Sweet Surprises: Lomography Film Canister Hunt


What’s in the bag? A dozen San Francisco Lomo lovers joined the Film Canister Hunt at the San Francisco Gallery Store to find out!

Spring is in full swing here in San Francisco; the weather’s (finally) coming around and we’re getting to enjoy some of the sun that we love so much! What better way to spend Easter weekend than out taking photos with some of your favorite Lomo friends? We gathered our community members at the San Francisco Gallery Store to participate in our first Film Canister Hunt.

Each member took a “basket” and followed us to our favorite stomping grounds, the tourist-filled shopping district of Union Square. We’d carefully hidden some empty canisters around the neighborhood… How many would they find? While happily snapping away on some of their favorite cameras, and some choice loaners, they kept their eyes peeled for the plastic cylinders and pastel colored candies. The analogue prizes promised to be super sweet, so the motivation was high!

As it turned out, either we didn’t hide the canisters well enough or our attendees were on top of their games; All 75 of them were feverishly discovered in a much shorter period than we had anticipated! Check out some of our hiding places:

And, to the winner go the spoils! Prizes included a $25 gift card, a free 3-pack of any Lomography film, a Landscape Album Uno, and some workshop vouchers so that they can come hang out with us again. We’d love to see you at one of our next workshops or social events. Come see our new store and talk cameras with us sometime, won’t you?

All workshops include instructional lecture, loaner camera, and one free roll of film. Bring your own Lomographic camera for 50% off admission! Save $1 off your admission fee for each friend you bring to attend the workshop with you!

Workshops are $10 ($7 for students) unless otherwise noted. Workshop admission includes a free roll of film and a loaner camera if applicable. All participants will receive a 10% coupon for the store! All workshops have limited space. To sign up please ask a staff member in the store or email store.sanfrancisco@lomography.com

Lomography Gallery Store San Francisco
309 Sutter St.
San Francisco, CA 94108
T: (415) 248.0096
F: (415) 248.0084

Hours: Monday – Saturday: 10 am – 9 pm / Sunday: 11 am – 7 pm

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