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  • Darkroom Checklist

    Darkroom Checklist

    If you're ever thinking of making your own darkroom, you should consider this checklist and make sure that you all the basics covered in order to develop and process your own film rolls at home.

  • See Through your La Sardina DIY Using this Easy to Make Trompe l’œil Cover

    See Through your La Sardina DIY Using this Easy to Make Trompe l’œil Cover

    Dress up your La Sardina DIY camera to look as if it has not been covered at all! A step-by-step guide to creating a see-through optical illusion for your do-it-yourself sardine cam.

  • Back To Basics: SLR Walkthrough

    Back To Basics: SLR Walkthrough

    As back to basics draws to a close we look at a true sex object of the 1960's. Capturing everyone from Jean Shrimpton and Twiggy to Mick Jagger and The Beatles. The fully manual SLR.

  • Scanning Film Using Your Mobile Phone or Tablet PC

    Scanning Film Using Your Mobile Phone or Tablet PC

    Do you have rolls and rolls of processed films waiting to be scanned, but you can't attend to it because your flatbed scanner doesn't support film? Well, PetaPixel says you can work with that scanner if you have a large-screen mobile phone or tablet! Find out how in this article!

  • The Ultimate Project: Creating a Lomo House

    The Ultimate Project: Creating a Lomo House

    I was sick, and it was a rainy day. There was nothing to do, and so much time to waste! Then I spotted two things: an empty shelf in my closet, and the overclouded shelf of cameras. Then it hit me. I am going to make the ULTIMATE Lomo-home for my cameras. And here is how you can to!

  • How to Get Flowers Out of Fireworks: A Nighttime Photography Technique

    How to Get Flowers Out of Fireworks: A Nighttime Photography Technique

    What is a photographer to do at a Firework Show? What about finding new ways to use his camera, and take beautiful and unexpected images of flowers in the night sky. Find out how photographer David Johnson did it.

  • Quickie Tipster: Night Time Photography Using Gels

    Quickie Tipster: Night Time Photography Using Gels

    Ways in which you can let your creative juices run wild. Step out into the night with your camera and click away! Tips'n'tricks for you to use color gets to brighten up the night.

  • US CitySlicker Sixsixty- Read All About It: National Literacy Month DIY Filter

    US CitySlicker Sixsixty- Read All About It: National Literacy Month DIY Filter

    Celebrate Literacy Month with our newest edition to the DIY FILTERS. Put those old books to some good use as a filter for your analog cameras.

  • Hands Away!

    Hands Away!

    When the number of pictures with tags like #legs, feet, foot, and toes slowly reaches eternity, we'll talk about taking photos of some other parts of your body. Right now, we'll see how cool it might be to shoot both of your own hands by yourself!

  • Will There Ever be Enough Light for Lomography Redscale 100?

    Will There Ever be Enough Light for Lomography Redscale 100?

    A fine weekend in London with nothing but blazing sun and blue skies! Highly unlikely I know, but a great chance to try out my first roll of Lomography Redscale 100 in my Holga GN 120. The results raised the question: will there ever be enough light for Lomography Redscale 100?

  • Seeing Double - 3 Tips for Making Doubles

    Seeing Double - 3 Tips for Making Doubles

    "Oh help, I'm seeing double" - Don't worry, it's just Double Exposures. But it's not always that simple as it sounds. Here are three basic hints that helped me and will hopefully help you too with your doubles.

  • The Filter Right In Front of Your Face- Using Your Car's Windshield

    The Filter Right In Front of Your Face- Using Your Car's Windshield

    Hey all you Lomographers out there! Ever wonder how you can use your car to help you get cool filter effects? Well come on and join me on this tipster to show you how it is done.

  • Mad films - Playing with Lemons, Vinegar, Soap, and Fujicolour

    Mad films - Playing with Lemons, Vinegar, Soap, and Fujicolour

    Have you ever taken a glass of water and mixed in everything you had under your sight? Well, what if you put in your film as well?

  • DIY: Decoupage your Lomo Camera in Only a Few Steps!

    DIY: Decoupage your Lomo Camera in Only a Few Steps!

    You want to make your Lomo camera look unique, modern, but still romantic and cool, but you have no idea how to make it or you're afraid of gluing your fingers? Don't worry, it's easy and you can do it in only few minutes.

  • Pushing, Pulling, Cross-processing – What?

    Pushing, Pulling, Cross-processing – What?

    Certainly you have already heard of pushing, pulling and cross-processing. But what exactly is it? And how does it work? In this tipster I want to present you different ways of developing films.

  • How to Put a Handstrap on your La Sardina

    How to Put a Handstrap on your La Sardina

    In this simple Tipster I'll explain to you the necessary steps to put a handstrap to your camera La Sardina.

  • Now you can have Straps in your Sprocket Rocket!

    Now you can have Straps in your Sprocket Rocket!

    Have you ever wanted to put a strap on your Sprocket Rocket and find out there's no right place to put it? I tried to place a strap at the bottom of the Sprocket (in the eye that screws into the tripod) but that just didn't work for me as the camera would hang upside down and that's not cool. So I came up with this idea to put elastics around the body of the Sprocket and then clip the 2 sides of the strap there. Simple.

  • Doubling your Fun with Double Exposures: Master the Technique

    Doubling your Fun with Double Exposures: Master the Technique

    Double exposures can create an alternate perception of reality and truly unique results. You can get amazing doubles simply by chance, but you might increase your chances of getting truly satisfying results if you plan a little bit in advance. I'll leave you with my tips for successfully creating double exposures, just after the jump!

  • DIY Splitzers For (Nearly) Nothing!

    DIY Splitzers For (Nearly) Nothing!

    Here's how to achieve those great splitzer images without spending a cent! It's so simple and easy!

  • DIY Splitzer for your Lubitel 166B

    DIY Splitzer for your Lubitel 166B

    I have always wanted to try splitzer doubles on my Lubitel but unfortunately, Lomography doesn't have a Splitzer for it. So I told myself "Why not make my own?". This is my tipster on making your own Splitzer for your Lubitel 166B.