Admittedly it’s a week late (or a year early!) but here’s a sweet video detailing how to make a pumpkin into a functional pinhole camera!
You can practically make anything into a pinhole camera. All you need is a lightproof enclosure, foil or aluminum for the pinhole, and film or photo paper! That’s basically all you’ll need. Other modifications can be made to jazz up your camera or to make it more user friendly. In this instructional video of sorts from NPR, they set to create a pinhole camera using a pumpkin, just in time for the season!
We’re fizzing with excitement to introduce our latest Kickstarter project: the Lomo’Instant Square. We’re talking about the world’s first analogue camera to produce square-format Instax pictures. It features a 95mm glass lens for super sharp photos, an advanced automatic mode that takes care of exposure, all of Lomography’s signature creative features — and a compact, foldable design. The Lomo’Instant Square has launched on Kickstarter. Come join the fun and back us on Kickstarter now to save up to 35% on the planned retail price, and scoop all sorts of extra treats. Be sure to snatch up the deals before they run out. Be there and be square!
Monday's here again. Here's a tip to force yourself out of the weekday rut: how about starting the grind wearing your favorite get-up? Fake it 'til you make it with that swagger and you'll be cruising the days to Friday in no time. Here's this week's inspirational Monday Moodboard.
Despite its massive weight and chunky built, lomographer Ozan Mutlu Dursun still chooses to practice portraiture with a Kiev 60. In this quick chat, he details the pros and cons of shooting with this iconic camera and how its quirks fit in the dreamy and evocative portraits he make.
Why do you shoot film and how do you keep it alive? Analog, a series on YouTube, profiled five photographers to ask these questions. Each video clocks in only under five minutes, but they are all beautifully shot and inspiring.
Photographer and art director Luca-Mercedes Stemer is one of the founders of HONEST., a magazine dedicated to preserving the tangible aspect of film photography. In this interview, she looks back on her early days as a young photographer and dishes out some tips on how to make it in the industry.
Community newcomer Bert Liang (@bcliang), has been practicing photography for over 45 years. He continues to learn from both digital and analogue image-making processes, but prefers the latter for the boundless experiments that can done with it. In this interview, he shares his insights on film photography and how it expanded his views on creativity.
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.
How do you make your nighttime photos more colorful and exciting? Try light painting! All it takes is a lighting tool of your choice, a steady surface (or better yet, a tripod) and a camera with a Bulb setting, then you're all set.
"I have been living in Portland for about 8 years now, off and on and it does feel like home. It is a great place to come back to after traveling. But I think I am happiest on the road or traveling, it feels kind of second nature to me," explains Portland-based photographer Jeff Luker.
Mitchell Wojcik is based in Brooklyn, New York. He likes "Ghostbusters, and to make whatever comes to mind and document my life as I go." He used to put a lot of thought into things, but now prefers to have fun and not think about it at all. Hmm, sounds like a perfect match for the Lomo'Instant Automat Glass!
Portraiture -- a favorite among artists and photographers. Most of the traditional and classical rules are still being followed, and it take a certain level of creativity to be distinct. But here, portraitist Jordan Tiberio re-imagines old, playful aesthetics and imbues them into her photography.