The famous vignette of the LOMO LC-A's images was in fact seen as a flaw in the beginnings of its production. The Russian engineers have tried to get rid of it for years, but thankfully, never succeeded. See, because of the handy little size of the LOMO LC-A, the distance between the lens and the film can only be very small.
The famous vignette of the LOMO LC-A’s images was in fact seen as a flaw in the beginnings of its production. The Russian engineers have tried to get rid of it for years, but thankfully, never succeeded. See, because of the handy little size of the LOMO LC-A, the distance between the lens and the film can only be very small. The Minitar 1 is also a very small objective, the angle of projection is bigger than it would be with a larger objective. Because of this large angle, the field of view that is projected onto the film is bigger than the actual film – the light naturally gets weaker on the edges and therefore produces the significant vignette on each image. Got it? Either way, the LOMO LC-A’s vignette is great and if our explanation for it leaves your dumbfounded then just take it as simple a Russian miracle to be thankful for!
When a group of Viennese students stumbled upon the Lomo LC-A a couple of decades back, they were astounded with the images the small enigmatic Russian camera could create. The photos were bathed in saturated hues and cloaked in lovely vignettes – unlike anything they had ever seen.
For a short time, Blaine Vernicek, otherwise known as clownshoes in our Community, needed to be away from his beloved muse, Miss Katie, and stay in another state because of his new job. But thanks to his Lomo Smena Symbol, he was able to bring with him photographs of his sweetheart that somehow helped him forget the unnerving distance between them. Read on to find out more about this heartwarming story in this installment of My First Lomo Affair!
Cagliari is the capital of the region of Sardinia, the second largest island in the Mediterranean Sea. With my trusty Lomo LC-A+ RL, I'll show you in this article the most characteristic part of this city known as The Castle, with its narrow streets and a very interesting museum with unique archaeological pieces in the world!
Among many equally enticing choices, Paula picked the Diana Mini as her first Lomography camera because of its adorable size and cuteness. Although she now considers her trusty LC-A+ as her inseparable friend, she still misses having that distinct dreamy Diana Mini charm in her snapshots. Read on to find out more about Paula Gómez, or paula412 in our Community, and her First Lomo Affair with her Diana Mini!
Back in the 1990s, Gilbert Blecken was a big music fan and wrote for his own small music fanzine. He would interview bands in between sound checks and take photographs of them. He was never a professional photographer or worked for a company; he simply did it for his fanzine. Twenty years on, Gilbert’s photographs have matured into an amazing documentation of some of the biggest music icons of that era. We caught up with Gilbert to ask him about these photographs and the fascinating story behind them.
Those long, frosty, dark nights are finally behind us. It's time to dust of your Diana F+; wipe down your LC-A Wide and get shooting again! Join us for some fabulous workshops and events in Soho and come and visit us in March at the Birmingham NEC as part of The Photography Show 2015. Read on for the full line up.
A few months ago, Lomography made available a whole range of pinhole cameras made out of premium wood. Interested on knowing how good they are, I brought the medium format one on my last trip to Germany.
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.
As a professional photography graduate, Fernando never goes out without carrying at least one camera and treats it as an integral part of his body. Although he uses both digital and analog gears, he still regards using film as a more intimate way of creating images. Let's all welcome our newcomer from Brazil, Fernando Monteiro.