The LC-Wide is certainly a lomographer’s favorite all-around, all-season shooter. Of course, Christmas, with its colorful scenes and snowy landscapes, is one of the perfect times to go wide! Should you decide to take the LC-Wide with you for a Holiday shooting spree, we have some quick tips to help you take those perfect Christmas snapshots!
With Christmas slowly but surely creeping in around town, there’s so much we lomographers can start shooting for some Holiday snaps. Are you among those who like to fit as much as they can in one photo? Turn to Lomography’s wide-eyed analogue wonder, the Lomo LC-Wide! If you’re not sure how to infuse your photos with Holiday hues and cheer this Yuletide season, we have some quick tips for you!
1. Shoot at night.
This may be pretty obvious, since we all know that those pretty Christmas lights start twinkling at dusk. So, once your town, office, or home starts lighting up with those lovely lights, it’s time to take advantage of the LC-Wide’s high ISO capabilities and load those ISO 400 – 1600 films!
2. Use slide films or redscale films.
We all know how slide films paint our photographs with saturated and contrasty colors — which is perfect for the bright and cheery Yuletide season! Redscale films, meanwhile, are also great for Christmas snaps for the warm yellow-reddish tones.
3. Shoot doubles with Christmas lights and other colorful decorations.
One of the neat tricks you can do to make your photos instantly Christmas-y is to double expose some everyday subjects with bright and colorful Christmas decorations. For starters, try shooting a roll full of beautiful Christmas lights bokeh before loading it again in your LC-Wide.
4. Take advantage of the reflective Christmas ornaments.
See those colorful tinsel balls that adorn Christmas trees everywhere? They look great from afar, but they can also get you some nice holiday self-portraits! Get close to a bunch of them, aim, snap, and presto—you have a nice self-portrait that is certainly perfect for the occasion!
5. Shoot photos of cities and countryside blanketed in snow.
Aside from the bright ornaments and overall cheery atmosphere, the Holiday season is also known for the beautiful snowy scenery which we have all come to call “Winter Wonderland.” Christmas photo albums will never be complete without winter photos, so make use of the LC-Wide’s wide angle and endless panorama capabilities to capture cities and countryside beautifully bathed in snow!
6. Take photos of your Christmas dinner.
Of course, Christmas is all about having fun, merrymaking, and enjoying sumptuous banquets with your family and friends! Don’t forget to take photos of your delicious Christmas dinner—including the preparation! Also, the LC-Wide is wide enough to ensure that everyone has a space in your photos, so round up the whole gang during your Holiday feasts, along with the delicious dishes that make your taste buds merry!
The Lomo LC-Wide boasts the newly-developed 17mm Minigon Ultra-Wide Angle lens. This 35mm camera wonder is the perfect companion for your photo expeditions. It produces eye-catching splashes of colour with astonishing saturation and contrasts with the added versatility of 3 different formats. Open up to a new photographic experience with the LC-Wide, available in our Shop.