• A Box for Film, Photos, and Photo Gear With a Personal Touch!

    written by dux_x on 2013-03-29 #gear #tutorials
    A Box for Film, Photos, and Photo Gear With a Personal Touch!

    This box is not only ideal for keeping small important photography-related objects, but it also looks good and makes your shelf much more interesting.

  • Somebody's Trash is Someone Else's Treasure: Analogue Cameras Retrieved from the Dumpster

    written by dux_x on 2012-06-01
    Somebody's Trash is Someone Else's Treasure: Analogue Cameras Retrieved from the Dumpster

    Listening to Garbage's album "Not Your Kind of People" and thinking about the meaning of their name (garbage is trash, but the band sounds great) I got myself remembering how many times someone threw away a camera (or any analogue device) believing it was trash at the same time that, for us, it's a treasure! Definitely, they are not our kind of people!

  • It's Not Enough To Own Cameras, You've Got To Share!

    written by dux_x on 2012-03-21 #videos
    It's Not Enough To Own Cameras, You've Got To Share!

    I had already photographed my camera collection, but since then it has changed a lot! New cameras were added and old ones went away. After a lot of trading, selling, buying and other crazy business, I wanna share with you the new face of my collection!

  • Shooting With X-Rays

    written by dux_x on 2012-01-19 #gear #tutorials
    Shooting With X-Rays

    An X-ray is like a picture, except the fact that it uses the infamous x-rays instead of visible light. Another difference is that in photography we usually capture the light that is reflected by objects, while in x-ray capture the rays pass through the objects, more precisely our body. But if it were an analogue camera?

  • Sprocket Holes: 135 Film in a 120 Roll

    written by dux_x on 2012-01-12 #gear #tutorials
    Sprocket Holes: 135 Film in a 120 Roll

    There are many ways of shooting with 135 in a 120 camera to sensitize the sprocket holes. This is an option in wich you can use the paper protection roll of 120 films.

  • Quickie Tipster: Used and Unused Films

    written by dux_x on 2012-01-10 #gear #tutorials
    Quickie Tipster: Used and Unused Films

    If you are a crazy photographer and you keep your unexposed and used films together, and also have multiple cameras loaded at the same time, having a bit of discipline and organization can be a great idea.

  • Planes, Engineering, and Black and White Photography

    written by dux_x on 2011-12-10
    Planes, Engineering, and Black and White Photography

    I found these pictures while I was looking for old cameras from my father's collection. My father was a great photographer, and back in the 70's, he was very active. Analog photography was very prevalent in his family. Today, he is retired, but his work was too great to remain in a box.

  • Recycling Spools and Canisters

    written by dux_x on 2011-02-19 #gear #tutorials
    Recycling Spools and Canisters

    Always ask for your lab to give you back the film spools and canisters after developing. Just ask them to give it back to you afterwards.

  • Lomography on the Beach - Off season

    written by dux_x on 2011-01-10 #gear #tutorials
    Lomography on the Beach - Off season

    The middle of the year in Brazil is the ideal time to make a trip to the beach without the summer havoc. The cool weather invites you to spend more time clicking away with your camera than fooling around in the beach. These are my suggestions of cameras to take in this trip.

  • The Great LOMO LC-A Race Journal Update: South America Team

    written by dux_x on 2009-10-05 #news
    The Great LOMO LC-A Race Journal Update: South America Team

    Greetings from South America! I want to show to you my scrapped-lomonotebook pages, for the Great LC-A+ Race.

  • The Diana+ Lens Cap Security Cord

    written by dux_x on 2009-09-21 #gear #tutorials
    The Diana+ Lens Cap Security Cord

    In the past they say to you "get rid of that lens cap", but today I say "lens cap protect your baby Diana lens". To keep this important piece of your camera you can try this tip!

  • How to Reload a Used Disposable Camera

    written by dux_x on 2009-04-16 #gear #tutorials
    How to Reload a Used Disposable Camera

    A short video that show how to reload used disposable cameras and how to do multiple exposures with some models.

  • Protect Your Films from Heat without a Refrigerator

    written by dux_x on 2009-04-14 #gear #tutorials
    Protect Your Films from Heat without a Refrigerator

    If your mother or your wife didn´t let you store your films in the fridge you can protect your films from heat with a simple thermic bag and a cool and dry place.

