You think, how can that camera take such wonderful photos? You ask your friends for advice and they tell you its a Lomography Camera and that they have 10 different ones. You look around the Lomography Shop and, goodness, they are all beautiful and cool! You think to yourself, which one should I get?
You have probably seen your friends carry quirky, funny looking cameras and winding the film everytime he/she took a shot. You think: "Why bother? I have my fancy new DSLR. I can shoot at a mind-blowing X (insert your favourite number here) frames per second. I can view my photos straight away. I don’t have to spend money to have my photos develop. I do not need to wait 3 to 5 days to just look at my photos. Why bother?
Then your friends post their photos taken by that quirky, funny looking camera on Facebook. The photos are wonderful! The saturation! Vignettes! Soft focus! ZOMG! I’ll try to replicate that look on my photo editing software. But the results are not the same.
You think how can that camera take such wonderful photos? You ask your friends they tell you its a Lomo Camera and that they have maybe 10 different ones. You come to this Lomography website, you take a look at all the photos. By the Gods! They are all beautiful! You click on to the Lomography Shop, there are hundreds of cameras. You think to yourself, “Which one should I get?”
You my friend, have gone through what everyone else in this website have gone through. “Which lomo camera should I get?” Luckily I am here to help you. I have quite a few lomo cameras, the LC-A, Fisheye 2, Diana, Diana Mini, Supersampler, etc. You name it, I probably have used it.
Shooting film for the first time can be quite a scary experience. But hey, isn’t all the things in your life done the first time scary? You have the ISO, shutter, aperture and all the camera mambo-jumbo to worry about.
So what is the ideal first lomo camera for you? The answer to that is: the Lomo LC-A+. With the LC-A+, all you need to worry about is your focusing.
ISO? Just look at the film box. See the number? 100, 200, 400, 800, 1600? Set the small dial on the top right hand corner of the front of the camera to that number.
Shutter speed? Don’t worry! LC-A+ will take care of that for you! Just make sure you hear 2 clicks of the shutter before releasing the shutter button.
Focusing? Just guess the distance of yourself from your subject and set it!
Lastly, for a first timer, Try to shoot only in bright daylight to avoid disappointment!
I have had many cameras but the one i still go to is still the LC-A+. Just make sure when you first get it to introduce yourself to it and treat it well! Once it recognizes you, it will give you amazing photos EVERY. SINGLE. TIME.