Off-camera lighting and a powerful Lomography flash is the best way to get really spooky, pretty feaky, VERYGHOSTLY images. Find out more after the jump!
- a camera with a ‘bulb mode" (I used my La Sardina and my Diana F+ with an instant back)
- a flash (I used the Diana F+ Flash)
- a Buddy
- a tripod
- a really dark spot ( I couldn’t find a really dark one, so semi-dark would work too)
- a cable release makes things a little easier
1. Set up your camera on the tripod and frame your shot. If using a cable release, attach it an open the shutter. Remember to set it on bulb mode or you might get black images (shivers)!
2. Sneak your way into the frame and use your flash to fire light at yourself. Try firing from different angles to get freaky results. These are some of mine:
You may not get exactly the same-looking pictures, but guaranteed they would be freaky and spooky in their own unique way!
Great trick to use with Halloween is just a teensy bit away. Get flashing!
We’re fizzing with excitement to introduce our latest Kickstarter project: the Lomo’Instant Square. We’re talking about the world’s first analogue camera to produce square-format Instax pictures. It features a 95mm glass lens for super sharp photos, an advanced automatic mode that takes care of exposure, all of Lomography’s signature creative features — and a compact, foldable design. The Lomo’Instant Square has launched on Kickstarter. Come join the fun and back us on Kickstarter now to save up to 35% on the planned retail price, and scoop all sorts of extra treats. Be sure to snatch up the deals before they run out. Be there and be square!
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By far the oddest-looking camera I own, the Electric Eye is an auto-exposure viewfinder camera made by Bell & Howell in the late 1950s. I picked one up online and ended up with another one, that came with a very cool, retro looking carrying case, from my grandfather. It took a little while to try these two out but after running some film I found that this camera is a lot of fun to shoot with.
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