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  • 5 Top Tips For Shooting With The Belair X 6-12

    5 Top Tips For Shooting With The Belair X 6-12

    If you’ve pre-ordered your Belair X 6-12, we’re sure you can’t wait to get it in your hands and start shooting with it! To help make those first few rolls turn out as amazing as they can be, we’ve put together 5 tips to bear in mind when shooting with your Belair.

  • Even Weirder Colours with Cross-Cross Processing!

    Even Weirder Colours with Cross-Cross Processing!

    What do you get when you process negative film in black and white, then reprocess it as colour? You get even weirder colours than cross-processing alone can ever produce! Read the full tipster to find out how!

  • Shooting Wisely with 120: Format Choice

    Shooting Wisely with 120: Format Choice

    Concerned about the cost of medium format photography? How about the number of exposures per roll? Let me ease your worries.

  • Love Expensive Film Effects but Can't Afford the Film? No Problem.

    Love Expensive Film Effects but Can't Afford the Film? No Problem.

    Take a pair of sunglasses, put them in front of your cameras lens, and shoot. The effects are unique and give you the more expensive film look with regular bargain bin finds.

  • Smena Siam

    Smena Siam

    One body, two lenses never looking at the same direction. A camera designed by me to have more fun with mixed doubles.

  • Make the Most of 120 Film: Take it Outside!

    Make the Most of 120 Film: Take it Outside!

    Medium format is a wonderful format. The film, however, is more expensive than 35 mm film, so we naturally tend to be very careful with it. But don't be too careful. Don't hesitate to take your medium format camera outside, even if the weather might not be perfect.

  • Use Your Belair With Flash for Professional Grade Portraits

    Use Your Belair With Flash for Professional Grade Portraits

    Now that we have some of the Belair cameras in house and out there with the first recipients, we are happily experimenting with flashes. Take a look through the images and get inspired for your own professional looking portraits taken with the Belair.

  • How To Hold A Camera: Belair X 6-12

    How To Hold A Camera: Belair X 6-12

    Looking at old camera manuals is a great way to understand concepts such as exposure, focus, f-stop, light metering. It's also the place to find great vintage images of how to properly hold a camera. See some of the ones we found online plus find our own guide for holding the Belair cameras.

  • Sunny 16 Table Guide To Film Speed For Toy Cameras

    Sunny 16 Table Guide To Film Speed For Toy Cameras

    To help Lomographers when choosing the correct ISO rating for their film in toy cameras, I have created a colourful little table based on the "sunny 16" rule for Lomography's best loved, plastic toy cameras.

  • A 10 Step Guide to Superb Minimalist Photography

    A 10 Step Guide to Superb Minimalist Photography

    Whether you're someone who wants to venture into a new photographic technique or someone far along into minimalist photography, you might want to read through this very informative and inspirational article from PhotoTuts+ author Simon Bray.

  • Do the Walking Double!

    Do the Walking Double!

    Do you love film swaps? Do you love walking with your friends to take lots of pictures? Read on if your answer is "YES!"

  • Making the Most of Medium Format: Make your own Rangefinder for Zone Focus Cameras

    Making the Most of Medium Format: Make your own Rangefinder for Zone Focus Cameras

    When I ordered a new Belair X6-12 I was worried that the shallower depth of field on the 90mm lens would lead to lots of out of focus shot and waste my precious 120 film. Not any more, with this amazingly simple rangefinder that can be customized for any zone focus camera.

  • Holga 135bc + Lego

    Holga 135bc + Lego

    Holga 135bc + Lego "Modification"! Basically this modification allows me to grip things like a CD or cardboard (and loads of others things to be able to use as a filter)

  • Do-it-Yourself: Colour Film Developed in Rodinal

    Do-it-Yourself: Colour Film Developed in Rodinal

    Most easily-available and cheap film is colour negative (CN), which uses a process called C41 (or CN-16) for development. While you can do C41 development at home, the chemicals are a bit nastier, and it's cheaper and easier to use a black-and-white developer. They also keep for longer. Plus, developing colour film in Rodinal gives you a unique look - not quite like anything else.

  • Refurbish your La Sardina

    Refurbish your La Sardina

    I was very happy, when I heard I had won a La Sardina at the “Telefonbuch” competition. Unfortunately I don’t like white very much, so I planned to refurbish my Sardine cam to have an individual camera (that it looks similar to the Maps Edition was by accident ;D)

  • Photographing Your Children

    Photographing Your Children

    Every parent should make it a point to take lots of photographs of their children. Perhaps, these are one of the best gifts we can ever give them in a life time.

  • Making the Most Out of 120 Films : A Quick Tipster from adi_totp!

    Making the Most Out of 120 Films : A Quick Tipster from adi_totp!

    120 films? Some might say "Ah it only allows you to take 12 to 16 shots". Maybe some of us said that before we tried a medium format camera which uses 120 film. Some of us are crazy over 120 film, what can I say more about medium format film? The emulsion? The colors? The square format? or the fact you can print them into large images for an exhibition? Before all of that, I'm here to tell you quick tips about how to make the most out of your 120 films. Stay tuned!

  • Coloring Black and White

    Coloring Black and White

    The tip I'm going to share with you is very easy, fast and, in my opinion, gives really bright results. You only need black and white photos and permanent markers.

  • Thanks to a Size Error: The Fateful Frame Mask of Diana.

    Thanks to a Size Error: The Fateful Frame Mask of Diana.

    You forget to put the mask frame and set the frame counter on 16 shots. You are convinced that you had immortalized the landscape. Look at the pictures and do not know why they seem like Dalì's puzzles. Well, you forgot the mask frame home.

  • Shoot with Redscale in Overcast Weather!

    Shoot with Redscale in Overcast Weather!

    Do you like overcast weather? I prefer sunny days for going out and shooting films, however, I also do like overcast because it's the best time to shoot with redscale! I love shooting in redscale, and in this article I'll let you in on secrets for how to master shooting in redscale in overcast weather!