You don't have to spend a lot to be a Lomographer.
I sometimes encounter a few people who are interested in Lomography, and they are worried that being a Lomographer means one has to buy an expensive cameras like LC-A with Russian lens, a Lubitel 166+, a Horizon Perfekt, etc. right away. This is because they think that only with these special cameras can you be able to shoot photos with dark corners, play with multi-exposure, splitzer, change lens, etc.
I try hard to convince them that you don’t have to spend a lot to be a Lomographer. Shooting analogue does not necessarily mean go expensive. Then I will show them my cheap multi-lens photos.
I try to explain that different cameras are only the tools we use when we enjoy Lomography and life. Cameras can’t or shouldn’t affect our happiness. It is the whole process or engagement in Lomography that makes us happy. If you have a slim pocket, my suggestion is go find a cheap plastic camera and have fun. If you have a fat wallet, my suggestion is go and spend in Lomography’s dear cameras. Whatever camera you buy, enjoy!
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!
Have a gander at these lovely community-taken lomographs captured with the Diana+ 75mm Premium Glass Lens and find out how you can earn piggies and have your very own photographs be featured on the Online Shop!
Looking for a chance to share your best Lomo'Instant snaps with the world and win seriously cool prizes? Then we've got good news for you — The Great Lomo'Instant Tag Competition of 2015 is on! And even if you don't have a Lomo'Instant yet, now is the perfect time to get one. Pick one up now so you can join in on the fun!
Light painting is such an intriguing and fascinating technique. Using your Lomo'Instant, you can actually use common household objects to create stunning and colorful light painted pictures while having lots of fun!
Have you ever tried going lens-less when taking a photo? Try shooting with ONDU Pinhole Cameras and see what it's like to take photos through a tiny pinhole. Check out these lovely shots taken by Lomographers; if you do have some ONDU pinhole photos of your own, upload and tag them accordingly so that we can see them!
What do you do when you don't have much time in a city like New York but you want to see everything, feel the vibe and be part of the community, even for a short time? Jump on a bike and enjoy what trains, buses and cabs can never give you: be part of the city. Take a camera with you to capture the moments and sights you don't want to forget. I did this with my LC-A 120 and LomoChrome Purple film.
The premium New Petzval Lens allows you to set your subject against a soft, beautiful background of bokeh. But how about making the bokeh even more interesting by using shapes? Simply use the special aperture plates exclusively made for the Petzval and have fun!
My name is Amber Valentine and I have a confession to make: I’m not really a photographer. I have a website full of photographs, a bookshelf full of cameras, film waiting to be developed, and a wall full of framed pictures I’ve taken. Even so, I don’t really consider myself a photographer per se. I think that Lomography is more about the experimentation and the fun of film than it is about the photography, and that experimentation is part of the reason I have embraced Lomography so.
Our Lomographers love their Petzval and, as a result, they have taken it to the most amazing places: gardens full of green, immensely busy cities and breathtaking landscapes. Yet, sometimes, all you need is what you have right at home. Keeping family memories with the Petzval Lens never looked this good, and golfpunkgirl does it well.