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  • Darkroom Fun with Photograms

    written by tomas_bates on 2016-04-08 #tutorials
    Darkroom Fun with Photograms

    Photograms are photographic images produced by placing objects directly on photographic emulsion. I'd love to share some examples of my own photograms with you and some tips I have picked up so far!

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  • How to Develop Photos on Stone in a Darkroom

    written by tomas_bates on 2016-02-17 #gear #tutorials
    How to Develop Photos on Stone in a Darkroom

    I have always loved the idea of seeing my photos on stone and other natural materials. So, a few months ago, I began googling how it could be done. This is how I discovered (and fell in love with) liquid emulsion. Liquid emulsion is photographic emulsion which you can melt down and paint on any surface. You can then expose an image and develop it using traditional darkroom chemicals. In this article, I would like to explain the process a little, so that if you are also interested in giving this fun process a go, you can!

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  • Colors of Winter with the LOMO LC-A

    written by tomas_bates on 2015-12-10 #news #gear
    Colors of Winter with the LOMO LC-A

    Put on your coats and walk out to winter with the Lomo LC-A. Capture the chilly but charming mood in 35mm, glowing in beautiful colors and framed in shadowy vignettes. Up ahead, a collection of our favorite community LC-A winter photos to inspire you!

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  • Colors of Winter with the LOMO LC-Wide

    written by tomas_bates on 2015-12-10 #news #gear
    Colors of Winter with the LOMO LC-Wide

    There's something about winter landscapes that warms the heart; it gives off a vibe that is equally calming and captivating. Make sure to seize the moment with the Lomo LC-Wide! Take a look at some of our favorite community shots after the cut.

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  • 50 Electrifying Light Paintings From The Lomography Community

    written by tomas_bates on 2015-08-17 #news #gear
    50 Electrifying Light Paintings From The Lomography Community

    Light Painting is a cool technique that we love to do when we're in the mood for experimenting with photos. It's super easy and fun, and it only requires a dark room, a friend or two to collaborate with, a camera with long exposure mode and a light painting tool to get started. Check out 50 of the most vibrant light painting photos taken by your fellow Lomographers after the cut!

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  • 18 Tasty Snaps Using The Belair 35mm Back

    written by tomas_bates on 2015-03-13 #gear
    18 Tasty Snaps Using The Belair 35mm Back

    Here's another proof that the Belair X 6-12 is a top-notch multi-tasker: when paired with the Belair 35mm Back accessory, you can capture groovy 35mm photos with sprocket holes!

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  • 36 Mesmerizing Photos Taken With The LC-Wide

    written by tomas_bates on 2015-02-22 #gear
    36 Mesmerizing Photos Taken With The LC-Wide

    Ultra-wide, crazy and colorful, you won't regret taking 5 mins to check out these extraordinary picks from the LC-Wide archive!

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  • 36 Magical Shots Taken With The LC-A+

    written by tomas_bates on 2015-02-22 #gear
    36 Magical Shots Taken With The LC-A+

    Talk about iconic, the LC-A is THE classic camera which began the Lomographic Revolution!

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  • Introducing the All New Lomography Community Site

    written by tomas_bates on 2015-02-03 #news
    Introducing the All New Lomography Community Site

    Today, we are extremely proud and excited to announce that the redesigned Lomography Community Site is live! So what's new?

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  • Our New Website Is Launching Soon

    written by tomas_bates on 2015-01-28 #news
    Our New Website Is Launching Soon

    We are thrilled to announce that next week our new community site will be launched! As the final step in the re-launch process, next Monday (2nd February) we will make the move over to the new site. This will mean that on Monday you will not be able to log-in and the site will be read-only for a period.

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  • Chemical Manipulations with the Lomo’Instant

    written by tomas_bates on 2015-01-21 #gear #tutorials
    Chemical Manipulations with the Lomo’Instant

    Perhaps you’ve already had chance to try light painting, multiple exposures and long exposures with your Lomo’Instant, but what can you experiment with next? Well, that’s exactly the thought I had which led to giving this Tipster a go. I wanted to shoot Lomo’Instant photos which felt a bit “messier” than what I’m usually used to and to use a technique which would open up new possibilities with the kinds of images I could create with my favorite instant camera. Well, here I go!

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  • Lomo’Instant Sanremo Update – Pre-Orders Now Open For Next Shipment Batch

    written by tomas_bates on 2014-12-03 #news
    Lomo’Instant Sanremo Update – Pre-Orders Now Open For Next Shipment Batch

    Have you been eying up the beautiful Lomo’Instant Sanremo Edition? Well, now’s the time to place your order! We are starting to ship the current batch of pre-orders right now (the delivery date will depend on your location) and are now taking pre-orders for the next batch which we estimate will be ready to ship by December 12th. This next batch of pre-order cameras will be the last stock we have for delivery before the upcoming holidays and will be delivered on a first come, first served basis; so place your pre-order now to secure your place in the queue and avoid disappointment!

