Foma has been one of the institutions in film production in Europe. Their classic monochrome films are reliable, consistent and we should shoot more of them!
Foma is one of the long standing film producers. They have been around since 1921 and also produce other photographic materials, such as developers. I had long wanted to try some of their films out and had even gotten hold of some old, expired films but strangely not of their still produced outstanding monochrome emulsion I had heard so much about.
I was thrilled when my friend mattydk sent me a roll of Fomapan 400/120 for our 120 roll exchange doubles!
I reverently inserted the roll into my Holga, for we had agreed to both use that camera for this roll. I was very lucky, as we hadn’t re spooled the rolls and the paper didn’t jam while I was essentially shooting the roll backwards. The Holga doesn’t allow for minute exposure calculation so I crossed my fingers that it would work out, but Foma film is supposed to be forgiving.
The next step where I relied on the ruggedness of the Foma emulsion was development. I used standard Rodinal procedure. When I saw the negatives, I was thrilled they looked so nice, but when I scanned the film I saw that we both overexposed the roll so that the doubles did not succeed. This shows that this film is really fast and worked well with Rodinal despite it lowering effective speed. I really liked the tonality of the images though, they were really dreamy. For this tonality and the overall excellent quality I do recommend this fast medium format monochrome emulsion!
Fueled by wanderlust, a sense of wonder, and curiosity, lomographers have been through all corners of the world to explore and capture on film everything it has to offer. Lomographers have arguably seen it all—and by all we mean not just the beautiful vistas, but also those places that only the brave ones venture into. Here are but a few of them.
On this day and age when many are incorporating digital gear into their workflows, whether fully or partly, there still are photographers who remain rooted to their analog roots and continue to shoot with film cameras. In commemoration of Film Photography Day happening tomorrow, we have scoured through our past interviews to highlight the reasons these photographers choose to still shoot film.
In New York City, winter has been harsh and long, the nights long and cold, and shooting outside is not fun anymore. So when the Lomo'Instant Boston Edition hit the shelves this week and the new Splitzer arrived at the Lomography Gallery Store New York, we decided to do a round of light painting portraits instead of sunny ones.
His work has been featured in countless magazines and art galleries worldwide and his personal style is distinct but easily recognizable: vivid, dramatic, colorful and eccentric. Lukasz Wierzbowski loves shooting in sunny late afternoons — when golden rays cover everything. His photographs, however, are the result of an amazingly keen eye, able to work wonders in all kinds of scenarios, sunny or otherwise.
Chris Goodacre has been shooting on film since the late 1970s. At the same time, he also took interest in building an artillery of analog weapons. In this interview, he shares an extensive list of his collection and the fantastic story that come with each of his cameras.
The Cannes Film Festival showcases some of the world's best cinematographic masterpieces. It is an annual event that is highly anticipated by fans and connoisseurs of both mainstream and independent cinema. This year's festival has officially opened and film buffs everywhere are excited, at the same time curious, about which film will win the Palme d'Or. We are in no position to predict the winner, but we do have our favorites, from the ones in competition and otherwise. In no definitive order, here is a list of 10 films that we'd like to see.
To celebrate the classic Petzval Lens born in Vienna, we grabbed a New Petzval, left the office in the dust and went out into the beautiful golden day for a shoot among the historic hot-spots in the original city of music. Read on to see more of our imperial-themed photo shoot!
Mark Scadding and William Paltridge form Double Exposure Photographic and are based in the South of England. They have used the Petzval lens extensively for portraiture and a few food photography shots. We were intrigued to know more about this creative duo and asked them about shooting with this exciting lens.
Ever since the launch of the well-loved Lomography Petzval Art Lens last August, photographers have been shooting some amazing photographs and given us many heartening reviews! We have curated the 10 best Petzval pictures, in our opinion, to give the lens one more round of applause.
Get the perfect self-portraits or group photos with your friends with this instant camera! This camera allows you to be picture ready with its mirror next to the lens and gives you an idea where is best to smile!
It is Film Photography Day, and we are counting the ways the activity fuels the imagination. One photographer likens it to the soulful sound of an LP. Another chases its risk or does it with a leap of faith. But the consensus is clear: Film photography keeps people on their toes for the best possible shot!
As many of you would already know, shooting under low light conditions requires more than a steady grip (or a tripod) if you're aiming for outstanding results. You must also have the proper gear, and that, of course, includes film. In this post, we list down five fast films that work their best under such conditions.
Toby Mason (aka fotobes) is a Brighton-based photographer who embraces the aesthetics of film photography. He mostly shoots with the LC-A+ using a range of slide films, cross processing them to create rich, highly saturated colours. His work has been featured on the BBC website and Hungry Eye Magazine. Join us for the opening night on Thursday, September 17 from 6 p.m.