At one of the Lomowalks, a friend suggested that I should use the LC-Wide for music photography. Now I know that LC-W is great but then I wanted to push it to the extreme limit and find out what happens.
A friend of mine is close pals with the band Them Clones and she wanted to go see them play & take some pictures of them. So off we went at 8pm in the night to Bluefrog at Phoenix Mills, Bombay.
Bluefrog is one of the few places which is dedicated to great music. Almost all through the month they have live performances, great DJ’s and amazing music.
So we reached there, before the band took the stage. Lucky for me I got to meet them all in the green room, waiting before the show. When you say you’re a photographer, most people expect to see you with a huge big dslr or a super expensive camera. And they were kind of surprised that I was using a film camera that too so tiny.
I am used to using the LC-A+ but this was probably my first proper test with the LC-Wide. The biggest difference I see is the aperture for the lens. When shooting with my other film cameras, I usually would shoot only with very big apertures like f1.4 or f2.8. But the LC-Wide max aperture is only f4.5 which is a little bit of challenge.
But then I geared up and looked for light. The camera performs quite well even with such low light and the best part is that there is not really much to worry about focus like the LC-A+. There are only 2 settings so it was really easy.
I like the whole idea of LC-Wide, its best part is that its really ungaurding. People don’t really realize what they’re looking into so they don’t really pay attention or take you lightly. Which is great because I didn’t want the band members to pose or feel intimidated by the camera.
I’ve sent the pictures to my friend and I am wondering what she would say about them. =)
If you're the happy owner of a Lomo LC-Wide, you are probably overwhelmed and frustrated at not being able to use your three different frames on one film. But this tipster will let you make magic happen!
Know the best way to create the perfect opportunity for totally rad Lomo'Instant pics? Throw a party! That's what we did anyway. We gathered some of our best friends, including but not limited to, the gorgeous Lomo'Instant and rallied through a Friday night like champs. Get a look at some of our Lomo'Instants from the party!
I've always wanted to have an instant camera, but what put me off were the expensive price of the film and the transience of the photos. But then I wasn't able to fight it any longer and bought myself an Instax Wide 210 set. Now, here is a review of the Fuji Instax Wide film.
You’ve shouted your analogue love from the rooftops and worn your heart on your sleeve – Now it’s time to take it to the next level and wear it on your skin! Our new Lomography Tattoos are fun, easy to apply and come in five designs.
Julian Hand is a film artist and visual projectionist for our latest LomoAmigos The Oscillation. He uses traditional analogue techniques to create swirling, trippy and beautifully tactile films and light shows. He uses Super 8 film, coloured inks, washing up liquid, soap and acetate to create these images and visuals. He embraces all things analogue! I brought an LC-A+, some 1600 ISO film and captured him at work.
Every year my city Como hosts, for the Easter period, a great fun fair. This is a great occasion to test a camera, to make experiments with films, to have fun and to photograph people while also having fun! This year, I used my gem, the wonderful Horizon Perfekt (that I bought from the Lomography Online Shop) loaded with a timeless film, a Kodak Tri-X 400 developed, as usually for b/w, by myself. Read more after the jump!
There is nothing than a photo shot at the perfect moment. Henri Cartier Bresson's principle on "The Decisive Moment" is a principle that we should still follow to this day. A perfectly-timed photo creates impact, whether it's one of a friend jumping into the pool or a couple emerging from the ceremony on their wedding day. For this rumble, we want to see that breathtaking moment, shot at the perfect time.
In April of this year I had the chance to test the Petzval Lens and to write a review on it for the German photography forum Kwerfeldein. The lens excited me from the very beginning, at the time it was introduced on Kickstarter. I was afraid that once I had tested the lens, I would want to have one of my own! Well, that’s what happened; a year later, I finally bought my very own Petzval lens.
In celebration of the 30th anniversary of the fantastic Lomo LC-A, and while waiting for the new Russar+ lens, I'll dedicate this article to an awesome super wide-angle camera: my Lomo LC-Wide that I like to use in architecture photography. Here you can read some simple tips I used to take a series of photos in the modern city of Latina in the center of Italy.
There is nothing better than a photo shot at the perfect moment. Henri Cartier-Bresson's principle on "The Decisive Moment" is a principle that we should still follow to this day. A perfectly-timed photo creates impact, whether it's one of a friend jumping into the pool or a couple emerging from the ceremony on their wedding day. For this rumble, we want to see that breathtaking moment, shot at the perfect time. And you showed us what it's like to be on time.
Here’s a random and rather mysterious tale for you folks. Just the other day, I was at a local bar with a few friends. It was much like any other evening; we were sipping a couple of cocktails, recounting our adventures, falling over ourselves with laughter and half-drunkenly meditating on the meaning of life (a scientist once told me it’s 42 by the way). But then something truly strange happened. Read on to hear my story and please make a comment with your guess at the end!
Previously a music journalist, Stephen Dowling now writes for the BBC. If that isn't interesting enough, London-based writer is also passionate about film photography. He has blog called zorkiphoto where he writes about all his favourite cameras and film types. The folks over at Lomography UK lent him an LC-A 120 and, as you'll see in a bit, he managed to get some wonderful shots.
If you want to know the heart of a person, peek inside his/her wardrobe! And no, nobody famous said that; I only just made it up. But really, don't you think it's true? After all, the way we dress screams our personality; at least for most of us. And that is why, as soon as I land on a new city, one of the things I absolutely must do is find the local boutiques. Sure, I love the fancy chain boutiques as much as the next person, but there's just something else about a local clothing store. It's unique!