h3. Love from Waist Level
Love from Waist Level
Published by the Lomographic Society International , “Love from Waist Level” presents a full-bodied look at the grand past and absolutely brilliant future of the Lubitel and Lubitel+ cameras. Bound in hardcover, this colourful edition is packed shut with expert interviews, historical tales and images, Lubitel Lover profiles, inspirational tips and tricks, and an enormous gallery of mind-blowing medium format and 35mm Lubitel images!
This romantic book represents the first step in a sure to be long-lived collection of Lubitel books and other publications. From this moment on, a fresh copy of “Love From Waist Level” will be included with every Lubitel+ package. It’s also available for individual purchase in our online shop (20 USD/EUR).
A FREE COPY FOR ALL FORMER LUBITEL+ CUSTOMERS!
Our most sincere gratitude for your purchase of the Lubitel+ camera. We’ve gone ahead and placed 20 piggypoints into your account. That’s 20 USD/Eur for the new “Love from Waist Level” book! Or, of course, you can spend those 20 piggies on something totally different. But we recommend the book – it’s a knockout!
New Lubitel+ Tips & Tricks
Our elite team of ground glass gladiators and waist-level lotharios have cooked up a brand new and awfully sweet-smelling batch of tips and tricks. Put them to work and tease a new batch of entirely unique perspectives from your Lubitel+.
Flash ‘Em Through The Viewfinder
Here’s a special technique for you to “shoot from the waist.” Size up your subject, dial in the right focus and exposure settings, and point an electronic flash (like our Diana flash) right through the waist-level viewfinder and flash your subject through the Lubitel lens.
Double Expose with Other Cameras
Given the Lubitel’s twin nature of 35mm and 120, and its totally unique ability to rewind a 120 roll – it’s uniquely suited to absolutely freaking amazing results when fresh rolls of Lubitel shots are unloaded and shot through another camera, or vice-versa. Let us show you some of the greatest hits.
Holgon Strobe Flash – by Mephisto19
A great way of using your Lubitel+ is adding a Holgon strobe flash! Use the b-setting and a small aperture (f.5,6), so your pictures are not overexposed. I like to add the lomo cable release, so I have the free hand I need for one of the techniques…
There are two different ways:
1: Just take shots as usual in bulb- mode. You’ll get crazy results on one frame, the same objects many times and repetitions of itself.
2: Advance the film! Load the camera, add the cable release, darken the room, load the flash and shoot. While the flash is firing, advance the film bit by bit, so you’ll get an endless overlapping shot, looking like an ultra long Superampler shot. You can arrange people around you in a circle and turn, turn, turn.
There are surely more strobe- techniques. just try…!
Three Terrific Lubitel Lovers
The Lubitel is for lovers. People who are open-minded, enthusiastic, free with their ideas, philanthropic, endlessly curious, always travelling, constantly documenting, and completely awestruck by the enduring power of analog photographs. We’ve embarked on a worldwide search to find the most tender, the most unpredictable, and above all, the most passionate lovers of the Lubitel and Lubitel+. Allow us to present our three newest guys and gals:
A primo Lomographer for the better part of 10 years, this handsome Italian gentleman experienced his very first waist-level affair with the Lubitel+
While innocently hunting for a Digital SLR fisheye lens, this friendly newcomer to Lomography describes the Lubitel in five words as “Full Control lovely black box.” Brilliant.
Surely one of the most talented members of the Lomographic Community, Tracy V. Moore crafts beautiful handmade journals, holds incredible artistic retreats, and clearly knows his way around a multicoated Russian lens.
Lubitel+ Run Rumble – A Flash of light
As soon as the sun goes down some Lomographic cameras must sadly go to sleep as well. Not the Lubitel, oh no, with a flash in hand this new Lomography recreation can do wonders. No matter if it is the Colorsplash flash, the Diana flash or the Holgon Strobe flash, we want to see your results. If you have no shots so far, don’t worry, this rumble ends in 14 days!
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