Tipsters of the Week

For every lomographer who has been looking for tips to make their analogue life easier and more fun, the Magazine has lots of tipsters to use as reference. The past week’s featured tipsters may be useful to you if you want to either start shooting with an SLR camera, or trick your friends with a cool La Sardina design. If you’re curious, read on to find out what they’re all about!

Photo by adam_g2000

Ever wanted to try owning and shooting with a sturdy-looking SLR camera, but intimidated by all the complicated-looking controls? Never fear, adam_g2000, with his SLR Walkthrough is here! His latest Back to Basics installment will guide you through everything you need to know to get started with SLR cameras—from the key parts of an SLR camera, to learning when to fire the shutter, and picking the right lenses for your shooting needs.

Photos by digitaljunk

Next, we have a very cool tutorial for giving your fellow lomographers the shock of their analogue lives through an optical illusion called trompe-l’œil. Trick them into thinking that your La Sardina is see through, when actually, it’s just a clever custom design! Find out how you can make a “transparent” design for your La Sardina DIY in this full tipster by digitaljunk!

Congratulations to the past week’s featured tipster authors! Catch us next week as we once again put the spotlight on some amazing and inspiring tipsters by our very own lomographers!

Do you want your article to be recognized as Tipster of the Week and get 10 Piggies? Keep submitting your Tipsters, yours just might be the next one!

written by plasticpopsicle on 2012-10-01 #gear #tutorials #tips #tipster-of-the-week #tipster #tutorial #lomography

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