  • My Lomo’Instant Quick Tips

    written by tomas_bates on 2014-11-12 #gear #tutorials
    My Lomo’Instant Quick Tips

    I backed the Kickstarter project for the Lomo’Instant earlier this year and was thrilled to receive it last week. I love how the camera naturally encourages you to experiment with its different features, whether it’s through flashing your multiple exposures with different colors or trying different creative techniques after your shots has been ejected. Here are a few tips from what I’ve discovered from playing with the camera so far (and a couple of tips I want to try out in future)!

  • Print On Fabric Using The Power of Light: Lumi Products Now Available From Lomography

    written by tomas_bates on 2014-11-06 #news #videos #people
    Print On Fabric Using The Power of Light: Lumi Products Now Available From Lomography

    We are proud to announce that the Lomography shop now stocks Lumi products, which allow you to print your favorite analogue photos and all manner of other fantastic things on fabric using the power of light! In this article, we want to tell you a bit more about Lumi and the way this special printing process works.

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  • Beautiful Street Snaps and Portraits Taken with the LC-A 120

    written by tomas_bates on 2014-11-01 #news
    Beautiful Street Snaps and Portraits Taken with the LC-A 120

    The LC-A 120 continues its journey around the globe, with today's featured destination being Taiwan and Hong Kong!

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  • Fresh and Crisp Square Lomographs from the US and UK Taken with the LC-A 120

    written by tomas_bates on 2014-10-31
    Fresh and Crisp Square Lomographs from the US and UK Taken with the LC-A 120

    The LC-A 120 is set to be shipped out to their lucky owners 'round the holidays. You're probably itching to see more from this camera, so here are some of the latest sample shots to help you guys tide over until then!

  • Marvelous Square Portraits Taken with the LC-A 120

    written by tomas_bates on 2014-10-30 #news
    Marvelous Square Portraits Taken with the LC-A 120

    Portrait photography has found its new match in the Lomography LC-A 120.

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  • Share Your Lomo’Instants With The World! Fantastic Prizes Up For Grabs

    written by tomas_bates on 2014-10-30 #news
    Share Your Lomo’Instants With The World! Fantastic Prizes Up For Grabs

    We’re so excited that the first Lomo’Instant cameras are now shipping to our Kickstarter backers around the globe. If you are one of the lucky folks who backed the Lomo'Instant on Kickstarter, we have some special competitions for you to enjoy over the next couple of weeks when you receive your camera!

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  • How To Party, Lomo'Instant Style

    written by tomas_bates on 2014-10-30
    How To Party, Lomo'Instant Style

    We had a party recently and used the Lomo'Instant camera to snap spontaneous moments. We had a lot of fun playing with the creative features, such as the Multiple Exposure function!

  • A Dream in the Austrian Countryside with the LC-A 120

    written by tomas_bates on 2014-10-28 #news
    A Dream in the  Austrian Countryside with the LC-A 120

    The cold weather is steadily creeping in at Lomography HQ in Vienna. It filled us with nostalgic joy to discover a whole new selection of wonderful end-of-Summer photos taken with the LC-A 120 throughout the Austrian countryside by our colleague Dream. If you also have the early winter blues, this fantastic gallery should help soothe the pain!

  • The Lomo'Instant x Diana+ Splitzer Tipster: Shoot Crazy Multiple Exposures in an Instant!

    written by tomas_bates on 2014-10-27 #gear #tutorials
    The Lomo'Instant x Diana+ Splitzer Tipster: Shoot Crazy Multiple Exposures in an Instant!

    We are always hunting for creative ideas on how to open up new shooting possibilities and it doesn’t get any better than when we discover something simple which works like a charm right away. Recently, the idea was raised that perhaps the Diana+ Splitzer would be compatible with the Lomo’Instant – Lo and behold, it is!

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  • Nature & Culinary Delights With The New Petzval Lens and Feldküche

    written by tomas_bates on 2014-10-21 #people
    Nature & Culinary Delights With The New Petzval Lens and Feldküche

    Feldküche is a group that organizes dinner parties with a difference by cooking wonderful meals for groups throughout the Austrian countryside. This summer, we gave them a New Petzval lens to use in capturing their wonderful gatherings of people, food, drink and nature. We then got the opportunity to chat with Martin Fetz who runs the organization about what they do and their experiences shooting with the Petzval.

