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  • Fire Woman and Man with B Setting and Some Light Sticks

    written by kylethefrench on 2012-04-16 #gear #tutorials
    Fire Woman and Man with B Setting and Some Light Sticks

    Making your friends and family burn up is easier and safer than you think.

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  • Light Painting: Wheel in the Sky

    written by kylethefrench on 2012-03-30 #gear #tutorials
    Light Painting: Wheel in the Sky

    The wheel in the sky keeps on turning, but with these simple tips you can keep on rolling to light painting heaven.

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  • Endless Fishy Panoramics

    written by kylethefrench on 2011-08-11 #gear #tutorials
    Endless Fishy Panoramics

    That special little rewind knob makes this little fishy a panoramic machine! Check out how exactly you can make panoramas with your La Sardina cameras after the jump!

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  • Sprocket Rocket Fisheyes

    written by kylethefrench on 2011-05-24 #gear #tutorials
    Sprocket Rocket Fisheyes

    This is just a quick little trick to get yourself some more fisheye shots in your life.

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  • Long Portraits

    written by kylethefrench on 2011-04-29 #gear #tutorials
    Long Portraits

    To make a clever portrait just stretch it long and give me more, more, more!

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  • LomoPeople: Momma

    written by kylethefrench on 2011-03-24
    LomoPeople: Momma

    You best treat your Momma right because she is one hell of a guy.

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  • Light Box

    written by kylethefrench on 2011-03-11 #gear #tutorials
    Light Box

    An easy way to create written text or pictures with light without guessing what it will look like.

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  • Quick and Easy Reds

    written by kylethefrench on 2011-03-10 #gear #tutorials
    Quick and Easy Reds

    If you love redscale but find it tough to make your own or wait for your next LSI shipment then try this quick and easy way to get redscale.

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  • Light Spirographs

    written by kylethefrench on 2011-02-16 #gear #tutorials
    Light Spirographs

    You may remember the lowly Spirograph toy from your youth and the joy of geometric art it created. Now you can mix your love of old time kitschy toys with your love of lomo.

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  • Broken Bokeh

    written by kylethefrench on 2011-01-24 #gear #tutorials
    Broken Bokeh

    Remember the final golden rule? Don't worry about breaking the bokeh rules.

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  • Cut Your Own Christmas Tree at the EGF and G Club

    written by kylethefrench on 2010-12-27 #places
    Cut Your Own Christmas Tree at the EGF and G Club

    If you want to cut down your own tree and support a local conservation organization hit up the East Glastonbury Fish and Game Club Tree Farm in December. Not only will you be able to support a good cause but it also provides for quality family time and lots of photo ops with your Lomo camera.

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  • It's a Christmas Miracle

    written by kylethefrench on 2010-12-25 #places
    It's a Christmas Miracle

    The best light show in town is available at no cost to you! If you want to get into the Christmas spirit, head out to LaSallette National Shrine in Massachusetts where you can enjoy a lovely celebration of religious and secular holiday traditions - for free!

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  • Twist and Flash

    written by kylethefrench on 2010-12-18 #gear #tutorials
    Twist and Flash

    No my picture isn't sliced and diced with scissors, it's sliced and diced with spinners.

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  • LomoPeople: Salute to the Nug

    written by kylethefrench on 2010-12-09
    LomoPeople: Salute to the Nug

    If you need someone to be all things in all photographic situations, call the nug. He travels, he poses, he hangs out in dark rooms perfectly still, and sometimes he wears a mask. Oh did I mention he's not afraid make sexy suggestions?

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  • Something's Fishy About That Multilens

    written by kylethefrench on 2010-11-18 #gear #tutorials
    Something's Fishy About That Multilens

    If you wanna make your multilens pop with fisheye flair then stock up on your door spies!

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  • Stutter Steps

    written by kylethefrench on 2010-11-12 #gear #tutorials
    Stutter Steps

    Use your multiple exposure camera to make your images shift and stutter for an otherworldly weirdness.

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  • A Whole New Era of Ghost

    written by kylethefrench on 2010-10-28 #gear #tutorials
    A Whole New Era of Ghost

    if you were a friend of friendly Casper then you will love to cross over to the other side in your photographs with this 3rd ghost method.

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  • Moonpies

    written by kylethefrench on 2010-06-29 #gear #tutorials
    Moonpies

    Fisheye the sky to make a moon in the day or night. I don’t think I invented this, I think my lomofriends did, either way, it's something I enjoyed doing and you should too.

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  • Somewhere over the Rainbow

    written by kylethefrench on 2010-05-20 #gear #tutorials
    Somewhere over the Rainbow

    Light-write the perfect rainbow when writing with light! You might be thinking it's something of a feat for you to have, but all you need is a little bit of your imagination and it'll be as easy peasy as lemon squeezy!

