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Guidelines for Submitting Camera Reviews

The following guidelines have been prepared for you to see what it is that we look at before we publish a camera review. As you will see, the guidelines allow for personal freedom but also point out several things that you should keep in mind before you submit a review. Do keep in mind though that these are guidelines, not rules. The last thing we want to do is to put a leash around your neck and take the joy out of writing a review.

The following guidelines have been prepared for you to see what it is that we look at before we publish a camera review. As you will see, the guidelines allow for personal freedom but also point out several things that you should keep in mind before you submit a review. Do keep in mind though that these are guidelines, not rules. The last thing we want to do is to put a leash around your neck and take the joy out of writing a review.

Overview:

A camera review is meant to give the reader an insight into the usability of a camera. Be creative when you write, include some basic facts but also don’t forget to include you personal opinion. Below are some basic things that you should consider including when you write a review. Try to include at least 2 of the following (history, specifications, personal experience)

Title:

Please mention the camera name in the title

Content: (Should be 200 to 500 words)

In the introduction, remember to mention which camera you are talking about, and mention why you choose this camera. You could start by stating with some trivia, for example, does the camera name mean something? You chould also mention for which type of Lomographer this camera would suit the best, the action oriented, the traveler or nocturnal?

Please include a short piece about the history of the camera, how old is it, why was it made and who bought it back then?

Write a section about specifics, which film could be used, under which conditions, which settings can be altered and most importantly, how does this affect the pictures?

Include your personal experience. What adventures did you have with the camera? How did you take better pictures (which conditions, which settings, which film). If you are particularly fond of the camera, then tell us about how you meet and whether or not it was love at first sight.

End by commenting on why a Lomographer should get excited about this camera but also about any particular problems that you may have had so far.

Links & References:

If you use information from another site (or another camera review) please mention this.

Tags:

Try to use tags for each review. Tags are meant to make it easier for another reader to find your review. Below you can find some suggestions:

• Camera name

• Camera type (vintage, new, plastic, Russian, vintage)

• Type of film used

• Techniques that are good for this camera

Pictures:

As this is a camera review, and as we are Lomographers, pictures must be included. For a review a minimum of 10 pictures have to be included although 15-20 would be considered optimum. It would be great if the images varied (day/night shoots, color/b&w, various exposures) so that the readers can get a complete picture of what the camera is capable of.

Examples:

Diana+

Lubitel 2

All Weather Actionsampler

Please keep in mind that a review with a sentence for text or a review with only 1 picture can not be published.

written by lucasjakobsson

11 comments

  1. kylethefrench

    kylethefrench

    this is like a teacher wrote this... i love it

    about 6 years ago · report as spam
  2. vicuna

    vicuna

    What about some camera reviews I submitted a very long time ago about the Beier Beroquick, the Welta Belmira and the Voigtländer VF101: they were added to the list but since then my reviews weren't published... Is it because the reviews weren't good enough, because of missing informations or something else??? Please tell me, I can add more about these cameras if there wasn't enough, even if I think I made almost complete reviews following these guidelines... ;))

    about 6 years ago · report as spam
  3. champi

    champi

    I remember having seen an email to send reviews of cameras not in the list... But I don't remember it! Anybody can help please?

    about 6 years ago · report as spam
  4. mephisto19

    mephisto19

    you find it on the film (and camera ) site here.... look on top

    about 6 years ago · report as spam
  5. lucasjakobsson

    lucasjakobsson

    @ vicuna

    Not all reviews that we have recieved have been published due to various reasons. The reviews you have submitted were good and they should be up in the near future sometime.

    about 6 years ago · report as spam
  6. vicuna

    vicuna

    @lucsjakobsson : thanks for the answer :)

    about 6 years ago · report as spam
  7. inkel

    Are there any restrictions as regarding the language for the review?
    about 6 years ago · report as spam
  8. lucasjakobsson

    lucasjakobsson

    @ inkel

    all reviews must be in english, sorry

    about 6 years ago · report as spam
  9. halfawakehaiku

    halfawakehaiku

    me too I sent in a couple of camera reviews can I also ask if they were rejected? would really appreciate it

    almost 6 years ago · report as spam
  10. annegreat

    annegreat

    I was wondering how can we influence which of our photos is chosen for the thumbnail of the review. Sometimes you wanna catch attention by using a special photo.

    almost 6 years ago · report as spam
  11. shoujoai

    shoujoai

    The links for the examples don't work

    over 4 years ago · report as spam

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