How can we be sure if a photo on Lomography.com was taken using an analogue or digital camera? Do we trust our eyes, camera and film tags, the photographer’s categorization or is it sometimes just to close to tell? This has been a topic on Lomography for many years and now we are about to tackle this matter once and for all.
As a frequent shoutbox visitor or looking at comments on photos, you’ll probably come across the controversy that surrounds digital photos on Lomography. Especially when no camera and film tags are used, it is sometimes hard for us to tell which photo is analogue and which not.
From today on this will no longer be a problem. When you are looking at the photos in your LomoHome, you will now find that the photo description starts with either “This photo was shot on film” or “This photo was shot digitally”. This has been done automatically to all photos uploaded on Lomography by looking at the exif data of each of them. We know of course that scanners also save exif data but this is being filtered as much as possible.
For all future photos uploaded, or if your photo has been wrongly tagged as digital, we added the “Is this photo digital?” tagging option in the lab. So if your photo is analogue but has been labeled digital, you simply need to un-check this field for the photo. If you’re uploading a digital photo, please check this field and help us keep the distinction between analogue and digital photos clean on Lomography.
But we won’t stop there. Stay tuned for new ways to filter analogue and digital shots soon.
The paintings of Rembrandt van Rijn and Michelangelo Merisi da Caravaggio are known for their mastery of brightness and contrast in portraiture or scenery. Their influence on the visual arts has extended even to photography. In this capsule lesson, we tackle the principle of chiaroscuro, a technique used by the Renaissance artists to master light and shadow.
Are you looking to add some flair to your camera? Or perhaps it's time to get that flash you've been eyeing for some time. Today, we're offering a very festive 20% off Lomography Accessories to help you make your photos that much sweeter!
Light Painting is a cool technique that we love to do when we're in the mood for experimenting with photos. It's super easy and fun, and it only requires a dark room, a friend or two to collaborate with, a camera with long exposure mode and a light painting tool to get started. Check out 50 of the most vibrant light painting photos taken by your fellow Lomographers after the cut!
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!
Maxime Fardeau, or Max as he is fondly called, loves film. He has been shooting analogue for about four years and owns a number of 35mm film and instant cameras, such as the Leica M6 and SLR-670 Polaroid. He has taken photos using the Lomo'Instant and the Minitar-1 Art Lens and this time around, he provides a glimpse of the images she produced with the Jupiter 3+ Art Lens.
No, your eyes aren't playing tricks on you. We are once again preparing for the launch of our newest mystery product! Have a seat, change your perspective, and stay focused because we're going to be dropping a few clues here and there before we let you in on our little secret.
"The overarching theme is seeing people in adverse conditions take matters into their own hands and still find the energy to go dancing or fall in love or create art," Astronautalis said of his new album. We found that pretty inspiring, so we teamed up with him for a Rumble competition based on that idea.
See the world in a whole new way with our Lomography Fisheye cameras! Selected editions now on sale at 20% off! Fisheye cases at 50% off! Order within the month and get a free Fisheye keychain with every camera, and a free Circle Cutter when you buy a Fisheye case with your camera!
We love multiple exposures because no matter what scenes you choose to combine, the end result is always spectacular! Double (or triple) yourself up in a self portrait, or experiment with different patterns and objects when you shoot with your Lomo'Instant Wide and watch your amazing creations develop before your eyes!
Imagine a blindfolded painter whipping his brush on a canvas. This is what the light painter does in the dark. He wags his light writers in the air and trusts the camera to record what he can't see. As for the moment of truth—careful, the sparks might fly.
This week, we invite you to have a look at our handpicked selection of community-taken photos taken with the Revolog Streak. While you're at it, find out how you can earn piggies and have your own photos be featured on the Online Shop!
There are many possible reasons for taking pictures. It could be to document an event, to capture breathtaking scenery, to preserve a fond memory, or simply, to have a snapshot of someone close to your heart. Whatever the reason, there's almost always a story behind a picture, no matter how significant or trivial it may be. And for lomographers, nothing beats the feeling of having that story unfold in your hand, in the form of a print. If you want a quick keepsake from that treasured moment or a snapshot of that special someone though, you can have it instantly, through Lomo'Instant Stories!