At first it was very basic, but this year my pinhole camera got some new features. Here’s the history of my home-made camera.
I made it three years ago using just cardboard and tape. I painted cardboard pieces black to minimize the chance of light leaks. Then, I taped the camera body together. I used lots of black tape so there would not be any light leaks. I made a pinhole from soda cam with regular needle. Shutter system was really basic sliding door. Other features were a tripod mount, film pressure plate and rewind knob.
This year I decided to make things better. First, I had to do some general fixing; the tripod thread was loose and rewind knob was missing. The second thing I wanted was a mechanical shutter instead of manual. I used this tutorial to make mine. Third new thing is a new pinhole. I wasn’t happy with my self-made one, so I decided to buy one from eBay. I chose 0.3 mm pinhole, but I should have taken the 0.2 mm for sharper results. I must say I’m little disappointed to my photos…I think it needs vignetting. Have to think a way to do it.
Here’s the updated version of my camera with new “paint job.” F-number is f113 and the focal length is 34 mm.
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.
Meet Gundula Blumi, a talented photographer based in Berlin whose stunning work was also featured in our magazine. She got her first camera when she was 10 years old and ever since she has been capturing the world around her.
After my previous article dedicated to the comparison between pocket cameras, I'll write here about the ergonomics of some popular rangefinder cameras that I use, from the basic Soviet models to the finest Japanese cameras.
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.
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!
When experimenting with new rolls of film, it's often the first roll that brings both the most joy and the most trial & tribulation. We want to start highlighting some successful first attempts here on our Magazine with our films. The first in this line up is Brian Bruno aka Brunoroids.
We love London in the summer and what better way to spend it than joining one of our workshops. This month we will be running a Diana F+ X-pro workshop, our very first Simple Use Film Camera walk, and a new exhibition from photographer Adam Popli. Book your spot today!
You might recognize Matt Day from his awesome Instant photos that he shared with us, or from his awesome analog related YouTube reviews. Here, he discusses his sentimental introduction to photography alongside some seriously sweet shots made with the New Jupiter 3+ Art Lens in his home of Ohio.
Last summer we were lucky to visit 4 cities in 3 different countries, just within a few days. This was reason enough to give my very first LomoChrome Turquoise a try. Afterwards I was astonished by the absolutely unexpected colors of the shots.