Never mind the weight – it builds character and steadies your shots as well! The FED 5B is your perfect street shooting companion.
After a while in my Lomographic life, I craved something that gave me a little more control on the output. I wanted the freedom to tweak my depth of field, shutter speed and aperture but still wanted to retain and discreet and incognito nature of my trusty plastic cameras. The answer was to get a rangefinder and in my case, it was the Fed 5B
Once you hold it in your hands the first reaction you’ll get is that its heavy – really heavy. But while some may not like this, I appreciate it because this lends to its sturdiness and you’ll lose apprehension of it being fragile unlike plastic cameras. It is fitted with a sharp multi-element Industar 61 f/2.8 55mm lens to get you started. This is great as you can use the 2.8 aperture to get grate bokeh shots and f/16 for sweeping landscape images. Its lenses are also interchangeable so if you’re lucky enough to ahve some Leica lenses you can use them in the FED or you can buy other Russian lenses off the net for a relatively cheap price.
I like to use the FED for the second exposure in doubles so that I can control and tweak how I want the image to come out by varying the combination of the shutter speed and aperture. There is virtually no need to push/pull the film in a custom photo lab when you can do it in camera! Lastly, since no FED review is complete without this piece of advice: Don’t forget to wind before changing the shutter speed!
There are many components that transform street photography shots into masterpieces. Besides the people, unexpected details or unique situations, perspective is a powerful tool that can change common buildings into urban wonders. We picked some excellent examples from the German community as inspiration for your next LomoWalk. May you see the city in a new way!
The evenings are lighter and the sun is creeping through. It’s the perfect time to dust off your cameras and get shooting again. Why not take some inspiration from our lineup of workshops, exhibitions and walks to get you in the analogue mood!
Hong Kong-based Lomographer Gweilo uses photography to document the changes in the city and its people. This relentless passion, backed by stunning street shots, sealed his place as our Newcomer of the Week.
LomoAmigo Simon Tibbett races a Volkswagen touring car, which is based off a street car but has been modified for racing-- road racing in particular. Here's Simon with a bit more on what he does, why he does it, and on shooting film again, as he recently took us trackside with the La Sardina.
Lumiere London is a brand new light festival celebrating some of the most iconic streets and buildings in various locations around the city. It runs from January 14th - 16th and is free to attend. There will be installations, videos, interactive pieces and projections, all coming to life at night.
Photographer Sean is currently based in Taiwan. He focuses on American lifestyle, as well as street and editorial fashion. We can always see the beauty and humor of life in his works. In this interview, he talks about the attractions and highs of taking instant pictures.
We’ve all heard those cliché sayings about travel before, the ones that tell you it expands your mind and allows you to see the world in new ways. Well, they’re all true! At Lomography, not only do we like to encourage worldwide exploration, but we also have special travel packages available through our Kickstarter campaigns!
They say black-and-white is the soulmate of street photography, as it transcends the essence of the photographs in to works of art. Mexico-based photographer Moisés Rodríguez's geometrical urban collection is proof of his monochromatic mastery.
I’ve been shooting analogue as long as I can remember but it wasn’t until a few months ago that I was introduced to instant photography. So, you can imagine when I was given the chance to try out the recently introduced Lomo’Instant Wide, I “instantly” said yes and hit the streets of Vienna!