Well, this is going to be a little embarrassing...writing this post requires me to admit that I own a toy camera with a picture of the Wildcats from High School Musical on the front of it.
I found this Disney-licensed crap cam at a garage sale this summer. It was in its unopened clam shell packaging – sweaty with condensation – complete with a roll of Kodak UltraMax 400 ISO film. To be honest that roll of film was what caught my curiosity; the condensation in the package told a story about the film’s poor storage conditions, while the High School Musical branding told me that it wasn’t so old that it would be waste of developer.
The camera ranks a hair higher than rock bottom on the crap cam scale if only for the lens cover that conveniently slides open and closed by way of a switch below the lens and the built in flash that is powered by a single AA battery.
I imagine that there are identical cameras out there with a different Disney movie pictured on the front…
The heart shaped shutter button is a unique touch, and probably the reason my four year old daughter likes shooting with this one.
I can’t really think of a situation where this camera is a better choice than something else in my arsenal, but it was two bucks and came with a tiny plastic-framed picture of a young Zac Efron. How could I pass it up?
The afternoon of April 27, 2014 was spent on a Langley farm in Canada taking pictures with a homemade paint can pinhole camera, celebrating World Pinhole Photography Day. I am akula, a high school photography teacher, and this is why pinhole photography works for me.
It's late October in Copenhagen and summer was well and truly behind us. With the nights drawing in, the chances of going out with one of my cameras was slim. All was not lost at this time of year, however, as it allowed me time to focus on my own personal music projects—I am a professional composer/musician and audio engineer at my own studio by day.
In April of this year I had the chance to test the Petzval Lens and to write a review on it for the German photography forum Kwerfeldein. The lens excited me from the very beginning, at the time it was introduced on Kickstarter. I was afraid that once I had tested the lens, I would want to have one of my own! Well, that’s what happened; a year later, I finally bought my very own Petzval lens.
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.
The story between the Spinner 360 and I goes way back to the year 2010, when Lomography decided to send me a beta model of the Spinner 360 to test. It was a complete surprise! I thought, "What the hell is that?" as I first took this camera out of the package. Then, when my little brother grabbed it from me and pulled the cord, it buzzed and turned 360°! We all had the same expression: "Whoa..."
The great American photographer David Burnett is famous for his unusual photos of sports competitions. He uses a tilt-shift lens to create miniature fakes, or a simple Holga camera to shoot in black and white. To write this tribute, I used my Holga to take some pictures of amateur sport activities around my city. Take a look after the jump.
The idea behind this project was to shoot 24 moments in one week's time using a disposable camera. Incidentally, a friend from Seattle sent me two disposable cameras so I was finally able to participate. Disposable cameras aren't sold in Manila anymore. I timed my shoot during the week wherein I had to go out several times, also hoping for good weather.