Now that you have a whole bunch of developed negatives, what do you do with them? You can always properly store them in plastic sleeves where no dust or light can ruin them. Also a good idea is to scan them and make digital photos! Read the article to find out how you can scan your negatives.
First, you must choose the right scanner. You should be able to opt for a transparency scan. The best option is a scanner that has a built-in slide/negative scanner.
You need to clean your negative strips first before placing them on the scanner bed. use soft brushes or cloth to remove and dust or debris. Don’t forget to scan for fingerprints.
Read you scanner’s manual to get the best scan quality. Make sure you are scanning at a high resolution, because negatives are small and the image will need to be enlarged later on. 4000dpi should be more than enough for a nice sharp scan.
Scanning will take some time. Once the scanner has finished scanning, save your photo as a TIFF or JPEG file. TIFF files will retain most of the details since it does not compress, but it will definitely take up more space on your hard drive.
If you need to do some editing on your scanned results, use an image altering software such as Adobe Photoshop. You will need to turn the images into positive first to be able to edit it. But if you want to stay as analogue as possible, don’t edit your photos!
I have always loved the idea of seeing my photos on stone and other natural materials. So, a few months ago, I began googling how it could be done. This is how I discovered (and fell in love with) liquid emulsion. Liquid emulsion is photographic emulsion which you can melt down and paint on any surface. You can then expose an image and develop it using traditional darkroom chemicals. In this article, I would like to explain the process a little, so that if you are also interested in giving this fun process a go, you can!
It's Tipstember! For this month, we will be awarding 25 fat piggies to every tipster article that gets published on the Lomography Magazine. You can share tips on composition, lighting, film experiments and camera modifications; or maybe techniques for shooting portraits, landscapes, still life and even wildlife! If you don't have tricks up your sleeve, however, you can still contribute to the Magazine and let your voice be heard. Here are some suggestions.
Aside from browsing through beautiful photographs and reading interesting articles, hanging out in the shoutbox is another worthwhile activity to do in the community. Not only will you get updated on the latest in photography, you’ll also have a chance to share ideas, tips, and stories with fellow shutterbugs across the globe. The shoutbox is always brimming with entertaining conversation and it's all because of these Lomographers.
Aside from browsing through beautiful photographs and reading interesting articles, hanging out in the shoutbox is another worthwhile activity to do in the community. Not only will you get updated on the the latest news about photography but you’ll also have a chance to share ideas, tips, and stories with fellow shutterbugs across the globe. The shoutbox is always brimming with entertaining conversation and it's all because of these lomographers.
We constantly search far and wide, meticulously seek out, hunt down, and hand-pick some of the most experimental and alternative gear out there - and we've now gathered them all in one easy to browse shop category, ready for the picking! In the Lomo-Bazaar, you canalso be part of our process of collecting fresh new products, rare treasures, and crowd-funded creations to sell on the shop - after all, they’re all for you! Get in touch with us to share your suggestions for amazing gear - go on, we’re all ears!
It can be said that photography is more than just a click on the camera, it makes the moments, people and emotions live forever. This was confirmed to us by an exceptional Dutch photographer Ferry Verheij, whose photographs represent stories of all those people and places he had a chance to know.
Photographer Daniel Zvereff makes work around the world, following poetic inspirations such as literature, history, or the seductive lure of a place unknown. In this LomoAmigo feature, see through his eyes on the exciting streets of Cartegena, Colombia.
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.