I found some expired rolls of Fujicolor Super HQ in one brick and tried to give it a shot!
The expiry date states “2001”. That’s some 9 years ago. Maybe I will try my luck with this one. I loaded the film on my Lomo LC-A and gradually took some shots.
The verdict: super vintage, real easy, and not totally expired look. I like it. A normal C41 process would give you:
1. Pastel-like colors.
2. A luck of grain on some shots.
3. Great colors on magic hours.
4. Vintage feel.
5. Weak reds.
6. Reflective lights are very shiny.
I tried red-scaling this film and gave me a great colors. Radically, it includes:
1. Great colors on red, yellow and orange hues.
2. High contrast and saturation.
3. Grainy shots on shaded areas or cloudy setting.
To be fair and honest, I like Fuji Super HQ. If you love grains, then go for this film. Although some say that this film is not for “portrait” since dark areas give you a quick grainy effect, I prefer using this for quick snapshots! That’s what Lomography is all about!
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.
Last summer we were lucky to visit 4 cities in 3 different countries, just within a few days. This was reason enough to give my very first LomoChrome Turquoise a try. Afterwards I was astonished by the absolutely unexpected colors of the shots.
UK Online Manager Hannah Brown loaded a roll of LomoChrome Purple film in the LC-Wide camera and created some colorful, panoramic shots. She talks about her love for this wide angle lens camera and the joy of the unknown.
12 New Media students from the University of Texas, all armed with Lomography cameras, travelled to New York City for an advanced studio art course in May 2016. They each shot one roll of film in a LomoKino per day, and the results were exciting and diverse. Read more here.
I like to think, that every location I have been writing about in the past years was a discovery of some sort. This story will be about the discovery somebody else made. Wendy Sloboda is maybe the coolest dino hunter of our time. She has tattoos, dreads and she found a new species of dinosaur, that now carries her name: the Wendiceratops Pinhornensis.
Painter of everyday life, Singaporean artist Yeo Tze Yang embraces human lives as it is. New to the pages of the Lomography digital magazine, Tze Yang gives the Lomo'Instant a try and showcases his artistic skills.
Yesterday was Mother's Day. In case you missed celebrating it, here's a Monday Moodboard to give some love to some of the most important women in our lives. As to all mothers -- old, young, single, married, working or non-working -- cheers to you for being awesome and thanks for everything!
Earlier this year we were chuffed to launch a very memorable type of 35mm film: the Lomography Color Negative F²/400. We had recovered it from the last ever supply of an Italian filmmaker, and stocked it for seven years in special conditions. Much sought after for the film's nostalgic aesthetic, beautiful blue tones, with hints of X-Pro character, the F²/400 35mm rolls flew off our shelves like hotcakes – and rapidly went out of stock worldwide.
When experimenting with new rolls of film, it's often the first roll that brings both the most joy and the most trial & tribulation. We want to start highlighting some successful first attempts here on our Magazine with our films. The first in this line up is Brian Bruno aka Brunoroids.