For some original couple shots with your valentine why not try double exposure silhouettes? Continue reading for some tips on how to do this.
Multiple exposures (MX) are some of the most fun pictures that we can make and are a “trademark” of Lomography. When I first joined the community I was really impressed with double exposed silhouettes and whenever I had the chance I tried to do some. The image on top of this paragraph was my first sucessful photo of this kind and it allowed me to understand how this works: when you expose the frame for the first time it loses some of (or most) its sensitivity to light. So the areas that are close to white can’t be exposed again but the darker areas can still be exposed.
In that photo I shot my (then) girlfriend against a bright sky and then shot a Christmas tree. You can see the second exposure mostly in the dark areas of the first exposure (her hair). A few months later, I decided to try and do this in a more planned way and in a controlled environment. I placed a white cloth in front of a well lit window and shot a picture of my girlfriend against that:
I was really pleased with this image but there was still space for improvement. For my next silhouette sessions I used the same setup but added a remote triggered flash behind the cloth and overexposed the first exposure by 1.5 stops to get the white to become really white:
And I also tried color film:
These were really cool and I learned something new – the second exposure should be of a well-lit subject and if that subject is a tree or bush you should shoot a less dense or compact area of the plant, preferably one that shows some sky, like this:
Now that you have some insight on how to do these why not try it with you Valentine like I did with my wife. Yes, we got married!
For this week's selection, we put the spotlight on the lovely silhouettes captured by our community members with their Diana F+ cameras. Have a look and, while you're at it, learn how you can earn piggies and have your own photos be featured on the Online Shop!
With an expanded field of view and its ability to produce high quality images and capture minute detail, medium format photography has become the top choice of many photographers. Lomography is working hard to make sure that it keeps going with the continued production of medium format film and cameras. The current issue of German magazine FOTO HITS focuses on medium format photography. And with this rumble, we want to prove why medium format photography is king. Take your Diana F+, Holga 120, Lubitel 166+ or the new Lomo LC-A 120 and show us your best square shots!
Calling all analogue filmmakers and cinematographers! We have teamed up with dancescreen to offer you the chance to win 5 tickets for FRAME: The London Film Festival. All you have to do is submit your dance themed film by January 31st. Read on for full details about this exciting competition!
We're grateful for the overwhelming support from all our KickStarter backers. For those who were late to the party, we're happy to let you know that the Daguerreotype Achromat 2.9/64 Art Lens is now available for pre-order in the shop! Estimated delivery date slated for January 2017!
An indie band from Singapore, Take Two, released a music video for their song 'In Your Arms' earlier this year. The video was shot and produced by SNAP productions with the Pixelstick to create stunning light-painting effects. Read on to know more about the production of the video and what the people at SNAP Productions think about the Pixelstick!
With the days getting longer and the weather getting warmer, it's a perfect time to bring out your Lomo LC-Wide for those road trips with friends, adventures at the skate park, and lazy picnics at the park! Those spring scenes are bursting with warm light and captivating colors, the perfect subject for this versatile 35mm camera. Check out some of our favourite spring-themed community shots taken with the Lomo LC-Wide!
Aside from browsing through beautiful photographs and reading interesting articles, hanging out in the shoutbox is another worthwhile activity to do in the community. Not only will you get updated on the latest in photography, you’ll also have a chance to share ideas, tips, and stories with fellow shutterbugs across the globe. The shoutbox is always brimming with entertaining conversation and it's all because of these Lomographers.
Give your smartphone photos that analogue touch with the Fuji Instax Share Smartphone Printer! Shoot with your smartphone, send photos via the free app, and print on Fuji Instax Mini film! Both Silver and Gold version now available in the shop!
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Aside from browsing through beautiful photographs and reading interesting articles, hanging out in the shoutbox is another worthwhile activity to do in the community. Not only will you get updated on the the latest news about photography but you’ll also have a chance to share ideas, tips, and stories with fellow shutterbugs across the globe. The shoutbox is always brimming with entertaining conversation and it's all because of these lomographers.
Colors may be amped to look unreal, like nothing of this world. Shots may be doubled, cross-processed, post-processed, mixed up into collages. The possibilities are infinite, yet some photographers still prefer black and white. Even in 2016, it is an ode to classic values of precision and balance. Light and shadow must be one pleasing dance. And just like in a well-choreographed piece, forms are obvious or playing coy. It all depends on how you're looking.
When a photographer encounters a pair, an instinct rushes in, "Is this a special, intimate moment I just stumbled on?" Or else, those accidents of two objects, two birds, two swaying plants camping together especially for your photo. This might not be the case, but it's still a pleasant thing for patterns and quirks to find their way into an everyday shot.
Do you miss watching short movies filmed with the LomoKino? Fret not for we got nothing but the best analogue movies in this stunning showcase. So, grab your popcorn bowl and refill your soda cups. The movie marathon is about to start!
Mobile phones have a secondary function as camera, but taking a snap, choosing a random filter and uploading it on social media may not be fulfilling enough for some. Pros and hobbyists alike buy gear to satisfy their artistic cravings, while others make do with what they have.
Sightseeing around an icy paradise, ghost hunting on an abandoned site, day trip to a pristine beach - these are just some of the adventures that are in store for you in this recap. Come closer and be inspired to document yours!
It’s finally here! Fully automatic, jam-packed with creative features, and super easy to use, the Lomo’Instant Automat is the ultimate instant camera that lets you do it all. Shoot perfectly lit photos from dusk ’til dawn and explore a world of creativity at the touch of a button. Back us on Kickstarter now to save up to 35% on a Lomo’Instant Automat and all sorts of exclusive extra goodies!