Sunny Holidays with The La Sardina


Wondering if this type of sardine can camera is suited for your holiday pictures? Read on and I’ll tell you the basic tips about film in sunny conditions and how La Sardina became my best summer friend.

Hi there, just bought a La Sardina? Or still looking for one? It doesn’t matter because you’re in for something good. I bought my La Sardina at the beginning of summer as a reward for my hard work all year round. I also booked a vacation and took it with me. And so the tale of the squid calamari Sardina began.

When you’re new to Lomography, this is the perfect camera (35 mm wide angle lens) to start out with. I bought mine without a separate flash, just the basic blue edition because I knew it was going to be sunny. But remember if you shoot indoors or with bad lighting conditions, Fritz the Blitz is there to help you out.

A good thing:

What’s so good about the La Sardina is that it’s really compact and therefore easy to take with you. This way it’s there for every ‘lomo moment’ you encounter.

When you least expect them, the best snap shots will catch you by surprise, so the la Sardina makes sure you can capture every good or crazy moment on holidays, parties or simply when goofing around.

First things first

It’s always important to keep your camera loaded with film to capture ‘that’ incredible moment. It’s Important to find out what the weather conditions are in the place of interest and what you’d like to capture on film.

Weather conditions: 100 ISO sunny conditions (fine grain), 200 ISO normal conditions, 400 ISO cloudy, or at night (more grain).

Conclusion: A higher ISO is more sensitive to light, meaning you can take pictures in darker conditions without using flash or tripod. However there’s going to be more grain, reducing the image quality. If your holidays are really sunny like mine, 100 or 200 ISO will do just fine.

Traveling with your beloved (film)

When you’re going on a holiday, it is likely that you will travel with loaded film. The thing you should pay attention too, is that your films are never in direct sun light. Instead keep them in a cool place with a constant temperature. I always kept them in one of those cooling bags, you take to the beach and they always worked fine for me. Another thing is traveling through airports. If you have film above 800 ISO then it’s not safe for your film to go through baggage check (X-ray). The scanning will probably delete your film and that would be a real waste of your precious holiday pictures.

Shoot everything. Snap, snap, snap.

Try not to shoot only landscapes, architecture or just people posing. Try to capture moods, people laughing, dancing, or kids who just got ice cream and got those big puppy eyes. Or maybe that biker that just fell because his wheelie failed. Try to shoot without thinking and use your belly feeling. Pictures will come out more special than you ever imagined!

Get ready to sail the high seas with our new La Sardina collection! These 35mm cameras are equipped with spectacular wide-angle lens, multiple exposure capabilities, and a rewind dial—everything you need for fun-filled and thrill-soaked escapades. Get your own La Sardina camera now!

written by camielioo on 2011-10-13 #lifestyle #holiday #sunny #lomography #iso #analogue-lifestyle #requested #sardina #la-sardina


  1. camielioo
    camielioo ·

    eh.. any normal comments?

  2. arifrodriguez
    arifrodriguez ·

    its all about capturing the moments.high five

  3. syira690
    syira690 ·

    la sardina is like a cheaper version of lca-w. can i say that ?

  4. yijing
    yijing ·

    Great post, by the way, how do you carry back your film if it is not safe to go thru baggage check?

  5. camielioo
    camielioo ·

    If you read the article carefully, You only have to worry about the films with 800 ISO and higher. If that is your question, I think I would send them home by mail and hope the package will not be scanned.

  6. stolosapo
    stolosapo ·

    Great post!! This post really help me with my la sardina and films!!!

  7. hervinsyah
    hervinsyah ·

    Made me miss my broken La Sardina

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