Like to see things big through a tiny hole? Why not transform your room in to a giant Camera Obscura!
For this, you’ll need the following:
Sticky tape, ideally black duct tape
Thick black garbage bags
Strong cardboard, ideally black
And a room with a view (works best in a small but bright room with a single window, a well closing door and a plain white wall)
Double or triple layer the garbage bags, depending on how thick they are. Just make sure they’re thick enough not to let any light pass through.
Cut a hole with a 5 cm diameter into the middle of one bag.
Cut the cardboard into pieces large enough to cover the hole in the garbage bag and provide each piece with a different sized hole – Now you have some pinhole templates!
Stick the garbage bags to the window and seal them with black duct tape.
Cover the hole in the window cover with a pinhole template and try different templates to see which works best in your room. The larger the hole, the brighter the image, but it will be blurry. If you have decided which one you want to use, stick the template permanently to the hole.
Finally check if there are further small light sources (e.g. keyholes, …) and cover them. You can use some cloth to seal the door (as you might not want to use duct tape for that ;-))
Maybe you will see almost nothing in the first minutes but when your eyes get used to the dark, an upside down panorama will appear on your wall. Just enjoy the beautiful view or take some cool pictures with a tripod and a cable release.
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!
Breaking through photography and film requires patience and a unique point of view. German photographer Andreas Neumann seems to have these things in abundance. He connected several pinhole cameras to make his frames for the short film 'Orbita 13.'
A wonder how a camera, something that goes between the photographer and a subject, becomes not a barrier but a way to connect. Joe Aguirre takes us through the why's in a moving new film by Jonas Normann.
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.
Rooms contain what the owner values or has come to hate (tucked in boxes, of course). Colors reveal mood swings. Gardens follow the season’s orders. A house keeps up with ever-changing whims and styles—one of the things that make it a home. Here’s something to inspire your next spruce-up.
It's human nature to be restless and imaginative. The real may be interpreted as what one sees or how one sees something. For the daydreamer, a scene from nature transforms into a canvas. Suddenly a field makes room for chemical coloring, all those anachronistic streaks that somehow look right. Or else, those beautiful colors amplified or subdued to their most pictorial shades. All in the world of trial-and-process film photography.
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!
Female to "Male" is a project that documents —through photographs, vocal recordings and other materials— Neilly's personal journey through gender transformation. The intimacy and attention to detail are undeniable, giving the viewer a rare chance to somewhat experience the different steps involved and understand gender identity in a completely different light. The Toronto-based award-winning photographer talks extensively about his project and shares his views on gender transition in this interview.
When a photographer encounters a pair, an instinct rushes in, "Is this a special, intimate moment I just stumbled on?" Or else, those accidents of two objects, two birds, two swaying plants camping together especially for your photo. This might not be the case, but it's still a pleasant thing for patterns and quirks to find their way into an everyday shot.
Light Painting is a cool technique that we love to do when we're in the mood for experimenting with photos. It's super easy and fun, and it only requires a dark room, a friend or two to collaborate with, a camera with long exposure mode and a light painting tool to get started. Check out 50 of the most vibrant light painting photos taken by your fellow Lomographers after the cut!
New York City - the ideal place to go to if you're looking for unstoppable energy. There's plenty of exciting things going on, but you need to be lightning-fast if you want to seize the moment. This is what makes the Lomo'Instant Wide the perfect camera to use - it captures all the details in one wide instant snapshot! See it in action with our special video after the jump.
Our advent specials have just begun! To keep things festive, we're offering 10% off film purchases today! So head over to our Online Shop or a Lomography Gallery Store to stock your cameras full of film for the holidays!