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  • DIY Photography: Low Profile, Low Cost Backdrop Wall Mount

    DIY Photography: Low Profile, Low Cost Backdrop Wall Mount

    This DIY tutorial is pretty trivial so if you have a seamless backdrop mount already feel free to skip forward, if not here is a way to build such a mount for as little as $5. (Actually, the mount by itself is about $2, the other three are for some extras).

  • Dazzling Otherworldly Doubles with Your Camera

    Dazzling Otherworldly Doubles with Your Camera

    Take double exposure to a whole new level and create new worlds beyond your imagination. With a little bit of planning and creativity, magic can happen. Here’s my how-to guide.

  • Crafty Tipster: How to Make Galaxy Print Frames for Your Lomographs

    Crafty Tipster: How to Make Galaxy Print Frames for Your Lomographs

    I'm always looking for fun ways to display my precious photos, and this is a simple tipster that gives a great space effect with materials you probably already own!

  • The Shooting Gallery: Tips for Great Carnival Shots

    The Shooting Gallery: Tips for Great Carnival Shots

    Step right up and see all of the tips and tricks you need to capture the grand prize: awesome carnival shots!

  • Color into Black and White: A Different X-Pro

    Color into Black and White: A Different X-Pro

    A mistake at the developers leads to a different type of X-Pro. Read about this happy accident after the jump!

  • Back To Basics: Cross Processing

    Back To Basics: Cross Processing

    Often intimidating to new Lomographers, Adam shares his experience with cross-processing slide film.

  • How to Fix Sloppy Redscale Scans from a Minilab with GIMP

    How to Fix Sloppy Redscale Scans from a Minilab with GIMP

    We all shoot our films, some of us also process and scan it, but I prefer the convenience of the commercial labs for the purpose. Guess my surprise when I got totally different scans from the same roll! This GIMP tutorial covers the basic technique that I used to rectify the problem on one of my first home-made Redscale rolls. Although a digital computer and a software program is used, I do not consider that a manipulation, but rather "fixing" an error that has been made by another computer program elsewhere. We are going to analyze the histogram and based on some basic knowledge about film and exposure, we are going to get the redscale film to look like it was originally intended.

  • Tips on Flower Doubles

    Tips on Flower Doubles

    Multiple exposures are a perfect way how to experiment, be creative and sometimes even make your time you spend with your camera more interesting and adventurous. And because it’s a season when you may find flowers everywhere, let’s have some double-flower-fun!

  • The Skinny on Fixing Fat Film Rolls: A Permanent Solution

    The Skinny on Fixing Fat Film Rolls: A Permanent Solution

    Feeling burnt by fat, loosely wound rolls of film from your Diana F+? Is the extra light eating away at your photos? Here is a quick, cheap, easy and permanent fix to wind thin and tight rolls once again!

  • I Need SPEED On My LC-A+

    I Need SPEED On My LC-A+

    WHERE IS THE SPEED? Probably some of us are satisfied with the LC-A+ (hell yeah, its another form of satisfaction) but I get quite irritated with over exposed or under exposed result swhen taking pictures with this honorable player. When you use flash, it always burns your subject's skin tone or any still life objects. This is quite problematic for having appropriate exposure. But after some trial and error, I think we can trick the shutter speed of the LC-A+ (hohoho)!

  • Destroying Film to Play with Color

    Destroying Film to Play with Color

    I have recently completed my first film destroy mission and have been amazed at the beautiful warped colours it has produced! The best way to play with colours is to use the unexpected. So why not add a bit of excitement to your pictures and take a risk? Read on to find our more about my film destroyer which produced psychedelic results!

  • A Short DO's and DON'Ts for Ultra Wide Angles

    A Short DO's and DON'Ts for Ultra Wide Angles

    Here's a list of what you should do and should not do when working with an Ultra Wide Angle lens. With these tips and tricks, you will be on your right track in producing fun and interesting photos! Enjoy!

  • DIY Color Gels with a Twist!

    DIY Color Gels with a Twist!

    Did you lose your color gels for your Colorsplash Flash? Or are you just getting a bit bored with your same old color gels? Read on to see how to make your own color gels with a bit of twist on it!

  • How to Achieve Perfect Silhouette Doubles

    How to Achieve Perfect Silhouette Doubles

    Lomographers from all over the world love doing doubles but have you tried silhouette doubles? All you need is your favorite camera, some sun, and a bit of imagination. Read on to find out how to create perfect silhouette doubles every time even if your camera doesn’t have an MX button, like the Polaroid Spectra.

  • Underwater Photos with Diana F+

    Underwater Photos with Diana F+

    A quick and easy way to take pictures underwater with your Diana F+, with just a plastic bag, some rubber-bands, and maybe some duct tape.

  • What to Avoid When Doing Light Painting

    What to Avoid When Doing Light Painting

    For some of us light painting could make our eyes stop blinking. Also, it can push our creative intuition to the edge. But, there are several that I would consider as mistakes when doing it. As a result, there are only tired and weird pictures, that had many annoying element on its. So based on my shots here goes things that you need to avoid while doing light painting.

  • Shooting Doubles With Opposite Themes

    Shooting Doubles With Opposite Themes

    There is no doubt that doubles are fun when shot randomly. The thought that you don’t have any idea on what you are shooting adds surprise that we lomographers love. But sometimes, experimenting and having themes or concepts when shooting doubles helps in producing beautiful results.

  • US City Slicker sixsixty: How to Fake Summer in San Francisco

    US City Slicker sixsixty: How to Fake Summer in San Francisco

    Don't let the famous San Francisco fog put a damper on the colorful Summer photo scrapbook you were planning. Fake it 'till you make it with these colorful tips.

  • Make a DIY Felt Bag for the La Sardina!

    Make a DIY Felt Bag for the La Sardina!

    I had always worried about my beautiful La Sardina when I put it in my pocket without protection. So, I finally sewed a bag made ​​of felt. It's not perfect, but that's the way sometimes with analog stuff! Read on to learn how I did it!

  • Let Your Cameras Shine!

    Let Your Cameras Shine!

    Too bad, your vintage cameras are only collecting dust in your drawers. Well, we've got a Tipster for you, how to let your cameras shine brighter then ever.