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  • Hats off!

    written by kylethefrench on 2010-04-23 #gear #tutorials
    Hats off!

    LED hat light makes the leopard change his stripes.

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  • Two Faces Are Better than One

    written by kylethefrench on 2010-03-09 #gear #tutorials
    Two Faces Are Better than One

    Use a B setting and a Colorsplash flash to make yourself a two-face, son!

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  • New York is Like a Lava, I Say!

    written by kylethefrench on 2010-02-27 #places
    New York is Like a Lava, I Say!

    The corner of Canal and Baxter is in the heart of China Town. There are a million reasons to travel own to this area of NYC. The best and worst of the past, the present, and the future are all here!

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  • I'll Have What She's Having

    written by kylethefrench on 2010-02-26 #places
    I'll Have What She's Having

    Katz Deli offers the oldest time deli-delights with a side of history, the New York attitude is complementary of course.

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  • Bent Plastic Dreams

    written by kylethefrench on 2010-01-22 #gear #tutorials
    Bent Plastic Dreams

    You can take a handy screw driver and jam your PN2011 lens open forever! The long exposure opportunities are endless.

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  • Leather and Lacy? Tough and Silky?

    written by kylethefrench on 2010-01-01 #gear #tutorials
    Leather and Lacy? Tough and Silky?

    Use some tough silk to make those lights drip. Just a simple filter over the lens can make your points of light shoot in straight lines making the whole thing look like Bowie 1979!

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  • The Light of the One Trick Pony

    written by kylethefrench on 2009-11-11 #gear #tutorials
    The Light of the One Trick Pony

    Basically this is the one trick that I am really good at: I go to crappy stores, buy crappy light-up toys, set up my thrift store tripod, roll out the long cable release, and get the B setting to work it!

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  • Black Light is Alright

    written by kylethefrench on 2009-10-31 #gear #tutorials
    Black Light is Alright

    Use one of those pen sized black lights for more than checking I.D.!

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  • Wuzhen China

    written by kylethefrench on 2009-10-17 #places
    Wuzhen China

    The Wuzhen refurbed water village is a place for the joys of a pleasant ville or Truman show type version of old china.

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  • Simple and Elegant Fisheyes

    written by kylethefrench on 2009-04-15 #gear #tutorials
    Simple and Elegant Fisheyes

    Use your LC-A Fisheye lens with your Vivitar Ultra Wide and Slim for understated grace and elegance.

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  • Barhopping at The Nexus of The Universe

    written by kylethefrench on 2009-03-29 #places
    Barhopping at The Nexus of The Universe

    Ain't nothing finer than an evening with friends at 1st and 1st.

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  • Re-use Your Fisheye Viewfinder

    written by kylethefrench on 2009-03-23 #gear #tutorials
    Re-use Your Fisheye Viewfinder

    Find out how you can get a Fisheye effect with any camera of your choice!

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  • Vivitar pn2011---- Hobo's Horizon

    written by kylethefrench on 2009-03-12 #gear
    Vivitar pn2011---- Hobo's Horizon

    It's a fake panoramic camera that lets you be versatile as you want to be.

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  • A Medical Mystery - Triples

    written by kylethefrench on 2009-01-22 #news
    A Medical Mystery - Triples

    I was trying to make doubles with xbalboax and I took pictures of the Atlantic ocean in Maine with a Fisheye and he took pix of main street in New York ... the crazy mistake part is that unknown to both of us the slide film (velvia 100 speed) bought from ebay was already exposed when purchased and the crazy thing is that we thought it was blank yet we were MISTAKEN! it was exposed with pictures of some kind of gross surgery probably they were slides that a professor took to use in a class at a medical school, either way everybody wins with this mistake, except maybe the patient--- these pictures are either really cool or really disgusting - some people might not even want to look at them, I think they are kind of right on though :)

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  • Pop 9 & The Holga Filter Set

    written by kylethefrench on 2008-12-31 #gear #tutorials
    Pop 9 & The Holga Filter Set

    This may be a little of an unorthodox combination because these items may not go together, but they do like you dropped your peanut butter on my chocolate and oh my chocolate is in your peanut butter style.

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  • The Church of the Good Shepard-Hartford

    written by kylethefrench on 2008-11-26 #places
    The Church of the Good Shepard-Hartford

    The thing about the USA and especially my area of it is that we have a forgotten history. People forget to mention things because it doesn’t fit nice and easy into our preferred narrative. Anyways in Connecticut our best industries have been things like tobacco farming, cloth production (from cotton grown by southern slaves), and gun making…. So you see why we try and forget?

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  • Old Sturbridge Village

    written by kylethefrench on 2008-11-01 #places
    Old Sturbridge Village

    Old Sturbridge Village, or OSV as locals call it, is a historical "amusement" park. Basically it is filled with buildings and actors and animals all acting like it is 1837 new England.