  • Colorful Transformations: Part Three

    written by tomas_bates on 2014-10-19 #news
    Colorful Transformations: Part Three

    The new mystery Lomography product will materialize into reality on Monday October 20th! Until then, we just have one final colorful clue to tease you with. What do these transforming colors have to do with the new product do you think? We won’t spoil the surprise but, as always, would relish reading your funny and fantastical thoughts!

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  • Colorful Transformations: Part Two

    written by tomas_bates on 2014-10-18 #news
    Colorful Transformations: Part Two

    We’re counting down to a new Lomographic product and have another visual clue to show you. What do these color switches have to do with what’s fast approaching? Take a look at the teaser and add your guess!

  • Colorful Transformations: Part One

    written by tomas_bates on 2014-10-17 #news
    Colorful Transformations: Part One

    Don’t you love it when the whole world shifts into new perspectives? Perhaps it’s the moment you realize the grass isn’t always greener on the other side, or that secondly when it’s like someone has flicked a switch and life suddenly appears completely fresh again. Well ladies and gentlemen, we are nearly ready to unveil a new Lomographic surprise which will have this magical impact on your photographic life!

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  • Our Surprise LC-A 120 Photo Discovery – Dopic’s Fantastic Japan Snapshots

    written by tomas_bates on 2014-10-16 #news
    Our Surprise LC-A 120 Photo Discovery – Dopic’s Fantastic Japan Snapshots

    Recently, we’ve been digging through all our LC-A 120 negatives from when we first started testing the new camera. During this search, we had our very own finding Vivian Maier moment when we unearthed a bunch of photos shot by the super-talented dopic whilst he was on vacation in Japan last year. We totally love these shots and couldn’t resist sharing them with you!

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  • Get Ready For a New Cine Film On Monday October 13th! Sign-Up to Hear about the Launch as Soon as it Happens

    written by tomas_bates on 2014-10-09 #news
    Get Ready For a New Cine Film On Monday October 13th! Sign-Up to Hear about the Launch as Soon as it Happens

    Did you enjoy shooting with Cine200 Tungsten Film when it launched? Or were you one of the unlucky many who missed out on this ultra-limited edition emulsion? Well, we’re thrilled to say we have an exciting follow-up to Cine200 which will launch in just a few days! And as the other film sold out so fast, we wanted to give you the opportunity to sign-up to our list to get the news as soon as it happens.

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  • LomoAmigos Yougofirst Shoot With The LomoKino In Their New Snowboard Movie

    written by tomas_bates on 2014-10-09 #videos #people
    LomoAmigos Yougofirst Shoot With The LomoKino In Their New Snowboard Movie

    Are you ready for an adrenaline rush? A little while ago, we teamed up with the snowboard and film-making collective Yougofirst and gave them a LomoKino and some film rolls to play with. After a season of crazy riding, jumps and tricks, they have finished their latest movie HETEROTOPIA which features footage shot with our 35mm movie-maker. We had the chance to catch up with Vid and Matic from the collective about the new movie and their experiences shooting analogue on the slopes. It's also our pleasure to showcase the movie here!

  • Sumptuous New Squares: Take a Peek at these Latest LC-A 120 Snaps!

    written by tomas_bates on 2014-09-26
    Sumptuous New Squares: Take a Peek at these Latest LC-A 120 Snaps!

    It's been a little while since we've shared the latest shots taken with the brand new LC-A 120 with you. But that just means we have a fantastic collection to show you today! Our testers from around the world have been shooting from the hip and with the heart to capture their daily lives with this medium format master. Skip past the jump to spy into some Lomographic lives!

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  • Going Post Tropical with our LomoAmigo James Vincent McMorrow and the La Sardina

    written by tomas_bates on 2014-09-23 #people
    Going Post Tropical with our LomoAmigo James Vincent McMorrow and the La Sardina

    It's a huge pleasure to introduce our latest LomoAmigo, the fantastically gifted musician James Vincent McMorrow. This year, James launched his new album 'Post Tropical' and we couldn't wait to put a La Sardina camera in hands to play with for the Summer. He took the camera with him on his tour and snapped some truly cool shots. Check them out and read our interview with James below!

  • The Magic Yet To Come: Part 5

    written by Lomography on 2014-09-06 #news
    The Magic Yet To Come: Part 5

    Last week, I received the strangest thing through my letterbox. It was a postcard with this photograph on 1 side. The photo is of me sitting by the sea whilst I was on vacation last year. But I have literally no idea who took this shot – That’s why I came here, to ask for your help on my search for my mysterious photographer and to try and get to bottom of the riddle they wrote me. Please help me if you can!

