It looks cool in the picture on the Lomography store website, but in reality it is a crucial piece of gear for the quickdraw Lomo L-CA technician.
After you open this baby up, and see all of it’s perforated thermalastic elastamer (TPE) goodness, you will be excited. It will take a little while to get a feel for how to actually place it around your waist in an efficient manner, so that you can comfortably rock it around town (don’t get discouraged, if you need to, walk away for a few minutes and try again). Inevitably, you will get any number of bizarre questions about your new shiny fanny pack ancestor, choose to either elaborate on all of its wonder or shun the questioner depending on who, what, why they are asking.
More importantly, the Hipshot Bag is functional. You have a side compartment for a wide-angle lens and viewfinder, splitzer, and a little pouch inside to put a little cash in case of an emergency. Add to that the shotgun style film roll holder on your belt loop which fits 3 rolls, and you have yourself a revolutionary hands free kit for analogue wandering. Personally, the best part for me was being able to remove the camera, shoot it, and place it back in the bag with one hand, while riding my bike of course. The only downside to the white color, is that if you wear it as often as I do it will look like a dirty brown weathered mess after a while. I like him that way, reminds me of our adventures together…
Andrew Urodov is a fellow community member from Russia who was given the chance to take a few pictures in this year's winter olympics with none other than a Lomo LC-A camera. In this brief but informative interview, he shares bits and pieces about the experience, as well as his preferences as a lomographer.
Here at Lomography, we don’t only deliver the fantastic goodies, but we also try to provide you with the wisdom you’ll need on your lomo adventures. We gave you the 10 Golden Rules, didn’t we, and it has bestowed you with a cred and attitude hat lomographers are admired for. In celebration of the Lomo-LC-A’s 30th Anniversary, we are proud to present the Lomo LC-A-to-Z, brought to you by Professor Lomo van Graphy. Watch and learn!
Hitting the like button to show appreciation for an eye-catching lomograph is like giving its photographer a pat on the back. It goes without words but goes a long way in making one feel appreciated! Meet the top photo likers of January 2015!
Stenoflex lets you reproduce the single steps of black and white photography, from taking photos to printing. It is a simple box pierced with a tiny pinhole to allow light to enter. Put a sheet of photosensitive paper (included) inside the darkroom and expose it to your subject.
It's time to take your Fisheye One or Fisheye No.2 Camera out for a swim! But make sure that it's encased in its swimsuit - the Fisheye Submarine Case. This transparent case allows you to take photos 20m (65 ft) beneath the water surface! See the gallery below to see some cool photos taken by your fellow Lomographers!
It may take a while for some lomographers to figure out the perfect combination of camera, film, and accessory that suit their needs. But, Wessel de Haas, aka wesco, has been extremely lucky to find his early on his journey to Lomography. Find out what film and accessory he likes pairing his La Sardina 8Ball with in this edition of My First Lomo Affair!
No bulb mode or hoc tripod socket, but a lot of picture errors and light leaks! It is the "Mother of all Holgas" and now available in the Lomography online store: The Holga 120S. Read on to find out how the Holga cult began!
The Smartphone Film Scanner offers Lomographers and analog lovers a quick, easy and portable way to scan 35mm films. Simply turn on the Smartphone Film Scanner back-light, insert your film, take a photo of it using your Smartphone and use your phone's camera or the specially-developed App (iPhone and Android versions available) to edit and share.
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.
This is a tutorial for the adventurous Lomographers, for those brave enough to do their own B&W and C-41 work but lacking the confidence to move onto E6. Fear no more! I am an enthusiastic home developer, just like the rest of you, I am not a chemical lab wizard! So if I can pull this off, so can the rest of you. Take a deep breath, relax, and read on. By the end of this article I hope you'll have mustered the courage to give it a go yourselves!
We almost can’t believe it ourselves but the LC-A is turning 30 years old this month! Join us in the Lomography Gallery Store Soho on Friday 13th June for an afternoon of treats, drinks and snaps. We have a lot on offer so read on…
The day has finally come! We are very excited to tell you that you can now order the Lomography New Petzval Lens for immediate delivery from the Online Shop or purchase it in your hands at Gallery Stores. To put full focus on our favorite portrait lens, soon we will be hosting special launch parties in our Gallery stores all over the globe! So do not miss an opportunity to become part of the sensational New Petzval Lens family today.
Read on dear friend and I will weave a story for you. There may be more questions than answers raised by this peculiar tale. But if it’s clarity you seek, have no fear, things will become clear in time (they always do, don’t they?). So rub the Sandman’s dust from your sleepy eyes and take a journey with me. If you think you have an answer when we reach the end, please do share it in the comments!