Photographers, whether amateurs or professionals, have always been fascinated in compact cameras. The smaller and more handy they are, the better and more interesting they are to shoot with! Take a look at some of the tiniest cameras that could fit in the palm of your hand in this installment of Vintage Camera Ads!
Everybody likes shooting with compact cameras, especially in a time and age such as ours, but the digital world does not have the monopoly of these sleek and handy cameras. Even if technology back then was not as advanced, camera companies managed to come up with some cool compacts that are so small they can fit nicely in the palm of your hand. And that, eventually became the selling point of the popular ones from camera makers like Minox, Olympus, and Rollei, in 35mm and 110 formats.
Ladies and gentlemen, may I present, some beautiful vintage camera ads showing compact film cameras back in the days, some of the smallest of their kind:
Digital compacts still aren’t the only cameras that can fit in your palm today — remember, aside from the cameras above that you may still find in thrift shops and secondhand stores, the Lomography Online Shop also has the teeny Fisheye Baby 110 and Diana Baby 110 for you to play with! They’re certainly among the smallest cameras you can shoot with and show off today!
What do you think of these vintage camera ads? Do you happen to have these classic compacts in your collection as well? Tell us about them with a comment below!
Another day of Advent, another new Advent deal — all of the great cameras in our Lomography Special Collection are 15% off today! Whether you're picking out your first Lomography camera or adding another to your collection, you'll be amazed by how much versatility is packed into these little cameras.
We spend copious amounts of time stalking camera forums and researching specifications that "hunter" seems a more fitting term than "collector." And yet, when the time comes to pack all this game—the new or thrillingly ancient cameras—we DIY padding on the spot. (Guilty of trying to avoid the unappealing gear bag from the department store.) Last year though we stocked up on camera bags that are as cool as they are protective. Here are some of them.
The LomoChrome Turquoise's wild color shifts, paired with other effects in-camera and through various accessories, allow for even more out-of-the-box uses. Here are just a handful of the many imaginative ways our community members have come up with for this emulsion.
When asked to recall the moment they first became truly interested in photography, most photographers would remember the magical feeling of picking up a hand-me-down or secondhand camera, the thrill of shooting an entire roll through, and the elation upon seeing and holding their first ever set of photographs. Caleb Savage, however, had quite a unique experience. At 10 years old, he had his first taste of working in the darkroom making prints at Boy Scout camp, thereby beginning a more than a decade-long affinity with photography.
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.
The LomoLab EU has moved and is now open for business! Analogue lovers from Austria, Germany, Spain, Netherlands, Belgium, Luxenbourg, and the rest of Europe can send their films to:
However, if you're based in Germany - and you don't mind a longer waiting time, you can still send your rolls for processing to:
Lifesmyle Store Berlin - LomoLAB
Inspired by the seventies, this young artist makes it seem that such an epoch lives forever in her photographs, perfectly maintaining the spirit of the time which was characterized by a multitude of colours, contrasts and famous disco moves.
Every month, thousands of film photography enthusiasts from all over the world join the Lomography community. We welcome yet another batch of talented newcomers who stood out from the rest because of their exceptional photos.
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!