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  • The Magic Yet To Come: Part 4

    written by Lomography on 2014-09-05 #news
    The Magic Yet To Come: Part 4

    Read on dear friend and I will weave a story for you. There may be more questions than answers raised by this peculiar tale. But if it’s clarity you seek, have no fear, things will become clear in time (they always do, don’t they?). So rub the Sandman’s dust from your sleepy eyes and take a journey with me. If you think you have an answer when we reach the end, please do share it in the comments!

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  • The Magic Yet To Come: Part 3

    written by Lomography on 2014-09-04 #news
    The Magic Yet To Come: Part 3

    “Let me tell you about my life turning blue”. Those were the first words the guy on the bench said as he sat down beside me whilst I was eating my lunch. Usually, I prefer to eat alone but there was something about this opening sentence which really intrigued me; so I told him “Sure buddy, go ahead. Tell me about your life in blue”.

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  • The Magic Yet To Come: Part 2

    written by Lomography on 2014-09-03 #news
    The Magic Yet To Come: Part 2

    I’d only heard rumors of the Magic Tree. I had no idea if they were true and, honestly, I’m still half disbelieving of it despite the story I’m about to tell you. If you have faith in what I say, I’m grateful. If you don’t, I bear no ill will towards you. But either way, please shout out in the comments what secrets or sophistries you think I found through its twisting branches.

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  • The Magic Yet To Come: Part 1

    written by Lomography on 2014-09-02 #news
    The Magic Yet To Come: Part 1

    Here’s a random and rather mysterious tale for you folks. Just the other day, I was at a local bar with a few friends. It was much like any other evening; we were sipping a couple of cocktails, recounting our adventures, falling over ourselves with laughter and half-drunkenly meditating on the meaning of life (a scientist once told me it’s 42 by the way). But then something truly strange happened. Read on to hear my story and please make a comment with your guess at the end!

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  • The New Petzval Lens Is Now Available For Regular Purchase!

    written by tomas_bates on 2014-08-14 #news
    The New Petzval Lens Is Now Available For Regular Purchase!

    The day has finally come! We are very excited to tell you that you can now order the Lomography New Petzval Lens for immediate delivery from the Online Shop or purchase it in your hands at Gallery Stores. To put full focus on our favorite portrait lens, soon we will be hosting special launch parties in our Gallery stores all over the globe! So do not miss an opportunity to become part of the sensational New Petzval Lens family today.

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  • Jessica Barthel Shoots With The Lomo'Instant

    written by tomas_bates on 2014-06-16 #people
    Jessica Barthel Shoots With The Lomo'Instant

    Born in Germany and raised in the mountains, but now residing in New York, Jessica Barthel is an awesome and talented photographer. We were thrilled to lend her a shooting prototype of the new Lomo'Instant to play with and were more than thrilled to see the results. Head past the jump to catch Jessica's instant which are full of excitement and adventure!

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  • LomoAmigo Alison Scarpulla Shoots With The LC-Wide

    written by tomas_bates on 2014-04-28 #people
    LomoAmigo Alison Scarpulla Shoots With The LC-Wide

    Alison Scarpulla is an enormously talented photographer from the USA who utilizes experimental techniques such as multiple exposures and film soaking to create surreal, evocative and emotional shots. After previously featuring some of her work in the Lomography magazine, we were ecstatic that she accepted our offer to shoot with the LC-Wide to create some brand new photos. Read on for our exclusive interview with the woman behind such amazing photos, which you will see after the jump!

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  • A Vintage Petzval Photoshoot With Our Friend Lassi, One of the Petzval Lens Kickstarter Backers

    written by tomas_bates on 2014-04-18 #news
    A Vintage Petzval Photoshoot With Our Friend  Lassi, One of the Petzval Lens Kickstarter Backers

    Lassi, one of our awesome Petzval Lens Kickstarter backers, came to visit us at Lomography HQ this week. We had a brilliant time introducing him to the Lomography team, showing him some of the Vienna sights and generally having fun. As part of the trip, we organized a special photo-shoot in which we took photos with a vintage Petzval lens on a Sinar P2 4x5 camera. Head past the jump to find out more about the great time we had with Lassi and to see some old-school Petzval shots!

  • Our Analogue Photo Petzval Shoot At Lomography HQ

    written by tomas_bates on 2014-03-28 #news
    Our Analogue Photo Petzval Shoot At Lomography HQ

    From its vintage 19th century design to the fantastic, creative and unique photos it produces, the Lomography x Zenit New Petzval Art Lenses just oozes analogue. We set up a mini photo studio at Lomography HQ a few days ago and got snap happy with the New Petzval attached to the Canon EOS 5 film camera. Check out the results after the jump!

