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Lomo Milestones: The Stories Behind My Firsts

I truly believe that every photo has a story behind it, whether it be long or short, relevant or not, it still has a story to tell. This article will uncover the stories behind my first photos that I have taken in my first lomo year.

Photo by walasiteodito
Photo by walasiteodito

My first selected photo

This was taken with a Canon EOS 88 loaded with Redscaled Kodak Ultramax 400 set at ISO 50. I was surprised at how this photo came out, it was beside a Chinese temple in Binondo, Manila. I was hesitant to take this photo at first but took it anyway. If I remember correctly, this was from my second lomowalk with friends from our group Shutter Revolution. It is currently on my 4th most popular photo.

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My first photo published on a daily newspaper

This was taken one morning when I decided to test roll my Canon EOS 88. The man’s name is Rudy, we never really knew each other. He was always wearing that coat while reading tabloid in the morning. I don’t know if he knew that I was taking this photo of him or not, but I’m glad I did. I decided to email this photo to Manila Bulletin, and luckily it was featured! I gave the old man a copy of the newspaper, but after a few weeks, he passed away. I hope that his photo in the newspaper did made him happy even in a short period of time.

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My First Photo of the day

To be a photo of the day even just in Lomography Asia is a great honor for me. Imagine being chosen from millions of photos uploaded in the system, it makes me proud of myself! This one was taken with a Lubitel 166B with a Kodak Ultracolor 100. This photo was from my test roll of the said film, it was taken from my hometown in the part of town called ‘bayan’. This part of town is like the center of our city. When I saw these mops aligned I knew already that I have to capture it, and luckily it came out well.

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My first rumble winning photo

I was so surprised and so happy when I saw that I won third place on the ‘Love Unexpected June – Love at First Sight Rumble.’ My winning shot was taken during our Bohol family trip. We were staying in a hotel near a river, and luckily, the sunset was wonderful that afternoon. The two women in the photo are locals, looking for something in the water. When we asked them about it, they said that it is something for dinner. I took few photos of them. Luckily, this one came out well-composed.

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My current most popular photo

To wrap up my article I am ending it with my current most popular photo. Taken with Lubitel 166B loaded with Kodak E200, 1/250 at f8. This is one of those ‘I almost did not take photo.’ I was in doubt because I did not know what setting to use, as the lighting was a bit complex for me at that time. But thanks to Ivan (superkulisap) he told me that I need to shoot it with my Lubitel for the details. Then, I said okay. I set the aperture to 8 and the shutter speed to 1/250, took a deep breath, and clicked. When the photos came out, I told myself, “This could be my lomo milestone.”

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