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Tips and Tricks! Here are the ones you absolutely must read, so we've selected them for you. The main magazine Tipster Section awaits you for more how-to tipster fun.

  • How to Modify 120 Film for a 620 Film Camera

    How to Modify 120 Film for a 620 Film Camera

    Recently, my brother-in-law gave me an old camera – a lovely Kodak Six-20 Bull’s Eye. It is, however, a camera that is built for 620 film. As much as I love obscure film, 620 film was discontinued nearly 20 years ago… so what’s a camera lover to do?

  • How to Make Your Own 127 Film

    How to Make Your Own 127 Film

    Here's a quick tipster on how you can make your own 127 film out of an old roll of 127 film and a normal 35mm film.

  • 10 Things You May Not Know About Black and White Photography

    10 Things You May Not Know About Black and White Photography

    I've been shooting black and white film more and more recently. Here are some of things I've learnt since shooting in black and white.

  • Thread Wrapped Leather Camera Strap

    Thread Wrapped Leather Camera Strap

    In this article from Instructables, we'll learn how to make our own leather camera strap for the Lubitel. If you want a long-lasting strap that will hold your Lubitel when you go an analogue adventure, read this article from gmjhowe.

  • Snapping Silhouettes: Playing with Darkness and Light

    Snapping Silhouettes: Playing with Darkness and Light

    As lomographers, there are two opposing forces that heavily influence what we imprint on film: darkness and light. How do you get them to work together to your advantage? Try snapping silhouettes!

  • Let's Make a Lomo Scrapbook

    Let's Make a Lomo Scrapbook

    Turn your La Sardina Photo Accordion into a wonderful Lomo Scrapbook!

  • Playing with Pinholes: Turn an Empty Film Box into a Pinhole Camera

    Playing with Pinholes: Turn an Empty Film Box into a Pinhole Camera

    Most of us Lomographers tend to stack up empty film boxes everywhere, wishing to recycle them in a clever way. Here's just one of the many cool things you can do with them - pinhole cameras! Check out this easy tutorial on how to build your own 35mm pinhole camera with just a few basic things you can easily find at home!

  • Easy Steps for Taking Beautiful Backlight Photos

    Easy Steps for Taking Beautiful Backlight Photos

    In this tipster, I want to give lomographers a tip for shooting beautiful and lovely backlight photos. Isn't it great to have nice blue colour on the sky and those high contrasting colours of the subject you are shooting? I personally love it. There is a simple way to get these kinds of lovely shots which I found out around two years back.

  • Holgahood Pro

    Holgahood Pro

    Six months after the review of my TLR Holga, I revisit with a Tipster to eliminate a strange reflection problem. Read my Tipster to find out the solution to this.

  • The Lomographer's Survival Kit 2

    The Lomographer's Survival Kit 2

    Very recently, I came up with a basic survival kit for every Lomographer, containing some everyday and easy to find items. Admittedly, I missed out some neat additions, so a part 2 was in order! Read on to see if you need to include these items to your Survival Kit!

  • Over The Top: Asking to Take People's Picture

    Over The Top: Asking to Take People's Picture

    Still finding it hard to ask people if you can take their portrait? Let me tell you how to find people who *want* to be asked.

  • Taking Back Tipsters: La Sardina Tips

    Taking Back Tipsters: La Sardina Tips

    It’s time for another edition of Taking Back Tipsters! This time, we’re going to focus on some outstanding La Sardina Tipsters from our community members. Have a look!

  • Macro or Close-Up Lomography with DIY Lens

    Macro or Close-Up Lomography with DIY Lens

    This is a no-cost way to get into macro photography. You only need a string, little tape, used up glasses, and a tripod. If you like to make surprising experiments with your analog darling, you've got to try it out!

  • The 10 Rules to Break in Photography

    The 10 Rules to Break in Photography

    Rule 10 of Lomography: Don't worry about any rules.. Why? Well, read these simple ideas that will stimulate your creativity while going beyond the academic rules of composition.

  • The Lomographer's Survival Kit

    The Lomographer's Survival Kit

    Just because we lomographers are carefree snapshooters doesn't mean we don't need some essential tools and supplies when we're out in the field. Let me share with you some of the basic stuff you can easily find and put together to create a Survival Kit!

  • How To Take Double-Exposures Using Images from Your Computer

    How To Take Double-Exposures Using Images from Your Computer

    For all of you double-exposure lovers, here is a brand new way to shoot! To create funky photos anytime and anyplace, just grab your computer and a camera.

  • How to do C41 at Home

    How to do C41 at Home

    After almost two years of nonstop shooting film and more than $1000 worth of expenses on processing and prints, I needed to reconsider my budget and find a way of being able to shoot more and pay less. And then I started to process my rolls at home. It is as easy as it could be and I‘ll show you today how to do it, step by step.

  • The Definitive Trick...or How to Get Films FOR FREE!

    The Definitive Trick...or How to Get Films FOR FREE!

    To take pictures, we need our cameras but without films, we can't do anything. Nowadays, prices have soared and the same people who today, take all our money, in the past they gave us the option of getting free films or albums.

  • Diana F+: Timeless Tips and Tricks

    Diana F+: Timeless Tips and Tricks

    Have you been maximizing the use of your Diana F+ camera? Here are some tips and tricks to help you achieve various results.

  • Back To Basics: Film 101

    Back To Basics: Film 101

    Good negatives make good prints. Bad negatives make prints that are too dark or are all blown out. This tipster is all about getting the balance right.