  • Agfa Clack - A Sad Story with a Happy Ending!

    written by dux_x on 2009-04-11 #gear
    Agfa Clack - A Sad Story with a Happy Ending!

    A medium format camera this piece of German optical engineering gives 8 frames per roll!

  • How to Prevent Extreme Light Leaks on Diana Cameras

    written by dux_x on 2009-04-10 #gear #tutorials
    How to Prevent Extreme Light Leaks on Diana Cameras

    Light leaks are ok, we love it, we want it, but as they say "too much of everything is no good at all". Well, I love light leaks, but extreme light leaks can ruin your next Diana piece of art.

  • Pentax MX - A Small Wonder of the 70's

    written by dux_x on 2009-03-17 #gear
    Pentax MX - A Small Wonder of the 70's

    It´s build like a tank and can survive the worst places of the world. The Pentax MX was a small wonder of the 70´s Japanese optical and mechanical engineering.

  • Foma Fortepan (35mm, 100 iso) user-review

    written by dux_x on 2009-02-08 #gear
    Foma Fortepan (35mm, 100 iso) user-review

    Such a cool and affordable B/W film available in the market. Has an odd grain and smooth tonal shades and it´s perfect for Lomography especially when it´s outdated.

  • Parque das Águas

    written by dux_x on 2009-01-29 #places
    Parque das Águas

    It´s a huge park inside the heart of the Sao Lourenço city, one most famous tourist destiny in Brazil, and one smallest Brazilian town (second smallest, actually), and it´s name is “Parque das Águas”.

  • Car Museum

    written by dux_x on 2009-01-07 #places
    Car Museum

    If you like cars and old stuff you must know the Car Museum, in Ubatuba-SP-Brasil.

  • Bairro da Liberdade

    written by dux_x on 2008-12-11 #places
    Bairro da Liberdade

    It’s exactly like the rest of Brazil, a beautiful mix of cultures, colors, origins, but mostly, this neighborhood is a very exciting piece of Japanese country.

  • Colorfish Splasheye Dream Team

    written by dux_x on 2008-12-06 #news
    Colorfish Splasheye Dream Team

    The colorfish splasheye Dream Team will fill your life with light bubbles and flash roundness. Forget the built in flash, put together these two Lomographic genius tools to explode your brain with perfectly rounded capsules filled up with colored lights. Choose the color of your taste, or choose the color that represents your deeper feeling.

  • Kodak Pro Image (35mm, 100 iso) user-review

    written by dux_x on 2008-11-20 #gear
    Kodak Pro Image (35mm, 100 iso) user-review

    LC-A`s best friend: Everybody loves xpro and use it like a lomographic language, but nothing compares to the beauty and versatility of the Kodak Proimage 100. Fine grain combined with beautiful colors and honest price.

  • A night at the Carnival - Geraldo Costa Square

    written by dux_x on 2008-11-19 #places
    A night at the Carnival - Geraldo Costa Square

    Some small towns have a big square where these little Carnival stops on special dates. By the nature of these places, with a lot of colorful things and full of neon or lights, it´s a perfect spot to take your lomo lc-a to a night safari. I call it safari because you´ll find many human "subjects" to "hunt", if you know what I mean. Every type of people come to the Carnival at night on the weekend, and you´ll be pleased with the portraits possibilities.

  • Itaguá Beach Pier

    written by dux_x on 2008-05-09 #places
    Itaguá Beach Pier

    Located in Ubatuba city, Itagua Beach offers many options for people who like to photograph urban areas, amazing nature, people having fun at night, great bars and restaurants of the city, and during the day, one finds gorgeous and calm places, as the Itagua Beach Pier, where people usually go to fish, swim or just relax.

  • Coisa Fina Parties

    written by dux_x on 2008-05-09 #places
    Coisa Fina Parties

    Four parties, four weeks, every April on Fridays. They are called "CoisaFina parties" and take place in

  • Handicraft Ceramic Atelier

    written by dux_x on 2008-04-27 #places
    Handicraft Ceramic Atelier

    In a place where culture, history, fire and tradition are moulding unique pieces made of clay and cooked in giant oven, you'll be able to be in touch with the rich Brazilian past. The ceramics handcraftsmanship is alive inside theses houses, old red brick ovens and mountains. A beautiful place surrounded by mountains (Serra do Mar, Serra da Mantiqueira and Serra da Quebra-Cangalha). The city starts where once was an old King's warehouse, in the middle of the Estrada Real (the road where gold was transported to the Port, in Paraty-RJ).

