Daytime Shooting With the LC-A


The Lomo LC-A is a compact and reliable camera that you can use during the day or night. Let’s take a look at some tips that will help you make the most out of your LC-A when you shoot during the daytime.

Credits: xjimmyleungx
  • Take advantage of the sun. Take your LC-A with you when you go out for a walk, sunbathe by pool or the beach, or when you stroll around your neighbourhood. Make sure that there’s enough light so that you can enjoy the vivid and saturated colors that come out from your roll of film.
  • Surround your subject in a beautiful vignette. The LC-A is known for yielding photos with vignetting at the corners. This is a good opportunity for you to showcase your subject with that soft and dark vignette at the edges, while still keeping the focus of the photo sharp.
  • Double the fun. Shooting doubles is always twice the fun! It’s always good to shoot in bright natural lighting conditions to have some contrast on the images that you come up with on your doubles.
  • Use flash filters to come up with colorful images. Make your photos pop by using colorful flash filters during the daytime. You’ll be surprised at how magical your photos turn out. Experiment with different colors on various subjects and sceneries for a mixture of fun photos!

Here are some photos taken by our community members:

Credits: artichekt, eskimofriend, icuresick, japsix, michaelback, bravebird, itisanormalname, neja, lola_juanlu & takezzo

There is a variety of things that you can do with the LC-A during daytime. Channel your creativity to come up with one-of-a-kind photos! Do you have daytime shooting tips to share with the community? Share them with a comment below!

The Lomo LC-A is the camera that started the Lomography movement. With full controls and wide ISO range, this automatic gem is perfect for beginners and professionals alike. Get your own Refurbished LC-A in our Shop!

written by jeanmendoza on 2012-01-16 #gear #tutorials #lc-a #camera #tipster #shooting #daytime


  1. kneehigh85
    kneehigh85 ·

    How do you double on an LC-A - I am dying to know a way!

  2. blinghaha
    blinghaha ·

    Nice article @kneehigh85 Take a shot.
    Push the button on the bottom right as if to rewind the film (camera back facing you).
    Move the advance wheel as if to advance to the next frame.
    Take another shot. The pictures will overlap (double expose).
    Repeat steps 1-4 for multiple exposures.

    Found this here:…

  3. kneehigh85
    kneehigh85 ·

    Ok thanks I will try. I have seen people try this but somehow missed!

  4. guanatos
    guanatos ·

    here's another great way to MX on an LC-A…

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