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An Introduction: Adam's Back to Basics Series

Aside from Classic Albums in Lomographs Series, Adam Griffiths aka adam_g2000 has another column for the Lomography Magazine, called 'Back to Basics.' Find out what this Tipster series is all about, right after the stop!

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Name: Adam Griffiths
Location: Auckland, New Zealand
LomoHome: adam_g2000
Series/Section: Back to Basics on Tipster

“I won’t name names, and it’s not the first time I’ve seen this, but I saw a very nicely composed photo of a pet on the site today that the author had commented underneath “still getting blurry shots…”.

There are many things that can cause this sort of problem, but if you focussed properly, it boils down to one thing. Your exposure time was so long that your hands shaking was picked up on the film making your image blurry. The author of the above had shot indoors on a 200 speed film, a film simply not capable without a tripod of doing what the author wanted to do."

This was the introduction to a tipster I wrote last month. The Tipster article described how selecting the right film for the right job could enhance any lomographers photos and experience. I didn’t think it would be as useful to as many people as it turned out to be and it has been translated into 5 other languages.

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With this in mind, each month I am going to impart a little more technical film photography knowledge. I won’t talk about art and composition, other members of the community are far better than me at that. I will choose a fundamental subject and explain it quickly and in simple terms (with examples where possible).

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In each tipster I’ll be discussing the science of light, how your camera works, how your lenses work, black and white, and colour photography. Each article will broadly cover how the tangible parts of our hobby, the hardware, the switches, the glass, the film affects art, the style, the beauty of our lomographs.

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Along the way I will offer help in the comments and if we come across bigger themes, or if any members have any special requests, I may go against the grain and throw in an unplanned topic!

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If you follow and memorize each article you’ll soon have enough in your head to make better choices about the photos you take with one main goal.

To become a truly fast lomographer!

The international Magazine team of Lomography is currently looking for dedicated writers who are interested in contributing articles (to any section) on a regular basis. Eager and interested? Read this call-out article and we’ll be waiting for your emails!

written by basterda

2 comments

  1. gdc

    gdc

    Great!

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  2. maxwellmaxen

    maxwellmaxen

    you know you changed my entire lubi-game with your sunny16 tipster.

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