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 :)
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.
There remains a constant debate between analogue and digital -- an eternal question of which has more artistic merit; but artist Drew Nikonowicz has already merged the very divided world with pixels and prints to create his one-of-a-kind vision of the world and its heavenly bodies.
We at Lomography are psyched to announce our first Film Swap between our Berlin, Bogotá and NYC Embassy Stores! Swaps add yet another layer of intrigue and spontaneity to film photography. Send your film on a journey through three different continents with our newest analogue adventure.
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.
This beautiful camera features such ability to let users choose and switch between 35mm or 120 formats! Shoot more, save more! Get 15% discount on Lomography Films when you purchase film with the Lubitel camera!
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.
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.
The enticing energy of street photography has been a big subject of admiration for the community - especially when combined with the pleasing purple palette of Lomochrome Purple! Here is a round up of some recent vibrant and voyeuristic street photographs from the Lomography Community Site taken with this magical film!
Lomography has teamed up with the Victoria and Albert Museum, London to give you the chance to win tickets to see “Paul Strand: Photography and Film for the 20th Century,” the first retrospective of this highly influential photographer in over 30 years. You can also win a Henry Carroll Book and a Lomo’instant Wide.
Since Alive was founded in 2010 with one mission: to uphold film photography despite the steadily increasing popularity of digital imaging. It aims to provide guidance and information to analogue photography enthusiasts through its website, which has become a platform for showcasing the creativity and techniques of its followers. Since live has also ventured into developing products to bolster the practice of analogue photography and its Bento Film Case has proven to be very useful. Lomography talks to Since Alive’s Wind Hui and designer Stephanie Ho, co-collaborators for Since Alive’s Bento Film Case.