  • Are You Searching For Super Spray? Don’t Be Fooled This April 1st!

    written by tomas_bates on 2014-03-10 #news
    Are You Searching For Super Spray? Don’t Be Fooled This April 1st!

    Oh no, we are terribly sorry! Alas, our amazing Lomography Super Photo Spray is only a pipe-dream invented by us cheeky chaps for April Fool’s Day! Whilst this Super Spray would be pretty awesome (if the photos didn’t take quite so long to develop!), there are still all kinds of ways you can enjoy analogue photography this very minute...

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  • Spotlight On The Stars: The Petzval Lens At New York Fashion Week

    written by tomas_bates on 2014-02-18 #news #videos
    Spotlight On The Stars: The Petzval Lens At New York Fashion Week

    As you may know, New York Fashion Week is happening right now. So we couldn't resist taking the Petzval Lens to meet the stars. And of course, it was only natural for us to insert the special star-shaped aperture into the lens for this evening of entertainment. Head past the jump to see the photos and a video shot at this fun-filled gala of fashion and fashionistas!

  • Our Trip To Petzvalgasse In Vienna With The New Petzval Lens

    written by tomas_bates on 2014-02-10 #news #videos
    Our Trip To Petzvalgasse In Vienna With The New Petzval Lens

    How did we miss this for so long?? There is a street named after our beloved Joseph Petzval right here in Vienna! Read on to see a little video of our pilgrimage across the city to visit Petzvalgasse.

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  • Fantastic New Petzval Photos From Coco Alexander

    written by tomas_bates on 2014-02-04 #news
    Fantastic New Petzval Photos From Coco Alexander

    Photographer Coco Alexander took our Petzval lens and its special aperture blades to create showstopping shots ... take a look to be wowed!

  • Almost This Instant: A Brand New Mystery Product!

    written by tomas_bates on 2014-01-09 #news
    Almost This Instant: A Brand New Mystery Product!

    Hi everyone, happy New Year! We are only a few days into 2014 but we already have an exciting new product making its way to Lomography Warehouses and Gallery Stores worldwide. Launching next week, this new sensation will allow you to enjoy a whole new way of enjoying shooting analogue photos. Head past the jump right away to see (and hear) our clues and take your guess as to what this mystery could be!

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  • December 24th Advent Offer: Get 10% Off In The Shop! (Online Code: 10HOLIDAY)

    written by tomas_bates on 2013-12-24 #news
    December 24th Advent Offer: Get 10% Off In The Shop! (Online Code: 10HOLIDAY)

    It's the last day of our exciting advent deals! Don't forget to visit the Online Shop or your local Lomography Gallery Store because today, there's a 10% discount waiting for you!

  • December 23rd Advent Offer: Get 10% Off Instant Cameras & Backs (Online Code: INSTANT10)

    written by tomas_bates on 2013-12-23 #news
    December 23rd Advent Offer: Get 10% Off Instant Cameras & Backs (Online Code: INSTANT10)

    If you're looking for an instant treat, we've got a special offer for you today! All Instant Back Accessories are discounted at 10% off in the Online Shop and Gallery Stores worldwide. Act fast though, this deal is valid for 24 hours only!

  • December 22nd Advent Offer: Get 10% Off Any Plastic Fantastic Camera (Online Code: PLASTIC10)

    written by tomas_bates on 2013-12-22 #news
    December 22nd Advent Offer: Get 10% Off Any Plastic Fantastic Camera (Online Code: PLASTIC10)

    Plastic cameras are fun, fuss-free and fantastic. They also make great stocking stuffers! Get somePlastic Fantastic Cameras to give to your friends and enjoy a 10% discount - valid today only!

  • December 21st Advent Offer: Get 10% Off Any Lomography Premium Camera (Online Code: 10PREMIUM)

    written by tomas_bates on 2013-12-21 #news
    December 21st Advent Offer: Get 10% Off Any Lomography Premium Camera (Online Code: 10PREMIUM)

    Thinking of a sweet treat for yourself? Go for a Premium Camera! Buy one today and get 10% off in the Online Shop and Gallery Stores worldwide.

  • December 20th Advent Offer: Get 10% Off Any Film (Online Code: 10ANYFILM)

    written by tomas_bates on 2013-12-20 #news
    December 20th Advent Offer: Get 10% Off Any Film (Online Code: 10ANYFILM)

    Time to replenish your film stock this holiday season! You'll be hopping from one party to another, so it's best to keep your camera happy with tons of film. Today is the best time to take advantage, you can get any film from the Online Shop and Gallery Stores worldwide at 10% off!