This is the story of how I got my beloved camera and found the perfect match for her.
The first time I saw her, she was full of dust hidden between old books and clothes on a little flea market of the State of Mexico. My first thought was that it was useless but I fell in love and decided to take the risk; so I made it mine, and surprisingly, for a very cheap price of $400.00 MXN (around $30 dollars).
I was so excited; it was my first SLR so I cleaned it, tested it, and fortunately all the dust went away. It looked like new!
So after some test rolls I decided to load a black and white film on it and since I didn’t have the stuff to develop film on my house, I gave a try on Kodak BW400CN. I didn’t know how this film will work or what to expect from it but when I got the negatives from the Lab I was surprised with the results. It quickly became one of my favorite films, and of course, of my Nikon FM too.
This is my winning team and here is the gallery to prove what they can do:
The middle of the 20th century was the perfect era to be a film photographer from different industries. We found this old documentary film from Kodak on looking for a photographic career from the likeliest to the unlikeliest of areas.
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I like to think, that every location I have been writing about in the past years was a discovery of some sort. This story will be about the discovery somebody else made. Wendy Sloboda is maybe the coolest dino hunter of our time. She has tattoos, dreads and she found a new species of dinosaur, that now carries her name: the Wendiceratops Pinhornensis.
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By far the oddest-looking camera I own, the Electric Eye is an auto-exposure viewfinder camera made by Bell & Howell in the late 1950s. I picked one up online and ended up with another one, that came with a very cool, retro looking carrying case, from my grandfather. It took a little while to try these two out but after running some film I found that this camera is a lot of fun to shoot with.
In this ongoing series, Alienmeatsack explores the ins and outs of beloved Lomography cameras and offers his expert advice on how to make the most of them. In this article, we're diving into developing, learning that the magic and mystery of the process is really just supplies, chemistry, and time.
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Community newcomer Lena may have taken a break from shooting film but the "Don't Think, Just Shoot" mindset of Lomography stays on her shooting style. In this interview, she shares how she found her way back to the analogue grind and a selection of her dreamy double exposure photographs.
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