So, here’s a short review of a great black and white film I had the opportunity to get and use. I’m talking about the Kodak T-Max 400 Black and White film. It’s used by all major pros, and it will still be used until we no longer find a place to buy one.
As I was saying, this is truly a legendary film made by the legendary company that invented 35mm film photography. There’s a lot to say about this film. First, It’s a black and white film, very appreciated by photographers and myself. I love black and white photography and when I tried this film for the first time, I was amazed.
This film is good for everyone. It’s very forgiving and it will not overexpose unless you really overexpose. I shot this film as an 100 ISO film and I end up with nice results. It’s a great film for its speed. It’s less grainier than other black and white films and it’s best for big prints. Also, the higher sensitivity to light makes this film best for interior shots and dim light conditions. For the future, I would love to see how this film acts in a pinhole camera and long exposure shots. It can be pushed or pulled as much as photographer wants. But that’s a different thing.
On top of everything, it’s used by all professional photographers. And I tried it too, just to see why. And I was very impressed and I will always carry a roll of Kodak T-Max 400 in my camera bag. Until I won’t be able to buy one. It’s my number one recommendation for every photographer who respects good products.
The Kodak Autographic is the first really old camera I bought. I didn’t really know how it worked and had no idea that this nearly century-old camera would kick off a passion for collecting, fixing, and shooting with vintage cameras.
Katherine Phipps is a passionate Photography Major who obviously had a grand time with the new Lomo'Instant Wide. She talks about her instant wide experience and shares some of her favorite shots in this short feature.
Burkina Faso is a country that has three different climatic areas. It's mostly a land of the Sahel, very dry but with some vegetation and a short rainy season. The very south of the country is already in the tropical zone but the north still belongs to the Sahara desert. I had the opportunity to visit this area and witness a magical moment: a sunrise in the desert.
Not all photographs are meant to be seen in vibrant, saturated colors, and neither are they always suitable for in black and white. Lomography welcomes yet another innovation from KONO! The Reanimated Film. Without diminishing the aesthetic value of images, KONO! Donau 35mm Film casts a distinct blue tone to photos. It is ultra-low ISO film that is best used for long exposure shots. Check out this fine selection of uniquely tinted images.
We had a huge response to the Lomography x Life competition and the Black and White theme showed off what great photographers you all are. It was a tough decision to make but we've finally chosen the winners. Will it be you?
Colors may be amped to look unreal, like nothing of this world. Shots may be doubled, cross-processed, post-processed, mixed up into collages. The possibilities are infinite, yet some photographers still prefer black and white. Even in 2016, it is an ode to classic values of precision and balance. Light and shadow must be one pleasing dance. And just like in a well-choreographed piece, forms are obvious or playing coy. It all depends on how you're looking.
Since Alive was founded in 2010 with one mission: to uphold film photography despite the steadily increasing popularity of digital imaging. It aims to provide guidance and information to analogue photography enthusiasts through its website, which has become a platform for showcasing the creativity and techniques of its followers. Since live has also ventured into developing products to bolster the practice of analogue photography and its Bento Film Case has proven to be very useful. Lomography talks to Since Alive’s Wind Hui and designer Stephanie Ho, co-collaborators for Since Alive’s Bento Film Case.
The LomoLab EU has moved and is now open for business! Analogue lovers from Austria, Germany, Spain, Netherlands, Belgium, Luxenbourg, and the rest of Europe can send their films to:
However, if you're based in Germany - and you don't mind a longer waiting time, you can still send your rolls for processing to:
Lifesmyle Store Berlin - LomoLAB
This young artist has drawn our attention with breathtaking photographs which give colour to the life around us. He has managed to show a perfect blend of nature and its harmony with people. His portraits tell stories of young people around him and different places he visited.
A long-time fan of plastic cameras, Argentinean writer and photographer Lorraine Healy is the author of “Tricks With A Plastic Wonder,” a manual for achieving better results with a Holga camera. In this article, Healy shares one of her favorite places to photograph in her native Buenos Aires.