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  • Z is for 'Zen'

    shared by buckshot on 2012-06-04

    Because you need to have the patience of a Zen Master to wait... for the right moment to take your shot... for the right light... for the right weather conditions... to save enough money for a new camera or more film... for your films to come back from the lab... to upload and tag all your shots... for those first precious likes(!)... But it's all oh so worth it when you get the perfect result in the end. And this, my friends, is where my little A-Z of Lomography ends too. Hope you liked it, and thanks very much for your visit! :-)

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  • Y is for 'Your way'

    shared by buckshot on 2012-06-04

    Because Lomographers are rebels who respect no rules and never compromise their individuality for anything or anyone. They look authorities and established conventions straight in the eye and say, "You know where you can stick your conformity, buster - I'm doing this *my* way!"

  • X is for 'X-pro' (of course!)

    shared by buckshot on 2012-06-03

    Cross-processing slide film using the C-41 process normally intended for processing regular colour-negative film produces wild colour shifts, highly saturated colours and larger grain - resulting in a look that is perhaps *the* defining trademark of Lomographic photography.

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  • W is for 'Winning...!'

    shared by buckshot on 2012-06-03

    ... and for the tremendous sense of satisfaction you get from winning a prize in one of the fantastic Lomography competitions, like I did for this shot! (See Tori Amos competition results here: http://www.lomography.com/magazine/competitions/2011/09/30/lomography-proudly-presents-the-tori-amos-inspiration-competition-winners-announcement ) Thanks again, Tori and LSI :-)

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  • V is for 'Vignettage'

    shared by buckshot on 2012-06-03

    Those dark corners - produced by the barrel of the lens intruding into the frame's view - serve to concentrate the eye on the centre of the image. This effect, known as 'vignettage', is one of the signature looks of Lomography. I find it's easiest to achieve on a Diana F+ with the standard 55mm lens.

  • U is for 'Unexpected'

    shared by buckshot on 2012-06-09

    Because Lomography is about trying something new, experimenting with the untried, breaking with convention and, often, getting unexpected results — which may be great or may be awful ;-) In this shot, for example, I took a double exposure (for the first time in my life) with the Diana F+, using the 38mm super-wide lens for the first exposure, then removing the lens and taking a 'pinhole' shot (also for the first time in my life) for the second exposure. Although I planned it quite carefully, I sure as hell had no idea what it would look like until I got it back from the lab. The unexpectedness of the final outcome of your shots is just one of the things that makes Lomography so much more fun and exciting than digital photography.

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  • S is for 'Sprockets'

    shared by buckshot on 2012-06-03

    Film is so precious to Lomographers that we use every available millimetre of it - including the sprockets!

  • T is for 'Toy cameras'

    shared by buckshot on 2012-06-09

    Some call them toy cameras, some call them "plastic fantastic", some call them cheap pieces of useless crap... I call them Lomo Lovemachines! And, boy, if these are toys, I wanna stay a kid forever! ;-)

  • R is for 'Redscale'

    shared by buckshot on 2012-06-01

    A process that involves reversing a film to shoot through the browny/red-tinted backing-layer — or simply shooting a pre-prepared roll of Redscale bought from the good folks at your local Lomography store! Either way, it produces an effect that my eyes sometimes create naturally the morning after a few too many rum and cokes ;-b

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  • P is for 'Piggies!'

    shared by buckshot on 2012-06-01

    No, not the piggies that you win to get discounts on piggylicious Lomography products, unfortunately... but they're cool too, of course! The particular piggy in this shot is one that was flown over a disused power station in London in 2011 as part of a recreation of the cover-shot of Pink Floyd's epic album 'Animals', covered in more detail in my own album here: http://www.lomography.com/homes/buckshot/albums/1761052-cloudy-with-a-chance-of-pork-chops

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  • Q is for 'Quirky'

    shared by buckshot on 2012-06-04

    Lomography is not about following conventions: it's about breaking the rules, being left of centre, looking at life from a different angle, trying new things, deviating from accepted wisdom, seeking out peculiarities and finding your own, unique perspective. The quirkier the shot, the more character it has, and that's what makes the difference between a good photograph and a mere snapshot.

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  • O is for 'Obsession'

    shared by buckshot on 2012-06-09

    Because, sooner or later, every Lomographer becomes obsessed with collecting cameras and accessories, buying new films to try out, experimenting with funky new techniques, talking about photography with friends, checking the Lomography website 20 times a day... and taking countless photographs, of course!

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  • N is for 'NOT DIGITAL!!!'

    shared by buckshot on 2012-06-09

    Otherwise it just ain't Lomography, no siree no! This shot, by the way, is of my very first Lomo lovemachine: the Diana F+ 'El Toro' edition. Ain't she a beauty...?

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  • L is for 'Light leaks'

    shared by buckshot on 2012-05-31

    Because Лomo Лikes it Лeaky ;-)

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  • M is for 'Monochrome'

    shared by buckshot on 2012-05-31

    That's the fancy word for black & white, in case ya didn't know ;-) Monochrome photography was good enough for Ansel Adams, Henri Cartier-Bresson, Eugène Atget, Robert Doisneau, Robert Capa and Eugene Smith, among other greats, and it's sure as hell good enough for me!

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  • K is for 'Kodak Ektachrome'

    shared by buckshot on 2012-06-01

    Quite possibly the best film ever made... except maybe for another 'K' — Kodak Aerochrome EIR — but I haven't had the pleasure of getting my hands on a roll of that yet...

