Here’s a neat tip on how to make your Black & White images look like sexy colourful X-pro shots!
If you have a lot of B&W negatives (picture 2) or colour slide film is too expensive for your experiments and you want to make them look like crazy colorful x-pro film (picture 1), all you need is – a clear piece of 135/120 slide film, for example FUJIRTP (T64). Usually, if you ask your lab doesn’t cut your film, it’s in the beginning or in the end of film. You’ll need a piece 60X120mm size maximum. If it was one of your failed experiments, heavily underexposed or with some lightleaks (picture 3) – even better.
So, here is the tip:
Take your neg and piece of slide film (picture 4)
Put ’em together as sandwich (picture 5)
Scan it as colour negative (picture 6)
Enjoy results (pictures 7,8)
Try different film types – Kodak 120 negatives have strong orange colour, so vivid greens guaranteed! If you don’t have pieces of colour film, you can use Diana’s colour gel filters (picture 9).
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.
With an expanded field of view and its ability to produce high quality images and capture minute detail, medium format photography has become the top choice of many photographers. Lomography is working hard to make sure that it keeps going with the continued production of medium format film and cameras. The current issue of German magazine FOTO HITS focuses on medium format photography. And with this rumble, we want to prove why medium format photography is king. Take your Diana F+, Holga 120, Lubitel 166+ or the new Lomo LC-A 120 and show us your best square shots!
It's no secret that the Lubitel 166+ produces bold, saturated colours that'll make your jaw drop to the floor! But the tones and contrast of this twin-lens camera carry across to black and white just as brilliantly. Here are some breathtaking grayscale photographs from our Online Community!
We're grateful for the overwhelming support from all our KickStarter backers. For those who were late to the party, we're happy to let you know that the Daguerreotype Achromat 2.9/64 Art Lens is now available for pre-order in the shop! Estimated delivery date slated for January 2017!
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?
It's time to show off those photos you've whisked away in your hard drive! Pick out your favorites and have them printed as genuine black & white analogue prints - on natural stone tiles. Say hello to Shots/on\Stone, a Kickstarter project that offers this truly unique option.
What makes an engaging image? What makes a photograph seem more like a memory than just an image? How is it able to make you feel as if you were right there, in that moment, experiencing the scene first hand?
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 have teamed up with dancescreen 2016 and FRAME: The London Dance Film Festival to offer you the chance to win tickets and a LomoKino. Just submit your dance and movement-themed photos here! Read on for full details.
Vincent Law, a Hong Kong industrial designer, loves to shoot with black and white film. In his work, there is almost always a combination of people and architecture. He recently shot a series of black and white photos with New Russar+ Lens. Let's take a look at his work.
It’s finally here! Fully automatic, jam-packed with creative features, and super easy to use, the Lomo’Instant Automat is the ultimate instant camera that lets you do it all. Shoot perfectly lit photos from dusk ’til dawn and explore a world of creativity at the touch of a button. Back us on Kickstarter now to save up to 35% on a Lomo’Instant Automat and all sorts of exclusive extra goodies!