Creating Fun, Black and White Panoramic Portraits with the LC-Wide


I wanted to make this years work Christmas photos a bit more special and have a bit of personality, so the first thing that came to me was LC-Wide panoramic! I knew there would be secret Santa and wanted to capture the night for us all to remember…before we all got too drunk!

What you need:

  • LC-Wide
  • a high speed black and white film like Fuji Neopan 1600

I wanted to make this years work Christmas photos a bit more fun and exciting. We had a bit of a quirky Christmas where we went to a cooking school and learned to cook a 3-course meal. I wanted to have action shots and show the fun we had.

I recently purchased an LC-Wide and wanted to make use of the half frame mode but had never tried it before. With a bit of good advice from my lomography friends I decided to try using Black and white Fuji Neopan 1600, this way it would

1. be forgiving (with the portraits)
2. I wouldn’t need a flash
3. everything would blend in nicely

Credits: nicnocnoo

It’s pretty simple to set up, all you need to do is make sure you don’t have the frame in (that comes with the camera), load up your film of choice (I would highly recommend 1600 speed) set the asa and make sure it’s set to half frame at the bottom and open your viewfinder to half frame. Then shoot away!

Credits: nicnocnoo

I didn’t use a flash, but my photos later on in the evening did come out quite dark as we were in a darker setting, so if you have a flash I would suggest you take that with you too.

I home scanned my negatives with my Epson scanner so I had to cut them up, but if you are cunning you could have one very long continuos fun filled panoramic shot.

The Lomo LC-Wide boasts the newly-developed 17mm Minigon Ultra-Wide Angle lens. This 35mm camera wonder is the perfect companion for your photo expeditions. It produces eye-catching splashes of colour with astonishing saturation and contrasts with the added versatility of 3 different formats. Open up to a new photographic experience with the LC-Wide, available in our Shop.

written by nicnocnoo on 2012-01-24 #gear #tutorials #camera #panoramic #black-white #tipster #portraits #lc-wide #lc-wide-top-tipster

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Capture your life in wide angle with the world's widest 35mm compact camera with a 17mm ultra-wide-angle lens.

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  1. jochan
    jochan ·

    nice.. plan to do this with my LC-W too..

  2. adi_totp
    adi_totp ·

    thanks for sharing! :D

  3. dearjme
    dearjme ·

    the b&w panos in a party scene blend great together

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