Want to get in deep in the heat of the action? Use a Fisheye on your next outing and get up close and personal!
It’s common knowledge already but it bears repeating. The Fisheye is wide. It sees the world through 170⁰ of fabulous Fisheye distortion. This means that you have to man up and get up close. You aren’t doing yourself a favor by shooting faraway subjects with the Fisheye – they’ll only look like tiny, inconsequential specks of dust in the horizon. I’ll use one of my old photos as an example:
It’s one big meh. I’m not telling you not to take landscape photos with your Fisheye, though. I’m simply reminding you to be… mindful of your shot selection. Each and every one of our Lomographic cameras have their strengths and weaknesses. It’s up to us to make sure that we make our cameras give us the very best of what they have to offer.
For the Fisheye, my advice is this: get in as close as you can, with as much light as you have. Even if your subject is less than a foot away, the wide angle of view that your Fisheye has will take care of you and do the heavy lifting. Learn to trust it to do what it does best and you’ll reap the rewards. Try it out!
Stop asking questions and start making statements. We have teamed up with the historic W Washington DC in conjunction with FotoDC to create a wall during the week of FotoWeekDC - one of the biggest photography festivals in the US. Take inspiration and use your imagination to bring the W values of fashion, music and design to life for a Lomowall that will be created in the Living Room (lobby) of W Washington DC.
Snow-capped or covered in lush greenery, monumental or of smaller proportions, mountains create the most picturesque natural landscapes. The folks at The Gap Magazine are no stranger to their beauty and will showcase such visual splendor in their next issue. Do you have a scenic photo of mountains? Share your pictures with us and get featured in the December issue of The Gap.
Robin Rimbaud is a UK based artist, record producer, and composer who works under the name "Scanner" in reference to his use of mobile phone signals and police scanners in his early performances. He has worked on soundtracks for films, sound installations, radio, dance and theater. Robin also has a passion for medium format photography, owns a Holga camera and has a unique photographic style. Get to know him in this interview, where he talks about his personal work as well as his experience with the Lomo LC-A 120.
Chris Pollard is a UK based fashion photographer with a penchant for analogue cameras and methods. He took the Lomo'instant Wide to London Fashion Week and got up-close-and-personal with some of the hottest models, designers and bloggers at this prestigious event.
Named for the Italian city situated in the Lombardy region, overflowing with art and culture, say hello to the colorful aesthetics of the new Lomo'Instant Milano, the latest member of the Lomo'Instant family!
What can rival a grand gesture? Sweet things done daily for our favorite person—the tally or the gist. Other times we count on instant prints to push our words into the realm of action. Call it modern love in the time of analog.
New York City - the ideal place to go to if you're looking for unstoppable energy. There's plenty of exciting things going on, but you need to be lightning-fast if you want to seize the moment. This is what makes the Lomo'Instant Wide the perfect camera to use - it captures all the details in one wide instant snapshot! See it in action with our special video after the jump.
United State-based lomographer Michael, or likelyokie in the community, prefers the way Lomography cameras render the world: colorful and a little bit dreamy. In this interview, he opens up about how the Holga 120N and Fisheye No. 2 ignited a burning passion for film photography.