Lomography has become a part of life, and with each roll of film, I discover something awesome about my camera, or my subject. Here’s a few of my favorite ‘firsts!’
My First Picture
I saw my little blue Diana tucked away at the back of a craft shop. The next day I dragged my Dad back into the shop and begged him to buy me the camera for Christmas. He obligingly did so and the owner of the shop kindly donated to me my first 120 films. I took the camera back to my Dad’s house and we carefully loaded the film and pored over the instruction manual until I finally clicked the shutter for the first time.
Clearly, this is not the best picture ever taken, but it was the first, and since then I have learnt the techniques that stop all the blurry pictures! Interestingly enough, with the ever growing popularity of analog ‘equivalents’ such as the popular ‘Instagram’ app for smartphones, I finally relented and decided to see just what the app was like. The second picture (above) is the first Instagram photo that I took.
My first Splitzes
I think it’s pretty clear how much I love this little gadget. It’s so easy to use and produces great results every time. Even my first, experimental shots turned out really well, thanks to my Splitzer!
My first x-pro
I have always been a big fan of the vibrant, true colors that color slide film offers. However, I decided to try x-pro film and I absolutely loved it. It’s perfect for beginners as the crazy colors just speak for themselves and give life to even the most poorly arranged photos!
My first festival
There are some things that can’t be put into words. I took a disposable camera to Reading Festival this year and it was so versatile and so sturdy; absolutely perfect for a festival.
So that’s it, those are the important milestones of my Lomography Life. The more I use my camera, the more I want to use it. It’s so versatile and it never lets me down. I would certainly recommend investing in some accessories, such as the Splitzer, or a flash, or, for Diana a 35mm back. It completely transforms your camera and lets you have many more exciting ‘firsts’!
Let me know in the comments what your own favorite Lomography milestones have been!