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  • True Romance? The Lomography Cine200 Tungsten Film 35mm

    written by myahcat on 2014-08-23 #gear
    True Romance? The Lomography Cine200 Tungsten Film 35mm

    Limited edition. Only 4,000 rolls available. What a way to tantalize the Lomographic community! But could a film billed as bringing back the "romantic experience of cinematic art" really live up to such a claim? Armed with just one roll of Lomography Cine200 Tungsten film, this skeptic had put it to the test.

  • Playing with Light: Lomography Redscale XR 50-200 120 Film

    written by myahcat on 2014-08-21 #gear
    Playing with Light: Lomography Redscale XR 50-200 120 Film

    It could be a risky combination: a film with an ISO range between 50 and 200, the Diana F+, and the British weather. But play carefully with the light and you can achieve some intense results.

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  • Kick-Off Country: Kicking Off the World Cup Blues in Paris

    written by myahcat on 2014-08-02 #places
    Kick-Off Country: Kicking Off the World Cup Blues in Paris

    Les Bleus may have been booted out of the World Cup by Germany, but for me France is always a winner. The number of places to go around Paris, especially, can never be exhausted: the Eiffel Tower, Sacré Cœur, the Seine, the Arc de Triomphe, and this time, I fell in love with the Cimetière du Père-Lachaise.

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  • LomoChrome Purple 120 and 35mm: Expect the Radical!

    written by myahcat on 2014-08-01 #gear
    LomoChrome Purple 120 and 35mm: Expect the Radical!

    I was given a roll of LomoChrome Purple 120 by a friend who was keen for me to try it out since he didn't have a medium format camera. I really didn't expect the results I got when I took it out for a test run on a bright winter's day in London.

  • Ride the Duck in London

    written by myahcat on 2014-03-11 #places
    Ride the Duck in London

    In many of the places I've travelled, I've seen small, yellow amphibious tour buses -- the ubiquitous 'Ducks.' In some places the pleasure cruisers are encouraged to blow duck whistles, but everywhere they tour on land before descending into the city's waterway. I decided to become a tourist in my own town and ride the London duck.

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  • The Tube: Why Do I Keep Going Back?

    written by myahcat on 2012-05-17 #places
    The Tube: Why Do I Keep Going Back?

    In my opinion, there's nowhere more interesting than a subway system, and none more so than the London Underground or 'Tube'. Every time I load some film into my camera I think, "no more Tube shots', but each time I still find myself Underground with my shutter open. I now have countless shots of the Tube. So, why do I keep going back?

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  • Dreaming Spires: Daytripping in Oxford

    written by myahcat on 2012-03-26 #places
    Dreaming Spires: Daytripping in Oxford

    Steeped in history and academia, Oxford is a great place to visit with a fully-loaded camera. Avoid the shops, and instead, take yourself on a walking tour of the colleges.

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  • Fritz the Blitz Flash: Light for the Flash-phobic

    written by myahcat on 2012-02-24 #gear
    Fritz the Blitz Flash: Light for the Flash-phobic

    I have a phobia. I am afraid of flash photography: washed out colours, bleached white faces of friends and family. I couldn't face it; I was in denial. I'd got used to saying to people, "No, I can't use this camera in this light -- I'd need a flash, and I never use a flash." Then, I got myself a Fritz the Blitz flash.

  • Pinks and Purples: Getting to Grips with the Lomography X Tungsten

    written by myahcat on 2011-11-23 #gear
    Pinks and Purples: Getting to Grips with the Lomography X Tungsten

    Whenever a new film comes out, or even an old one revisited, I like to try it out in my LC-A. My experience of shooting with the Lomography X Tungsten 64 35mm film was certainly interesting, from receiving the lively green developed film to seeing the range of gold, red, pink, and purple produced when cross-processed.

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  • Ancient Ruins through the Lomo Lens: Pompeii

    written by myahcat on 2011-11-14 #places
    Ancient Ruins through the Lomo Lens: Pompeii

    How many times when you visit an archaeological site of some kind, do you see tourists weighed down by their heavy camera gear? Leave the digital grind behind, sling a Diana F+ around your shoulders, slip a couple of additional lenses into your pocket, and see those ancient monuments from a different perspective.

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  • World Zombie Day: Outbreak in London

    written by myahcat on 2011-10-20 #places
    World Zombie Day: Outbreak in London

    London streets filled with zombies, terrified tourists shrieking - a scene from a horror movie? No. It's World Zombie Day in London! And this is a Lomographer's eye view.

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  • Venice and Lomography X-Pro Chrome: A Perfect Match

    written by myahcat on 2011-09-08 #places
    Venice and Lomography X-Pro Chrome: A Perfect Match

    As soon as I stepped out of Santa Lucia station in Venice and saw the hive of activity on the waterfront, I knew which film to put in my trusty LC-A: Lomography X-Pro Chrome 100. What better film to bring out the vibrancy of this remarkable city.

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  • Budapest: A City of Two Sides

    written by myahcat on 2011-08-09 #places
    Budapest: A City of Two Sides

    Thinking of taking a Lomo trip? Why not try Budapest in Hungary? It has everything you need, and more, as well as a few surprises.

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  • Morbid Lomography at London Road Cemetery

    written by myahcat on 2011-07-08 #places
    Morbid Lomography at London Road Cemetery

    Satisfy your morbid curiosity with a trip to a graveyard. If you can't get to a well-known cemetery, such as Highgate in North London or Brompton Cemetery in South Kensington (see discodrew's article), try your local one. I visited London Road Cemetery in Mitcham, South West London.

  • Tootling in Tooting

    written by myahcat on 2011-06-15 #places
    Tootling in Tooting

    A friend of mine told me that being in Tooting is a bit like being in Pakistan, people leap into the road when they feel like it. My friend is Pakistani, I hasten to add… I have another friend, a Sri Lankan, who heads to Tooting as he says it's the only place to get decent spices in South London. I head to Tooting to catch on film the slightly amateurish business signs, the vibrant market and the general chaos of busy London life.

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  • Circling the square: the 20mm Fisheye lens for Diana F+

    written by myahcat on 2011-05-14 #gear
    Circling the square: the 20mm Fisheye lens for Diana F+

    Putting a circle in a square, bending, distorting, expanding your view - everything a Fisheye 2 can do, but in a separate lens for your Diana F+.

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  • Santa Maria dei Fiori: Great Views, Great Shots

    written by myahcat on 2011-05-10 #places
    Santa Maria dei Fiori: Great Views, Great Shots

    The city of Florence is filled with Renaissance architecture to whet the appetite of any analogue photographer. The pièce de résistance is the Duomo, and the focus of the centro storico.

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  • More than a medium format

    written by myahcat on 2011-04-12 #gear
    More than a medium format

    Browsing online for a source of 127 film to feed Bilora Bella and Kodak Brownie, my father and mother's teenage cameras respectively. What do I find? A blog explaining how to easily convert the Brownie to accept 35mm film. "I have to give this a go!" I thought.

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  • Brixton Has Soul

    written by myahcat on 2011-04-07 #places
    Brixton Has Soul

    If you're looking for some lost soul, maybe Brixton SW9 is the place to find it.