  • Rollei Retro (35mm, 400 iso) user-review

    written by kylethefrench on 2008-07-31 #gear
    Rollei Retro (35mm, 400 iso) user-review

    Black White and Blue: Rollei Retro keeps it dusty!

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  • Voodoo Spiritual Temple (New Orleans)

    written by kylethefrench on 2008-07-25 #places
    Voodoo Spiritual Temple (New Orleans)

    We went on an old time cemetery tour in New Orleans then our guide dropped us off at this weird spiritual center on rampart in a sketchy ass section of town. We go in and the place is a wet mess, stuff just everywhere in the gift shop, all dusty. Then this wacky priestess takes us in her backyard and into what was another building and it was a big room just filled with crap and rolled up money and candles and what not.

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  • Berlin Bowl

    written by kylethefrench on 2008-07-25 #places
    Berlin Bowl

    This is a super fun bowling alley on the Berlin turnpike, which was one of the original highways before we had real highways in America in the '50s. Anyways there are all manner of good popular bowling alleys down the street but this one is out of the way and no one really goes there.

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  • Bourbon Street (New Orleans)

    written by kylethefrench on 2008-07-25 #places
    Bourbon Street (New Orleans)

    This is where people flash their boobs and get the beads and show their gay junk depending on the time of year but it is more than that. It is like a history theme park and reminds me of Disney world but with tons of liquor and crime and the like. Most of these busted down buildings are from the French era mixed with the English and African and some pirates for spice, it is just lovely.

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  • St. Louis #1 (New Orleans)

    written by kylethefrench on 2008-07-24 #places
    St. Louis #1 (New Orleans)

    This is an old time, 1780s, cemetery in New Orleans LA USA. This lived through Katrina with only a bit of flooding. All the crypts are above ground because the city is below sea level. This is by the French quarter but is also near some real sketchy areas so don't just go there without a posse with you, mental patients and street people will rob you hardcore.

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  • Holy Land USA

    written by kylethefrench on 2008-07-22 #places
    Holy Land USA

    As a kid I used to be in the station wagon on the highway and when we would get to Waterbury Connecticut I would see a giant neon cross on top of a hill. I spent my whole life wondering what that was and then when I found out what it was,I Lomoed it up there one Saturday.

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  • East Cemetery

    written by kylethefrench on 2008-04-27 #places
    East Cemetery

    As you have read from the website this is an old azz cemetery dating back before the French and Indian War in the North American Colonies.

  • Long Sands

    written by kylethefrench on 2008-04-27 #places
    Long Sands

    Long Sands is a beach all long and sandy in Southern Maine. It was popular with native Americans before white people came as a place for fishing and harvesting 25 pound lobsters from off the rocks (for real 25 pounds was the common size before whitey came) and then settlers came in the 1630s. Some wars happened, many settlers and many more natives were killed, natives left, the sea-trade came. Crazy things happened like a mile out into the sea from this beach, there is a tiny rock outcropping called Boon Island where a ship crashed and the sailors were stuck out there, this is the 1850s, anyways they were stuck for a couple of months in the winter and they started to eat the dead guys to stay alive, we don't remember this in history because the Donner party is more famous now.

  • Provincetown

    written by kylethefrench on 2008-04-27 #places
    Provincetown

    Provincetown Mass USA is on the very tip of cape cod, this is the place that the pilgrims landed... then left. Later it's weird location all the way out at the end of the land became home to all manner of pirates who did things like leave church early when they saw a ship on the rocks for plunder from the church windows, the preacher had no choice but to let them go.

  • Fun-o-rama

    written by kylethefrench on 2008-04-27 #places
    Fun-o-rama

    Fun-o-rama is like this old azz arcade place right on the Short Sands beach, it is up in Southern Maine, USA. This beach town originally became a vacation spot for the rich and famous or at least upper class during the gilded age, Mark Twain stayed a long weekend once, anyways there are all these old type buildings that used to be grand hotels surrounding Fun-o-rama but this building is just a kid. After World War II Americans started to have the money for vacation, like regular working class Americans... my grandpa went for the first time to Fun-O-rama in 1948, the building was new, Skee-ball was a penny and the whole vacation costed him 65 dollars for the week. The rich left when the regular working man came and so now it s a very wacky mix.

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  • Kent Falls

    written by kylethefrench on 2008-04-27 #places
    Kent Falls

    Kent Falls is way on up in the corner of New England, basically there are a bunch of waterfalls there but also some picnicky fun. It originally was all set up for people when the new deal sent teenagers under the CCC program to fix it all up in the 30s. It kind of means a bunch to my family because my grandfather was in the CCC and my other grandfather went to the falls growing up, last time I went, I went with grandma and grandpa as well as my parents and nieces.