If someone asks you what the best medium format camera is, I am sure that you will have only a second to reply him/her that it’s certain Holga 120. And if he/she asks you more about its lens, yes, you will say “a plastic lens is my favorite.”
Using Holga is as free as a bird. Let your creativity flow unlimitedly. Forget all rules that you used to obey. Throw them out as far as possible. It’s time to be yourself with the extraordinary camera named Holga. There are two image modes which are 6×6 and 6×4.5 formats. 6×6 is extreme popular because it has vignettes in every corner. That’s Holga’s signature. But 6×4.5 mode cuts off the vignettes and gives you more four photos. I prefer square photos as they are unique and attractive. Moreover, I do love its plastic lens. It feels like being in a beautiful dream, soft and sweet. And Holga never limits your wonderful idea. You can create pseudo-panoramic photos, Holga sampler, Holgaroid, Holga 35mm or 75mm, let the light leaks in and so on. So, Holga is the most artistic camera!
I love taking photos with my Holga 120CFN. I always imagine that I am a scientist who never stops experiment. Holga is my every thing and has so many things I want to learn about it. I try on all film types to search my most favorite, but I did not find it as every type of film is suitable for Holga. I am never disappointed since I have had a new friend whose name is Holga. It is my super lovely friend ever!
With an expanded field of view and its ability to produce high quality images and capture minute detail, medium format photography has become the top choice of many photographers. Lomography is working hard to make sure that it keeps going with the continued production of medium format film and cameras. The current issue of German magazine FOTO HITS focuses on medium format photography. And with this rumble, we want to prove why medium format photography is king. Take your Diana F+, Holga 120, Lubitel 166+ or the new Lomo LC-A 120 and show us your best square shots!
Capture the world and all its contours in vibrant, wide-angled photographs any time, any where! The LC-A 120 is an adventure of its own with lots of exciting functions to experiment with, like seamless long exposures or full ISO control. It's also super-fast and ultra-compact - perfect for your everyday. If you're worried about the Medium Format film, don't be! You are free to use any 120 Film you want and there are plenty to choose from. In fact, that's what makes this camera so versatile! Scroll through this gallery for a little taste of the glorious shots this nifty invention is capable of.
In case you missed the news, the LomoChrome Purple film that you know and love is now available in 16mm format, in limited quantities only. If you have a 16mm camera or know someone else who does, make sure to share the news! This beautiful film delivers a nostalgic, dream-like effect in purple tones. To illustrate, check out the movie by Julian Hand after the jump ...
Think the Belair X 6-12 medium-format camera is only limited to snapping square shots? Nope! It also gives you the option to shoot other photo formats, such as 6x12. We compiled some of the most impressive photos in this format for your inspiration!
Riffle through those embarrassing baby photos, search through snaps of grandma and grandpa, and revisit your parents' hilarious old haircuts! Round up your best family photographs and scan them with the Lomography Smartphone Film Scanner. To put you in a nostalgic mood, check out these photographs from the past 100 years that we found in our online community!
Last year, Armin Amirian talked to Lomography about his motivations as an artist, his inspiration for his work and the difficulty of pursuing his passion in the society he belongs to. With that came a collection of images that reflected the concerns he and his fellow countrymen are faced with every day. The Iran-based photographer returns with insight on his new body of work.
Some photographers have an instinct for the unique. Whereas others aim to fashion the ordinary into a singular picture, these hunters are obsessed with what cannot be found elsewhere. They prize an exclusive scoop on architectural patterns, artisan quirks, and objects that stick out of an everyday scene. And when the photographers find them, they will twist and turn to get the most flattering angle. Only right for curiosities that beg to be shared.
Xavier Boldú is a London based photographer who has managed to perfectly capture the full potential of the Petzval 85 lens through his stunning portraits. He shares some of his favorite images and talks about his passion for this bokeh art lens.