  • Weird Easter Tradition

    written by dux_x on 2008-04-27 #places
    Weird Easter Tradition

    It is a little bit weird so don't laugh, please. Well, my family had this old tradition: hiding a lot of eggs over the house for the kids for searching and then later seeking them. The kids work the whole morning till they find the eggs and eat them. But you ask, "Ok, but everybody does it". The difference here is, the Easter character isn't the rabbit (here you can see our rabbit that loves another holiday, the rabbit thinks he is Santa, but well, he had his own problems, ok?). So, back to my history, our Easter character is that little dwarf like creature from "Snow White movie". Do you know him? That very little and very old person who saved the Snow White from a terrible fate: the wedding with that boring prince from a sort of kingdom about what you never heard before. Anyway, they are the little guys who deliver theses delicious chocolate eggs and stuff to the kids of my family. It's weird, but it's true. They live in our garden working on some stuff around the year, but during the Easter they prepare and hide the eggs for us. You can search for those little guys right here, near my house in Taubaté, Sao Paulo: the Taubaté's Horto Municipal (city garden), a beautiful garden and rain forest animals' sanctuary, with little lakes and a lot of bushes and small trees, a perfect place to hide some chocolate eggs for your children or spend your time with Lomography.

  • Sítio do Picapau Amarelo

    written by dux_x on 2008-04-27 #places
    Sítio do Picapau Amarelo

    The legendary Sítio do pica-pau amarelo, in Taubaté, where Monteiro Lobato grew up. He was a great writer, and wrote about amazing adventures in his books. Every Brazilian kid knows who this man was Where before were his grandfather lands, remains the old house (now is a museum of Lobato´s work), place of many historic stories that inspired Monteiro Lobato to create characters like Narizinho, Joãozinho, Dona Benta, Tia Anastácia and, of course, the fabric doll, Emilia. I'm living in this city, and ask you to come here to see this place: the old house, the same trees that we know from the books, the characters statues, and you even can watch a little play of one of his famous stories from the collection "Sítio do Picapau Amarelo". And try to read some of his books. It's very good literature.

  • Christmas Party in tropics

    written by dux_x on 2008-04-27 #places
    Christmas Party in tropics

    Cold and classical Christmas Party in the hot, hot tropical summer.

  • Train Station - Eugenio Lefreve

    written by dux_x on 2008-04-27 #places
    Train Station - Eugenio Lefreve

    Up to the mountains, up to the sky. Santo Antonio do Pinhal, in the middle of Serra da Mantiqueira, is a beautiful little city. With waterfalls, hiking spots, restaurants, and small hotels, the city is perfect place to stay and joy the altitude (almost 1.300 m) and the nature. But the best place to go with your Lomos is the Train Station, where you can eat, drink hot coffee and feel like you travel back through time, with old architecture and the beautiful gardens. Walk through the train tracks, smell the cold air, visit the Holy Mother Statue, where you can see the entire valley ahead. What a splendid view. Winter is the best time to go there. But even in the summer you can feel the great weather of the mountains. But watch out, the train is coming and you don't want to be in front of it.

  • Vicentina Aranha Hospital

    written by dux_x on 2008-04-27 #places
    Vicentina Aranha Hospital

    It used to be a geriatric hospital once, long-long-long time ago and was a place to treat breathing issues. By now it's closed and abandoned. A very impressive place, located on very rich neighborhood in São José dos Campos. The Vicentina Aranha hospital started its activities in 1914 and closed its doors in 2004, after 90 years saving peoples life.

  • Praia Grande

    written by dux_x on 2008-04-27 #places
    Praia Grande

    Praia Grande is one of the most popular Sao Paulo's beaches on the northern coast of Brazil. When you are in Ubatuba and looking for some crazy action, Praia Grande is the place for you. Waves, music, people, beer and Sun on almost 2 km long sandy beach by the South Atlantic Ocean.

