Experiments and everything unexpected are the bread and butter of Lomography. Just point, shoot and embrace the results with open arms. Here's the winners of the The Future is Analogue Rumble Pt. 1!
Lomography is unpredictable. You can never expect to see the same results even if you shoot the same subject twice. There’s so many unknown factors within each shot: the intricacies of the film you used, its storage conditions, heck even the integrity of the seals of your old analogue camera! There’s also mods we make ourselves such as multiple exposures, scribbles, boiling, freezing… There’s just so much to do! So for the The Future is Analogue Rumble Pt 1: The Return of the Experiment & Unexpected the challenge was to embrace the unexpected and here are the winners! Dogma brings home the bacon with 75 Piggies while the runners up get 35 apiece. Congrats!
Just last month, we gave you the opportunity to win beautifully illustrated goodies from UK-based illustrator Helena Carrington. From over 1000 entries, Helena herself has personally picked her Top 3 images and we are happy to announce the winners of Helena Carrington notebooks and cushions.
As contenders for the Nixon Surf Challenge title confronted the swell and unforgiving weather in Kamchatka, Russia, we challenged you to show us what the ‘riding life’ is all about through your analogue photos. Nixon has announced the Surf Challenge winner – it’s time we announced ours.
Many of us may prefer experimenting and shooting with wild and whacked-out colors. But, if you want to give your photographs a timeless and mysterious touch, going black and white is the best way to go!
This is my experience with the Lomography Redscale XR 50-200 (120), my first medium format film. It's an adventure that started when I got a Lubitel 2, to finally shoot with it. In this article, you'll find detailed information about color schemes, the advantages of shooting in medium format, and the differences between standard redscale films. Here are the results of a day of shooting outside, which I recently got back from the lab.
Unfortunately, it happens sometimes that your resulting pictures are not what you expected - the image doesn't look that good, the colors are bland, and the subject is banal. Indeed, it couldn't be picture of the year! Herein I propose a second chance for your pictures by modifying your 35mm negatives. Just pick up some ideas from here, experiment, and scan your negatives with the Lomography Smartphone Scanner. Anything is possible: burning, scratching, putting on hydrochloric acid, balsamic vinegar, nail polish, bleach, or raspberry juice... use your imagination and write down your new film soup recipe! You can find a sample of the effects in this article.
French photographer Maxime Chanet tested the new Petzval Lomography x Zenit Lens, taking photos of Yaya in a parisian apartment. The result is a beautiful series of intimate and delicate portraits, with great natural lights and contrasts. Discover what Maxime has to say about his experience shooting with the Petzval lens.
Summer is in full swing and wedding season is moving in. And in keeping up with the season, Wedding Photographer Johnny Cheng invited his girlfriend to a spur-of-the-moment shoot using the his new Petzval Lens. With the Petzval, he managed a confluence of grassy meadows and the lens' swirly bokeh effect, resulting in soft-focused images to fall in love with. Read on to hear what this Georgia-based wedding photographer has to say about his Petzval experience.
Our LomoAmigo Emrah Altınok says: "Analogue photography is indispensable; because it is genuine, it is exciting, it is open to surprises." We had a pleasant conversation with photographer, poet and musician Emrah Altınok, about the adventures of his photo shoot with Diana F +.
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.