I bet this is common mistake among Lomographers. It often happens when you use point and shoot cameras.
Beware of your precious finger. It will ruin your photos. As for my own experience, I’ve used several Point & Shoot Cameras but this camera that I want to talk about is very tricky. It is the Vivitar J201 and this small camera has a 28mm lens and a built in flash. It does not requires batteries for the shutter mechanism, but the flash only needs 1 AA battery. It’s quite light and easy to use. I think this camera was Vivitar UWS’s brother… Haha!
I only used this camera once because at first I lost it and few weeks ago, I managed to find it and started shooting again. First when I used it, I told my mom that I feel embarrassed to go in front of a march to take a picture due to the looks of the camera and that “it uses film”. At that time I was 14 years old and most of my community already uses a variety of digital cameras. Film photography was not well known that time. Maybe it was because of the ferocious evolution of technology that affected me too. Back to the main topic, I shot with it and when I got the results of that shot, I was scolded by my parents because of the hideous pictures that have slight look of my finger in each photo. WHAT A NIGHTMARE !!! Here some shots of it:
So, please don’t make the same mistake. Make sure your finger won’t block your lens. Be cautious when using any point & shoot camera. For SLR or RF, you don’t have to worry about it. If that happens, Cut that finger!!!. Just kidding. Thank you.
When we said this camera was wide, we meant it! And when you add the wide-angle lens attachment to your Lomo'Instant Wide, that's when the magic really starts to happen! Now you can capture the whole picture in a snap!
Here’s what happens before we interview a photographer. We gush about the work though we have yet to find out the cameras and processes behind the brilliant composition or the light architecture. And even when they haven’t used a Lomo camera, we feature them anyway. But every once in a while comes a pro who uses one of our premium lenses at work and our fun cameras off-duty. This makes us mighty glad, more so when their images are good and worth sharing. We count cinematographer Michal Dabal's work among them.
We constantly search far and wide, meticulously seek out, hunt down, and hand-pick some of the most experimental and alternative gear out there - and we've now gathered them all in one easy to browse shop category, ready for the picking! In the Lomo-Bazaar, you canalso be part of our process of collecting fresh new products, rare treasures, and crowd-funded creations to sell on the shop - after all, they’re all for you! Get in touch with us to share your suggestions for amazing gear - go on, we’re all ears!
What's a sure way to not lose your beloved travel photos? You can bring your instant camera with you! In this article, I'll tell you some of the lomographic moments I collected during my last trip in Cracow.
It's Tipstember! For this month, we will be awarding 25 fat piggies to every tipster article that gets published on the Lomography Magazine. You can share tips on composition, lighting, film experiments and camera modifications; or maybe techniques for shooting portraits, landscapes, still life and even wildlife! If you don't have tricks up your sleeve, however, you can still contribute to the Magazine and let your voice be heard. Here are some suggestions.
I have always loved the idea of seeing my photos on stone and other natural materials. So, a few months ago, I began googling how it could be done. This is how I discovered (and fell in love with) liquid emulsion. Liquid emulsion is photographic emulsion which you can melt down and paint on any surface. You can then expose an image and develop it using traditional darkroom chemicals. In this article, I would like to explain the process a little, so that if you are also interested in giving this fun process a go, you can!
When a photographer encounters a pair, an instinct rushes in, "Is this a special, intimate moment I just stumbled on?" Or else, those accidents of two objects, two birds, two swaying plants camping together especially for your photo. This might not be the case, but it's still a pleasant thing for patterns and quirks to find their way into an everyday shot.
Give your smartphone photos that analogue touch with the Fuji Instax Share Smartphone Printer! Shoot with your smartphone, send photos via the free app, and print on Fuji Instax Mini film! Both Silver and Gold version now available in the shop!
*available in selected markets
Every month we always give you reasons to meet Lomographers in your city. November is even more special. We have a super sale, a camera workshop for kids, an outing with Blurb, among other exciting linkups. Join us!
There is an assortment of applications you can use to scan your film, but I will tell you why you should be using SilverFast over all of the others. Its power is unrivaled, and once you get the hang of it, you will not want to go back.