  • Gardens at Jorge Zarur Avenue

    written by dux_x on 2008-04-27 #places
    Gardens at Jorge Zarur Avenue

    Streets at night always have some good spots to go to with your lomographic piece of equipment. And here in Brazil, it's not different. This is an avenue on São José dos Campos, a city near mine. It's the way to one of most famous Malls of the city: Shopping Colinas.

  • Santo Antônio do Pinhal

    written by dux_x on 2008-04-27 #places
    Santo Antônio do Pinhal

    Feel the mountains' fresh air. Hear the sound of nature. Taste the flavor of this little place called Santo Antonio do Pinhal, a town on the mountains, where the local way of life is the law. And Santo Antonio is affordable (you don't need much money to eat or stay well there).

  • Little abandoned houses

    written by dux_x on 2008-04-27 #places
    Little abandoned houses

    Are you afraid of dark? Do you believe in witches? Do you see ghosts? Do you have experienced any paranormal stuff? Do you sleep with the lights on? Me neither. But houses like these have attracted me for a long time. What do you think when you see little houses like these? Places like this one totally scare me. A lot! But I like it a lot too and I think some of another people actually do too, so it's a great way to spend a lot of films and feel a little bit scared.

  • Pedra do Baú - Chest Rock

    written by dux_x on 2008-04-27 #places
    Pedra do Baú - Chest Rock

    "Above the clouds I see my shadow fly"... with this song inside my head, and wind on my face, climbing the Pedra do Baú is easy as the breeze. Leave all these bricks and walls behind you in the city and come here, at Vale do Paraíba almost the highest point of Brazil and feel the freedom, the pure air and a sort of nirvana state. People go up theses iron stairs fixed on the stone, step by step, to see the nature's beauty above an altitude of 1.700 meters, where you can see the entire valley between Serra do Mar and Serra da Mantiqueira. The big granite rock known as Pedra do Baú was a real challenge for those in search for some hardcore climbing "without stairs" (only professional people allowed, ok?!) or for normal people like you and me, who only want good moments in nature (use those stairs, of course). But be prepared to walk a lot: hiking one or two hours into the forest before you get the iron stairway to heaven. But the view…oh the view. That's magnificent view the only thing that really matters here. Don't miss this place.

  • Santa Terezinha Square

    written by dux_x on 2008-04-27 #places
    Santa Terezinha Square

    Santa Terezinha Square is a wonderful place in Taubate City. It's a good spot to have a nice time with your family and friends on weekends. With a beautiful garden, it is the perfect place to meet other people, see folk music shows, eat some of the delicious local food, like "pastel" (fried rissole) and sugar cane juice. There you can see the Santa Terezinha Church too, with the famous stained glass windows, with all Jesus history and gorgeous neo-gothic architecture (perfect Lomo subject). The Square once was the Taubaté's downtown area. It was a long time ago. Now it is a place to exercise your faith, playing with your kids or just walk in a beautiful garden.

  • Saint Clair Convent Cemetery

    written by dux_x on 2008-04-27 #places
    Saint Clair Convent Cemetery

    The Franciscans funded the Saint Clair Convent back in 1673 and their cemetery is on the right side of the convent complex. It's very peaceful place, where Taubaté's people commemorate their loved and missed ones. It's one of oldest cemeteries of the city. On that same cemetery were they buried lots of important Taubaté's historical characters, we can see many Christ's statues, cool stone tombstones and the richest families mausoleums that are very creepy at night (ok, I can walk inside the cemetery at night, but shhhhh, don't tell to anyone), but very cool to shot at daytime.

  • Carnival In The Mountains

    written by dux_x on 2008-04-27 #places
    Carnival In The Mountains

    Everyone on this planet know the Brazilian carnivals. Everyone have heard about the Rio de Janeiro with that stuff like "the greatest show on Earth", and other bla bla bla. Well, guys, you need to know the Brazilian carnival like I know: diving into the countryside and discovering the real experience on these old and traditional streets in these traditional little Brazilian cities.

  • City Festival

    written by dux_x on 2008-04-27 #places
    City Festival

    In July, every year, São José dos Campos has a great outdoor festival for celebrating the city's birthday. This great festivity takes place in the best park of the city: Roberto Burle Marx Park. With lots of people coming from every corner of São José dos Campos, the big park becomes crowded from the morning till the end of afternoon on the weekend. People come because of big concerts and the amazing threes that surround the entire park.