Want to know how to make a photogramm with heated kitchen utensils? Here's some quick and dirty tips you can use to make your own!
Looking at Man Ray’s and Moholy Nagy László’s photogramms I began thinking how to make photogramms in a different way. I picked up a few waste ladles, meatcompilers, potatomashers, and cookie scoops from a factory that makes kitchen tools.
In a winter evening I set up the laboratory in the boiler room. I prepared many 18 × 24 cm black and white photopapers, a pair of fireproof gloves, and a pair of pliers so I could put the items in the stove. I turned the lights off and started to work in the dark. I opened the stove and put the items in the hot ember and then closed it. Meanwhile, I put the photopaper on a small table and covered it, to not be ruined by the light from the stove when I open its door. In the meantime, the ladle heated up so much it was glowing. With the pliers I carefully held it above the photopaper so the paper wouldn’t burn. As the ladle lit up the paper the shape of it was nicely visible. After developing the photo in my photolab, the kitchen utensils on the photogramms have greeted me with brown, black and greenish coloures. I called these photogramms pyrogramms because they were “painted” by fire.
The next time you find yourself wandering around town with your Lomo'Instant camera, here's a neat trick that you can do: choose a specific area and quickly snap an instant photo. Once it develops, hold it in the exact position or angle where you took the instant photo, and take a standard photo using your favorite camera. Does it sound confusing? Ah, well ... let's just show you how it's done! Check out the photos after the jump.
Really want to bring your film photos to life? We’re now offering totally analogue fine art prints in a host of large sizes and formats! Carefully enlarged from your negatives onto premium photographic paper by lab professionals, each picture is a unique piece of craftsmanship.
Halloween fever is in full swing. Everything ghostly, scary or freakishly extraordinary are either on display or being spoken of in hushed voices through spine-chilling tales. Apart from wearing the scariest costumes and taking photos of of your petrifying selves, why not amplify the Halloween spirit a notch higher by using Halloween-themed aperture plates with the New Petzval Lens? Here's a quick tipster that'll teach you how to make special aperture plates and make the most out of them this Halloween!
There are so many exciting things you can do with the Lomo'instant camera, it's hard to know where to start. We've been giving this lovable Lomo camera the full test drive so that you can experience the full potential of this camera in an instant! Here are some top tips on shooting graffiti and doubles with our UK intern Adriana Brioso.
Burning your negatives sounds like a radical and crazy idea but akula certainly knows how to make it work. Let this photograph of a stuffed raccoon with colorful, candle-burned edges show you how its done!
I backed the Kickstarter project for the Lomo’Instant earlier this year and was thrilled to receive it last week. I love how the camera naturally encourages you to experiment with its different features, whether it’s through flashing your multiple exposures with different colors or trying different creative techniques after your shots has been ejected. Here are a few tips from what I’ve discovered from playing with the camera so far (and a couple of tips I want to try out in future)!
There are so many exciting things you can do with the Lomo'instant camera it's hard to know where to start! We've been giving this lovable Lomo camera the full test drive so that you can experience the full potential of this camera in an instant! Here are some top tips on shooting graffiti and doubles with Hannah Brown.
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!
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!
Take a look at this pool of snapshots scanned by our community members using the Lomography Smartphone Scanner. While you're at it, find out how you can earn piggies and have your own scans be featured on the Online Shop!