I came to borrow a Lomography tunnel vision lens from a friend. It comes with a macro. The problem however, is that I used it with a Lomo LC-A+ so I had no idea if I had the needed distance from my subject to get the right macro focus since you cant see it through the LC-A’s view finder. So I adapted a tip for using macro lens that I learned from my Holga camera.
We will be working on bulb mode. Since LC-A+ has no bulb mode, I covered the light meter of the camera with opaque tape (in this case, I used three layers of masking tape marked with a black pen to make it more opaque but you could use electrical tape or gaffer tape for ease.)
Make sure the camera is not loaded with film, open it and cover the part where the film goes with any translucent paper. Tracing paper, parchment paper, wax paper, hopia paper, onion skin paper or even the good old rolling paper can do the trick. Tape it stretched and still.
We will need a light emitting object. A light bulb works well. Cellphones can work well too. But not candles or anything that would emit too much heat because the camera will be getting very close to it. Put on the macro lens, turn off the room light and turn on your light bulb. With the camera back opened, target the light bulb with your camera and shoot! You should see an inverted image of the light bulb on the paper (too far from the subject and you’ll see bokeh). Now get close to your subject until you get the image as sharp as what you need. Now measure the distance of your subject from your camera and remember it!
Making sure you have remembered the distance, you can now take off the paper and the bulb mode modification from your camera. Load the camera with film and shoot macro!
Upon taking pictures, you can measure your subject just to be sure before you click on the shutter. Be sure that your subject is well lighted as well. Enjoy!
My 2015 resolution is to do 12 photography projects, one for every month. In July, I tried freelensing or unscrewing the lens from my SLR and holding it in front of the camera body. By tilting the lens slightly I was able to change the focus. For this experiment, I used my Konstruktor and Olympus OM-1.
Everything I had fit into eight boxes and two suitcases. That’s all I had collected in my 22 years on earth, eight boxes and two suitcases. My friends and I moved to Brooklyn in the dead of winter, just after a huge snowstorm. I came from California and had no real experience living in snow. All of it was magical to me.
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One of the things I like the most about the Minitar-1 Art lens is how sharp the focus can be when you shoot with a small aperture. So if you are one of those that like to shoot at night, get a tripod, add this to a late dark winter afternoon, and you will end up with a bunch of beautiful long exposures. This is what I did on my last trip to Europe.
It had been five years since my last visit to the Côte d'Azur in France. During this period, I took to film photography again. And so for my return, I was looking forward to capturing, with my handy film cameras, some of that special light and blue sea that had drawn so many artists to the Riviera.
This article is dedicated to one of the finest British sport photographers, Monte Fresco. In his 30 years of reportage for the Daily Mirror, he took some of the most iconic photographs in sporting history. He covered football, tennis, and boxing. But it is his ice skating pictures that I am most fascinated with. Using my own lens, I give him a modern tribute.
On the last Saturday of July, the old district of Borgo Vico hosted an art and music festival. There was also a graffiti contest, and the winner will exhibit his work at the Como Business Center for Expo 2015. I used my Zorki 4 loaded with an Ilford FP4+ film to document the event. I focused on the young artists who, amid the swirl of activity, had to concentrate on their large-scale pieces.
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!
Brazil is an awesome country for traveling. There's so much to explore, each place very different from one another. It will definitely take a stretch of trips just to get to know this this South American pearl. I finished my copa tour last year in Marajó, the island of bulls—it just might be an eternal highlight for me.
Doug DuBois spent five summers photographing the small neighborhood of Russell Heights in Ireland to capture the essence of coming of age: the inevitable loss of youth and the imminent transition into adulthood. Those four years resulted in his latest book, My Last Day At Seventeen. The book is a visual tale told through a collection of photographs and gives an alternative perspective through a comic narrative around the same subject. This creative combination of two distinct narratives in one book not only works wonderfully in visual terms; it also serves as an essential tool that lets the reader dig deeper into the story being told, making one go back to the book over and over again, yet from a new perspective, every single time.
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.