the Colorsplash Chakra and i'm definitely having fun with it =) i care for technology but it's the fun, experimentation and accidental effects is the main fun of analogue photography.

  12. awesomesther
    awesomesther ·

    @itsnecro nice :) I just recently got a (used) Colorsplash Chakra :) and it's super fun!! :D

  13. itsnecro
    itsnecro ·

    oh yea do share pictures from your colorsplash and do visit my wall too =)

  14. awesomesther
    awesomesther ·

    @itsnecro OK! I am uploading soon! :D

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