• Subtle Elegance from Kentmere 400

    written by carmenism on 2011-08-15 #gear
    Subtle Elegance from Kentmere 400

    The soft tones provided by Kentmere 400 are indispensable in attaining those moody, noir-inspired effects. A film not to be overlooked, consider the Kentmere 400 to be your new best black and white friend when faster film is a must.

  • New Hampshire Roller Derby

    written by carmenism on 2011-06-20 #places
    New Hampshire Roller Derby

    Roller derby, a sport with a long and interesting history, suffers the same fate of many female-based competitive sports in America: a relatively small number of fans and very little public exposure. Recently, I discovered firsthand that roller derby deserves much more attention and appreciation when my university hosted a game for local teams.

  • Disderi Robot 3

    written by carmenism on 2011-06-05 #gear
    Disderi Robot 3

    Normally, I wait until I have had a chance to try several rolls of film out before I review a camera. But I am so excited about the Disderi Robot 3 that I am writing about it after only one roll of film! This is one little plastic contraption that is not to be underestimated!

  • Diana Mini

    written by carmenism on 2011-05-27 #gear
    Diana Mini

    For months, I stalked the Diana Mini on the Lomography shop and eBay, admiring its compact cuteness and its two modes to photograph in, but inexplicably hesitant to buy one. Then the white Diana Mini came out and I decided to go for it...

  • Pentax ME Super

    written by carmenism on 2011-05-06 #gear
    Pentax ME Super

    For years, the different numbers, knobs, and settings of SLR cameras frightened me. But the Pentax ME Super showed me there is nothing to fear! Learning to use an SLR is a great step in any lomographer's journey and the Pentax ME Super is great for that.

  • Carmel-by-the-Sea

    written by carmenism on 2011-04-12 #places

    Carmel-by-the-Sea was named Carmel by a Carmelite friar named Sebastian Vizcaino after his patron saint, Our Lady of Mount Carmel. Being a Carmen and knowing my name is originally a diminutive form of Carmel, which was made into a name as an homage to Our Lady of Mount Carmel, I had to visit Carmel-by-the-Sea of course. (Try saying all of that two times fast...) However, you do not need to be named Carmen to enjoy Carmel-by-the-Sea!

  • Boston Portsmouth Air Show

    written by carmenism on 2011-04-11 #places
    Boston Portsmouth Air Show

    Last summer, I went to the Boston Portsmouth Air Show at the Portsmouth International Airport at Pease, which was the first annual show of its kind. Combined with a clear, sunny weather, it made for a great first experience using slide film. There were oodles of planes of all shapes and sizes to explore and various back-to-back flying exhibitions to check out. Best of all, being an aviation enthusiast or expert was not required to appreciate all of these unique sights!

  • How Lomography Continues to Change My Lifestyle

    written by carmenism on 2011-04-11
    How Lomography Continues to Change My Lifestyle

    Your average story of a refugee from the digital world, discovering wonderful sites and occasions around her with some thanks to photons being captured on some film.

  • Spring Arrives Early at University of New Hampshire Greenhouses

    written by carmenism on 2011-04-06 #places
    Spring Arrives Early at University of New Hampshire Greenhouses

    In a cold state like New Hampshire, any break from winter is welcome, which the Macfarlane Greenhouses at the University of New Hampshire blissfully provide. Furthermore, the huge variety of plant life provides for many wonderful photo opportunities. Dress for a warmer climate and be sure you bring enough film!

  • Canobie Lake Park

    written by carmenism on 2011-02-11 #places
    Canobie Lake Park

    Canobie Lake Park is a fun place full of lomographic potential. With a wonderful mix of old-time and classic attractions next to more modern rides suited to satisfy thrill-seekers, you will have to remind yourself to stop taking pictures so you can enjoy going on a few rides too!

  • Multiple Exposures for Beginners

    written by carmenism on 2011-02-10 #gear #tutorials
    Multiple Exposures for Beginners

    New to Lomography? Have you been wondering how other people have been able to blend pictures together? You have come to the right place. With the technique of multiple exposure, you will find yourself achieving works of art that digital photography cannot compete with!

  • The Past Preserved at Robie's Country Store

    written by carmenism on 2011-02-08 #places
    The Past Preserved at Robie's Country Store

    Hooksett, the small town I come from in New Hampshire, does not have much to show for itself these days. Littered with shopping plazas and used car dealerships, little evidence remains of what was once both a beautiful tourist destination and a bustling manufacturing village in decades long past. Perhaps the only remnant of these times is Robie's Country Store, a lone testament of more fruitful days for my community.

  • La Misión del Gloriosísimo Patriarca Señor San José

    written by carmenism on 2011-02-07 #places
    La Misión del Gloriosísimo Patriarca Señor San José

    As a New Englander, Spanish missions are both foreign and fascinating to me. With this being the first mission I have ever visited, I am by no means an expert on what a mission typically entails. However, I can assure you that Mission San José is picturesque enough to be well worth more than the suggested three dollar donation.

  • Portsmouth, New Hampshire

    written by carmenism on 2010-08-06 #places
    Portsmouth, New Hampshire

    Portsmouth is a small but colorful harbor city, and is guaranteed to make for a dandy day and fun photos! Full of interesting stuff for tourists like festivals, the Music Hall, the USS Albacore and the like, Portsmouth sure has something for everyone!