With New Year's Eve fast approaching and a date with my boyfriend and his little sister in sight, I knew I was gonna need to capture all the different feelings of that night: closeness with family, excitement for the new year, reflection of the past, and a whole lotta chaos; I had to decide what camera(s) to have on me that would be versatile enough to handle the night. I then looked under our tree (it's fake...we tend to put off taking it down) and saw one of my favorite Christmas presents: a four pack of Lomolitos! I knew this would be the lucky night to break them in.
Lomolitos are “disposable” cameras with little color filters over the flash that enhance your photos with four different tones: red, yellow, green and blue. I was lucky enough to get a four pack containing one of each for Christmas. Though disposable cameras tend to not provide the greatest quality of photos, these gems gave me some wonderful, memorable shots. The greens all had a sort of antique feel to them that reminds me of LCA shots. The reds, which are more toward the pink end compared to redscale film, showed excitement and movement perfectly suitable for the antics of that evening. And by the time it was almost midnight I had broken into the yellows, which froze the greatest moments of that night into beautiful and lively shots; something about seeing photos with that yellowish tint makes me feel nostalgic. I’m saving the blue one for a trip to the ice skating rink.
Speaking of “saving” these cameras…they are so ridiculously easy to reload! Just peel off a tiny part of the sticker, pop open the back, and pull out the film (it’s already rewound upon taking the last photo). When you reload film, you’ll actually unwind it into the camera so that once you’re taking photos, you’ll be again winding it back into its spool. This is why I say these cameras are “disposable”…they are really an investment in great story telling devices! Maybe I’ll break into that blue one a little sooner….starts fumbling with the package
My only recommendation: keep an eye on the filters, as they are tiny, thin strips that can easily slide off the flash, causing you to take a shot occasionally with no color was added.
So, add some color to your life! Capture those family get-togethers with added flavor, spice up a photo of you and your significant other, or have a crazy photo shoot with your cat (maybe that’s just me…). ALL of this AND more can be accomplished with a little help from my new friends, Lomolitos!
There are about 127 active volcanoes in Indonesia, one of the most popular ones being Mount Papandayan, located 2,665 meters above sea level in Garut, West Java. My boyfriend and I usually go hiking together so we decided to spend our long weekend holiday (three days/two nights) at Mount Papandayan.
What makes travel a great experience is the newness of things. The environment, people and culture tend to be different from customs back home. Coming from the Philippines, I found a lot of novel things in the United Kingdom, especially in the city of London.
I traveled to Cartagena de Indias, Colombia in May 2015 with my twin sister. Our birthday was on the 31st, and for the last few years we've had a silent pact to try to spend our birthdays traveling as much as we could (and as long as we’re single!).
It's late October in Copenhagen and summer was well and truly behind us. With the nights drawing in, the chances of going out with one of my cameras was slim. All was not lost at this time of year, however, as it allowed me time to focus on my own personal music projects—I am a professional composer/musician and audio engineer at my own studio by day.
For the last year we've been working on the next version of Lomography. We based our work on the feedback you’ve given us over the years and we wanted to share it as early as possible with you and can’t wait to hear what you think. Just one warning first: it is still in development and things can break. All the photos, comments, likes, homes and everything else were transferred as of October 16th, 2014. So anything you do on next.lomography.com won't be reflected on www.lomography.com and vice versa. Once we are done with testing, everything you did here will be deleted again. So this is a big playground for you to explore.
An adrenaline-packed football game might be the last place where one would expect to hear a grim news flash. However, it's exactly this situation that happened to the viewers of the game between the New England Patriots and the Miami Dolphins during that fateful Monday night in December 1980.
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Perhaps you’ve already had chance to try light painting, multiple exposures and long exposures with your Lomo’Instant, but what can you experiment with next? Well, that’s exactly the thought I had which led to giving this Tipster a go. I wanted to shoot Lomo’Instant photos which felt a bit “messier” than what I’m usually used to and to use a technique which would open up new possibilities with the kinds of images I could create with my favorite instant camera. Well, here I go!
Leonard Knight passed away last year but he left an incredible legacy, an embodiment of love, that is Salvation Mountain. From 1984, he painted and remodeled a little hill in the California desert that's colorful as a cupcake and truly meaningful. And if anything ever would have been meant to be shot with Lomo cameras, it would be this psychedelic, holy hill.
Music is all in the family for The Staves. The British acoustic folk rock trio from Watford, Hertfordshire, England is composed of sisters Emily Staveley-Taylor (vocals), Jessica Staveley-Taylor (guitar and vocals), Camilla Staveley-Taylor (ukulele and vocals). They've toured with Bon Iver, released their second full-length album, "If I Was" early this year, and performed at this year's Glastonbury.
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!
This article is the first one that I want to dedicate to the Expo 2015. A month ago, my city Como hosted a night spectacular preceding the opening of the Universal Exposition in Milan. With my Praktica and color film, I documented this joyful, artistic event.
You know that place you always picture in your head when you think of your dream holiday destination? That was Machu Picchu for me. Last May I decided to go for it and embarked on a two-and-a-half-week trip around Peru with my boyfriend.
New York is an infinitely photographable city in spite—or because—of its innate chaos. And even when the medium is film, praised nowadays for the virtue of slowness, the photographer must keep up with the city’s pace. Ricardo Lozano, 35mm photographer and Lomography community member, managed to do it for the series OK Commuter, now a book by A Love Token Press.