These authentic Russian plastic deadstock beauties yield amazing contrast, remarkable sharpness, and rich colours that will definitely win you over!
They may be lightweight with their plastic bodies, but don’t underestimate the Smena – these Deadstock 35mm cameras can deliver good sharpness due to their coated Triplet glass lens. They were lovingly crafted in St. Petersburg, Russia – from the same folks who created the iconic Lomo LC-A – to provide an inexpensive camera to the Young Soviets at the time they were made (hence the name; Cmeha = ‘Young Generation’). The first Smena was produced in the 1950s; the 8M was popular from the ‘70s-’80s; the Symbol from ‘80s-’90s; and the 35 lasted until 1995.
Some say that taking pictures with the Smena can be quite challenging, but with enough patience and creativity (they have manual aperture and shutter speed that you can play around with) you’re guaranteed excellent pictures boasting a unique, lo-fi charm – high on contrast and punchy-coloured!
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Lomography have teamed up with The Marshmallowist who makes beautiful and colourful marshmallows to give you the chance to win their brand new cookbook, an Actionsampler with film AND some tasty marshmallows to match!
One of the things I like the most about the Minitar-1 Art lens is how sharp the focus can be when you shoot with a small aperture. So if you are one of those that like to shoot at night, get a tripod, add this to a late dark winter afternoon, and you will end up with a bunch of beautiful long exposures. This is what I did on my last trip to Europe.
Andrej Russkovskij loves to shoot analogue. Visit his website and you will instantly see a range of beautiful soft tones and saturated colours that can only be achieved with film. We lent him the Daguerreotype Achromat 2.9/64 Art Lens to test out around the streets of London.
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"!
Aside from browsing through beautiful photographs and reading interesting articles, hanging out in the shoutbox is another worthwhile activity to do in the community. Not only will you get updated on the latest in photography, you’ll also have a chance to share ideas, tips, and stories with fellow shutterbugs across the globe. The shoutbox is always brimming with entertaining conversation and it's all because of these Lomographers.
Aside from browsing through beautiful photographs and reading interesting articles, hanging out in the shoutbox is another worthwhile activity to do in the community. Not only will you get updated on the the latest news about photography but you’ll also have a chance to share ideas, tips, and stories with fellow shutterbugs across the globe. The shoutbox is always brimming with entertaining conversation and it's all because of these lomographers.
In this new series photographer and analogue enthusiast Simeon Smith talks about the use of minimalism in photography and how he applied this method to his own work. In this article he uses the Belair camera and a roll of Black and White film.
Joining the roster of legendary LomoGurus is France-based film photographer and osteologist La Fille Renne. She has only been in the community for four years but she already made a mark with her evocative and feminine portraits.
Can’t wait to get your hands on your very own Lomo’Instant Automat camera? Follow our quick tricks so you can master and get the most out of your instant camera once it comes knocking at your door! Always keep moving forward!
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!