POP9: Bright POPtraits

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The Lomography camera that has the most number of lens that yields 9 times the fun and excitement in every click of the shutter. Its built-in flash makes it very compact and reliable to use especially in indoor events and activities. With its produce of identical images in one frame I say that POP 9 is best with portraits! Do you agree?

I got hold of my Pop 9 in 2008 with the use of my piggies. I wanted it to stand out even with its black color along with my other babies so I decided to experiment and sprayed paint on it. The result? Silver edition of Pop 9! (in addition to the black and gold being sold online) I’m happy that my efforts paid off. I was afraid that I’ll break it without even using it because its the first time I dismantled a camera.

As you can see this is the only camera in the multi-lenses section that doesn’t capture sequential shots that makes it unique (or perhaps dull for others as one image can now be edited with the use of photo-editing softwares). Still, having 9 frames in 1 analogue shot is something to be proud of. You just have to make use of its features. And to specifically and clearly show it…Faces of people around you are a great subject. It can make great POPtraits. If you’re done with people, you can try taking photos of objects shot at different angles and you’ll be surprise with the output. You can be imaginative and creative enough by covering some lens with black tape. Just like what I did.

It is called a pattern repeating pop-art because it works best for patterns that may produce 1 big wallpaper frame as if taken with a kaleidoscopic lens. This feature works best in doubles. I tried one collaboration where the first exposures were taken using a fisheye camera.

This handy-dandy camera is a good travel companion because it is best for both outdoors and indoors! No need to think twice if you’re shot will be underexposed every time there is a moment to capture! With an ordinary AA battery, the flash will definitely make the pictures bright. As the saying goes, “Once you pop, you cant stop!” Try it and pop your friends smiling faces now.

P.S.Just don’t rely too much with its viewfinder, you’ll get the perfect aim/ frame for each subject after your first roll has been developed. It must not be too close nor too far unless intentional. Also, make sure all of the lenses are kept clean by always using its cover otherwise, other frames will appear blurry or smoky. Goodluck!

written by bluemie5 on 2011-05-16 in #reviews

5 Comments

  1. renenob
    renenob ·

    ok tong pang 1x1! ehehe!

  2. superlighter
    superlighter ·

    ..and it's also an effective 3D camera! just cross your eyes looking at the center of the pictures and..WOW

  3. 20031991
    20031991 ·

    9 lens doesn't mean 9 identical images. I'm definitely getting one of these.

  4. discodrew
    discodrew ·

    You can also do a moving 3D image by choping out each square and and playing each one after the other in a GIF image. Because each lens takes a pic from just a slightly different position flicker booking them like this makes the background move. Theres a tipster on this somewhere. Great article and pictures, thanks Bluemie5

  5. bluemie5
    bluemie5 ·

    Yeah i remember that animated gif when we used to submit Oktokino mini movies here. Thanks discodrew! =)

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