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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.

  • Traffic Lights in My Photos

    Traffic Lights in My Photos

    The traffic lights are signaling devices which are placed at the intersections of the streets, but also within your Lomographic cameras.

  • Cameramail

    Cameramail

    Oh hi Mr. Postman, would you like to take a few pictures for me on your way please?

  • Focusing with String

    Focusing with String

    When near perfect center focus is desired from your Holga or Diana +

  • Shadow Subjects

    Shadow Subjects

    The San Francisco-based photographer and writer, Ian Tuttle, has created an awesome way to keep his subjects within frame (so to speak). With this nifty camera modification there's always a captive audience!

  • Film development with Coffee and Vitamin C

    Film development with Coffee and Vitamin C

    Develop film with coffee and vitamin C - it really works!

  • What to do with my sandwich paper?

    What to do with my sandwich paper?

    At least two reasons why you should use sandwich paper, not just for sandwiches!

  • Room divider!

    Room divider!

    What to do with the empty film canisters? Look what a splendid idea RePlayGround had: a room divider!

  • Tape Color Gels!

    Tape Color Gels!

    A super duper cheap way to alter your photos, color-wise!

  • Tipster: Super Vignettes with the LC-Wide

    Tipster: Super Vignettes with the LC-Wide

    By now we’ve all seen the cool multiple formats that you can choose with the LC-Wide, but here’s another trick to get stunning super-vignettes from this super new camera!

  • A Beginner's Guide to Star Trail Photography

    A Beginner's Guide to Star Trail Photography

    Let's call this an overview to the basics of star trail photography for beginners from the pros. These are a short collection of techniques I've read and learned from books and tutorials that I want to share with you.

  • Quickie Tipster : Silhouettes for your Double!

    Quickie Tipster : Silhouettes for your Double!

    This tipster is simple and most probably written before but just want to share with some of you guys who left me a message about how i go about using the silhouettes for my double exposures.

  • Visit from Elsewhere: light flashes and color spots

    Visit from Elsewhere: light flashes and color spots

    Have you ever had a film already exposed, even before you have loaded it into your camera? If not, you absolutely have to try this once, the effects are unique and very unpredictable.

  • Easy Redscale DIY

    Easy Redscale DIY

    What happens when you want to shoot Redscale but realised that your had used up all your stash? Why don't you try to DIY some Redscale film?

  • Bulb, Panoramas and the Diana Mini

    Bulb, Panoramas and the Diana Mini

    The Diana Mini is perfect for experimenting with the bulb mode. Create some intriguing panoramic shots quickly and simply!

  • Quick Orange-Filter for the LC-A

    Quick Orange-Filter for the LC-A

    Black and White films have one weakness: they do not see enough difference between the blue of the sky and the white of clouds. This filter is a remedy.

  • Intoxicate Your Film

    Intoxicate Your Film

    Soaking film in rubbing alcohol creates beautiful effects. It's easy too! Here's some tips for you to try.

  • Building a wide-angle party LCA with RingFlash and neck-cord

    Building a wide-angle party LCA with RingFlash and neck-cord

    The only thing missing from the LC-A+, is the WOW-COOL-factor that make people want to jump in front of it. Pretty pics, but it doesn't look fun. With this tipster, it does :-) And you can wear it around your neck!

  • PinHolo - The story of how I made a Pine-Nut Pinhole Camera!

    PinHolo - The story of how I made a Pine-Nut Pinhole Camera!

    When I was a student at the Fine Arts Academy in Perugia, I fell in love with stenopeic photography and started gathering every kind of document I could about it and its technical evolution. I asked for some information from my photography teacher, Antonio Todini - He suggested that I search "Pinhole Photography" on the internet and as a way of remembering things said: “Pinhole, it sounds like pinolo (pine nut, in Italian), but with the 'H' after the 'N' and the final 'E'”. Since that moment the little nut planted itself in my mind and grew in the form of a challenge to make my very own pine nut pinhole camera!

  • Magnifiying glass lens

    Magnifiying glass lens

    Your SLR don't have a lens? Want to make a cheap lens? well, here come a tipster for you guys who don't have lens for your camera.

  • The Creative Diarist: Mulberry Paper Tipster

    The Creative Diarist: Mulberry Paper Tipster

    Helen from top crafty blog The Creative Diarist is back with another genius (and surprisingly simple) way to make your Lomographic prints even more beautiful!