A critical step in developing films is loading it correctly in the reel, but doing it wrongly can give you some good surprises!
Loading the film in the reel is one of my nightmares when developing at home with Rodinal. You have to be careful not to have the film not to touch itself or else everything could go wrong. I have to confess, I am not good at this. Actually all the films I have loaded in my stainless steel reel have touched itself. But instead of being depressed about it, I have been surprised by the results, the beauty of the unexpected.!
The effect that it has on the final photo is that you will get a burnt effect. Chemical reaction goes crazy in the parts where the film contacts itself and gives this unexpected bonus to your photos.
So if you are not good loading your films when developing, then it is not a bad case after all. Just do it like me and let the mistakes give you this old-style, bad-treated photos for it has a great charm of its own!
I have always loved the idea of seeing my photos on stone and other natural materials. So, a few months ago, I began googling how it could be done. This is how I discovered (and fell in love with) liquid emulsion. Liquid emulsion is photographic emulsion which you can melt down and paint on any surface. You can then expose an image and develop it using traditional darkroom chemicals. In this article, I would like to explain the process a little, so that if you are also interested in giving this fun process a go, you can!
Because here’s the thing about film photography that I doubt a digital camera can give you: Permanence, photographs that truly and literally stay with you, not just in a physical form but also in your head and in your heart.
Yes, you read that right: Lomography has once again come up with a cool new product! But as much as we want to spill the beans right this moment—where would be the fun in that, right?—we've decided to make things a little more exciting by conducting a couple of rounds of good ol' guessing game. Sounds good? Step right in and see if you can crack our clues!
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.
It goes without saying that street photography is one of the most exciting and fulfilling practices a photographer can do. But for some, especially the beginners, the prospect of hitting the streets can be a little daunting. Here, we dish out a few tips to help shake off anxiety.
Are you as excited about our new product launch as we are? We can hardly stand the wait, but we're almost at the final frontier! We may be keeping this secret at (docking)bay before our galactic reveal this Thursday, but in the meantime, here are some hilarious and historical fun facts about Russian Space Travel to give you a few more clues about our cosmic secret.
This article is dedicated to one of the finest British sport photographers, Monte Fresco. In his 30 years of reportage for the Daily Mirror, he took some of the most iconic photographs in sporting history. He covered football, tennis, and boxing. But it is his ice skating pictures that I am most fascinated with. Using my own lens, I give him a modern tribute.
Analogue photography alone is tricky business for the newbie, and film development is another skill to master. Learning never stops at just a tutorial or two. Van Dan, a music producer and photographer, gives a comprehensive breakdown of film development for experts and neophytes alike.
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!
The Leicester Lo-Fi Photography are a UK based collective who run film photography workshops, have an exhibition space and their own darkroom space. In this article they explain the history of Kamra-e-Faoree and give a step-by-step guide to recreating this fascinating form of instant photography.
Ever wanted to reproduce the mood of alternative photography but find the materials too costly? Worry no more, we have a list of films to give you unique coloring and a distinct, life-in-retrospect look.
The Leicester Lo-Fi Photography are a UK based collective who run regular film photography workshops, have an exhibition space and their very own darkroom space. In the first of this series they give us a step-by-step guide to making cyanotype print.
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