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  • J is for 'Junk food'

    shared by buckshot on 2012-06-01

    Because Lomographers are too busy hunting the next epic shot to have time for gourmet self-indulgences, damn it! Just fuel us enough on fast food to get us back out on the road with another roll of film, baby. We may live like paupers, but our dreams are the dreams of Kings!

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  • I is for 'Individuality'

    shared by buckshot on 2012-06-09

    I take a photo of a bicycle, you take a photo of a bicycle, he takes a photo of a bicycle, she takes a photo of a bicycle... but every shot will be different, determined by each Lomographer's choice of bicycle, choice of background, choice of composition, framing, angle, exposure, timing, camera, lens, film, processing... the possibilities are almost endless, with each choice being influenced by the individuality of each Lomographer. And that's what makes every Lomograph special and unique. Yes, we are all individuals! ;-)

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  • G is for 'Grain'

    shared by buckshot on 2012-06-04

    If it ain't got grain, it ain't analogue, and if it ain't analogue, it ain't no rock 'n roll to me!

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  • F is for 'Fantasy'

    shared by buckshot on 2012-06-04

    Lomographers don't look at the world the same way 'normal' people do... their eyes are always on the lookout for an unusual subject, a pleasing composition, a different angle, an interesting juxtaposition of shapes, a harmony of patterns, a balance of light and shade, an uncommon combination of colours, strong textures and subtle nuances of all these elements in just the right proportion to create something new, something exciting, something dramatic, something poetic, something dreamy... anything that captures their fantasy.

  • E is for 'E6 processing'

    shared by buckshot on 2012-06-01

    Because that's how the good folks at Fuji and Kodak *intended* you to process their precious and oh-so-beautiful slide films, boys and girls!

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  • C is for 'Close-up'

    shared by buckshot on 2012-06-01

    Get up close and personal with a macro lens or, as used here, the close-up attachment for the Diana F+ 55mm lens.

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    shared by julievandoninck on 2012-06-05

  • D is for 'Doubles'

    shared by buckshot on 2012-06-01

    Double exposures are great fun — and they give you twice the value of your film-frame too! Not something to be dismissed lightly in these troubled economic times ;-) Then there's 'doubling' with a friend too, of course, when you get to reshoot a roll of film that's already been shot by a fellow Lomographer. I haven't actually done this myself yet, but, hey, I'm open to any offers, amigos...! ;-)

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  • B is for 'Boats'

    shared by buckshot on 2012-05-31

    Because my personal golden rule of Lomography is, 'Whatever floats your boat!'

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  • A is for 'Apple'

    shared by buckshot on 2012-06-09

    Welcome to my little A-Z of Lomography! It begins with 'A is for Apple' because that's the tradition (at least in English), and some traditions you just don't mess with, my friend! But you're allowed... no, expected!... to give them a little Lomographic twist, of course ;-)

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  • #16229888

    shared by julievandoninck on 2012-06-05

  • H is for 'hodachrome'

    shared by buckshot on 2012-06-04

    Because @hodachrome is the King of the Lomosphere. Basically, he's Elvis ;-) Check out his incredible work in his Lomohome: http://www.lomography.com/homes/hodachrome

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  • #16229890

    shared by julievandoninck on 2012-06-05

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    shared by julievandoninck on 2012-06-05

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    shared by julievandoninck on 2012-06-05

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  • analogue treasures.

    shared by kekskonstrukt on 2012-06-05

    my analog camera collection.

  • analogue treasures.

    shared by kekskonstrukt on 2012-06-05

    my analog camera collection.

  • analogue treasures.

    shared by kekskonstrukt on 2012-06-05

    some of my other tools to create pictures :)

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  • #16050401

    shared by naiseta on 2012-05-13

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  • analogue treasures.

    shared by kekskonstrukt on 2012-06-05

    some of my other tools to create pictures :)

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    shared by kekskonstrukt on 2012-06-09

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    shared by kekskonstrukt on 2012-06-09

  • La flor del almendro a principios de primavera

    shared by naiseta on 2012-05-13

    Qué espectáculo tan esperado: los campos parecen nevados pero en realidad son las flores que cubren los árboles con su delicada belleza

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  • #16050434

    shared by naiseta on 2012-05-13

    Me gusta esta foto pues es de las primeras análogas que tomé. Para mi representa un típico dia de viento en mi casa de campo, un paisaje con el que he crecido y al que adoro

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    shared by sudhashunmu on 2012-06-09

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    shared by endowaty on 2012-06-10

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  • Spotted: Spinner 360° on My Paper!

    written by denisesanjose on 2012-06-12 #news
    Spotted: Spinner 360° on My Paper!

    We're feeling great about the good press Lomography's been getting lately, especially our features on The New York Times! In a reprint on Singapore's My Paper, they highlight one of our bestsellers and crowdpleasers: the panoramic Spinner 360°! Read on to see their praise of old-school cameras!

  • Doubles with goonies

    shared by qrro on 2012-06-12

    doubles with my friend Mario, check his lomohome http://www.lomography.com/homes/goonies

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  • Doubles with goonies

    shared by qrro on 2012-06-12

    doubles with my friend Mario, check his lomohome http://www.lomography.com/homes/goonies

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  • Doubles with goonies

    shared by qrro on 2012-06-12

    doubles with my friend Mario, check his lomohome http://www.lomography.com/homes/goonies

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