I tried an expired film that I got from eBay in a mystery bundle. I was surprised at the great results and amazing detail!
I received a mystery bag of film. The whole box had around 10 rolls of random films, but 35mm and 120. YAY! I love mystery boxes. (I could not resist the Lomography christmas one either)
In it was the Ilford SFX. This film stood out from the rest in that it had its own box. It had expired in 2009 and I was intrigued. I know nothing of Ilford films and I had no idea that it was close to being infrared with out being a real infrared.
I shrugged and shoved it in my pocket on my way to work. I was cleaning up as Smena 8 which needed TLC so it would be a good sample film.
I ran the roll through this little camera and then I released I had a problem. The Smena 8 does not rewind film and so I had to find somewhere to roll it back manually… My husband pointed out that the locker room at work was almost totally black due to no windows. AWESOME. I was excited to see if the camera had worked not thinking too much on the film itself. I dropped it off at the local film developer and passed through a few days later. Alas, I had a note on the canister that they would not develop this film. WHAT?! Why? I was now intrigued. What had frightened my local film place. I did a search on line to find somewhere close to home or work. I found a specialist place who looked at it, told me it was ordinary B & W and processed it for me.
I looked at the Negs and my jaw dropped. The detail in the negative was astounding. As I scanned it, I saw even more detail, creamy tones in the photos not a harsh black and white. It is simply beautiful.
Intricate features on the rocks and Building are clear and little grain.
Try this film, it is as special as its name suggests.
This is a tribute to a great Austrian sports photographer, Lothar Rübelt. In an era with no high speed films available, he was able to immortalize wonderful moments in sports - from diving to gymnastics and football. In creating this tribute, I took a series of photos of an amateur football match using expired black and white film developed using an uncommon chemical. Take a look after the jump!
Ever since the Pixelstick came out, I've been dying to try it out. This past week, I finally got my chance! With one goal in mind — getting some super cool light-painting shots — I grabbed some friends for an amazing session with my Lomo'Instant and the Pixelstick. Take a moment and have a look at these priceless pics!
Done shooting and want your films to be processed? We can process your colour and black & white 35mm, 120 or 110 films! Development, prints and scans are also included. (Service availability depends on your markets)
Did you catch the solar eclipse that happened recently? Word on the street is that it even resulted in a total eclipse in some areas of Europe, making it a pretty rare occasion for the folks that got to see it! We're guessing that some of you even had your cameras to catch the whole shebang on film — which is why we're throwing a competition for the best eclipse and sun inspired shots out there. Come on in and check out the details!
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.
Sonia pushed the Petzval lens test one step further by shooting with expired black and white film. The results are amazing, and the grain gave life to these beautiful Petzval portraits! Learn more about this photographer and her love for films, and catch a glimpse of her photos, taken in romantic Paris.
You want your subject be the center of attention? Petzval lens photos are recognizable for sharpness and crispness in the centre, strong color saturation, wonderful swirly bokeh effect, artful vignettes and narrow depth of field that will make your subjects stand out!
February is here and the daffodils are out! We've got a great selection of workshops lined up this month. Learn how to get amazing shots with the Lubitel, transfer your favourite image onto a bag with our Lumi Paint workshop and join our Valentine's LC-A + workshop. We've also got a great exhibition from photographer Chris Pollard and you're all invited to the opening night. Read on for all the details.
The Rescued Film Project collects, develops and archives undeveloped or unwanted film from all over the world. Recently, the group acquired 31 rolls at an auction in Ohio, which, as it turns out, were from World War 1 and featured some amazing photographic footage of that time. Founder and film technician Levi Bettwieser talks about this exciting project.
My list of resolutions for 2015 consists of 12 projects, one for every month. March was for caffenol. You have probably heard of the amazing fact that you can develop black and white photos with coffee, sodium, and vitamin C. I had tried this before but with less than stellar results. Somehow, there's always something going wrong. Time to devote a few rolls to caffenol to finally get the hang of it.
It looks like it’s time to get out the cameras and pack your bags. Together with the Shift School Dresden, we offered amazing prizes, including an insider trip to Paris, where you can take part in photography courses and visit the world-famous Paris Photo Tradeshow. Of course, there’s also a ton of Lomography prizes at stake like cameras, accessories and film so that the winner can capture memories from the trip on film. And now to announce the winners!