While shopping at our local Big Lots my wife and I wandered into the “discount” section. It was there that we stumbled on to the a great find. It was a disposable camera called The Message Camera. This particular Message Camera was labeled as a wedding anniversary camera. We thought it could be funnily appropriate for our upcoming 2nd anniversary, so we decided to take a closer look.
We noticed that it was about 2 months past its expiration date, which we both liked. And we also liked how simple it would be to use, it has a built in flash that has a one push charge button, a shutter release, viewfinder, and film advance wheel. It also has a menu on the back of it so you know which saying will be displayed on which frame number you are currently shooting. So we decided to by it(about $7 USD).
Now we had to wait for it to be our anniversary. After a few months of waiting it finally came and as we planned our day we luckily remembered to bring along the anniversary camera. We took random self portraits together. We took pictures of one another. We even had a stranger take a picture of us at dinner. The entire time of taking photos we never paid attention to what saying went with what photo we were taking(we wanted to be surprised once they were developed.
So the final outcome is the photos you see along with this review. Some good quality shots that aren’t taken too seriously, but gave my wife and I a memorable anniversary that we won’t forget because of our unusual Message Camera.
Our new LomoAmigo Acey Slade has a pretty cool job. He's a touring bassist for musicians like Joan Jett & the Blackhearts. Even though music is his whole life, Acey still considers his photography to be much more important work. In this interview, Acey talks about his favorite cameras and a mysterious disposable camera lying around his band's tour bus—the developed pictures were nothing like his bandmates imagined!
Pack away your winter coats, put on your shades, and grab your Lomo LC-A+ - Spring is here! Capture those sun-soaked scenes and blooming flowers with the characteristic vignetting and bright contrast of this classic 35mm camera. Take a peek at some of our favourite spring-themed community shots taken with the Lomo LC-A+!
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At the time of its inception, photography was considered less a fine art and more a scientific method of reproduction. But anyone who has dabbled in the craft will argue otherwise; that there consists a very specific artistry in the photographic medium. We spoke with Luxembourg-based filmmaker Catherine Dauphin about her thoughts on this wonderful art form. Join us as she answers some of our questions about film, photography, and her short film titled "The Art of Picture Taking."
The Lomography UK team has been pushing the Lomo'instant Wide camera to the limits! We've taken every opportunity to get trigger-happy with this lovable, instant camera. In this series we share some of our tips and tricks for getting superb images every time.
Editing pictures with image manipulation software or a mobile app is not unheard of. An alienation of photos by needle and thread, on the other hand, is an intricate process. Los Angeles-based artist and photographer Diane Meyer has gained instant fame for her embroidered analog photos. In this interview, she talks about adding a new dimension to pictures as well as her source of inspiration and other projects.
The Lomography UK team has been pushing the Lomo'Instant Wide camera to the limits! We've taken every opportunity to get trigger-happy with this lovable, instant camera. In this series we share some of our tips and tricks for getting superb images every time.
A self-portrait may take root in confidence, extreme shyness or alternate bouts of each. Leanne Surfleet goes through this kind of fluctuation when the camera is all eyes. The attraction—as far as we’re concerned—is the mix of uncertainty and a kind of quiet poise. And here and there, a flash of skin that is more a mystery than full-on revelation. Even Surfleet’s portraits of other people have the same hushed invite, as if to say questions are encouraged. There we took our cue.
Your everyday instant inspiration has arrived! The Lomo'Instant Automat is your perfect companion in any situation. From sun up to sun down, indoors or outdoors, this instant camera allows creative flexibility so that you can easily seize each fleeting moment in an instant!
With color shifts from this lovely emulsion that bring about a surreal vibe, everyday settings look as if they're lifted straight from the pages of a fantasy novel. Take a peek at our selection of such scenes taken by our community members.
Photography has been described as a time-stopping device, something that “freezes” an action. This moment on-pause is the most salient; all conversation about the picture will tend to pin down the beauty of that second. Celeste Ortiz’s photos make us think of something else. A sense of continuation.
This article is dedicated to one of the finest British sport photographers, Monte Fresco. In his 30 years of reportage for the Daily Mirror, he took some of the most iconic photographs in sporting history. He covered football, tennis, and boxing. But it is his ice skating pictures that I am most fascinated with. Using my own lens, I give him a modern tribute.
It’s finally here! Fully automatic, jam-packed with creative features, and super easy to use, the Lomo’Instant Automat is the ultimate instant camera that lets you do it all. Shoot perfectly lit photos from dusk ’til dawn and explore a world of creativity at the touch of a button. Back us on Kickstarter now to save up to 35% on a Lomo’Instant Automat and all sorts of exclusive extra goodies!