Remember those plastic masks that came with your Diana? You know the ones to use for panorama shots and 12-into-16 shots. We have found a way to recycle them! Hopefully, you haven’t chucked them in the trash already. They slide perfectly in front of your film. When something is put directly in front on the film it can create interesting effects on the shot. Try it out. We have a couple of mask ideas to get you started: the Scratch Mask and the Filter Mask
The Scratch Mask
You will need: 1 Stanley Knife, 1 square plastic mask (the same as the one in the Diana package), a piece of cut-able transparent plastic, your Diana and some film of your choice.
Transparent plastic – Cut your piece of transparent plastic so it fits corner to corner into your mask.
Screw out the lighting gauge – Take your trusty Stanley knife and scratch a frame into the plastic. Be as creative as the mood takes you.
Take the back off your Diana and slide the mask into the back of your camera in front of where the film will go.
Load the film as normal, snap away and develop to see results!
The Filter Mask
You will need: a pair of scissors, 1 square plastic mask, a piece of semi-opaque paper, a Diana.
This works on the same principle as the Scratch mask but instead of putting plastic inside the mask you need to find some semi-opaque paper to stick over the mask and into the back of the camera. See photographs. The paper Mandi used was actually the original mask packaging inside the Diana!
The Diana F+ is a new twist on the ‘60s classic cult camera. Famous for its dreamy and soft-focused images, the Diana F+ is now packed with extra features such as panorama and pinhole capabilities. Available in our Online Shop.
We all know about 35mm and 120 film, right? And since Lomography re-introduced 110 film, we have another film format to play with. But in the years past, many more film formats were in use. Let me introduce you to a few golden oldies and tell you about my experiences with them. Here's how I revived my Instamatic cameras.
It's Tipstember! For this month, we will be awarding 25 fat piggies to every tipster article that gets published on the Lomography Magazine. You can share tips on composition, lighting, film experiments and camera modifications; or maybe techniques for shooting portraits, landscapes, still life and even wildlife! If you don't have tricks up your sleeve, however, you can still contribute to the Magazine and let your voice be heard. Here are some suggestions.
We know that creativity has no limits and that you can never stop learning. Thanks to our community member, ilcontrariodime, we discovered how to hack films with anything that comes to mind, resulting in the photo scratch! This article explains how ilcontrariodime used this new technique.
We can only imagine what the past was like. Experiment-ready film photographers often recreate it in rose-colored filters and tints. On the other hand, some artists reimagine old photos by manually coloring them.
Riffle through those embarrassing baby photos, search through snaps of grandma and grandpa, and revisit your parents' hilarious old haircuts! Round up your best family photographs and scan them with the Lomography Smartphone Film Scanner. To put you in a nostalgic mood, check out these photographs from the past 100 years that we found in our online community!
Here’s what happens before we interview a photographer. We gush about the work though we have yet to find out the cameras and processes behind the brilliant composition or the light architecture. And even when they haven’t used a Lomo camera, we feature them anyway. But every once in a while comes a pro who uses one of our premium lenses at work and our fun cameras off-duty. This makes us mighty glad, more so when their images are good and worth sharing. We count cinematographer Michal Dabal's work among them.
So, you’ve got your brand new Lomo’Instant Wide and have already taken some of the coolest looking pics from your favorite new camera. What now? Share them with the World, of course! We want to see every single fantastic, fascinating and mesmerizing photo you shoot with the Lomo’Instant Wide and we’re here to tell you how it can be done.
We have teamed up with dancescreen 2016 and FRAME: The London Dance Film Festival to offer you the chance to win tickets and a LomoKino. Just submit your dance and movement-themed photos here! Read on for full details.
Give your smartphone photos that analogue touch with the Fuji Instax Share Smartphone Printer! Shoot with your smartphone, send photos via the free app, and print on Fuji Instax Mini film! Both Silver and Gold version now available in the shop!
*available in selected markets
Hop on to a journey to fictional realms through these community-taken lomographs courtesy of the Diana F+ and Diana+ Splitzer. While you're at it, find out how you can earn piggies and have your own shots be featured on the Online Shop!
Spanish band Hinds formed in 2011 and in just 2 years have gone from playing for friends in a local restaurant to embarking on a huge world tour. We love their sound & enthusiasm for music so we gave them an LC-A+ & asked them to document their travels. We talked to drummer Amber about these shots.
Have you heard of The Knocks? If you haven't (and like to dance) you should definitely listen to these new LomoAmigos, whose first headline tour just sold out! The New York-based electronic duo crossed the country on a tour bus and had a Lomo'Instant Wide in tow. They brought back some amazing photos—see them here and learn more about the guys behind the beats. Plus, get a chance to win a camera signed by The Knocks and a copy of their debut album "55"!