Lomography has scored an another first as we all know and has given us the possibility of film scanning at the comfort of our home with a device which does not exceed the size of the palm! Between you and me, I overspend for film processing and scanning costs.
I was scared about all those parts of the Lomography Smartphone Film Scanner but also it is a simple tool to use. Especially, when you will be used to scan some photos, you can stick with it. The application has not been available to download yet, so I did not expect to to receive high-quality results but the Lomography Smartphone Film Scanner surprised me. There is no difference between the professional machines’ scanned photographs when I was sitting on my couch.
After setting and running the device, I started to put one of the developed “Lomography CN100” negatives into the reservoir. I took photos that Lomography Smartphone Film Scanner brightened because the application has not been available to download yet. There is a negative effect in almost all smartphones. Here, I used this effect to return their normal colors, and the results were close to perfection. All I had to do was to cut the squares around the whiteness with photoshop program. You cannot see the film holes on the professional scanners but it is possible to achieve this effect with Smartphone Film Scanner. However, I love film holes so I chose not to cut them (but you can cut them), it is your choice. This process is extremely simple and not taking a lot of time is also very enjoyable. Generally speaking, we can get rid of the scanning expenses. Considering that one of the golden rules is being fast, this device will be fit for Lomography and also Lomographyer!
Below you can find professional machine scanned photographs, and scanned photographs with the Lomography Smartphone Film Scanner. The first are home-made, the second are professional :)
Take a look at this pool of snapshots scanned by our community members using the Lomography Smartphone Scanner. While you're at it, find out how you can earn piggies and have your own scans be featured on the Online Shop!
Riffle through those embarrassing baby photos, search through snaps of grandma and grandpa, and revisit your parents' hilarious old haircuts! Round up your best family photographs and scan them with the Lomography Smartphone Film Scanner. To put you in a nostalgic mood, check out these photographs from the past 100 years that we found in our online community!
At first, Skyler only visited the Lomography website to take a look at sample photographs taken with different point-and-shoot cameras. Seeing the immense focus given by the community to film photography and experimentation, two things she absolutely loves, she immediately signed up and started her own LomoHome. In this interview, she talks about her go-to camera, the difference between digital and film photography and more.
Robin Rimbaud is a UK based artist, record producer, and composer who works under the name "Scanner" in reference to his use of mobile phone signals and police scanners in his early performances. He has worked on soundtracks for films, sound installations, radio, dance and theater. Robin also has a passion for medium format photography, owns a Holga camera and has a unique photographic style. Get to know him in this interview, where he talks about his personal work as well as his experience with the Lomo LC-A 120.
Browsing through the Lomography website, you can find a lot of redscale shots, which are all done on color negative films. I asked myself if it’s possible to redscale a slide or chrome film and then cross process it. (And yes, it is.) In this tipster I’m going to teach you how to create the bloodiest homemade redscale film I've ever come across.
Walk along the sandy shore, take a dip and splash around, and celebrate summer with the Lomo'Instant San Sebastián! Inspired by the Spanish surf town, this nifty newest edition of the Lomo'Instant is perfect to capture your colorful instant summer snaps!
Jonathan Weimar, better known as johnny-weimar in the community, professes his passion for photography with the help of quite a few analog cameras. He has made quite a reputation and is best remembered by the Lomography Turkey crew as the guy who gave 50-something films to develop and scan. Get to know the high school teacher-cum-lomographer in this candid yet inspiring interview.
Experimentation is the bloodline of Lomography. The nucleus of the operation is an open mind. This has made digital strides possible, but even then, the movement is still beholden to film photography. The reasons range from philosophical to practical. The scope also includes three fields that make analog photography challenging—and yes, quite the daring opposite of digital ease.
Toby Mason (aka fotobes) is a Brighton-based photographer who embraces the aesthetics of film photography. He mostly shoots with the LC-A+ using a range of slide films, cross processing them to create rich, highly saturated colours. His work has been featured on the BBC website and Hungry Eye Magazine. Join us for the opening night on Thursday, September 17 from 6 p.m.
Maxime Fardeau, or Max as he is fondly called, loves film. He has been shooting analogue for about four years and owns a number of 35mm film and instant cameras, such as the Leica M6 and SLR-670 Polaroid. He has taken photos using the Lomo'Instant and the Minitar-1 Art Lens and this time around, he provides a glimpse of the images she produced with the Jupiter 3+ Art Lens.
Kamal Tung's black-and-white portraits shot with the Petzval Lens were previously showcased on the Magazine. The opportunity to shoot with another Lomography Art Lens has arrived. More of Kamal Tung's work, shot with the Daguerreotype Achromat Lens, are included in this feature.
Lomography has been home to a family of handcrafted photography and art tools for decades. That’s why we’re so excited to team up with a line of premium, handcrafted camera bags: ONA, a company making the perfect bag to stow your camera and little mementos.